October, 15th 2007 - Hi everyone, here's a brief summary of the speech by Ing. Sergio De Luca (CEO of AnsaldoSTS) that took place today.
After a short intrduction by prof. Centurioni and Paolo Marenco, that also explained how to join this network and what it takes to be selected for the study tour in SV, ing. De Luca began talking about what AnsaldoSTS is and do. The company was 100% owned by Finmeccanica until March 2006, date in which the 60% of the company has been left to public deal. AnsaldoSTS is active in the field of railways signalling and systems, it is present in 18 countries and counts 4000+ employees. AnsaldoSTS leads, with two successful projects, the areas of driverless mass-transport systems and signalling of high-speed railways. One of the most important things that ing. De Luca left us, is the deep conviction that railways and train transport are far from being an obsolete almost-200 years old technology. Instead, it will be more and more supported by international community because of its small environmental impact and energy requirements (if compared to traditional transport systems).
The last part of the conference was left to us to ask questions, techinical explanations or what it takes to be employed by AnsaldoSTS.
I would ask mr.Marenco to post here a reply with the slides of the conference.
See you next time..