THE AGENDA

  WORKSHOP DAY: MONDAY 6TH NOVEMBER
9.30 Delegates meet in the main foyer for the site visits
10.00 RATP and SNCF site visits
  Begin your stay in Paris by visiting key metro operation sites in the city thanks to support from RATP and SNCF. Leaving the hotel at 10:00 you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow delegates and check out the network developments first hand with our unique site visits.
13.30 NETWORKING LUNCH
14.30  

Intimate workshops

The workshop sessions offer a perfect platform for interaction, debate and best practice sharing. Following the moderators' introductory presentation, delegates will sit on tables of no more than 10 delegates led by specialist facilitators and will discuss the challenges presented on their tables. Each table will then feed their conclusions back to the whole group, so you can take practical information back to the office to improve your business!

CBTC system performance: system availability and stability.

This workshop will begin with a brainstorming session on factors that govern system performance in a smart metro followed by a practical case study of revenue-service metro projects in Bangkok and Malaysia.

Vivek Agarwal, Market Intelligence Lead, Rail Control Solutions (RCS), Bombardier

How to create value for passengers and operators

  • What are the biggest pain points for customers?
  • How does technology increase connectivity?
  • How can we enable customers to take ownership of their journey?

Christina Holtmannspoetter, Head of Global Strategy and Marketing Digitalization Mass Transit, Siemens AG, Making customer journeys easier

 

15.30 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
16.00 

 

Where are the opportunities for deeper automation?

From automatic coupling to automated workshops, increased automation can improve reliability, safety, and efficiency. This workshop will look at where this is practical and the kinds of automation offering the best ROI.

  • Olivier Fafa, Systems Director, Systra
  • Loïc Guignot, Urban Systems and Signalling Director, Systra
  • Frédéric Bana, Metro Systems Technical Manager, Systra
  • François Gravil, Systems Manager, Systra

Is predictive maintenance the right approach for your rail system?

The rail industry is gravitating towards predictive maintenance, yet operators need to weigh up the initial investment with the cost saving, efficiency, and reliability benefits of different approaches to maintaining the network. This workshop explores the pros and cons to help you craft a solid business case.

TBC

 

17.00 NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION
 
  DAY ONE: TUESDAY 7TH NOVEMBER
8.00 Registration Open
9.00 Welcome Address
 

Room 1

C- level plenary: Global perspectives on metro growth and development

Around the world, urban transport networks are under pressure to tackle similar challenges of overcrowding, competition from existing and emerging modes of transportation, the need for sustainability, and increasingly demanding customer expectations. Finding the solutions to these challenges requires strong leadership from the top down, and this session will bring together global metro leaders to discuss the best strategies for now and in the future.

Moderator: Andrea Giuricin, Fellow, University of Milan Bicocca

9.10 Opening keynote presentation: Innovating in the face of an increasingly competitive landscape
Christian Galivel, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, RATP
9.25 Investing in an ageing network to increase capacity and improve service
Desmond Kuek, Chief Executive Officer, SMRT
9.40 Bringing the community together with a well-designed metro network
Jorge Delgado, Chairman & CEO, Metro Do Porto
9.55 Encouraging uptake of public transport
Alexandra van Huffelen, Managing Director, GVB Amsterdam
10.10

Ask the Leaders: Your chance to interact with our C-level panel and pose your questions on our interactive Q&A system.  Delegates can vote for their favourite questions and get unparalleled industry insight.

  • As technology develops and new challenges arise, what should operators be investing in?
  • What opportunities are there for maximising capacity by getting the most out of existing infrastructure?
  • In what ways are customer expectations changing in today’s digital world?
  • How can metros deliver cost-efficiency, sustainability, and value for money for passengers?
  • How should operators respond to the rise of new modes of transportation such as ride-share and autonomous vehicles?
Panelists:
  • Christian Galivel, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, RATP
  • Desmond Kuek, Chief Executive Officer, SMRT
  • Alexandra van Huffelen, Managing Director, GVB Amsterdam
  • Jorge Delgado, Chairman & CEO, Metro Do Port
10.40  NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
  CBTC WORLD CONGRESS SMART METRO WORLD CONGRESS
  Room 1 Room 2 Room 3
    SMART ASSETS AND DATA SMART PASSENGER EXPERIENCE
 

PROCUREMENT AND PROJECT DELIVERY

Installing new CBTC systems is a major challenge; there is too much uncertainty and unforeseen challenges can arise. Yet there are ways of achieving a smoother procurement and project delivery process, and this session will look at how operators can learn from the experience of those who have gone before.

Moderator: Andy Bourne, Former Head of Railway Systems Delivery, London Underground

DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE TO ENHANCE OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

With digitisation increasing there are new opportunities for operators to gather and analyse data with predictive, reliability, and balance based maintenance techniques. This session will look at how these tools can be exploited to carry more passengers with fewer disruptions to service.

Moderator: Andrea Giuricin, Fellow, University of Milan Bicocca

DEVELOPING THE PASSENGER RELATIONSHIP

Digital channels such as mobile apps and social media platforms are becoming the channel of choice for customer interactions, and offer new opportunities for the collection of passenger data, personalisation, and ancilary revenues through advertising. This session looks at ways of building up the passenger relationship, and how this can be monetised.

Moderator: Louise Coward, Senior Insight Advisor, Transport Focus

11.10

New signalling systems: Balancing price with performance

  • What are the best ways of working with suppliers?
  • Identifying your priorities for a new signalling system.
  • Testing and commissioning strategies to reduce service disruption.
  • What’s mission critical and what’s extra?

