CONFERENCE DAY 2

 

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08:50

Chair's opening remarks

08:59

PASSENGER

Clive Roberts
09:00

Modernisation, digitization and AI: how to get there!

With rising passenger expectations and rapidly-changing technology, how can we as an industry evolve to meet these challenges? How can we create digital platforms that are agile enough to adapt to the rapidly changing demands of passengers? Where should operators be focusing to maximise the efficiencies available with future technology?

Join Professor Clive Roberts, Director, Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education and Lead for the UK Railway Research and Innovation Network, University of Birmingham for his insights on how we move to the next generation of African railways
Juergen Maier-Gyomlay
09:20

Meeting evolving passenger expectations: implementing real change

  • Learning from global experience – localising best practice to meet African demand
  • Making passenger rail a focus area and part of your growth plan
  • Innovations and excellence in passenger experience
  • How to enhance passenger engagement in mobile first Africa
  • How tech can profoundly change the face of transport in Africa
Victor Radebe
09:40

Presidential debate: Africa – Is rail still relevant for moving people and will it survive the disruptive elements of the emerging mobility platforms?

How can we create infrastructure that is flexible enough to adapt to the capacity demands of tomorrow? What areas of innovation should we explore to develop the major projects of the future? How can rail integrate the micro-mobility options (e.g. ride-sharing, car-sharing, bike-sharing, etc.) to address the first and last mile of travel?Opposing views…. join our keynotes as they debate the effect of rapid urbanisation, government subsidy, integration and the role of tech
10:00

Speed networking

10:20

Morning refreshments, exhibition viewing and networking

11:19

COUNTRY STORIES – NORTH AFRICA AND CENTRAL

11:19

DIGITISATION

11:19

URBAN TRANSPORT PLANNING

11:19

PARTNERING WITH PORTS

RAIL TECH
11:20

Digital journeys – from rolling stock, signalling, to social media in the 4IR era

  • Moving towards a smart, integrated operating model
  • Identifying key advanced tech to develop systems
  • How to successfully integrate and implement
  • Innovating in costs: From low cost to no cost
FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
11:20

How to overcome hidden roadblocks and infrastructure limitations

  • Innovative funding and financing, what are the possible options
  • Understanding and monitoring the cost-determining factors of infrastructure projects
  • Sourcing the right technology
INTERMODAL
11:20

Successful transport development – multi stakeholder collaboration

  • Innovative infrastructure finance models
  • Investibility of infrastructure projects
  • The confluence of sourcing and financing
  • The role of tech and know-how
BIG PICTURE RAIL
11:40

The hottest projects in the pipeline in Libya and what is being done to open the investment door

This presentation covers projects from the entire transport spectrum
RAIL TECH
11:40

Providing a reliable and seamless service: Why cloud-based tech is the way to go

  • Getting on the fast track: IoT, data and the cloud to your advantage
  • Easy access, saving time and money
  • Opportunities and challenges
FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
11:40

Investing in a new era of rail: planning for the future demand of smart cities

  • Tech to reimagine the way in which you interact with all the traveling public
  • One size fits all? No. Know what will work for your smart city
  • Putting passenger service at the center of business strategy – from recruitment and training, to price strategies and marketing
INTERMODAL
11:40

Connecting Africa’s hinterland with public-private partnership (PPP) initiatives

  • Overcoming the challenges of long-term financing for PPP projects in Africa
  • Typical models for infrastructure procurement in the emerging markets?
  • Is emerging markets’ infrastructure sector regulation sufficient and conducive for scale-up of PPPs?
  • What is the current PPP environment in the country?
RAIL TECH
12:00

Operators and passengers: digital transformation to smart transportation

  • What is the rail industry 4IR action plans?
  • Using data to enable better decision making
  • Intelligent collaboration – open data sharing and data movement
  • Adopting the right technology infrastructure to support the 4IR
Rodrigue Gadengar-Roasna, Director Of Urbanism And Head Of Urban Transport, Chad Ministry of Transport
FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
12:00

Advanced analytics to drive the next wave of growth for connecting rural and urban areas

  • Keeping in mind the economic impact of disruptive technologies
  • Integrated governance, territorial planning, partnerships and using innovative tools
INTERMODAL
12:00

Ports of partnerships: getting in with an inland port

  • Using partnerships as a long-term competitive advantage
  • Creating alliances with port authorities and railroads to develop new inland port opportunities
  • Location is key
12:19

