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Claudio Bassani is working in the Transportation segment within Nokia Enterprise and he is responsible for developing new E2E solutions blueprints for Main Line, Urban and Metro Railways, by incubating new solutions into sales organization and early customer. He is also driving activities within the segment for FRMCS related topics.
He started his career in 1993 working for major CSPs in Italy and later for Siemens, where in 2007 joined the Center of Competence for GSM-R in Nokia-Siemens and then Nokia.
Claudio holds a degree in Electronic Engineering and a Master in Telecommunication.
Rohit is an Engineering graduate from Indraprastha University Delhi, India and has completed his Master’s in Business Administration from Institute of Chartered Financial Accountants of India.
He started his career in 3M in 2008 as an application engineer and has held various roles within 3M with the current one being Global Marketing Manager for Transportation Business.
In his 3M career journey Rohit has actively been involved in creating various innovative, sustainable solutions for rail cars. Rohit is also a member of Post-COVID taskforce of UIC (International Union of Railways).
Michael Kloecker is working as Head of Solution Management Railway in the Nokia Railway Business Line and is responsible for strategic positioning of the current GSM-R solutions as well as for future evolution of the railway communication systems. In his role he closely interacts with the customers around the globe to identify requirements, analyses the market needs and strongly interacts with the product managers, sales as well as standardization organization.
Additionally, he is representing Nokia in relevant international bodies as the European Union – Agency for Railways, UIC and the UNIFE/UNITEL committee, as well as conferences and fairs.
He has been developed his knowledge on communication technologies starting with R&D activities in the early 90’ within Siemens, continuing with various roles in product and solution management for mobile networks. Since 2006 he focused on the railway segments.
Michael holds a Master Degree in Computer Science and is currently based in Munich/Germany.
Group Editor-in-Chief Chris Jackson joined Railway Gazette in 1982. Having held a variety of roles during the 1980s, Chris became Deputy Editor in 1991, and took over as Editor of Metro Report at the same time. He became Editor of Railway Gazette International in April 2006. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport and an Associate of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers.