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David Dimmer is the Director of Product Strategy for the Urban Rail Signalling Business Line of Thales Group. He has been involved in the development of Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) systems since 1987.

David participates in international standardization work. He is the Canadian representative on the IEC Working Group 40, which is developing the IEC 62290 standards for Communication Based Train Control systems, and is a member of IEEE WG2 which is responsible for the the 1474 family of standards. He was also the Technical Leader for the recently completed Next Generation Train Control (NGTC) research project in Europe, led by UNIFE, which investigated synergies between ETCS and CBTC systems and developed solutions for future urban and mainline systems.

David graduated from University of Toronto and has a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree in Engineering Science.