Monday discussion: Disruptive technologies in railroading |

Monday discussion: Disruptive technologies in railroading

Tahoe Silicon Mountain next week will welcome Dan Rubin to present: “Disruptive Technologies in Railroading.”

Railroads today are faced with evaluating rapidly emerging technologies for controlling systems, inspections, robotics, energy harvesting, sensor networks and more.

Rubin, general director of system engineering for the Union Pacific, will discuss technologies in use or being developed by Union Pacific, including its move to replace the 40-year old IBM mainframe-based transportation system, and its adoption of a sensor network to monitor individual rail cars.

Prior to joining Union Pacific, Rubin worked for AMCI/Nexterna developing communication systems in support of railroad operations and at Sandia National Labs developing systems for Department of Defense.

You can learn more about the Union Pacific here:,

The meeting will be on Monday, May 11, 6-8 p.m. at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods will Blvd. in Truckee.

A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Before and after the presentation, there will be time for networking with other technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.

This month’s event is sponsored by New Leaders, Clear Capital and the Truckee Donner Railroad Society.

This article was submitted to the Sun by Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a network of technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee area. Visit to learn more.

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