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION SESSION

12:20

Driving more local supplier participation in rail programs and projects

Kate Setjie
12:20

Greening the passenger/freight rail environment whilst optimizing the service delivery levels

Vivian Ramathuba
12:20

Investing in the right services that offer end-to-end efficiency for large end users

12:20

Rail Transport in Libya - Libyan Railway Project and Tripoli city train subways

12:20

TBA

Reserved for RSR
13:00

Lunch, networking and exhibition viewing

14:19

GOVERNANCE AND POLICY

14:19

CYBER SECURITY

14:19

PASSENGER EXPERIENCE

14:19

CORRIDORS

BIG PICTURE RAIL
14:20

Learn how to remain compliant and save time and money

  • Creating a platform for government to discuss regulation policies
  • Policy & governance redefined: Reframing the transport mix at government level
  • Making regulation work for you
FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
14:20

Putting passenger at the heart of transport digitization

  • Light rail and the impact it has on passenger experience
  • How conducive is light rail to urban regeneration projects?
  • Unlocking the potential of data
  • Smartphones, apps, and wearable tech
INTERMODAL
14:20

Greater regional competitiveness via regional integration and collaboration

  • Prospects for improved partnerships within regions
  • Improving regional communication and co-operation
  • Maximising regional railway interoperability
BIG PICTURE RAIL
14:40

Staying on the right track - follow the correct procedures

  • Navigating disruptive trends in technology, policy and customer dynamics
  • Understanding multinational policy development & planning
  • Defining the policy objectives
RAIL TECH
14:40

Implementing information security in railway communication systems

  • The unique challenges that rail operators face in relation to cyber security
  • How can we learn from other industries as aviation, electricity or military?
  • How are we able to build up redundancies in our systems?
Moyowa Mutemwa, Senior Cyber Security Specialist, CSIR
FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
14:40

Morocco Case Study: High speed rail for Africa - where are we?

  • Creating an integrated African railway network – is HSR feasible for Africa?
  • Where will the funding come from?
  • Expertise and know-how to promote competence
  • How will this
INTERMODAL
14:40

Promoting efficient transport networks and transport corridor development

  • Well-functioning and reliable regulatory structures
  • Investment innovation for interoperable transport networks
BIG PICTURE RAIL
15:00

Transport policy and governance in turbulent times

  • Failure to launch: Why policy matters and what’s holding it back?
  • Push for long-term profitability and sustainability
  • How practical are your policy, governance and regulation tools?
RAIL TECH
15:00

Understanding the key threats in transport safety and security

  • How can we protect systems from attacks across different silos?
  • Understanding the continued difficulties in an increasingly digitalised network
FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
15:00

A holistic approach: Improving end-to-end passenger experience

  • Aligning your business plan to the needs of the commuter of the future
  • Leading from the front: delivering a seamless passenger experience
  • Overcoming the challenges of sustainable public transportation systems in Africa
15:19

SAFETY AND SECURITY

15:19

BIG DATA AND ANALYTICS

15:19

PASSENGER RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE

15:19

COUNTRY STORIES - WEST AFRICA

BIG PICTURE RAIL
15:20

A nexus for enforcing regulation and safety standards at level crossings

  • Engineering, improvements and education
  • How to involve and benefit local staff in project developments
  • Developing core skills for effective emergency response
  • Safety audits
RAIL TECH
15:20

Leveraging analytics from operational visibility to tactical strategic intelligence

  • Using operational intelligence to enable accelerate decision making
  • Knowing the latest tech by leveraging your current infrastructure to recognise any gaps
BIG PICTURE RAIL
15:40

Minimizing the inconsistency and unpredictability of human interventions

  • How do we get the best available workforce for our future challenges in rail?
  • How do we combine artificial intelligence with human experience?
  • Increasing workforce loyalty and competency-based training
RAIL TECH
15:40

Using data, analytics and numbers to ensure a smooth transition from mechanical to electrical fleets

  • Using data to your advantage
  • The right partners, timing and decisions
  • Sourcing the right skill set for the job
FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
15:40

The sharing economy: reshaping the way we commute

RAIL TECH
16:00

Unlocking the value of data for your transport operator

  • Taking an analytical approach to the plan
  • How do we differentiate between important/crucial and less important data?
  • How can we use data of the whole passengers’ journey: rail, car, bus, cycle, by foot)?
  • What are the new commercial opportunities?
  • Placing data at the heart of your strategy
  • Big data and high speed scaled data bases
16:20

Chair's closing remarks and close of conference

last published: 24/May/19 13:25 GMT

 

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