MUNICH/UNITED KINGDOM — KONUX strengthens its operations in the UK with a renowned rail industry expert: On October 1, Tim Flower joins the company as Account Director. He was previously Chief Intelligent Infrastructure Engineer at Network Rail.
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Tim has acquired 20 years of experience in the rail industry. Starting in 2001, he worked on several asset and maintenance data roles before moving on to managing on track machine planning and maintenance performance. In 2008, Tim scoped and delivered the Plain Line Pattern Recognition Programme before broadening his accountabilities to deliver the Maintenance Effectiveness Programme, including rollout of remote condition monitoring on Points, Track Circuits and signalling power supplies as well as leading on the resolution of national maintenance issues. Tim was appointed as Head of Maintenance in July 2016, and in July 2017 he assumed the Chief engineering role for the Network Rail Intelligent Infrastructure Programme.
KONUX Co-CEO Andreas Busemann said: “With two decades of industry experience, Tim is an important asset and great addition to our team’s operations in the UK. He is a proven rail expert with a deep understanding of our customers’ various needs concerning the modernization and digitization of their infrastructures. Given his extensive industry background from an infrastructure provider’s perspective, Tim will also play a vital role in bringing that insight to future product development.”
Tim Flower said: ”I am incredibly excited to be joining KONUX at such a critical time for the Rail Industry, supporting the recovery from COVID-19, the transition to Great British Railways and the role we have in responding to the challenges arising from climate change. KONUX’s international footprint will drive worldwide innovation and sharing of best practice, revolutionising how asset owners understand and manage their assets. Ultimately the industry needs to move from reactive to proactive maintenance based on condition and degradation, and KONUX will be a key player in this. My role will be to align KONUX’s capabilities and product development roadmap to address the problems faced by Maintenance Managers."
KONUX is one of the largest AI scale-ups in Europe in the field of sustainable transportation. Based on its own AI-Core, KONUX is building SaaS products, using IIoT devices and machine learning to improve railway network capacity, reliability, and cost-efficiency. KONUX is already active in ten countries, both in Europe and the most important rail markets in Asia. At the end of 2020, KONUX and Deutsche Bahn (DB) concluded the first ever long-term cloud-based SaaS framework agreement on the digitalization of DB’s switches as critical elements of the rail infrastructure.
KONUX is a leading German AI scale-up, transforming railway operations for a sustainable future. The company combines Machine Learning and IIoT to deliver Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for operation, monitoring, and maintenance process automation. KONUX increases capacity, reliability, and cost-efficiency to make railway the mobility choice of tomorrow. Since its foundation in 2014, KONUX has raised more than $130 million from world-leading investors, expanded to ten countries in Europe and Asia, and was selected by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as one of the world’s 30 most innovative start-ups and scale-ups worldwide. For more information please go to www.konux.com.
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