22 May 2012 – (Brussels, Belgium) At the TISA General Assembly in Brussels, David Marsh was awarded a TISA Fellowship by unanimous decision of the TISA Commitee.
TISA fellowships are awarded to inviduals who have extensive experience in the TTI domain and who have attained the highest possible level of achievement over many years. TISA Fellows are widely recognized as having contributed significantly to the performance, development or technology of services and products.
His career in Traffic started some 30 years ago with the UK Automobile Association where he was responsible for the development of databases and products for road traffic/weather and general lifestyle information. Using new technology platforms, David brought the AA Roadwatch service to profitability. He represented the AA on the European RDS-TMC (Traffic Message Channel) working party, was Chairman of the EU supported TMC Forum and Executive Vice President of the European Road Information Centre (ERIC) in Geneva. David was also instrumental in the development of British Airways’ first fully automated flight information system (BA FlightWatch).
Experience in Sales, Marketing and Sponsorship have given David a keen business outlook on securing funding for projects through to final launch. David Marsh is also a Former Director of SCOTIA (Scottish Travel Information Association) Ltd, Former Chairman of the TMC-Forum, and Former Exec’ Vice President ERIC (European Road Information Centre) Geneva.
Since joining GEWI in 2005, David Marsh has focused on RDS TMC and sales and marketing. During his long and diverse career he has been responsible for the development and implementation of various information systems and services in addition to live broadcasting on Radio and TV.
David Marsh was unable to attend due to ill health but TISA Executive Director Bev Marks, formerly of the BBC and EBU, and long time colleague accepted this award on his behalf. David had these comments regarding the Fellowship, “Firstly, I apologize for not being able to accept this award in person but I was so pleased when Bev agreed to accept it on my behalf. To be recognized by your friends and colleagues in the industry is the highest accolade that anyone can get and to be in the company of other such distinguished new fellows is also an honor. I would like to congratulate them all, both as colleagues and dear friends. I wish I was with you today as I am both humbled and honored to receive this award and look forward to helping advance to the next set of TTI innovations”.
GEWI joins the rest of TISA membership and the entire ITS community in congratulating David Marsh on this prestigious fellowship award. GEWI’s CEO, Hagen Geppert commented “It is people like David Marsh that have made the incredible innovations in TTI possible and GEWI is fortunate to have him as part of our global team and we congratulate him on this very well deserved honor bestowed by TISA”.
TISA creates and maintains global, open traffic and traveler information standards and policies that increase the safety and efficiency of traveling. TISA coordinates the concerns and contributions of its global membership with the aim to foster business, customer, and society value of TISA standards based services and products.
GEWI develops TIC, a commercial off-the-shelf software platform for information services, as proven in over 125 commercial and government projects operating worldwide. TIC is a cost-effective, robust, and scalable alternative compared to build-your-own systems. TIC is available from GEWI in Europe, North America, and Asia, and from partners globally.
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