2018 Programme

 
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Spain, 18 - 19 April 2018

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Apr 1808:50
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Apr 1808:53
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Welcome speech

Keynotes
Apr 1808:55
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Official Welcome

Keynotes
The Most Excellent Iñigo Urkullu, President/ Lehendakari, Basque Government
Apr 1809:00
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Official Host Keynote Presentation

Keynotes
Aitor Garritano, CEO, Euskal Trenbide Sarea - Red Ferroviaria Vasca
Imanol Leza, CEO, Euskotren
Eneko Arruebarrena Elizondo, CEO, Metro Bilbao
Alexander Arriola, General Director, S.P.R.I.
Apr 1809:20
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Keynote CEO Interview

Keynotes
Mark joins us to discuss the future of the tube, the world’s oldest underground railway network. Looking at how TfL are using connectivity and data to help improve operations and reduce costs. Learn about London Undergrounds latest projects including the rollout of full mobile coverage on the 249-mile network, new state of the art signalling systems and their most recent innovation programme.
Apr 1809:30
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Keynote Interview CEO

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Infrastructure evangelist Phil Washington sits down with Nicholas Owen to talk about the $140 billion of planned projects in the LA region. With the 2028 Olympics on the way and a city overrun by motor congestion it has become more important than ever to transform Los Angeles into a world leader in integrated urban transit. Join Phil to exclusively hear about the innovative ways they’re approaching PPPs and understand the challenges ahead to meet their targets.
Apr 1809:40
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Keynote Panel: How can the rail industry fully embrace the digital revolution and bring us into the 21st century?

Keynotes
  • What will be the ultimate impact of IoT, artificial intelligence and sensor led technology on our business and our passengers?
  • Are future integrated transport networks still going to rely on systems that feed the metro, or more point-to-point solutions?
  • How will maintenance systems change and what will we need to do to integrate and effectively use all the data now becoming available?
  • The future for artificial intelligence in rail, how can it help keep trains moving, avoid delays and improve customer service?
  • Passenger expectations are rising – How do operators cater for the modern multimodal ‘always connected’ passenger?
Apr 1811:20
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TECHNOLOGY AND STRATEGY ROUNDTABLES

Keynotes
Apr 1812:10
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Iran’s rail renaissance: An update on £25 billion investment in rail projects

Metro
Apr 1812:10
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Zaragoza: leveraging project experience to drive innovation and expansion.

Light Rail
Zaragoza: leveraging project experience to drive innovation and expansion.
 
Ana Maria Moreno, General Manager, Los Tranvías de Zaragoza
Apr 1812:10
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Developing GNSS for the rail industry

Telecommunications & Train Control
  • Industry update: the state of GNSS-based solutions and projects for rail
  • Understanding the implications of GNSS for the rail industry: optimising operations and reducing costs
  • Remaining issues and next short term steps: developing tools and methodology to enhance and prove both the reliability and safety of GNSS-based positioning solutions
Apr 1812:10
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The truth about Hydrail: Understanding the opportunities for rail

Power
  •     What is the current state of development of Hydrogen fuel trains?
  •     Understanding the range of combination and that can be developed 
  •     Overcoming the infrastructure challenge: how can rail operators successfully implement the required infrastructure?
Apr 1812:10
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Innovative and Competitive Rail

Track
  • How ProRail have leveraged technology to improve infrastructure in Holland
  • The importance of innovation in today’s competitive rail industry.
  • Lessons learnt: looking forward to a digital future
Apr 1812:10
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Understanding why Rail Freight is more necessary than ever in today’s digital world

IOT & Maintenance
  • · Step 1: Companies are reinventing themselves by reinventing their products, how should freightposition itself?
  • Step 2: Connectivity, digitalisation en automatisation within an Industry 4.0. level open up never seen opportunities for the future of Rail Freight
  • Step 3 : Make it credible: Understanding the first projects in Lineas’ roadmap to the future
Rik Vos, Chief Operating Officer, Lineas
Apr 1812:20
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How can operators improve mobility in a growing urbanization environment?

