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Discover the full agenda for Rail Live! 2019

Bilbao, 5 - 7 March 2019

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Mar 514:00
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Chairwoman's welcome

Finance and Funding Summit
Moderator: Doris Chevalier, CEO, InfraboostFrance
Mar 514:00
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Implementing integrated ticketing systems on a regional scale

Ticketing & MaaS
  • Evaluate the business case for updating ticket offerings to an integrated system
  • Overcoming the challenges of legacy technology when implementing multimodal tickets
  • Predicting how these technologies will further evolve in the future
Mar 514:00
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Digital innovation for asset management on the Indian Railway

Digital and IoT
  • How is India looking at the opportunities available from data, IOT and AI?
  • Designing Greenfield urban networks which facilitate technological innovation
Nalinaksh Vyas, Chairman, Technology Mission, Indian RailwaysIndia
Mar 514:00
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Digitising the swiss rail industry: the role of technology in shaping the future of rail freight 

Digital and IoT
  • How does a digital strategy fit into SBB Cargo’s vision for the future?
  • Automation in Cargo: How are we using automation technology to optimise our operations?
  • Evaluating technology appropriately? Do Blockchain, AI and IoT all have a role to play in rail?
Anja-Maria Sonntag, Head of Digital Transformation, SBB CargoSwitzerland
Mar 514:00
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The creation of digital stations using IoT & data analytics 

Stations
  • The digital transformation of the station and how this will develop into the future withLoRa& IoT
  • Understand the capabilities of WIFI enabled smart-clocks in monitoring passenger flow & journey data
  • Enabling ‘agile’ operations through digital platforms and predictive analytics
Mar 514:05
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Developing rail in Ukraine: How we are funding rail reform and change?

Finance and Funding Summit
  • Funding Ukraine’s infrastructure expansion
  • The Dolynska-Mykolaiv-Kolosivka electrification project
  • Potential of High Speed Rail and Hyperloop in the Baltic and Black Sea region
Mar 514:05
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Ultra-Light vehicle with Artificial Intelligence perception for autonomous inspection on railway lines

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • Building an autonomous inspection vehicle fit for inspection at up to 100 kilometres per hour with 20 km of autonomy
  • Developing 2D/3D laser scanners and radars dedicated to measuring the loading gauge and obstacle detection.
  • Leveraging Artificial Intelligence anomaly detection, with technology specifically adapted to the extremes of railway infrastructure
Mar 514:20
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How are we planning to transform the UK rail industry through an intelligent financial portfolio?

Finance and Funding Summit
  • Why have we chosen property development as a long-term and sustainable growth strategy?
  • What is our strategy for property development?
  • How do we plan to use this windfall to build the railways of the future?
Mar 514:25
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The advance of drone inspection in the railway industry

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • Incorporating geo-spatial data and rapid data analysis for smooth maintenance
  • The regulatory challenges faced by drone operation and how we are overcoming this.
  • What are the potential future uses of drones in the railway sector?
Mar 514:30
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The keys to India’s high-speed and urban tendering: the playbook to understanding the market

Finance and Funding Summit
  • Unlocking the potential of high-speed rail in India through intelligent finance.
  • The steps we need to take to create a smooth tender and project management process
  • Case study: the role of JICA and the Mumbai -Ahmedabad line
Mar 514:30
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Understanding smart ticketing and account-based payment technology

Ticketing & MaaS
  • Discover how the smart card can be used more effectively and developed for multipurpose use
  • Understand the technology and digital framework behind integrated and account-based payments
  • How can seamless UX be maintained alongside digital infrastructure complexities?
Julija Balanova, e-Ticket Project Manager, Rigas SatiksmeLatvia
Mar 514:30
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Learning from Zürich Main Station – how to innovate by prototyping

Stations
  • Creating a vision of a digitalised station of the future
  • Defining new smart services for customers and operators leading to that vision
  • Implementing new services by prototyping and design thinking
Philipp Leimgruber, Leader - Smart Station Zurich HB, Swiss Railways S.B.B.Switzerland
Mar 514:40
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Defining the future of rail: how can rail operators innovate effectively: 

Digital and IoT
Topics include: 
  • Implementing innovative data and IOT: how can you prepare your network effectively 
  • Changing internal working methods: the best approaches for effective innovation 
Christian Hocker, Think Tank Digitalisierung & Technik, Deutsche BahnGermany
Mar 514:40
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Bridging the gap to the automated systems of the future

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • How can we combine automated inspection with the predictive algorithms that are transforming maintenance?
  • What steps do we need to take to convert automated drone operations into the status quo
  • What impact is this having on operations around the world?
Mar 514:45
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Closing Funding Gap Panel: Which financial tools do we have at our disposal to realise complex transport infrastructure projects?

