How to Use Data is Rail's Big Challenge

More than 200 railwaymen and women and students attended the Stephen Marich lecture in railway engineering at the Victorian Arts Centre in Melbourne in March, organised by the Institute of Railway Technology at Monash University.

The attendees gathered this year to hear veteran American railway engineer and expert on rail asset management and performance Gary Wolf share with an Australian audience some of his 46 years' experience in the industry.

He said, a challenge facing every railway was what to do with all the data . Advances were needed in data warehousing and data mining to extract the maximum value from that data.