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


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.
Panel discussion

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

round tables

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.
Are you ready for automation in rail – opportunities and challenges
Karsten Oberle

Karsten Oberle, Global Practice Lead - Railway, Nokia

Automatization of Mainline Operation
Jon Alzate

Jon Alzate, Director – On-board Systems Business Unit, CAF Signalling

End-to-End connections in railway transport
Marc Giesen

Marc Giesen, Executive Director, DB Engineering & Consulting

How can an ERTMS transformation be managed step by step on a national scale?
Esmé Kalshoven

Esmé Kalshoven, ERTMS Program Director, NS

How rail operators can benefit from the latest telecommunication technologies
Felipe Sanjuan

Felipe Sanjuan, Transport Business Development Director, Teltronic

Opportunities for women through digitisation in the railway sector
Susanne Wolf-Eberl

Susanne Wolf-Eberl, Chairwoman, WIMEN

Technological challenges in traction systems
Iván Larzabal

Iván Larzabal, R&D Project Manager, CAF Power & Automation

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?
Juan Fores Lojo

What are the important lessons learned to improve a Metro PPP project?

  • What are the key factors that we are looking at around a Metro PPP project?
  • How can we look to build a smooth efficient tender process?
  • The process of PPP project structuring and risk assessment.
Heiko Büttner

How can we develop urban transport infrastructure and commuter rail systems with a focus on the passenger?

  • Keeping a customer informed for maximum awareness
  • Technology focus: how will our people interact with the new fleet?
  • How much data can we actually optimise before technology becomes a hinderance?

Networking Lunch and Exhibition viewing


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.

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
James Gallagher

What are the digital demands of the modern urban traveller and how can you make investment decisions based on a rapidly moving technological landscape?

  • A profile of today’s urban rail user: Always connected, multimodal, mobile only and active on social media
  • How can we use the digital revolution to boost ridership – What are the internal constraints of urban rail operators that stop us from connecting with our passengers?
  • Ensuring that the technology you choose to invest in matches the demands of your passengers, both today and in the future
Ching-Shinn Huang

How have Metro Taipei used intelligent asset management to develop the world’s most reliable metro?

  • How TRTC developed their asset management system: what are the key factors in play?
  • Using preventive maintenance & management for full-asset life cycles
  • Leveraging strategies of Asset Service Life Extension for rolling stock

Afternoon networking break and exhibition viewing

Panel discussion

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




Networking refreshment break in the exhibition hall

round tables

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.
Automation in Vienna: discussing the operational challenges of a conversion project
Nikolaus Panzera

Nikolaus Panzera, Operation Manager For The Implementation Of Uto, Wiener Linien

Evaluating the future train energy mix: hydrail, battery, diesel hybrid & electrification
Rory Dickerson

Rory Dickerson, Senior Engineer: Traction And Rolling Stock, Network Rail

Exploring Financial models for urban systems
Hans Cruse

Hans Cruse, Director, Spårvagnsstäderna

Getting the basics of cybersecurity right: how can transport foster a new way of thinking?
Maz Mirza Bin Mohd Aminurashid

Maz Mirza Bin Mohd Aminurashid, Head, Information Technology, Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd

How can an existing metro line be automated without traffic disruption?
Amandine Moutte

Amandine Moutte, Assistant Project Manager, Line 4 Automation Project, RATP

How can operators overcome the complexities of managing stakeholder relationships and mega-project coordination on a regional scale?
Richard Sendi

Richard Sendi, Head, Planning And Strategy Sgr Project, Ministry of Works and Transport, Uganda

How can rail operators ensure sustainability is a priority across the company?
Margrethe Sagevik

Margrethe Sagevik, Environmental Manager, NSB

How can rail transform network operations with ETCS and other new technologies on the horizon?
Christine Kraft

Christine Kraft, Project Manager Etcs, DB Kommunikationstechnik

How can RFID automation technology contribute to the optimisation of rolling stock maintenance
Tanmay Mehta

Tanmay Mehta, General Manager, Rfid, Centre For Railway Information Systems, Indian Railways

Investing in the right suppliers to optimise the future of our network
Camilla Ahston

Camilla Ahston, Senior International Strategist, Purchasing And Logistics, Trafikverket

Navigating the challenges of implementing ETCS on a surface-running network
Paul Booth

Paul Booth, Principal Engineer, Network Rail

Overcoming the challenges of combining big data in operations and infrastructure to streamline traffic management services
Marleen Verheyen

Marleen Verheyen, Advisor Traffic Management Services, Infrabel Sa

Sourcing future refrigerants for existing and new air conditioning systems in railway vehicle
Tobias Fischer

Tobias Fischer, Head Of Rolling Stock Technology, Deutsche Bahn AG

Understanding the potential of GNSS for rail
Juliette Marais

Juliette Marais, Research Fellow, IFSTAR

Update on the German Hydrail project: the results of our operations
Dr Holger Busch

Dr Holger Busch, Scientific Advisor, Fraktion Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen

What is IOTA’s vision for blockchain and distributed ledger technology in the world of mobility?
Alisa Maas

Alisa Maas, Lead Mobility Track, IOTA Foundation


Jorge Yanez

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?
Javier Serra Guevara

PANEL 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?
Elizabeth Briceño Jiménez, Executive President, Instituto Costarricense De Ferrocarriles

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

Milan’s data revolution: The impact of contactless payments on transport operations

  • 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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