VTS: Alstom America - Moving into the 21st Century


The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society
National Capital Chapter
ONLINE MEETING Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Winner of the IEEE Northern Virginia Chapter of the Year 2017
Winner of the IEEE Northern Virginia Chapter of the Year 2018

You will need a computer with speakers to watch the presentation.  A microphone and webcam are optional but encouraged.

Cost:  Free!

Please register by 5 pm Monday, November 8

Webinar login details will be provided by 8:00pm on Monday, November 8.
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Speaker:  Patrick Jacob, Rolling Stock Business Development and Sales, Alstom America

Topic:   Alstom America - Moving into the 21st Century

Note: You only need to provide the required information (noted with a red *) on the registration weblink, BUT please help us out and let us know if you are an IEEE or VTS member.  Everyone is always welcome at our meetings and membership is NOT required, but when we send meeting reports to IEEE, we need to list the number of IEEE/VTS members who participate.  

  Date and Time




  • Date: 09 Nov 2021
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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  • Online meeting / webinar
  • Washington, District of Columbia
  • United States

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  • Starts 05 October 2021 07:00 PM
  • Ends 08 November 2021 05:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge


Jack Norris of Alstom

Address:Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States


  • 12:00 am - Social conversation
  • 12:30 pm - Technical presentation & discussion
  • 01:30 pm - Adjourn


About the topic:


After its acquisition of Alstom earlier this year, Alstom has expanded and evolved its business model in the North American market.  Our November presentation will outline Alstoms plans, specifically in light of macro trends emerging after the Covid pandemic and a Path to sustainable mobility in North America.  The presentation will also highlight Alstom's focus on green traction solutions such as hydrogen and battery-powered vehicles.


About the speaker:


Patrick Jacob is responsible for Rolling Stock Business Development and Sales at Alstom and brings more than 10 years of North American rail industry experience.  Over his career dedicated to the mobility industry, Patrick has held a number of key positions in Bombardier Transportation’s commercial team prior to its acquisition by Alstom in January 2021. His in-depth knowledge of the rail landscape in the US and Canada is combined with a strong commercial and strategic outlook. Patrick holds a master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Ottawa and is passionate about green mobility and making sure his team is enabled and motivated to deliver the best customer experience possible. He and his family are based in Montreal, Canada.



  • Chair: David (DJ) Johnson
  • Vice-Chair: Reg Mitchell
  • Secretary: Karl Berger, PE
  • Treasurer: Steve Bezner, PE
  • Cashier: Ken Briers
  • Program Committee: Heather Roman, Matt Nawn

Please help your VTS Chapter: If you would like to speak or have contact information for a speaker, please contact  Heather Roman <hroman at omni-strategy dot com> or Matt Nawn <matthew.nawn at dot.gov>

Future Meetings:

  • December 14
  • January 11
  • February 8
  • March 8
  • April 12
  • May 10