Finance and Funding Summit
  • The benefits and disadvantages of PPPs - the ever more complex world of PPPs and how we can use them to our advantage
  • What can operators and governments do to attract private capital to invest in infrastructure projects?
  • The challenges of public and private sector collaboration and financing in emerging markets
  • In the case of increasing interest rates how can we continue to attract investment into rail and infrastructure?
Mar 514:45
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PANEL: What are the impacts of innovative ticketing technologies on transport and infrastructure?

Ticketing & MaaS
  • Discuss the relevance and longevity of the smart card
  • How will the implementation of futuristic NFC, beacons, biometrics and implants affect operations and Overall strategy?
  • What are the possibilities for using blockchain in ticketing for rail?
Mar 514:45
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PANEL: What will drive innovation for the station of the future?

Stations
  • Developing new station formats which bring benefits to travellers and operators
  • Designing future stations with flexibility at the core
  • How can operators effectively provide innovative solutions to today’s station problems?
Mar 514:55
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PANEL: The rise of automation in infrastructure inspection.

Intelligent Infrastructure
    What role can drones play in the future of inspection?How can we managevast data streams and combinethem with the humans that use them?How can we use smart infrastructure to feed into inspection and vice versa?
Mar 516:00
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How to secure financing in the railway sector: the playbook to rail projects around the world

Finance and Funding Summit
  • What are the common challenges faced by operators and authorities looking to fund projects?
  • Understanding and evaluating risk in the railway sector
  • The opportunity presented by internationalinstitutions like the EIB, World Bank and EBRD
Mar 516:00
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Reinventing the role of the railway station in the cultural life of the city

Stations
  • Using customer data and insights to re-approach the uses of the station as a hub and with easy flow
  • Providing new services for customers such as works spaces, lounges and delivery services
Mar 516:00
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The creation of seamless, journeys: from idea to reality

Ticketing & MaaS
  • Learn how cities and operators are collaborating to develop new mobility options in existing transport ecosystems
  • Compare operational requirements of rural and urban areas and the effect of population densities
  • Freeing up curb-space and the effects of enhanced multimodality
Mar 516:00
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Digitising the Cologne Transport Network for modern operations 

Digital and IoT
  • Retro-fitting our fleet to modern digital standards: what does this involve? 
  • Sharing our progress so far: working towards regular data updates from our rolling stock 
  • Making sure our technical steering system allows us to effectively catch problems before they arise 
Mar 516:00
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Track geometry: the importance of open data for railway maintenance

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • How the entire rail sector can benefit from accessible, up-to-date and complete track data
  • Driving innovation internally and externally using open data.
  • A broader vision of open data throughout Europe and beyond
Mar 516:30
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Global Roundtable Sessions

Finance and Funding Summit
Almaty LRT: how we are using PPPs to extend Kazakhstan's largest urban rail network
Funding Rail through third party investments. What are public organisations’ choices?
Knowledge management in the heart of Italy’s national operator. How can ensure best practise is ready for tenders internationally?
What steps can infrastructure managers take to open the door to financial innovation?
Mar 516:30
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Roundtable Discussions

Ticketing & MaaS
With rising passenger expectations and rapidly-changing technology, how can we as an industry evolve to meet these challenges? Our roundtables are hosted by senior level topic specialists. Participants are asked to introduce themselves to the table, and then as a group, they brainstorm and produce their suggestions on what technology would work best for them.
Exploring how transport operators can collaborate with industry 'disruptors' towards the future of mobility
How can automation and digitalisation unburden the infrastructural outlook of mass transit systems?
Andrea Bruschi, Transportation and Mobility Planner, Metropolitana Milanese SpAItaly
How can rail innovate, collaborate and remain relevant as huge mobility changes continue to impact the transport industry?
Thinking outside the box to provide innovative, additional services for passengers using smart cards & e-tickets
Hugo Oljemark, Chief Executive Officer, Tag I BergslagenSweden
Why accessible data is crucial to MaaS: how can operators and legislators collaborate to create open transport ecosystems?
Mar 516:30
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Round Table Discussions

Digital and IoT
Defining the digitisation of the railway network: How can rail operators set out a workable strategy?
Mar 516:30
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Mar 516:30
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Roundtable discussions

Intelligent Infrastructure
Combining Business Intelligence and Advanced analytics
Developing Train Management Centres as the brain of operations for infrastructure managers
IoT in infrastructure maintenance for accurate measurements
Using sensors in pantograph maintenance
Mar 517:00
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Welcoming drinks at the Torre BEC

Finance and Funding Summit
Please join us for casual networking drinks at the Torre BEC with fantastic views over Bilbao.

