MetroRail 2017 - Day 1

08:00

Registration

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Mr Mark Wild
09:00

Keynote Interview: Mark Wild, Managing Director, London Underground

Themes include:
  • How are TfL using technology to drive new business processes and boost efficiency on their network?
  • In what way do TfL use of data and analytics to make operational decisions and manage disruption?
  • What is the future technology that TfL will be adopting on their network?
  • How is TfL generating non-fare revenue and reinvesting it back into operations?
Mr Lincoln Leong
09:15

Keynote Interview: Lincoln Leong, CEO, MTR Group

Themes include:
  • Increasing transport and connectivity growth by providing all passengers with a broadband connection
  • Offering new transport solutions: extending metro lines even further to improve suburb-to-suburb links
  • Using state of the art sensor technology, big data and cloud computing to deliver operational excellence
  • Using digital technology and connected mobility to drive innovation
Mr Henrik Plougmann Olsen
09:30

Keynote Interview: Henrik Plougmann Olsen, CEO, Metroselskabet

Themes include:
 
  • Creating one of the world’s most technically advanced urban railways
  • Challenges of automation, 24 hour operations and disruption
  • How to meet the digital demands of modern passengers on your rail network?
  • Integrating more sustainability to create smarter cities
Panel discussion
09:40

Keynote Panel: What will the ‘metro of the future’ look like? How do we still make the case for investment when digital competition is coming from the likes of the 'sharing economy'

Following their interviews, our keynote speakers will join a panel discussion, where they will debate some of the biggest challenges facing the industry. Key issues they will address include:
 
  • What are the big challenges facing operators of legacy metros as they seek to modernise ageing infrastructure? What should be their investment priority?
  • How will new technology such as the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, augmented reality, wearables, data science and 5G impact the way we will manage our operations in the future?
  • To what extent can we go driverless? Will automation become the default for future metros?
10:10

Speed networking

A fun, exciting and effective way to make a lot of initial connections (in a very different environment from the standard business networking meetings)
10:30

Networking refreshment break and exhibition viewing

PROJECT STORIES

LIGHTRAIL STORIES

LTE & PROJECTS

IOT AND SMART ASSET MONITORING

RailTel Day 1
11:10

Upgrading CBTC on the BART San Francisco network to grow capacity

Themes include:
  • A core feature of a broad range of investments: an insight into the big picture in San Francisco
  • Planning to overcome challenges of implementing CBTC in a brownfield site
  • Using technology to improve capacity and reliability
RailTel & IoT
11:10

How the Internet of Things can transform infrastructure maintenance?

Themes include:
 
  • Using digital transformation in industrial processes
  • How IOT can enabling operators to utilise equipment, tracks and stations more efficiently while dramatically reducing safety risks
  • Challenges of connecting to traditional legacy systems that are not designed for connectivity
RailTel Day 1
11:30

Case study: Implementing LTE on the Addis Ababa Light Rail Network

Themes include:
  • Understanding our main challenges faced through implementation of a 4G LTE network
  • Using LTE as the network for both telecommunications and signalling: a reliable technology
  • Upgrading and expanding the LTE network: working to provide a smooth upgrade
RailTel & IoT
11:30

Increasing track capacity through the use of intelligent monitoring data

Themes include:
 
  • Challenges of retrofitting existing rail infrastructure to gather asset intelligence
  • Using data for enhanced pint monitoring to fast-track fault detection
  • Enabling enhanced security standards in the Internet of Infrastructure
Metro A
11:50

Toronto LRT: The Big Move

RailTel Day 1
11:50

Mission critical voice and data solutions for the transport sector

  • Providing operational efficiencies through use of LTE networks
  • Increasing staff safety and improving customer communication
  • Joining the control room with operational environmentsUsing applications to share data and manage resources effectively
RailTel & IoT
11:50

voestalpine: leader in integrated public transport track systems

Themes include:
 
  • New interactive rail lifecycle tool for metros and tramways
  • Premium and super-premium rail solutions for high performance and low cost
  • Intelligent turnout monitoring systems as the basis for optimized asset management
Lightrail
12:00

Intelligent Driver Assistance for Tramways as Collision avoidance Systems

Themes include:
  • How to avoid in future accidents? … technical solution of object recognition and effective brake performance
  • What service impact it may have? …  model based simulation of vehicle availability & cost implication
  • Will the tramway of the future become the “Google-car” for Public transport in our street? … describing the right algorithm of all traffic participants to minimizes the stress of tram drivers
  • Which other systems for driver assistance could benefit the operator? – idea of energy metering (energy reduction), speed control (avoiding derailments and enable punctuality), intelligent condition monitoring (supporting daily & preventive maintenance)
round tables
12:10

Technology and Strategy Roundtables - Click here to view tables

Participants take part in two 35 minute roundtables, brainstorming together with the expert moderator to produce their suggestions on what technology would work best for them. Topics include:
  • How are rail operators taking advantage of the cost savings found in locally produced energy?
  • How can Hydrail become a relevant and viable technology for powering rail?
  • How can rail operators ensure effective future proof their telecommunication upgrade projects?
  • How can rail operators increase energy efficiency with ESS technology?
  • How can we maximize value for money of urban rail and metropolitan transit infrastructure?
  • Heinz OSSBERGER