Light Rail
-How Stadler develop light rail vehicle families for different application and needs?
-How can light rail operators future-proof their rolling stock?
-Case studies and project experiences
 
Apr 1812:30
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Integrating Linea 3 into Metrorrey's diverse system

Metro
Apr 1812:30
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Light rail as the future for urban development in an economic landscape of restricted budgets

Light Rail
Apr 1812:30
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TETRA & LTE Integrated Communications Solutions for Transportation

Telecommunications & Train Control
  • Why invest in LTE? The key benefits this technology will bring to your operations
  • Ensuring your networks are secure and high functioning with Long Term Evolution
  • Working with the latest innovations in communications technology
Felipe Sanjuan Pasamar, Business Development Director, Sepura Plc
Apr 1812:30
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Trends and challenges for the integration of the storage elements in the power conversion

Power
  • Storage technologies have opened a wide range of functionalities in the power conversion
  • Power electronics will play a significant role in the integration of  storage technologies on rail networks
  • Maximizing energy efficiency: a financial and environmental necessity

 
Apr 1812:30
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Using intelligent design to create track for tomorrow’s rail industry

Track
  •     Why tailoring track infrastructure is essential to today’s operators
  •     Case Study
  •     Lessons learnt and how to apply them to ever-increasing demands 
Apr 1812:30
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Developing real time data flows to optimise maintenance

IOT & Maintenance
  • Collating on-board real-time data effectively you will be able to schedule pro-active maintenance at the best time 
  • Ensuring your investments ultimately improving the reliability of your fleet and benefiting from new insights into your rolling stock 
  • Understanding the opportunities in saving time and budget with the impact of a real-time data approach 
Apr 1812:40
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How can operators best leverage sustainable and efficient urban transport design?”

Light Rail
  • Challenges in the urban integration 
  • Sustainability in the system design.
  • Efficiency:  Life cycle cost
  • New mobility system : electrical integration  with other transport modes 
  • And the next steps : autonomous vehicles ?
Apr 1812:50
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Apr 1812:50
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Funding Ethiopia’s transport boom. A new phase in Addis Ababa’s development.

Light Rail
Apr 1812:50
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How can we make sure standardisation is effective for every player?

Telecommunications & Train Control
  • Working together to ensure all players benefit from this new technology
  • Sharing the concerns of the operators and discussing potential solutions
  • As the advent of LTE edges closer what can we do to speed up progress?
Apr 1812:50
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A world first: developing hydrogen-fuelled trains ready for implementation in Germany

Power
  • Why Hydrail in Germany? Understanding the unique benefits that hydrail will bring to our network
  • The science is there: how can rail operators foster political backing for hydrail development
  • Giving an update on the German casestudy: the latest developments and hopes for the future
Dr Holger Busch, Scientific Advisor, Fraktion Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen
Apr 1812:50
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Digital Construction in Rail Infrastructure - the DB Appraoch

Track
  • Acceleration of Large-Scale Infrastructure Projects
  • Digitalization in Planning and Construction
  • Collaborative Project Completion​
Apr 1812:50
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Exploring the opportunities for rail that digitisation provides

IOT & Maintenance
  • Using digitisation to provide additional services to our customers: developing in a customer centric way
  • Digitization and Automation of Assets and Infrastructure
  • Our vision for the future: Better utilization and increasing availability of  assets and production resources as well as increasing energy efficiency, quality and customer satisfaction
Apr 1813:00
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Metro Panama – Line 2 development

Metro
Apr 1814:30
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Taipei Metro: Raising the bar in urban rail reliability and frequency– How Taipei Metro plans to improve MKBF by 2020 to make it one of the most reliable networks in the world today

Metro
  • Setting high targets and standards to create operational excellence
  • Maintaining a high level of service and reliability while balancing new projects and extensions
  • The future – What is the highest possible level Taipei can achieve? 
Apr 1814:30
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Successfully integrating full design, procurement and construction

