Data Science at Trainline for Smarter Journeys

Speakers: John Telford & Marco Rossetti

Trainline is an online train tickets retailer for UK and Europe with 11 milion monthly visitors and more than 100,000 tickets sold every day. In this talk we will share how we are using Amazon Web Services for deploying data products using serverless architecture and providing analytics in real time. As a case study, we will present BusyBot, a special feature that helps you to locate train carriages most likely to have empty seats and more space, so that you can travel more comfortably.

Bio: John Telford, Head of Data Architecture at Trainline. Leading the adoption of Big Data technology at Trainline. Manages a team of Data Engineers and Database Administrators. Previously worked on Data Warehousing and Big Data at Channel 4. Computer Science degree from Brunel University. Twitter: @jtelford1

Bio: Marco Rossetti, Senior Data Scientist at Trainline. Leading personalisation initiatives, like providing context-aware personalised services, journey recommendations, and tailored travel options. Prior to joining Trainline, he worked at Mendeley, developing recommender systems for researchers. He has a PhD in Computer Science from University of Milan-Bicocca. Twitter: @ross85

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