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Mar 609:05
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Keynote Interview: Oh Young-sik, CEO and President, KORAIL

Keynotes
Mr Oh Young-sik will sit down to discuss the future of rail technology in the world’s most digitally connected country. As CEO of a company that oversees one of the outstanding high-speed rail networks in the world alongside a metro system in Seoul that is responsible for over 1 billion journeys per year, Young-sik will share KORAIL’s strategy for future growth and their drive for deeper digitalisation.
Mar 609:20
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Keynote Interview: Brian Kelly, CEO, California High Speed Railway Authority

Keynotes
The California High Speed Rail Authority have started construction of one of the world’s largest high-speed rail programs. The landmark US high-speed project represents a watershed moment for the US market as high-speed rail continues to grow. CEO Brian Kelly will sit down to discuss the key technologies CHSRA are looking at using to bring about momentous change in West Coast pubic transport and beyond.
Mar 609:35
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Keynote Digital Rail Panel: How can the rail industry adapt to the rapid changes that come with digital technology and embrace the digital revolution?

Keynotes
  • With the rise of IoT, sensors and automation, what are the priorities of the future of public transport?
  • What is the role of public transport operators in the future of door to door travel?
  • How can we use Artificial Intelligence in a sustainable way to ensure reliability and cost-effective maintenance?
  • Where will the next generation of disruptors in the transport industry come from and how can we prepare our organisations?
Mar 611:20
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Technology and Strategy Roundtables

Keynotes
With rising passenger expectations and rapidly-changing technology, how can we as an industry evolve to meet these challenges?Our round tables are hosted by senior level topic specialists.Participants are asked to introduce themselves to the table, and then as a group, they brainstorm and produce their suggestions on what technology would work best for them.After 30 minutes, there is one rotation, so participants can join two tables during the session.
Are you ready for automation in rail – opportunities and challenges
Mar 612:35
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The future of mobility in Mumbai: One of India’s largest infrastructure projects

Metro
  • Revolutionising transport with our new initiative
  • How are we preparing for the capacity needed in 2030?
  • Which technologies are we looking to incorporate as part of our plans?
Ashwini Bhide, Managing Director, Mumbai Metro Rail CorporationIndia
Mar 612:35
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Connecting hubs with domestic high-speed services

Mega Projects
  • Capitalising on the demand for inter-city transport services in the UK
  • Managing the socio-political impacts of huge-scale infrastructure works
  • Comprehend the effects of high-speed on the wider strategy for transport
Andrew Mcnaughton, Strategic Technical Adviser, HS2United Kingdom
Mar 612:35
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Joining the dots: How to incorporate light rail with regional megaprojects?

Light Rail
With the arrival of HS2 how Manchester and the North of the UK will take full advantageSeamlessly bringing together high-speed rail and urban rail for optimum effect.Connected thinking: spreading the benefits of mainline rail to an entire region
Jon Lamonte, Chief Executive Officer, Sydney MetroUnited Kingdom
Mar 612:35
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Telecoms modernisation and GSM-R implementation in the Czech Republic

Telecoms & Train Control
  • Get to grips with preparation and modernisation of railway lines required ahead of implementing digital radio systems
  • Overhauling control command and signalling ERTMS in the Czech Republic with GSM-R
  • Interpreting where future trends will evolve telecommunications and train control
Mar 612:35
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Managing station upgrade projects effectively to minimise impacts on customers

Stations
  • Working effectively to optimise the benefits of digitisation in the building process
  • Building our station with the customer in focus: how we planned the project around the customer
  • Understanding how we effectively minimised delays with effective project management
Mar 612:35
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The missing link: Constructing large-scale sensory platforms for predictive asset management

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • How can we use vast numbers of sensors to build a clearer picture of our railway network?
  • Our vision of data science labs: the missing link to deep insight into railway infrastructure
  • Incorporating data at every level of maintenance for truly proactive and predictive maintenance programming
Chris Verstegen, Chief Innovation Officer, ProRailNetherlands
Mar 612:35
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Driving sustainability at SNCF: a three pronged approach 

Power
  • Reducing our energy usage: Sharing some key projects which tackles this issue
  • Developing effective strategy to source renewable energies across thefrenchnetwork 
  • A recent success: Introducing hybrid regional trains to minimise the use of diesel
Mar 612:40
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Outlining the Smartrail 4.0 vision of a digitally connected railway

Digital and IoT
  • Investing in the railway of the future – the role of train control, Infrastructure IT and software
  • Deep diving into some real examples: updating interlocking for the 21stCentury
  • Challenging the international industry to work together and create standards for effective innovation
Mar 612:55
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How can we increase effective partnerships between stakeholders in transport projects?