Light Rail
  • Lessons from Birmingham: How to organise a mega project to meet targets
  • Standardisation and the long-term benefits of uniform production
  • The advantages of a “whole lifecycle cost” approach
Apr 1814:30
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Industry update: ETCS 2 and CBTC on Denmark's network

Telecommunications & Train Control
  • Sharing our progress on the flagship program to update telecommunications in Denmark
  • Managing the successful progress of the biggest telecommunications project in rail: our secrets to success
  • The next phase in the program: what are the foreseen challenges ahead?
Apr 1814:30
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The Dutch vision: An energy neutral company by 2035

Power
  • NS’ story so far: the key steps already taken to achieve sustainability 
  • Understanding our strategy to reach the energy neutral status
  • Discussing Ecodriving as a key part of our success: motivating our workforce and aligning the technical capabilities
Apr 1814:30
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Using Big Data to gain insights in the maintenance of our rolling stock

IOT & Maintenance
  •     Hear how TFL are taking advantage of increasing number of sensors and sources of data on our rolling stock
  •     Understanding how big data can be optimised and developing new algorithms to gain new insights into our assets
  •     Key case studies: simply changes to lower the risk of disruption and the cost of maintenance 
Apr 1814:30
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Danish digital railways: infrastructure maintenance as a critical component

Track
  • How Banedanmark are maintaining thousands of kilometres of track with digital technology
  • Feeding new innovative data inputs to create high-precision maintenance schedules
  • Looking at track maintenance within the context of a country's entire transport infrastructure
Apr 1814:45
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How can railway stakeholders test their actual and future rails to maximise lifecycle?

Metro
  • Industry update: Advance testing for in-use service prediction
  • The effect of corrugation on metro rails and how to reduce this problem
Apr 1814:45
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Turnouts and diamond crossings for centre-guided trams : How is hybrid urban transport changing the face of operations?

Light Rail
  • How and why hybrid urban transport vehicles have been introduced in Europe
  • The benefits of a central-guided system and what it can offer operators
  • How operators can adapt their procurement through tailor-made track solutions to help future-proof their network?
Apr 1814:45
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ATO over ERTMS for metro interoperability

Telecommunications & Train Control
  • Implementing an ATO system over ERTMS: optimising your network
  • Attaining interoperability with train control technology: how can we develop this into the future?
  • Developing ATO technology for increased efficiency and safety
Apr 1814:45
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Supporting the renewable energy revolution in rail

Power
  • Managing the flux in energy which renewable sources provide: how can rail make this work?
  • Designing the substations of the future and supporting development in energy storage
  • Preparing for 2025 and beyond: where does rail need to focus?
Apr 1814:45
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Remote and Real-Time Diagnostics of Rolling Stock Assets Condition: Business Cases and Main Results

IOT & Maintenance
  • How can technical and financial risks be minimised with the implementation of highly precise asset management?
  • What best practices should be used for this purpose to optimise the impact on rail networks?
  • Sharing insight on the qualitative and quantitative benefits of applying big data techniques to rolling stock assets to improve performance
Apr 1814:45
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Hear our experience of implementing pantograph monitoring on Italy’s high-speed line

Track
  • Sharing the technology behind the Panograph monitoring system operation
  • Hear why pantograph monitoring is an important innovation and how it creates impact on day to day rail operations
  • Outlining the performance and results of the project: what were the key benefits to the Italian high
Apr 1814:53
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How City Transport adapts to the rapidly changing sector of Metro and Trams

Metro
  • New grades of Low Carbon Vanadium
  • Delivering increased passenger comfort
Apr 1815:00
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The future of transport in Manchester 2040

Metro
  • Creating world class connections that support long­­-term sustainable solutions
  • Exploiting new technology and innovative approaches that can add real value to your urban rail network
  • Understanding the future of journey planning, wayfinding, fares, ticketing and the latest vehicle technology to prepare your network for the future
Apr 1815:00
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How to spread the economic benefits of a public mega project