    Heinz OSSBERGER, Senior Vice President / Corporate Engineering, Voestalpine VAE Gmbh

  • How can we use Using intelligent digital infrastructure technology to automatically detect problems on the line and ultimately reduce disruptions?
  • How will the Internet of Things change the way that we monitor our systems?
  • Kuldeep Gharatya

    Kuldeep Gharatya, Head of Innovation, Technical Strategy and Performance, TFL

  • Is ERTMS 4 a safe innovation and can it bring valuable improvements to rail systems?
  • Overcoming the challenges of introducing a CBTC upgrade and optimised implementation time
  • Putting safety first: How can metros be better prepared for emergency or disaster situations
  • Wynton Habersham

    Wynton Habersham, SVP, Dept. of Subways, New York City Transit

  • The Myth of LCC for LRV: true & false figures of the past – future roadmap by our clients (passengers) with perspective of operators, carbuilders, system suppliers and authorities”
  • Andreas Heitland

    Andreas Heitland, Director Rail Services and Strategic Development, Knorr Bremse

  • The reality of using LTE-4G to allow traditional rail telecommunication systems to perform tasks safely
  • Understand how technologies that are allowing metro operators to achieve zero-emissions in stations
  • What is reality of fuel-cell technology development and the potential cost benefits for Rail?
  • What will be the future of fare collection?
  • With increasing reliance on IT, how can Rail and Urban Network operators protect themselves from cyberattacks?
  • 13:20

    Networking lunch & Exhibition Viewing

    NEXT GEN METROS

    PPP FUNDING

    CYBER SECURITY

    SUSTAINABLE NETWORKS

    Metro A
    14:40

    What will underground networks look like in the next 20 years?

    Themes include:
     
    • The future is driverless but what are the passenger’s needs when it comes to metro design?
    • How will new technologies like IOT and predictive maintenance analytics be integrated into new and existing rolling stock?
    • Meeting the digital standard for on board passenger information and staying relevant for increasingly tech savvy passengers
    Lightrail
    14:40

    Delivering Maryland’s first multibillion dollar P3 project

    Themes include:
    • Why a lot of light rail projects fail to reach final close?
    • Drafting a concession agreement that works constructively for the public sector
    • Defining your procurement strategy by the complexity of the project
    RailTel Day 1
    14:40

    Ensuring a coherent strategy to your cyber security resilience program

    Themes include:
    •    Understanding how public operators, governments and academics can partner to create strong defences
    •    Making sure you understand where core threats originate from and their potential impacts to successfully protect your network
    •    Understanding how critical infrastructure players can continue to counter developing threats into the future

     
    Rail Power
    14:40

    Putting sustainability at the heart of the Crossrail project

    Themes include:
    • Understanding Crossrail’s approach to sustainability across project stages, stations and future operations
    • Crossrail is not yet operational so how have we already achieved sustainable energy usage?
    • Understanding what technologies we focus on when building a network to be sustainable for years to come
    Metro A
    15:00

    How you can use data science and machine learning to help maintenance planning?

    Themes include:
     
    • Developing applications based on data analysis to improve real-time reporting, maintenance processes, security and reduce costs of disruptions due to faults.
    • Examples from test pilots used in real conditions
    • Going further with machine learning and developing smart data that can proactively detect problems
    Lightrail
    15:00

    Creating a unique P3 project by using funding from private businesses and philanthropic organisations

    Themes include:
    • What are the benefits of a hybrid model?
    • Creating a catalyst for investment, economic development and urban renewal
    • Making a down payment on the city’s future
    RailTel Day 1
    15:00

    ITOT: The Cyber Convergence

    Themes include:
    • Discussing the unique challenge that TfL face in relation to cyber security  
    • Understanding how TfL protect systems from attack across different silos
    • Understanding the continued difficulties facing an increasingly digitalised network and working to future proof your security program
    Rail Power
    15:00

    Deutsche Bahn’s zero emission train

    Themes include:
    • Looking at how fuel cell powered trains provide a real solution for rail emissions
    • What are the expectations for the zero emissions train?
    • What challenges are still left to be overcome and what solutions look promising?
    Metro A
    15:20

    Hyperloop – Bringing disruption and innovation to the transport industry

    Themes include:
    • How will the Hyperloop transform passenger travel and experience?
    • Timelines and updates. How far are we away from a Hyperloop future?
    • How can ultra-high speed links transform urban transit systems?
    Lightrail
    15:20

    What are the strengths and weaknesses of the PPP model in light rail projects?

    Themes include:
    • Why a lot of light rail projects fail to reach final close?
    • Drafting a concession agreement that works constructively for the public sector
    • Defining your procurement strategy by the complexity of the project
    RailTel Day 1
    15:20

    Kapsch insights into cybersecurity

    Themes include: 
    • Understanding where cyber threats originate from
    • Security is always a tradeoff, finding the right balance between business needs, costs and risks is key
    • Exploring the best practices and Kapsch's approach towards identifying and assessing security risks
    Rail Power
    15:20

    Optimising Madrid’s rail network to reduce energy use

    Themes include:
    • Hear the successes that Metro Madrid have already produced as part of this program
    • Increasing energy efficiency in our sub-stations through heat recovery
    • What does the future hold and what technologies look most promising?