Metro
  • The importance of tracking project data with a variety of stakeholders in play
  • Why the scale of transport projects can make this a challenge
  • How we mitigate these challenges: our experience.
Mar 612:55
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How is Danobat’s advance technology leveraging highly accurate wheel measurements and wheel reprofiling systems for maximum operating

Digital and IoT
  • Investing in the railway of the future – the role of train control, Infrastructure IT and software
  • Deep diving into some real examples: updating interlocking for the 21stCentury
  • Challenging the international industry to work together and create standards for effective innovation
Mar 612:55
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Integrated communications for transport: mission critical solutions based on TETRA and LTE

Telecoms & Train Control
  • The combination of LTE + TETRA to meet communication needs in the Transport sector
  • Fulfilling operators' expectations concerning network performance, handover and mobility, reliability and management and maintenance
  • Looking to the future with pure LTE solutions
Mar 613:00
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TfL’s Major Projects Directorate: Delivering the Mayor’s Transport Strategy for London

Metro
  • Who we are, what we do and why we were created?
  • Our purpose and mission and how we intend to deliver on our promise.
  • An overview of TfL Major Projects work bank and the legacy that we will deliver.
Mar 613:10
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Hear our experience of using data analytics and connectivity to understand and improve reliability

Metro
  • Analysing individual assets for a breakdown of the decision-making process
  • Enabling greater sophistication in providing real-time information to operations and customers
  • Supplying better and clearer insight on passenger flow for gains across the organisation
Heiko Büttner, Chairman, Munich S-BahnGermany
Mar 613:10
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The challenges of increasing connectivity and investing in new infrastructure

Mega Projects
  • Optimising inter-city & suburban to urban connectivity with improved transport links
  • Comprehend the socioeconomic impacts and benefits of large-scale projects during and after construction
  • Breaking down how planning and permissions processes can be navigated
Mar 613:10
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The future of innovation and the Digital Railway at Deutsche Bahn and beyond

Digital and IoT
  • How to ensure a coherent approach to digital projects at DB?
  • Which technologies are on the horizon for DB and how can we ready are workforce for them?
  • Open data: Sharing our progress in implementing a digital railway of the future: and how can the international community work with us for success
Rolf Härdi, Chief Technology Innovation Officer, Deutsche Bahn AGGermany
Mar 613:10
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Light Rail development in the global heartland of MaaS

Light Rail
  • Design, management and construction of light rail projects in a city where MaaS is already established
  • Incorporating the necessary IoT technology for MaaS
  • Intermodality as a centrepoint of development and strategy.
Mar 613:10
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Critical radiocommunication systems for transportation

Telecoms & Train Control
Amaia Bizkarguenaga, TETRA Service Manager, ItelazpiSpain
Mar 613:10
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Fuelling station design with passenger experience and smart-technology

Stations
  • Developing stations from scratch at HS2: what are our key goals in the design phase?
  • Managing projects whilst maintaining overall strategy and analysing outside-in inspirations
  • Evaluating key smart technologies for predictive analytics and improved passenger flow
Johannah Randall, Head of Stations Operations, HS2United Kingdom
Mar 613:10
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The impact of mobile technology and enhanced connectivity on infrastructure maintenance

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • The traditional challenges of connectivity on the rail network and its impact on asset management
  • How we overcame the problems presented by connectivity to build a mobile-ready platform for our asset managers
  • What is the impact of this culture change in the heart of traditional companies like rail organisations?
Mar 613:10
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Scientific Based Targets – how we beat our target by 3 years 

Power
  • What is Scientific based targets and why did Thalys sign up for the program?
  • What were our targets and how did we fulfil them so quickly?
  • Lessons for larger networks and the wider industry
Mar 615:00
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Behind the scenes of the world’s most reliable metro system

Metro
  • Our strategy for constant improvement in MKBF and frequency
  • Investing in people: Creating a culture of excellence
  • Our search for strategic partners and drive for innovative tools to increase reliability
Mar 615:00
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Connecting European & Baltic hubs with new infrastructure

Mega Projects
  • Navigating the complexities of a regional project with five EU member countries
  • Determining the most feasible route for the railway and overcoming the challenges of connecting to existing networks
  • Evaluate the socio-economic benefits and longevity of these strategies as traffic flows between hubs increase
Mar 615:00
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Competing with a new digital business model for railways  