Light Rail
  • The challenges of integrating light rail into a huge urban redevelopment
  • The benefits of light rail compared to other light transit solutions in the context of a project
  • How to ensure the benefit of light rail is extended
Apr 1815:00
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Developing and operating with ERTMS in South Korea

Telecommunications & Train Control
  • Understanding the unique characteristic s of the South Korean Rail network
  • Discovering and overcoming the key challenges of implementing ERTMS technology
  • Hear the results of our research, developing LTE technology for railway operations
Apr 1815:00
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Developing a railway network which is resilient to climate change in the UK

Power
  • Putting our strategy together: identifying our priorities and having an achievable plan in place
  • Placing our standards across the business: making sure our colleagues are on board with the movement
  • How is Network rail preparing for the future: working as an industry to make sustainability a reality

 
Apr 1815:00
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The challenge of train condition-based logistics

IOT & Maintenance
  • Sharing the status of NS’ big data environment: what are we doing with our sensor data?
  • Developing technologies and applications to optimise the logistics of railway operations
  • Transitioning to full dependency: overcoming the political and regulatory challenges
Apr 1815:00
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Belgium’s embrace of IoT – laying the track of the future

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  • How Infrabel is digitising the infrastructure maintenance activities to transition to Smart Assets
  • How a connected ‘Intranet of things’ combined with measuring trains are impacting the current way of working
  • Learn about the journey to create the real added value of the SAP EAM backbone
Apr 1815:20
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How will Paris tackle mobility challenges in the build-up to the Olympics?

Metro
  • How Paris are deploying automation to make transport more efficient
  • How will AVs change the face of mobility
  • The benefits of open data to Europe
  • Future vision: How to leverage BIM modelling to create the Smart Cities of the future
Apr 1815:20
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Making P3-funded light rail an agile tool for urban mobility

Light Rail
  • The advantages of flexibilty in planning and developemnt
  • How we innovated financially to make the P3 contract flexible
  • Lessons learnt for future design prject. What not to do.
Apr 1815:20
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Security4Safety: An integrated approach

Telecommunications & Train Control
  • How can signalling equipment of railways be secured against cyber attackers?
  • How can a security lifecycle be integrated in the safety lifecycle?
     
  • Different approaches will be shown to this challenge
Apr 1815:20
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Achieving ambitious CO2 targets with a scientific based approach

Power
  • Thalys’ story: how we are aligning our climate action on the “Accords de Paris” (or 2 degrees scenario if you prefer) 

  • Why did we join the Science Based Targets initiative and how has this changed our approach to sustainability? 

  • Developing an engaging around sustainable issues: how does Thalys create internal buying? 


 
Apr 1815:20
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Building Russian Railways’ digital strategy: modernising a mega-network

Track
  • How Russian Railways have used technological innovation to implement predictive maintenance across a 75,000 km network.
  • Building the IT architecture needed to facilitate the digital transformation of Russian Railway’s (ISUZHT)
  • Lessons learnt and the future of Russian Railway’s infrastructure
Apr 1815:35
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Developing sustainable, agile, multimodal public transport solutions with rapid charge stations for battery vehicles

Power
  • Implementation case studies of rapid charge stations
  • Using common infrastructure for different forms of public transport to allow agility 
  • Where is there a business case for battery vehicles. 
Apr 1815:40
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Orchestrated Mobility - A seamless and contextual mobile experience

Metro
  • Orchestrated end-to-end mobility enabled by customer insights gained through smart location analytics.
  • AI powered travel assistance to reduce friction of public transport users.
  • Contextual communication, seamless ticketing and ancillary revenue.
Apr 1815:40
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Perfecting the PPP: the challenges of developing private sector infrastructure projects

Light Rail
  • Capitalising on capital. Critical efficiencies within the PPP.
  • The challenges of PPPs and how to overcome them
  • The promising future of the PPP and light-rail
Apr 1815:40
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Insights into cybersecurity

Telecommunications & Train Control
  • 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 a trusted approach towards identifying and assessing security risks.
Apr 1815:40
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Panel debate: How can rail capitalise on the potential opportunities arising from condition based maintenance?

