Q&A: Virgin Trains CIO ‘highly confident’ in tech innovation

18 Jul 2019

Long before John Sullivan joined Virgin trains he remembers feeling anxious about using rail. “There was a complete lack of information,” he says.

Even now, things don’t exactly run smoothly. To understand the scale of the problem, he says: “If you Google ‘rail disruption’ in the UK, you will be returned with around 20 million items.

While there is still some way to go, “now when disruption happens, we will have far more control,” he says.

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