Digital and IoT
  • Completely reinventing the railway:  the key areas ripe for disruption 
  • The importance of customer services: understanding what our customers need and how we can deliver 
  • The SNCF Fret story so far: what have our key successes been so far? 
Mar 615:00
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Light rail and metro in the world’s smartest city

Light Rail
  • Design, management and construction of light rail projects in a city where MaaS is already established
  • Incorporating the necessary IoT technology for MaaS
  • Intermodality as a centrepoint of development and strategy.
Mar 615:00
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Creating robust cybersecurity strategies

Telecoms & Train Control
  • Evaluate the threat hacking poses to wireless communications networks in transport
  • Prevent stepping-stone attacks by strengthening gaps in security
  • Uncover the challenges of isolating hardware and software for passenger and operator systems
Mar 615:00
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Investing in stations as a route to urban regeneration

Stations
  • The Gothenburg Region City example: developing the station as part of the urban planning process
  • How can planners and station owners work together for effective results?
  • Commercial growth and business opportunities when redeveloping stations: working with the community
Urban Hammarlund, Regional Manager Gothenburg Urban Development, JernhusenSweden
Mar 615:00
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How Infrabel is maximising the availability of data and using BIM for seamless workflow with stakeholders

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • The challenges of tracking projects through their entire journey.
  • Using BIM to join project design with development.
  • Tracking data through a variety of stakeholders for smooth handover and project management
Carel Jonckheere, Digital Railway Project Director, InfrabelBelgium
Mar 615:00
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Incentivizing sustainable behavior: the Eress solution and how operators reduce energy usage and cost 

Power
  • Why is metering, accurate settlement and billing of energy an important topic and how can it reduce costs?
  • Our successes with our members: what are the results of accurate energy settlement and charging?
  • Developing the future of a sustainable rail market in Europe: the role of accurate settlement and charging
Dyre Martin Gulbrandsen, Director ERESS & Energy Trading Manager, Bane NORNorway
Mar 615:15
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How we are developing advanced predictive maintenance to future-proof metros and enhance reliability

Metro
    Developing sophisticated IT systems to create data lakesCapitalising on the data streams to provide critical information for metrosFeeding back insights for gains in reliability and performance
Mar 615:15
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The future of railways: is it Hyperloop?

Mega Projects
Mar 615:15
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How can operators best leverage sustainable and efficient urban transport design?

Light Rail
  • Sustainability in the system design.
  • Adapting thinking to whole life cycle cost
  • New mobility system: electrical integration with other transport modes including autonomous vehicles
Mar 615:15
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How can Fibre Optic Sensing (FOS) enable extensive condition based track maintenance strategies?

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • Continuous real-time monitoring of wheel-rail interaction
  • Detection of wheel and rail defects at a very early stage
  • Effective planning and controlling of maintenance tasks
Stefan Huber, Tracking Solutions | ACM Product Management, Frauscher Sensor TechnologyAustria
Mar 615:20
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Using Driver Advisory System to minimise energy use in Helsinki 

Power
  • Outlining the project in Helsinki: why we invested in a driver advisory system
  • Sharing the impact on our operations: optimising driver behaviours and incentivising our workforce effectively
  • The impact on our energy usage in the first few months of operations
Mar 615:30
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Building a high-speed line from the bottom up

Mega Projects
  • Managing cross-border stakeholder complexities
  • Creating a balance between convenient service and speed whilst maintaining overall profitability
  • Overcoming the challenges of integrating into an existing high-commuter market
Mar 615:30
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Developing the future of rail across Europe: How can Operators innovate successfully?

Digital and IoT
How can rail operators work collaboratively and effectively to innovate and digitise the industry
Mar 615:30
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PANEL: How can rail prepare for potential risks as operational connectivity advances and legacy technologies are evolved?

Telecoms & Train Control
  • What are the key methods of cyber-attack and data theft to be aware of and how can they be prevented?
  • How can rail operators ensure that new cybersecurity components and software do not negatively impact safety?
  • What can rail leaders do to embed cybersecurity into everyday workflows?
Michal Cieslik, Chief Security Officer, Wiener LinienAustria
Christian Schlehuber, Head of CyberSecurity Research, Db NetzGermany
Mar 615:30
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The future role of stations as a hub of mobility

Stations
  • Building stations to accommodate different types of mobility to encourage travel by railways
  • Developing a new relationship with transport stakeholders: how can this be effectively achieved?
  • Attracting passengers to the station as a cultural and retail hub: commercially viable and customer-centric development
Mar 615:35
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Combining Light-Rail and Transit Oriented Design in Smart Cities