IOT & Maintenance
Themes include:
  • Discussing the main challenges that rail operators and network managers face when first implementing CBM
  • Ensuring you are gathering and optimising data: what are the key lessons that can be shared?
  • Developing and building on key insights to optimise data and CBM
Apr 1815:40
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Innovative data collection and its effect on maintenance schedules

Track
  • How rapid data input has changed the face of maintenance
  • Why predictive maintenance is a worthwhile investment
  • Equipping a team to welcome PM with open arms.
Apr 1816:00
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How are TfL using Wi-Fi, passenger tracking and Big Data Analytics to improve individual journeys in London?

Metro
  • Analysing individual passenger journeys and breaking them down into different aggregated ‘movement types’ to understand what passengers were doing at each point of their trip
  • Enabling greater sophistication in providing real-time information to customers, helping prioritise investment to improve services and ease congestion points.
  • Providing better insight on customer flows which could help increase commercial revenue for advertising companies or rental units on the transport network
Apr 1816:00
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Panel Debate: Funding the next revolution in urban rail

Light Rail
  • Contrasting three unique funding techniques
  • Gathering political and public consensus to increase awareness and momentum
  • The power of consortiums in achieving infrastructure upgrades
Carlos Esquiroz, CEO, Metro Ligero de Madrid
Craig Stewart, Chief Capital Planning & Program Management, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Apr 1816:00
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Keeping ahead of unethical hackers in a digital rail environment

Telecommunications & Train Control
  •     Developing cyber processes as more networks and systems go online
  •     How can we ensure that we keep ahead of the hackers?
  •     Making sure we are aware of vulnerable areas and work towards improving our security
Apr 1816:00
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The future of the Digital Railway in Germany and beyond

Track
  • How to ensure a coherent approach to digital projects at DB
  • Ensuring the culture of innovation and technology matches the attitude of employers
  • Creating a joint diagnostics program to facilitate intelligent infrastructure management
  • The importance of an open data platform for Europe’s rail industry
Rolf Härdi, CTO, Deutsche Bahn AG
Apr 1817:00
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Smart stations and their effect on the mobility of the future

Keynotes
  • How Spanish high-speed stations, are currently immersed in a process of digital transformation that will turn them into smart and personalized stations
  • The concept of a "Smart Station" seen from the point of view of management and technology but also from the human and environmental perspective
  • The station as the center of an electromobility chain within the city, favoring sustainable door-to-door transport
  • Creating hyperconnected buildings that will provide the stations with the necessary intelligence
Miguel Nieto, Director General, ADIF
Apr 1817:20
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Closing keynote panel: How can we make sure that the urban rail investments that we make now will pay dividends for our cities in the future?

Keynotes
  • Weighing up the initial investment in new technologies such as predictive maintenance when your current infrastructure is in need of repair?
  • How can we deliver higher levels of sustainability, cost-efficiency and drive capacity on our existing budgets?
  • What more can we do to get the most out of our existing infrastructure and what technologies can help us?
  • What are the latest innovative ways to fund new projects and raise money for improvements?

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Apr 1909:00
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Industry 4.0: How will advances in autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence and even blockchain impact the rail industry?

Keynotes
  •     How AI could transform your networks by leveraging the hidden power of internal and external data streams to improve operational efficiency in real-time
  •     Autonomous vehicles: Are they a threat or an opportunity for urban mobility?
  •     Driving intelligent mobility and offering your passengers hyper personalised and multi-modal journey’s, how can blockchain help enable this ecosystem? 
  •     The importance of collaboration with start-ups, and how the rail industry can become more customer-centric and less reactionary 
Apr 1909:30
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The future of autonomous vehicles and MaaS – Can we make this the Amazon of urban Transportation?

