A Challenge to Universities: Innovation Isn’t Always About What’s New
July 01, 2016
Guest Blogger: Graham Fletcher, Manager, Cubic Innovation Centre, Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) U.K.
One of the best aspects of working in innovation is spending time at university research laboratories. It’s at places like the University of California, San Diego’s (UC San Diego) Visual Computing Laboratory that the next generation of basic research is being conducted.
Tags: Cubic Transportation Systems, Cubic Corporation, CTS, transportation, technology, Innovation, transport, Cubic, UC San Diego, UCSD, visual computing, venture
Dartmouth University students participate in Cubic-supported mission readiness exercise
June 06, 2016
Guest Blogger: Pete Pellegrino, senior military analyst, Cubic Global Defense
dozens of Dartmouth College students recently spent a sunny Saturday afternoon. Sponsored by the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding and supported by Cubic Global Defense (CGD) employees and the National Defense University’s Center for Applied Strategic Learning (CASL), the Global Tempest Exercise provided Dartmouth students the opportunity to examine the range of public and private sector responses and domestic implications to a global influenza pandemic.
Tags: Cubic Corporation, , CGD, Cubic Global Defense, Cubic, Dartmouth, wargame, cyber, DoD, pandemic, mission readiness, John Sloan Dickey Center, students
Hacking Our Way to Innovation
May 23, 2016
Guest Blogger: Bobby Kassab, Senior Principal Electrical Engineer, Cubic Global Defense
Recently, employees gathered at the Cubic Transportation Systems headquarters in for the 3rd San Diego hackathon. Teams used their imagination to come up with new, innovative and exciting, first-of-its-kind solutions to solve problems faced by the transportation and defense industries.
Tags: Innovation, Cubic Transportation Systems, CTS, , technology, Cubic, Cubic Corporation, hackathon, OneCubic, IBM, COTS, solutions
'Winning the Customer' in Sydney - One Call at a Time
May 10, 2016
OPAL CUSTOMER CARE CENTRE STAFF IN SYDNEY has undergone special training to enable them to better assist hearing- and speech-impaired customers.
Tags: Cubic Transportation Systems, Sydney, Cubic Corporation, CTS, transportation, Cubic, public transport, opal, speech, hearing impaired, NRS, National Relay Service
Collection Point – April 2016
April 20, 2016
Collection Point – April 2016
Collection Point is a customer publication produced by Cubic Transportation Systems, a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions. Cubic delivers integrated systems for transportation and traffic managem...
This Amazing App Could Integrate Every Urban Transportation System—And Pay You Not To Drive
April 08, 2016
Guest Blogger: Matthew Cole, President, Cubic Transportation Systems and Corporate Senior Vice President at Cubic Corporation
Our cities are entering a period of challenge and opportunity, driven by population growth resulting in major congestion at peak travel periods and underutilized capacity at other times of the day.
Tags: Matt Cole, Cubic Transportation Systems, Cubic Corporation, CTS, disruptive technology, transportation, NexCity, transit, payment, infrastructure, congestion
Heroes within Cubic
March 25, 2016
Cubic employees are not only dedicated to their work, but a couple of our standout employees showed just how much heart they have when it comes to helping others. You see, Cubic employees tend to have very unique skillsets. This includes scientists, engineers and for those within our Cubic Global Defense (CGD) business unit, military backgrounds.
Tags: Cubic Global Defense, military, Cubic, Cubic Corporation, CGD, hero, Xavier Stewart, Robert Helms, employees, local heroes
Why We Invest in Our People
March 15, 2016
Guest Blogger: Darryl Albertson, VP of Human Resources, Cubic Corporation
Winning the Customer is a key concept at Cubic, as well as a cornerstone of our strategic plan. For members of our Global Human Resources team, “the customer” is often our own manager or employee. It is well known that engaged employees are more likely to provide better service to external customers, which, in turn, contributes to the bottom line. Ensuring our employees are engaged and productive is one of our highest priorities.
Tags: Cubic, Cubic Corporation, Human Resources, HR, HR transformation, Workday, OneCubic, HR systems
The Cubic Innovation Centre: Imagination and Collaboration at Work
February 26, 2016
Guest Blogger: Pradip Mistry, Vice President, Research & Development, Cubic Transportation Systems
‘Innovation through collaboration’ is a guiding principle of the Cubic Innovation Centre that recently opened in London. It’s an ideas-in-action lab aimed at improving and advancing urban mobility needs of the future. It’s an environment for bringing together talent from within Cubic, as well as industry partners, academia and our customers, to cultivate solutions that will improve the quality of life in cities affected by urban growth and, consequently, transportation congestion. The Centre also brings to life our NextCity strategy with innovative solutions for integrating payment and information that will disrupt and reinvent the global transportation industry.