Light Rail
  • Transport system design in the context of a modern, digital city
  • How can we incorporate and operate light rail to relieve congestion in a safe, practical way?
  • Which digital technology should we be looking towards to help us meet our goals of capacity, sustainability and safety?
Mar 615:45
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Automation in rail - Improving rail operations efficiently

Digital and IoT
  • Areas of automation and its challenges
  • How IoT and analytics can contribute to it
  • Concretereal lifeexamples
  • The impact on Cyber Security for Rail in that area
Mar 615:45
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Exploring digital transformation with BIM to support life cycle management for infrastructure management

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • Why has focus has traditionally been on digitization instead of digital transformation
  • The danger of too many systems and databases being developed with conflicting standards and governance
  • What are difficulties in using data in advanced analytics – especially across divisions
Mar 616:00
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Developing large scale metros in the era of 4.0, big data and personalisation needs

Metro
  • The complexity of logicitcs when runnging a system with over a billion passengers
  • Learning to investin metro technolgy for super high capacity systems
  • Isit even possible to developan integrated urban rail platform for a system of this scale?
Mar 616:00
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Creating the station of the future

Stations
  • How is technology changing the role of the station as a critical part of the journey and city?
  • Understanding how to adopt future technologies and integrate into current infrastructure
  • Using predictive analytics to manage passenger flow and peak capacities
Mar 617:00
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How can we invest in billion-euro projects and be sure that they will ready for future passenger demands?

Keynotes
  • Where are the key touch points for operators and infrastructure managers when looking to future proof megaprojects
  • What are thetechnologies we should be looking into regarding innovation in mobility?
  • What are the benefits of open data and what role can it play in these projects?
  • How can we be sure to integrate this innovation across our entire system and company?
  • How can we regulate and invest intechnologies for a smooth introduction of disruptors?
Moderator: Julio Gómez-Pomar, Chairman, IE Center for Transport Economics & Infrastructure ManagementSpain
David Leborgne, Chief Digital Officer, SNCFFrance
Manel Villalante, Chief Development and Strategy Officer, RenfeSpain
Rolf Härdi, Chief Technology Innovation Officer, Deutsche Bahn AGGermany
Mar 618:00
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End of Day

Keynotes
Please join us for an evening drinks reception at the iconic San Mamés Stadium – the home of Athletic Bilbao FC

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Mar 709:05
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30 years in the making: Building the Shuo Shinkansen Maglev train.

Infrastructure Keynotes
  • Testing at 500 km/h -how has JR Central built the world’s fastest train?
  • How does train travel at this speed affect the future of transportation?
  • Balancing the innovation that is necessary for this level of rail transport against the Shinkansen’s perfect safety record.
Torkel Patterson, Board Member, Central Japan RailwaysJapan
Mar 709:10
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In the face of radical and disruptive technology evolution, how can we ensure that our businesses are securely equipped for the future passenger?

Disrupting Mobility Keynotes
Mar 709:25
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Automation, IoT, AI, blockchain: the reality of innovation at the heart of global railway infrastructure companies

Infrastructure Keynotes
  • How can we use cutting edge technology such as blockchain, AI and chatbots to facilitate operations and maintenance in a traditional industry like rail?
  • How can we create infrastructure that is flexible enough to adapt to the capacity demands of tomorrow?
  • What areas of innovation should we explore in order to develop the major projects of the future?
Mar 709:30
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Keynote Panel: How can we guarantee that mobility will remain sustainable and a seamless passenger experience is not jeopardised with the introduction of disruptors?

Disrupting Mobility Keynotes
  • How can we create digital platforms that are agile enough to adapt to the rapidly changing demands of passengers?
  • What steps should we take to ensure open data can be advantageous in the face of cybersecurity and GDPR challenges?
  • Where should operators be focusing to maximise the efficiencies available with future technology?
Mathieu Dunant, Head of Innovation, R.A.T.P. GroupFrance
Thibaud Simphal, General Manager - Western Europe, UberNetherlands
Mar 711:20
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Global Project Roundtables