Keynotes
  • New age of partnerships – when it comes to MaaS how do you get all the different stakeholders to play in the same sandbox? Will MaaS platforms be built from the bottom up, or driven/mandated from the top down (by government)?
  • Anticipating journeys using big data to help reduce friction. Will blockchain technology help develop the MaaS ecosystem?
  • What will be the most significant parts of the new mobility value chain?
  • Understanding the future of AV integration in cities around the world. Electric AVs could cut the cost of transporting a passenger by 80% per mile. Will we just add more cars on the road? How can cities manage these low-cost AVs and ensure people still use public transit?
  • How will AVs cope in a world with human drivers?
  • What new mobility modes can we expect, in addition to AVs?
Apr 1909:50
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Commercialising the Hyperloop

Keynotes
  • How we plan to combine Hyperloop technology and Virgin’s expertise to accelerate Hyperloop to commercialisation 
  • Emerging routes in the EU and beyond
  • Integrating hyperloop with existing transport infrastructure
  • Milestones in testing the first full-scale Hyperloop system in the world
Apr 1910:00
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The future of rolling stock engineering – How all of this new technology will integrate with systems and people

Keynotes
  • What will be the impact of condition-based thinking across the rail industry?
  • How will automation, condition assessment and new types of diagnostics help reduce inspections and the resources required for traditional maintenance
  • The transformative nature of RCM technology and new ways of managing assets ​
Apr 1911:00
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How are megacities like Sao Paulo aiming to meet the challenges of decongestion, environmental responsibility and smart mobility?

Metro
  • What can partnerships with technology intermediaries such as Waze or Uber do to help tackle the challenges of urban mobility?
  • What is next for driverless systems – How can technology transform the subway?
  • The future for innovating financing and PPP projects in Sao Paulo
Apr 1911:00
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SIMOVE: Developing an innovative safety system that prevents human error

Light Rail
  • Using data to follow the exact position and speed of your tram
  • Reacting and alerting your driver
  • Identifying segments of tracks that are at risk and monitoring driver habits
Apr 1911:00
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How MAAS solutions can increase your ridership by adopting new technologies

Urban Mobility
  • Creating Hannover’s MaaS solution through data-sharing and transparency
  • How Hannover’s intelligent business model makes MaaS possible
  • Incorporating autonomous driving for a truly integrated transport system
Apr 1911:00
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IoT technology on Switzerland’s railways

IOT & Maintenance
  • How to produce sustainable asset management for long life track and trains
  • Leveraging big data-backed asset management for an efficient network
  • Creating an innovative asset management policy to ensure digital is at the core of SBB Cargo
Apr 1911:00
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Network Rail’s condition-based maintenance program

Track
  • Aligning stakeholders to make CBM possible
  • Leveraging analytics to increase efficiency within CBM
  • How Network Rail is integrating its maintenance systems
Apr 1911:00
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Behind the scenes on implementing ATO

Telecommunications & Train Control
  • Hear the latest progress on upgrading the networks and supporting ETCS and ATO on the the line
  • What have been the biggest challenges to date and what are the key lessons learnt?
  • Making sure that full operation is realised: what are our final goals and how will the technology help us achieve this?
Apr 1911:15
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Experience with CBTC

Telecommunications & Train Control
  • Improving end to end journey experience for passengers by shorter journey times and more frequent service
  • Enabling safer train operation and significant operating costs reduction
  • The two key properties, “digitalization” and “mobile  communication” of CBTC enable the easy adoption of new innovation/evolution
Apr 1911:15
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Intelligent ticketing in a world that demands smart solutions

Urban Mobility
  •     How to take ticketing beyond access to transport
  •     Integrating public transport systems with commercial opportunities
  •     After the contactless revolution, where is the next big innovation for ticketing?
Apr 1911:15
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How is Danobat’s advanced technology leveraging highly accurate wheel measurements and wheel reprofiling systems for maximum operating efficiency

IOT & Maintenance
  • How non-stop data is helping operators to make smart maintenance a reality
  • Technological innovation to simplify data maintenance
  • How to reduce inspections and maximise interventions
Apr 1911:20
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Taking stock: how will predictive maintenance change asset management safety and sustainability?