     

    METRO FINANCE

    DATA & ANALYTICS

    SIGNALLING UPGRADES

    HYDRAIL

    Metro A
    15:40

    Maintaining your urban rail network as a life blood to regional economies

    Themes include:
     
    • The big sell: Making people care about infrastructure and signalling repairs
    • Overcoming significant challenges of gaining capital investment in infrastructure by thinking creatively about funding
    •  Creating a transparent strategy to meet evolving agency claims
    RailTel & IOT Day 1
    15:40

    Using data and analytics to accurately predict the future performance of your assets

    Themes include:
    • Gain a competitive advantage using big data and analytics
    • Applying predictive maintenance analytics to improve your assets performance
    • Using insights to help improve asset availability and service levels

     
    RailTel Day 1
    15:40

    Testing CBTC and UTO on Delhi’s Urban Rail Network

    Themes Include:
    •    Learning from our first experiences with implementing UTO
    •    Managing difficulties with interference to radio frequency
    •    Looking to plan new extensions using CBTC
     
    Rail Power
    15:40

    How will the energy revolution impact our networks and how can we prepare for change

    Themes include:
    • As energy sources become increasingly localised and renewable, what are the core challenges rail networks will face?
    • Thinking outside the box to find new approaches, business models and technologies which can support this transition
    • Working to implement key technical innovations such as energy storage, smart grids and data management to support transitions
    Metro A
    16:00

    Crossrail 2: Funding and Financing a new £32bn rail link to keep London moving

    Themes include:
     
    • Delivering one of the largest and most complex programmes of transport capital investment in the world
    • How Crossrail 2 will help address the housing challenge in under-developed areas?
    • What are the economic and transport benefits to the city of London and the UK?
    RailTel & IOT Day 1
    16:00

    Identifying subtle patterns or abnormal events to ensure that your railway is prepared and your passengers are happy

    Themes include:
     
    • Spotting problems before they happen to avoid the vicious cycle of break-fix work orders
    • Exploiting data to manage and maintain your inventory of assets efficiently
    • Meeting your capacity needs with reduced costs and additional unexpected expenditures
    RailTel Day 1
    16:00

    Upgrading telecommunications in Myanmar

    •    Upgrading telecommunications and train control across Myanmar’s railway network
    •    Implementing an ambitious project in a short time frame: how have we overcome setbacks to implementation time?
    •    Looking forward: how will Myanmar’s aging rail network modernise its service and increase capacity
     
    Rail Power
    16:00

    Does Hydrail have what it takes? Understanding hydrail’s true potential in rail

    Themes include:
    • The tipping point: As Germany prepares to introduce the first hydrail powered train what are the real opportunities for TOCs?
    • Hydrail as a reliable and sustainable technology: understanding the limits of hydrail
    • Understand the reality and limits of the hydrail train and where does real opportunity lie
    Metro A
    16:20

    What are the big challenges facing operators of legacy metros as they seek to modernise ageing infrastructure? What should be their investment priority?

    Themes include:
     
    • Growing demand vs limited capacity. Ageing vehicles vs climate-orientated commitments. Outdated systems vs new technologies
    • Finding innovative funding tools: Public transport financing models increasingly include local funding. What are other sustainable methods?
    • Future of urban transit investment and funding
    RailTel & IOT Day 1
    16:20

    How the Officer of Extraordinary Innovation is using data and analytics to overcome key mobility challenges?

    Themes include:
    • Using data and analytics to deliver projects, faster, cheaper and with new models
    • Using modern communication technologies, smart planning and strategic scheduling to help speed metros LRTs
    • The future of mobility on demand. Prospect of future partnerships? 

     
    RailTel Day 1
    16:20

    Automatic Train Operations for light rail: lessons learnt so far

    Themes include:
    •    What are the current examples of ATO used for light rail operations?
    •    Why and when ATO should be deployed on LRT? 
    •    Advice on how to avoid the pitfalls of using ATO based on recent cases
     
    Rail Power
    16:20

    Optimising Madrid’s rail network to reduce energy use

    Themes include: 
    • Hear the successes that Metro Madrid have already produced as part of this program
    • Increasing energy efficiency in our sub-stations through heat recovery
    • What does the future hold and what technologies look most promising?
    16:40

    Afternoon networking break and exhibition viewing

    INNOVATION SESSION

    17:20

    RAIL INNOVATION DRAGONS DEN

    We have partnered with some of the best developers from start-ups and Universities around the world to solve the everyday problems that the rail industry faces. 
     
    Some of the very best organisations that have emerged from our research will give a 5-minute pitch on stage to you the audience and to our carefully selected judging panel of some of the rail industry’s most informed executives. 
     
    Join us to see how we as industry can innovate through collaborating with start-ups and Universities to meet the needs of our passengers.
    18:20

    Evening Drinks Reception

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