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Urban Insights Joins Politico Panel to Examine Big Data and Policy

07/08/2014 | 03:35pm US/Eastern

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Urban Insights Associates Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cubic Transportation Systems, announced today that Wade Rosado, director of Analytics, will join a Politico panel discussion titled, "Big Data and the Policy Behind Big Ideas." Rosado will explore how government and private companies are using big data to inform decisions, shape policy and affect communities. The event will be live streamed on Politico.com/LIVE, and is part of Politico's "Outside, In" series, a yearlong conversation with innovators who have used real-world solutions to enhance government efficiencies and solve complex problems.

Urban Insights is a consulting and services practice aimed at helping the transportation industry achieve greater efficiency by optimizing the allocation of resources deployed in urban transportation networks around the world and improving the quality of service delivered to travelers. The company relies on both process improvement and the application of advanced analytic techniques to help evolve existing transportation networks and the way they operate, in order to move more people faster, more conveniently and at a lower cost.

As director of Analytics for Urban Insights, Mr. Rosado is responsible for advanced analytics solutions and program management activities supporting the firm's consulting services and technology offering. He will be joined on the panel by Tom Schenk Jr., director of analytics and performance, City of Chicago; Evan Burfield, co-founder, 1776; Tyson Gersh, president and co-founder, The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative; and Naseer Hashim, CEO, Imaging Advantage.

The event will take place on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Noon in The W Hotel, 515 Fifteenth Street NW, Washington, D.C.

To register for the event, visit http://politi.co/1sUVtQv. Follow the conversation on Twitter using #OutsideIn and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/POLITICOEvents.

About Urban Insights

Urban Insights operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Cubic® Transportation Systems, Inc. and provides transportation-specific consulting, services and technology that merge its parent company's domain expertise and technology heritage to empower transportation organizations to gather data, comprehend insights and act on them. Through the Urban Insights approach to business analytics, cities, transportation agencies and authorities can improve operations, reduce cost and better serve travelers through data-informed insights that previously could not be derived using standard reporting tools and methods.

For more information about Urban Insights, please visit the company's website at www.urban-insights.com

CONTACT: Media Contacts:
         
         Debra Montner
         Montner & Associates
         PH: 203-226-9290 ext. 112
         Cell: 203-984-7861
         dmontner@montner.com
         
         Trisha Rule
         Corporate Communications
         Cubic Corporation
         PH:  858-505-2174
         Cell: 858-230-4949
         trisha.rule@cubic.com

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