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Signalling & Communications, Tuesday 19 March 2019

Opening Keynote Plenary: Next Gen Rail

Dr Jacob Kam

Rail Leader Keynote Interviews

Back by popular demand, we kick off Asia Pacific Rail 2019 with a series of interviews with C-Level rail operator leaders. Don’t miss these exclusive insights from some of the region’s most forward-thinking executives.
Panel discussion

Keynote Panel: Next generation rail & the changing transport ecosystem

Following the keynote interviews, our leaders will come together for this exclusive panel discussion to explore the role of rail in the broader transport ecosystem, and how operators need to adapt to ensure they thrive amidst the disruption. Issues to be addressed include:
  • How does rail fit into the wider urban ecosystem?
  • How can rail operators establish partnerships with the right players, and who will drive this?
  • Where does Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) fit in the broader context of a digital rail strategy?
  • What technology investments do rail operators need to be making?
  • How can we enable last mile connectivity at all levels, and what role does or should the rail operator play in this?
  • What is the benefit to rail operators in offering end-to-end transport planning and electronic payment? Who is doing it right?

Networking refreshments & exhibition visit

Rail signalling operator showcase

Jiangtao Wang
Signalling & Communications

Intelligent operation and maintenance

3 of TCT's leading Chinese rail operator partners will showcase the latest innovations in their signalling & communications projects.
Jiangtao Wang, Specialist, National Engineering Laboratory for Urban Rail Transit Communication and Operation Control
Biao Wang
Signalling & Communications

Application of cloud platform in Hohhot Metro Project

3 of TCT's leading Chinese rail operator partners will showcase the latest innovations in their signalling & communications projects.
Biao Wang, Senior Engineer, Inner Mongolia Traffic Control Anjie Technology
Raymond  Chi-Ming Lau
Signalling & Communications

FAST2040 (Foresight Asset Strategy)

3 of TCT's leading Chinese rail operator partners will showcase the latest innovations in their signalling & communications projects.
Raymond Chi-Ming Lau, Deputy Innovative Asset Management & Governance Manager, MTR Corporation

Networking lunch & exhibition visit

Keynote Plenary: The Power of Big Data

Dr Tony Lee

Big Data: how MTR is unlocking the power of data for true digitalisation

Norman Frisch

Digital transformation of railways

- Service innovation, Predicting passenger flows, introducing Mobility as a Service or forecasting asset demands are important enablers for a safe and cost-effective rail operation - The Road to Digital Transformation is an ongoing progress allowing operators to gain Business Intelligence through cloud activated applications from third parties or cross departmental expertise- Last mile connectivity through wireless converged networks providing access to mobile and fixed infrastructure, sensors and business applications offer new revenue streams for modern rail and metro operators
Rishi Dutta

Going beyond the buzzword: making use of Big Data


Networking refreshments & exhibition visit


Mr Ho Wing Chan
Signalling & Communications

Smart Light Rail Operation

Felipe Sanjuan
Xian Yin Xiong
Signalling & Communications

How cloud is reshaping our mobility of metro

- MaaS (Mobility as a Service) is becoming more and more popular in transportation industry, and it will bring significant convenience to passengers but need more information shared from operators, including some operation and maintenance data in Metro system which was managed only by operators before. This need new architecture and technology to migrate and share this kind of information, the cloud-based ICT platform should be the important foundation in this new architecture.- Cloud platform can enable IoT, big data and AI module, which will simultaneously bring distinct changes to improve the efficiency of existing operation systems, and produce more innovative applications in metro industry.- Cloud platform need reshape existing ICT structure and its procedures with top-down methodology, and it should be planned and managed as a CEO-focused project.

Rail systems

Pichit Rukchonlatee
Signalling & Communications

BEM’s Blue Line Extension project: upgrading systems

Pichit Rukchonlatee, Assistant Managing Director - Engineering and Maintenance, Bangkok Expressway and Metro Public Company Limited
Panel discussion

Networking drinks

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Signalling & Communications, Wednesday 20 March 2019

Keynote Plenary: Looking Forward

Panel discussion

Keynote Panel: Game-changing technologies for Asia Pacific’s rail operators: making sense of it all

  • What are the technologies to watch? Is it all about IoT, AI & blockchain or do we need to be thinking more broadly?
  • How is technology changing our relationship with our customers? Where do they live and what value-added services do we need to be able to provide to stay relevant to them?
  • From an operational perspective, how is artificial intelligence creating new efficiencies?
  • Retrofit vs replacement – what practical steps can you take to get started with technology implementation?
Qiang Zhang

A pair of intelligent eyes -Train Intelligent Detection System (TIDS)

Qiang Zhang, Chief Scientist, Traffic Control Technology Co. Ltd.
Session led by: traffic-control-technology-co.-ltd.

Networking refreshments & exhibition visit

New technology for signalling

Mr Michael Hamlyn
Signalling & Communications

Resignalling: best practices

  • Planning around downtime: upgrading your systems with minimal disruption
  • Large-scale CBTC migration: avoiding the pitfalls
  • Best practice in brownfield resignalling projects
  • From design to final phase, commissioning and testing: what to look out for
Mihai Lungu

Networking lunch & exhibition visit

Upgrading networks

Chiung-Tsung Chen
Signalling & Communications

Signalling & Communication System of Kaohsiung Light Rail

Chiung-Tsung Chen, General Manager, LRT O&M Department,, Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corp
Mr Nikhil Swami
Signalling & Communications

Design and integration of CBTC systems

Communications security

Jayantha Gunathilake
Signalling & Communications

Sri Lanka Railway projects: requirements, challenges, and future scope

CS Chang
Signalling & Communications

Incorporating new technology into your signalling system

Moderator: CS Chang, Chairman and Director, Key Direction Limited
Jaydeep Pawar, Chief Communications Engineer, Indian Railways

Close of Asia Pacific Rail 2019

last published: 18/Mar/19 16:05