Light Rail
  • Creating the trams needed to solve maintenance inefficiencies.
  • Equipping the rolling stock of the future to create useful data factories.
  • Dreaming big: the true potential of predictive maintenance.
Apr 1911:20
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Unlocking potential marginal gain in track maintenance

Track
  • Working with operators to ensure new innovative systems aren’t limited by current technologies
  • How to introduce new technology without introducing risk
  • Understanding emerging risks to the railway, such as climate change
Jean Robert Laarhoven, Commercial Director, Amurrio Ferrocarril Y Equipos Sa
Apr 1911:30
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CEO PANEL: The future of new projects and expansion in the LATAM region

Metro
  • Is infrastructure key to lifting Latin America’s competitiveness?
  • What is the scope for new projects in Latin America and how has policy changed to make new projects more viable?
  • What will LatAm rail need to overcome to become stronger in the next 10 years?
Apr 1911:30
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Measuring the success of signalling upgrades in Paris

Telecommunications & Train Control
  • Increasing capacity and operations in Paris: the impact ERTMS has had on our service
  • Overcoming the key challenges of implementation of new tech – what were the main issues we encountered?
  • Making sure that future implementation benefits from key lessons learnt.
Apr 1911:30
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Composing Vienna’s MaaS symphony

Urban Mobility
  •     Using digital innovation to deliver real-time travel information.
  •     Gathering consensus for data-sharing and pairing with third-parties
  •     Augmenting customer experience through digital innovation 
Apr 1911:30
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Developing a big data platform to optimise operations on the Indian Railways Network

IOT & Maintenance
  • Understand how Indian Railways is working to develop a big data for asset management
  • Exploring the deep learning paradigm the rail industry
  • Developing an outlook of applications and innovations for a big data platform
Apr 1911:35
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Self- regulation and automisation: Internal procedures and how to marry technology with the humans that use it

Light Rail
  • Improving internal processes to ensure maximum safety of light rail
  • Safety as a philosophy. Putting safety at the heart of a system, focusing on humans
  • Outlook on developing technology to improve safety on the way to autonomous driving
Apr 1911:40
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How have Transnet used robots to drastically reduce derailment rates and increase maintenance frequency?

Track
  • Derailments: the story of SID and Transnet
  • How Transnet’s Digital Think Tank capitalises on tech innovation to increase value
  • Going forward: How automated maintenance can change the rail landscape
Apr 1912:00
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Global Project Roundtables

Keynotes
At each round table, the project leader will talk for 5 minutes, following the format as below
  • Project introduction, highlighting particular challenges specific to that project
  • Project progress, emphasising supplier and partner relations
  • Project summary – what would we do differently if we tackled this project again?
The table will then move on to discussion for 25 minutes.
There will then be one rotation, giving participants the opportunity to have joined two round tables in total
Apr 1914:20
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How Deutsche Bahn and “ioki” are bringing on-demand autonomous driving into the public transport industry?

Metro
  • Developing a fully integrated AV solution to compliment your existing rail infrastructure and offering a more personalised and environmentally friendly urban transit ecosystem  
  • Using artificial intelligence and machine learning to offer real time routing that makes daily journeys easier and more flexible
  • Creating a digital eco system for open and on-demand transit
  • Results and findings from integration in German cities
Michael Barillère-Scholz, Managing Director, IOKI by Deutsche Bahn
Apr 1914:20
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Implementing WIFI along the network of Taipei Meto