Tags: London, Innovation, Cubic Transportation Systems, CTS, transportation, Nextcity, Transport for London, Cubic, Cubic Corporation, Cubic Innovation Centre, collaboration, hackathon, TfL, urbanization
Cubic Participates in White House Think Tank Discussion on STEM
February 08, 2016
Guest Blogger: Tom Nugent - Program Director of Neuroscience and Education Divisions at Intific, a part of Cubic Global Defense business unit
Tom Nugent recently invited to attend a meeting held by the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House during Computer Science Education Week.
Tags: Cubic Global Defense, defense, military, Cubic, Cubic Corporation, STEM, CGD, Tom Nugent, STEAM, STREAM, think tank, White House, office of science and technology policy, computer science education week, education, neuroscience, neuroscientist, engineering
Ventra: The Must-Have App for Chicago Transit
January 26, 2016
Guest Blogger: Deidre McLeod, Executive Support, Cubic Transportation Systems
As a native Chicagoan, it still impresses me to be a part of the second-largest public transportation system in the United States. The majority of those living in the Chicagoland area learned a long time ago that public transportation is the more affordable and least stressful way to travel. The Ventra app provides a convenient new tool for a traveling public that wants smart apps to simplify fare payment.
Tags: Cubic Transportation Systems, CTS, transportation, Chicago, PACE, contactless, mobile app, Ventra, Chicagoland, Chicago Transit Authority, App, Metra, commute, public transport, fare collection, smart card, mobile ticket
How Technology Spurs Innovation and Growth
January 04, 2016
Guest Blogger: Jan Marshall, Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Cubic Corporation
Jan Marshall, vice president and chief information officer (CIO) of Cubic Corporation, was recently named among the top 100 CIO/CTO Leaders in STEM by STEMconnector®, the one-stop resource for “who is doing what” in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and careers. Honored by the selection, Jan shares her insights on business and innovation from a technology and information perspective.
Tags: training, Innovation, transportation, Nextcity, military, technology, Cubic Corporation, Jan Marshall, CIO, Chief Information Officer, STEM, NeuroBridge, ERP, IT
The Future of US Transportation Funding: Hints in the Bill
December 16, 2015
Guest Blogger: Larry Yermack, Strategic Advisor, Cubic Transportation Systems
America received an unexpected present from the U.S. Congress when it recently passed a fully funded five-year, $305 billion transportation infrastructure bill. Congress managed to get beyond the most conservative positions to creatively use funding sources other than the federal gas tax to get the program paid for, which will repair and expand roads, bridges and transit.
Tags: Transportation, Cubic Transportation Systems, Cubic, CTS, Transportation bill, funding, US Congress, infrastructure, tolling, gas tax
Cubic Demonstrates Advanced Training Solutions for Mission Readiness at I/ITSEC 2015
December 08, 2015
Cubic Global Defense was proud to participate and showcase our broad portfolio of innovative training systems and technologies designed to raise human performance – both individual and collective – by providing an integrated, effective learning and assessment experience that drives combat readiness.
Tags: training, , Cubic Global Defense, CGD, IITSEC, defense, military, LVC, Operation Blended Warrior, OBW, technology, Cubic, I/ITSEC, Amy Kruse, John Mica, Bobby Scott, integrated, interoperable, safer world
Proud to be Most Innovative Product Awards Finalists
December 04, 2015
Cubic recently attended CONNECT’s Most Innovative New Product (MIP) Awards ceremony to celebrate our nominated MIP solutions for the fourth consecutive year. CONNECT is a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego and has been honoring innovation and groundbreaking products since 1988 with its annual MIP Awards.
Tags: Cubic Transportation Systems, CTS, Ventra, CGD, Cubic Global Defense, defense, military, Innovation, CONNECT, MIP Awards, CTA, Javelin, Boris Karsch, ideaspark, transport, mobile app
Cubic to Participate in Navy-sponsored Operation Blended Warrior Event at 2015 I/ITSEC
November 25, 2015
At the upcoming 2015 Interservice/Industry Training Simulation and Education (I/ITSEC) Conference, Cubic was invited to showcase our Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) training capabilities at the special U.S. Navy-sponsored event – Operation Blended Warrior (OBW).
Tags: training, Navy, CGD, I/ITSEC, IITSEC, Cubic Global Defense, LVC, Operation Blended Warrior, OBW, simulation, secure environment, convoy
Dear People of 2015 – Transportation in 2050
October 06, 2015
Guest Blogger: Boris Karsch, Vice President Strategy, Cubic Transportation Systems
The year is 2050. Write a letter to the people of 2015 describing what your city is like, and give them advice on the next 35 years.
Tags: Cubic, Cubic Transportation Systems, CTS, disruptive technology, mobile payments, transportation, mobility, Nextcity