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Company-X Takes Tips And Trips Back To Transport Conference

Jeremy Hughes

Transport sector information systems specialist Jeremy Hughes has been invited back to the Roading Infrastructure Management Support (RIMS) Forum to share his insights with the sector.

The co-founder and director of software specialist Company-X delivered a keynote speech at last year’s forum and will draw on 30 years’ experience of working in the transport sector when he runs a workshop at this week’s event in Christchurch.

Hughes, and his team of software specialists at Company-X, helped Upper Hutt City Council and Masterton District Council prepare for implementation of the Asset Management Data Standard (AMDS).

The standard is a common language that describes the service, impact, and asset lifecycle across the transport system. Its implementation will help with evidence-based decision making.

Company-X was deeply involved with the development of the standard, as well as preparing for and validating its practical implementation across Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, city and district councils, and maintenance contractors.

Hughes will share the latest learnings on data mapping, with real life before and after migration examples at RIMS on Thursday, as well as share tips and tricks on preparing for migration to AMDS.

Company-X is designing features to integrate AMDS client systems with Transport Insights.

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Hughes will be joined by Company-X business analyst Bryan Miles who has more than 35 years’ experience in IT software integration and implementations.

Miles will focus on how the Traffic Count Estimation (TCE) module implemented in the Transport Insights web portal will help the transport sector optimise decision making.

The launch of the TCE module will lead to improved evidence-based decision making across the transport sector.

Te Ringa Maimoa Transport Excellence Partnership asked Company-X to design and build the TCE module into Transport Insights after RIMS developed an industry agreement.

The TCE module uses traffic count data from up to six previous years to generate a full set of traffic estimates for road controlling authority owned Carriageway Sections.

“I’m super excited to be invited back to RIMS to share the latest learnings from Asset Management Data Standard tranches,” said Hughes.

“It’s brilliant that Company-X’s very own Bryan Miles will also share tips and tricks on the new Traffic Count Estimation module we’ve built in Transport Insights.”

Miles and Hughes will speak in the Back to Basics stream on Thursday at 11.10am.

Miles and fellow Company-X business analyst Nigel Lynton will also present on AMDS and TCE at Rapid Download sessions on Wednesday at 3.45pm.

About Company-X

Company-X offers world-leading software savvy delivered with a can-do attitude.

Founded in 2012 by software specialists David Hallett and Jeremy Hughes, Company-X immediately won contracts with New Zealand government departments and a US multinational.

The team has grown to more than 50 New Zealand-based software specialists, with only the best and brightest passing the Company-X interview and assessment process.

The Company-X team prides itself on experience in a wide range of technologies and languages and loves challenging problems.

Company-X ranked on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ Asia Pacific, a list of the fastest-growing technology companies in the Asia Pacific region, in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Company-X has won many awards:

  • Company-X won an ExportNZ Top Tech Companies of 2022 award.
  • Company-X won the Best Professional Service Innovation Award in the Hamilton Central Business Association Central Business District Awards 2021
  • Company-X software quality assurance tester Jes Elliott won the Reseller News Women in ICT (Information and Communication Technology) 2021 Rising Star Award.
  • The Independent Software Vendor Award at the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 for state-of-the-art software that turns text into human-like audio files at a fraction of the cost of booking a voice artist, recording studio and sound engineer.
  • The Independent Software Vendor Award at the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2019 for a hands-free auditing application developed for AsureQuality.
  • The Service Excellence and Global Operator awards at the Westpac Waikato Business Awards in 2018.
  • The Services Exporter of the Year category at the Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards 2017.
  • The Homegrown Innovators Independent Software Vendors Award at the Reseller News ICT Industry Awards 2017.
  • The Roading Asset Management Innovation Award at the Road Infrastructure Management Forum in 2017 for the One Network Road Classification Performance Measures Reporting Tool built for the New Zealand transport sector.

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