Telecommunications & Train Control
  • Upgrading from station WIFI to in-carriage WIFI: meeting the demand of our customers
  • Developing a specification for on board wifi which meets the criteria of your metro: sharing our experience
  • Implementing the technology on our network: understanding key technological challenges and impact on critical control network
Apr 1914:20
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The convergent railway: marrying track and rolling stock for a comprehensive maintenance system

Track
 
  • How SMRT are using fibre optic technology to deliver highly precise maintenance information
  • The Wifi structure making this system possible
  • Building toward a fully automated maintenance system
Apr 1914:20
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Typhoons and supercapacitors: adapting decisions on power to local demands

Light Rail
  • Kaohsiung and Taipei: How Taiwan developed a power system to two light rail systems
  • The benefits presented by this process
  • Powering forward: how to apply these lessons to new transit systems
Apr 1914:35
Conference pass

How Go Ahead Group are using digital tools, Ibeacons and real time passenger information to offer passengers imaginative ticketing solutions?

Metro
  • The evolution of the offer – from cash to mobile to ???
  • Going beyond the ticket and understanding how digital tools, apps and retailing are the future
  • Offering imaginative digital solutions to traditional rail problems
Apr 1914:35
Conference pass

Big data analysis: the key to the convergent railway

Track
  • How to use key algorithms to filter huge streams of data
  • Building trends and patterns to pinpoint key points in a track system
  • Building a culture of interacting with data outputs
Apr 1914:35
Conference pass

Developing our Train Control network

Telecommunications & Train Control
  • Hear our approach to modernising Train Control across the network
  • Understand the details around the operational implementation with ETCS
  • Developing a long-term signalling program which allows for development into the future
Apr 1914:40
Conference pass

Regenerative braking in light rail

Light Rail
  •     Improving energy efficiency through next generation braking technology
  •     How to adapt regenerative braking to various operational scenarios.
  •     Key lessons from optimal power projects and how to develop power strategy 
Apr 1914:50
Conference pass

Why Mobility as a Service is the next big thing for urban transit?

Metro
  • Offering a service that encompasses registration, routing, booking and invoicing for several transport modes
  • World’s first operational example: Creating a one stop mobility shop
  • How the rise of the sharing economy is causing urban dwellers to reconsider how they think about the access to goods and services
Apr 1914:50
Conference pass

Implementing GSMR & ETCS level 2 on Romania's network

Telecommunications & Train Control
  • Understanding Romania's current telecommunication network landscape
  • Managing the upgrade process: how are we preparing for challenges along the way?
  • Ensuring that our project is successful and has a real impact on our services
Apr 1914:50
Conference pass

How to crunch the numbers without crushing the people behind them

Track
  • Building systems that integrate and adapt to the workforce
  • Building data that produces tangible information on track status
  • Acting on track status information to implement change in a network
Apr 1915:00
Conference pass

How to run an entire light rail system on wind power?

Light Rail
  • Gathering consensus for sustainable energy projects
  • Developing technology to deliver green schemes
  • The hidden benefits of sustainable light rail systems
Apr 1915:05
Conference pass

Technology as a key to maintaining a world-class network.

Track
  • Preparing the Baltics high-speed network for the future of European transport
  • Leveraging technological excellence to deliver outstanding reliability
  • How the Baltics will advance with train technology in the coming years.
Apr 1915:05
Conference pass

The uberisation of urban rail

Metro
  • What is uberisation and how do we see it impacting other industries?
  • Why rail operators should not try and control multimodality themselves but look towards collaboration with intermediaries to help build their digital offer
  • How rail operators should prepare for uberisation, for better or for worse?
Apr 1915:05
Conference pass

Increasing Capacity in Urban Areas

Telecommunications & Train Control
  • Choosing ERTMS over CBTC – what are the benefits of ERTMS over this technology?
  • Making sure our investments are effective and ensure that Italian Rail operators are drastically improved
  • Developing our telecommunication networks and sharing our key learnings
last published: 19/Jan/18 09:56 GMT

 

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