Simon Holmes | Group Head Of Digital (Engineering)
FirstGroup Plc

Simon Holmes, Group Head Of Digital (Engineering), FirstGroup Plc

Simon began his career developing military communication systems before traversing BT from systems to strategy when he was given the opportunity to lead Business Services at Comcast. Hereafter he joined professional services and went on spend nearly a decade with KPMG before becoming Group Head of Digital (Comms) at FirstGroup. His journey kicked off in deep technology, passed product development, marketing and sale to corporate strategy, business transformation and back again to innovation. Digital technology and business transformation have long since been at heart of all he has achieved.


Day 1 @ 14:15

Delivering a first class on board WiFi experience with 5G technology

  • Delivering the holy grail of reliable and capable broadband on rail to deliver effective services for customers
  • The abilities of 5G to reimagine the customer experience
  • Deployment on the Avanti West-Coast services and impact on customer experience

Day 1 @ 15:00

Can rail delight customers with great connectivity fit for Streaming, Shopping and Working?

  • The reality is customers want high bandwith and reliable connections: will 5G deliver this capability to operators?
  • Focusing on new revenue streams from connectivity, experience from our panel
  • Developing our capabilities to serve the needs of future travellers: what will expections be in the future?
Session led by: paxlife-innovations
last published: 27/Sep/21 19:05 GMT

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