To publicly recognize how individuals and companies are working to raise the status of the rail industry, we unveil the annual BSM Technology Innovation Award. This year, we focused our selection on the utilization of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the rail sector. Specifically, we have chosen to honor an individual who continues to guide far-reaching changes, using the IoT, to advance the industry.
After careful deliberation, we have selected Don Loftis, Principle Software Engineer and Rail Security Coordinator of Olin Corporation. Don is a frequent speaker and has helped shaped industry regulation with data-driven statistics on car coupling damage. He has been leveraging the IoT by merging data from diverse sources, free and vendor generated, for over a decade under the simple methodology that more data leads to better decisions.
“We, at BSM, are impressed with how the adoption of technology in the rail industry consistently translates into significant tangible business results, ultimately advancing the industry as a whole as well as the communities in which we all operate. Now, more than ever, we’re seeing our industry leaders set themselves apart with creative implementations designed to address immediate and longer-term growth strategies. With our 20+ years partnering in rail we believe we’re uniquely positioned to recognize exceptional contributions via our Innovation Award,” comments Aly Rahemtulla, BSM President & CEO.
We will be announcing the award winner, and details of their work shortly, so stay tuned for more information. The award will be presented on April 8, 2018 at the ASLRRA 2018 Connections.
The American Short and Regional Railroad Show brings together railroad officials, rail suppliers and government officials that have vested interests in the short line sector. This year’s annual convention will be held in Nashville, Tennessee. BSM and Lat-Lon, who together deliver best-in-class IoT solutions for rail, will be present at booth number 1229. We hope to see you there and tell you more about how our solutions are integrated into databases, business practices and customer facing applications, enabling our customers, and their customers, to better manage their business.