We're offering our community a virtual space to connect, share ideas and explore what's next in these uncertain times.
These free weekly webinars are hosted by the World Rail Festival in conjunction with our partners.
You can join them via GoToWebinar.
The Rail Industry has, in the last decade, gone through an ambitious digital transformation, mainly driven by the need for operational and supply chain optimisation, cross-border interoperability and increased safety management.
While there are stakeholders in the sector that have engaged in sophisticated intra-company digital projects, a vast number of major players in Europe and Asia-Pacific have opted to join forces to address the challenges together. A first step was made by harmonising the identification of assets, parts, and components, in some instances already combined with the second phase of process automation. Sharing the collected operational data amongst supply chain partners is part of various projects in different regions in the world.
The use of technology, such as sensors in an IoT (Internet of Things) environment, plays an important part in the digital transformation, as it improves the speed at which mission-critical and safety-relevant decisions can be taken.
In this webinar, Dominik Halbeisen from the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) will share some key learnings on this topic.
All around the world, rail has been instrumental in developing society as we know it. Today, we are facing new challenges driven by new government agendas and shifts in both consumer behaviour and business practice. As we work to rebuild a better, more sustainable world, we explore the crucial role rail will continue to play going forward, and how to deliver connected networks that are better for both people and planet.
Key points: This webinar will explore a range of topics and what they mean for the rail/urban transit industry:
Introduced by Kirsty Dias, Managing Director of PriestmanGoode, Paul Priestman, Chairman & Designer, will present our latest ideas around Future Cities particularly pertaining to rail industry assets and services.
Kirsty and Paul will be joined by a panel of international industry representatives who will discuss their recent experiences and ideas regarding the shift that both businesses and governments may have to embrace to create a future city landscape that is fit for purpose serving passengers, local communities and the planet.
Before the start of the current Covid-19 crisis, the development of new mobility was gaining momentum like never before.
However the Covid-19 crisis threatens to change the way we live and travel long after lockdown restrictions are lifted,
altering travel trends, norms and paradigms potentially forever.
What impact could these changes have on the development of new mobility services & models and critically,
how can the industry adapt and prepare to the new normal?
Our expert panel will each present their thoughts on what the future of new mobility could look like,
and will then have plenty of time to debate, discuss and answer questions from our audience.
Following the Covid-19 crisis, new behaviors will emerge and many people will continue working from home,
creating a very different environment for Rail and Transit.
Operators must consider new partnerships and undertake an organizational-wide digital transformation to outmaneuver uncertainty.
Rail operators will face major challenges to ensure workforce safety and customer confidence.
And operations, sales and distribution will need to become more automated, reducing the number of physical touchpoints and staff in the field.
What are the lessons learned in Asia? How is Europe progressing? And how will North America be impacted?
Nicole Goebel, Accenture Managing Director , guided us through insights across three continents:
Europe: Henning Radermacher, Principal Director Rail and Transit, Austria, Switzerland and Germany
America: Michael English, Managing Director Rail and Transit, North America
Asia: Claudio Bacalhau, Managing Director Rail and Transit, Asia Pacific
We cautiously looked at the future and 'life after COVID-19'. Hosted by Alex Burrows, Director, Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education, we discussed:
Chris Perry, Founder Intelligent Mobility services will be leading this Webinar focusing on the following themes:
This webinar focused on the ways in which transport operators can manage customer experience during the Covid-19 crisis.
Download this webinar to explore how social media can be utilised during the Covid-19 crisis in transport.