Discover the Metro Stream of Rail Live! 2019


Metro, Tuesday 5 March 2019


Welcoming Lunch


Afternoon networking break

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Metro, Wednesday 6 March 2019



Rail 5.0 and Digital Mobility

 Oh Young-Sik

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

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.
Brian Kelly

Keynote Interview: Brian Kelly, CEO, California High Speed Railway Authority

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.
Nicholas Owen

Keynote Digital Rail Panel: How can the rail industry adapt to the rapid changes that come with digital technology and embrace the digital revolution?

  • 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?

Exhibition Opening Ceremony


Networking refreshment break


Technology and Strategy Roundtables

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.

CEO Strategy

Ashwini Bhide

The future of mobility in Mumbai: One of India’s largest infrastructure projects

  • 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?

How can we increase effective partnerships between stakeholders in transport projects?

  • 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.
Stuart Harvey

TfL’s Major Projects Directorate: Delivering the Mayor’s Transport Strategy for London

  • 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.
Heiko Büttner

Hear our experience of using data analytics and connectivity to understand and improve reliability

  • 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

Networking Lunch and Exhibition viewing



Behind the scenes of the world’s most reliable metro system

  • 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

How we are developing advanced predictive maintenance to future-proof metros and enhance reliability

    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

Developing large scale metros in the era of 4.0, big data and personalisation needs

  • 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?

Afternoon networking break and exhibition viewing

Julio Gómez-Pomar

How can we invest in billion-euro projects and be sure that they will ready for future passenger demands?

  • 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?

End of Day

Please join us for an evening drinks reception at the iconic San Mamés Stadium – the home of Athletic Bilbao FC
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Metro, Thursday 7 March 2019



Keynote Sessions


Mobility and Infrastructure Keynotes

09.05 In the face of radical and disruptive technology evolution, how can we ensure that our businesses are securely equipped for the future passenger?Automation, IoT, AI, blockchain the reality of innovation at the heart of global railway infrastructure companiesHow 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?
Keynote Panel: How can we guarantee that mobility will remain sustainable and a seamless passenger experience is not jeopardised with the introduction of disruptors?
  • 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 focussing to maximise the efficiencies available with future technology?

Networking refreshment break in the exhibition hall


Global Project Roundtables

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.


Mauricio Anderson Salazar

Quito: the hub of urban rail development in the Latin American region

  • 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?
Mauricio Anderson Salazar

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

  • 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?

Networking lunch in the exhibition hall



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

  • 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?
Roberto Andreoli

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

  • 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

Close of Conference – See you next year!


Welcoming drinks in Torre BEC

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