Keynotes
With the ever increasing need for new transport infrastructure and smart technology, how are organisations around the world rising to meet this demand?Our roundtables are hosted by senior level projects specialists from across the world.Participants are asked to introduce themselves to the table, and then as a group, they brainstorm and produce their suggestions on what technology would work best for them.After 30 minutes, there is one rotation, so participants can join two tables during the session.
Automation in Vienna: discussing the operational challenges of a conversion project
Getting the basics of cybersecurity right: how can transport foster a new way of thinking?
Maz Mirza Bin Mohd Aminurashid, Head, Information Technology, Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn BhdMalaysia
How can an existing metro line be automated without traffic disruption?
How can operators overcome the complexities of managing stakeholder relationships and mega-project coordination on a regional scale?
How can rail transform network operations with ETCS and other new technologies on the horizon?
How can RFID automation technology contribute to the optimisation of rolling stock maintenance
Tanmay Mehta, General Manager, RFID, Centre for Railway Information Systems, Indian RailwaysIndia
Investing in the right suppliers to optimise the future of our network
Navigating the challenges of implementing ETCS on a surface-running network
Paul Booth, Principal Engineer, Network RailUnited Kingdom
Overcoming the challenges of combining big data in operations and infrastructure to streamline traffic management services
Sourcing future refrigerants for existing and new air conditioning systems in railway vehicle
Update on the German Hydrail project: the results of our operations
Dr Holger Busch, Scientific Advisor, Fraktion Bündnis 90 / Die GrünenGermany
Mar 712:35
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Quito: the hub of urban rail development in the Latin American region

Metro
  • The Quito Metro system: how we are building a modern, connected commuter rail system
  • Continuing investment and our plans for the future of transport in Ecuador
  • Where next forMetro de Quito?
Mar 712:35
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How collaboration is key to international expansion

Mega Projects
  • Evaluating evolving passenger demands for international transport links
  • Collaborating with international players to accelerate planning stages
  • Predicting future trends for international expansions
Mar 712:35
Conference pass

Capitalising on the potential of AI and IOT to optimise our asset performance 

Digital and IoT
  • From Conception to delivery: A snapshot of our asset maintenance journey
  • Sharing our biggest challenges and how we overcame them
  • What impact has this had on our network: our real time
Mar 712:35
Conference pass

Digitalisation and innovation at the heart of the Midland Metro Alliance

Light Rail
  • Leveraging geolocation tools and big data combined with BIM for flexible, real-time construction
  • Using standardisation to deliver flexible, intermodal hubs for tram systems
  • How to interact with start-ups to ensure we welcome innovation into our projects
Alejandro Moreno, Director, Midland Metro AllianceSpain
Mar 712:35
Conference pass

Sharing East Japan Railway’s latest train control technology

Telecoms & Train Control
  • Why did we develop a new train control technology?
  • Developing an economic business case for using this technology on secondary route networks
  • Sharing the impact of this technology on our services
Mar 712:35
Conference pass

CASE STUDY Redesigning stations with customer flow as the top priority

Stations
  • Why was this project necessary and what were our objectives?
  • Developing an effective strategy to optimise customer flow and station usability
  • Sharing the effective impact of our project on the way our stations are used
Mar 712:35
Conference pass

How we are planning to develop a constantly evolving, live status of our track infrastructure

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • Maintaining capacity: the effect of inspection trains
  • Is wayside sensor deployment the key to managing rail infrastructure?
  • Next steps: Building towards the convergent railway
Mar 712:35
Conference pass

Smart Grid: an SBB innovation to cut energy usage during load peaks 

Power
  • Limiting the need for physical, electrical power source hardware like frequency converters thanks to peak-shaving
  • Real-time power demand management by reducing the energy delivery of heaters/switches for about a minute
  • Digitalization in rail by using standard IT platform as an innovative and cost-efficient power management application
Mar 712:50
Conference pass

“Success as a Service": The disruptive business model for digital railways

Digital and IoT
  • Why a Software as a Service (SaaS) business model is nowadays obsolete and a risky investment for a railway authority?
  • What are the main risks of a digital transformation process focused on predictive maintenance implementation?
  • How can a railway authority avoid those risks and make the step forward with guarantees?
Mar 712:50
Conference pass

PANEL: How can infrastructure managers use digital technology and innovation to combat the rise and rise of capacity demands?

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • Digital technology is revolutionising infrastructure management but is it sophisticated enough to deal with the rising demand for capacity?
  • Is there a “silver-bullet” that will make the difference?
  • How can we ensure that technology is being trialled and implemented fast enough in an extremely restricted safety environment?
  • Is there a way to make rail more agile as an industry?
Moderator: Nick Kingsley, Managing Editor, Railway Gazette InternationalUnited Kingdom
Carel Jonckheere, Digital Railway Project Director, InfrabelBelgium
Henning Scheel, Vice President Contract and Market, Bane NORNorway
Sin Sin Hsu, Head of Track Engineering, Network Rail High SpeedUnited Kingdom
Mar 712:50
Conference pass

Embracing innovation in energy & sustainability 

Power
  • Making sure that sustainability is a priority for internal decisions with full employee backing
  • Evaluating technologies and new strategies effectively: what are the technologies to watch?
Mar 712:55
Conference pass

