Ali Edraki has more than 22 years of experience in the system Engineering, designing signaling products, managing multinational project and performing independent safety assessment. Ha has been involve in design, development and certification of CBTC, PTC, SSI, and Relay Based Interlocking products and projects in over 15 different countries. He has held positions from Systems Specialist, Principal Engineer to Director of Engineering for multinational companies such as GE, Thales and TUV Rhineland. He is currently Vice President for Gannett Fleming and leading the Assurance and System Integration national practice. He is a member of several APTA committees and chair the Research and Technology outreach committee and member of AREMA Signal Committee. He holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Systems Engineering, a Master’s in Business Administration, and a Master’s in Human Factors Engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer and Professional Project Manager.