Apurva is the Head of Innovation and Information Management at Network Rail. He owns and directs the development and delivery of Network Rail’s innovation and information strategy to meet company and rail industry strategic goals. He was the Chief of Transformation for Supply Chain in Rolls-Royce plc and has also worked as Management Consultant with PA Consulting. He has more than 15 years’ experience in Innovation, Knowledge Management, Operational Excellence, Cost Optimisation, Systems Engineering and Operating Model Design. He has led transformation programs across Transport, Manufacturing, Aerospace and Utilities sector. Apurva is a Master Black Belt in Lean and Design for Six Sigma. He is an expert in Predictive Analysis, Systems Engineering and Robust Design and has delivered lectures at top UK universities. He has a PhD in Predictive Models and Computational Methods. He is also a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of Royal Aeronautical Society.