Defining the technology of the future: the European approach

Digital and IoT
Mar 713:05
Conference pass

What are the keys to the future of transport development in Latin America

Metro
  • What role can public transport play in the future of LatAm development?
  • What is the scope for new projects in Latin America and how has policy changed to make new projects more viable?
  • What is the future of long distance passenger rail in the region?
Matias Uslenghi, Chief Planning Officer, Trenes Argentinos InfraestructuraArgentina
Mar 713:05
Conference pass

Modernising transport links on a national scale

Mega Projects
  • Recovering an entire rail network through new track infrastructure
  • Optimising operational efficiencies and passenger capacity
  • Overcoming the challenges of securing financing for these projects
Matias Uslenghi, Chief Planning Officer, Trenes Argentinos InfraestructuraArgentina
Mar 713:05
Conference pass

How can we leverage our infrastructure as a test bed of wider technology?

Light Rail
  • What will be the impact of fibre optics technology throughout our network?
  • Using our network to pioneer 5G technology
  • How can we then turn this into a revenue generator?
Mar 713:05
Conference pass

Implementation and challenges of ETCS & ATO on a European scale

Telecoms & Train Control
  • Fulfilling demand for higher frequency, quality and energy saving on freight services along hightraffic routes European corridors
  • Executing the integration of ATO and ETCS systems with consistent and open interfaces
  • Understanding the infrastructural challenges of automation and digitisation
Mar 713:05
Conference pass

The role of ticketing in the capacity of the railway station

Stations
  • As customer flow and overcrowding become concerns, how will future ticketing play a role?
  • Beacon, GPS and in-app solutions; Barrier less ticketing and the opportunities this will bring
  • How can operators benefit from smart ticketing solutions effectively?
Mar 715:00
Conference pass

Innovation: the story of our digital transformation into a future ready transport organisation

Metro
  • What has been the impact of our innovation team and the shifting priorities of urban transport authorities?
  • What key areas have we identified for digital development and innovation in metro systems?
  • How will we be able to adapt our systems and technology to the demands of tomorrow’s passenger?
Mar 715:00
Conference pass

What insights have we collected from our introduction of contactless payments in Milan?

Metro
  • The immediate impacts of contactless on passenger experience in a metro system
  • How can we then leverage the onslaught of data to ensure we have a more reliable network?
  • The importance of knowledge management and feedback loops in metro organisations
Mar 715:00
Conference pass

Driving innovation successfully: building and enhance prototypes, show business cases and creating real change  

Digital and IoT
  • Growing digital capabilities at OBB: Deep diving into our world 
  • Developing a Data platform from prototype through to operational performance 
  • Building further capabilities on top of this platform 
Mar 715:00
Conference pass

Behind the data of a rail signalling system

Telecoms & Train Control
  • Understanding signalling data and building data models to link and analyse transport network data sets
  • Creating management value and insights through analytics
  • Evaluating future prospects in signalling systems
Mar 715:00
Conference pass

How will blockchain technology radically change the future of railway infrastructure?

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • How we are using distributed ledger technology to deliver operational use cases for Deutsche Bahn?
  • What is the future of machine to machine communication in the rail industry?
  • With the combination of blockchain technology, IoT and hyper fast connectivity, what is the automated future of rail?
Michael Kuperberg, Chief Blockchain and DLT Architect, Deutsche Bahn AGGermany
Daniel Kindler, 104. Daniel Kindler, Blockchain and DLT Solutions, Deutsche Bahn AGGermany
Mar 715:15
Conference pass

Maintenance use case: Our maintenance case study  

Digital and IoT
  • Why were doors our first focus and what was the business case behind it? 
  • Understanding the data and optimising our readings to radically lower delays 
  • Developing a future strategy: what did we learn and what are the next stages of development in Hong Kong? 
Mar 715:20
Conference pass

Fostering innovation through SME partnerships in Digital Railway

Intelligent Infrastructure
  • Stakeholder alignment in complex multipartner projects
  • Identifying bottlenecks in the procurement process for SMEs
  • How we ultimately lower barriers to entry from SMEs to drive innovation in our rail network
Stuart Calvert, Director, Programme Technical Services and Supply Chain, Network Rail Digital RailwayUnited Kingdom
Mar 715:30
Conference pass

Migrating from analogue to ERTMS

Telecoms & Train Control
  • Improving line capacity by modernising communications networks and maximising the efficiency of train design
  • Navigating the complexities of using enhanced digital frequencies consistently amongst key stakeholders
  • Making sure we meet requirements for the rail line for the future
last published: 05/Dec/18 13:35 GMT