Sanjay Kumar, Chief Engineer, Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation

How does LTE enable smart metro and asset management technologies?

In order to satisfy the demand for new data-intensive capabilities such as CCTV and onboard internet access, metro operators need to strengthen their communications systems. This presentation will look at the potential of 4G to achieve faster transfer speeds and support more applications.

Dr. Yongsoo Song, Senior Researcher, Railroad Type Approval Team, Railroad Safety and Certification Institute, Korea Railroad Research Institute

Understanding the modern passenger

  • What do passengers want and how are their expectations changing?
  • What touch points can be used to collect passenger data?
  • Where can technology improve passenger data collection?
Dr. Székelyné Pásztor Erzsébet, Head of Corporate Relations, Budapest Transport Company
11.25

Case study: Vienna goes UTO: challenges and opportunities of an upgrade-project

  • Identifying your priorities for a new signalling system: what new functionalities are available?
  • Keeping trains running during the upgrade process.
  • Operational concepts and improving customer experience.

Nikolaus Panzera, Operations Manager, Wiener Linien

Case study: Digitised monitoring and maintenance on the Jubilee Line

  • High level performance metrics for the line performance
  • Automated diagnostics showing all time lost, including sub-threshold, and recovery performance
  • Capacity enhancements using data tuning and control system improvements for junction management
  • Condition monitoring - predict and prevent

George Clark, Director of Engineering, Transport for London

Driving service excellence through companywide strategic change

This presentation will explore SMRT’s framework and efforts to improve customer experience and innovation to drive service excellence initiatives.  The initiatives range from companywide leadership alignment, strategic partnerships, technological customer touch-points, technology driven training and innovation engagement events.

Dave Ong, Head of the Passenger Service Department, SMRT

11.40

How can the supplier’s knowledge and expertise help the operator save costs from the start of a project?

Olivier Fafa, Systems Director, Systra

Digital rail solutions to enhance availability, throughput and passenger experience

Tobias Bauer, Vice President for Mass Transit Center of Competence Communication Systems, Siemens

Case study: A connected mobility pilot with North County Transit District San Diego

  • Marcus de Paz, Global Sales & Business Development, Bombardier
  • Rene Braun, Senior Strategy Analyst, Bombardier
11.55

Case study: Line 4 of the Parisian underground: extension and automation.

  • Global picture of the project.
  • Operational specifications.
  • Systems renewal: new command center, new signaling.
  • Why keep lateral signaling anyway?
  • How to deal with different generations of trains.

Speakers:

  • Edgar Sée, Operations Director – Line 4 Automation, RATP 
  • Patricia Charon, Project Manager – Line 4 Automation, RATP

Leveraging digital infrastructure to enable smarter maintenance

  • Improving train-track communications for real-time data transfer.
  • Sensors and wayside detection devices for monitoring the network.
  • Overcoming the challenges of cyber security and data ownership.

Martyn Chymera, Maintenance Performance and Reliability Manager, Crossrail

Bringing together all members of staff to generate optimum service

  • Improving staff training procedures.
  • Breaking down silos to deliver a consistent service across all levels of the business.
  • Amalgamating and acting on customer service data in a timely manner.

Dag Lokrantz-Bernitz, Head of Traffic, MTR Stockholm

12.10 

Leadership of mega projects

Odense Letbane is the first stage of a network of light railways, which will link cities and districts in the Odense area and make it easier for commuters to get from A2B. This presentation will give an update on the progress of the project, and discuss the qualities needed for leadedership on major transportation and construction projects.

Mogens Hagelskaer, Chief Executive Officer, Odense Letbane P/S

Experimental ways of managing the maintenance and deployment of safety relays

In this presentation, Claude Andlauer will present the results of tests to improve safety on CBTC systems through digital monitoring allowing faster and smoother interventions.

Claude Andlauer, Railway Systems Engineering Manager, RATP

 

12.25

Panel: Getting it right first time: saving costs through planning and due diligence

  • What due diligence factors should operators consider during the procurement process?
  • What strategies should be used to plan for unusual, difficult or unique circumstances?
  • Where can off-the-shelf solutions help keep costs down?

Panelists:

  • Nicolas Nikolopoulos, Head of Signalling and Train Control Department, Attiko Metro
  • Nikolaus Panzera, Operations Manager, Wiener Linien
  • Senior representative, RATP
  • Olivier Fafa, Systems Director, Systra

Panel: Overcoming the barriers to better use of data

  • What infrastructure/technology is needed before real-time analytics is possible?
  • How can data be aggregated from different sources?
  • Why are operators reluctant to share data?

Panelists:

  • Claude Andlauer, Railway Systems Engineering Manager, RATP
  • Martyn Chymera, Maintenance Performance and Reliability Manager, Crossrail
  • Dr. Yongsoo Song, Senior Researcher, Railroad Type Approval Team, Railroad Safety and Certification Institute, Korea Railroad Research Institute
  • George Clark, Director of Engineering, Transport for London
  • Tobias Bauer, Vice President for Mass Transit Center of Competence Communication Systems, Siemens AG

Panel: Meeting and exceeding passenger expectations

  • What are that main factors in attracting passengers?
  • How can operators increase passenger loyalty?
  • What are the solutions to the most common passenger complaints

Panelists:

  • Dave Ong, Head of the Passenger Service Department, SMRT
  • Dr. Székelyné Pásztor Erzsébet, Head of Corporate Relations, Budapest Transport Company
  • Dag Lokrantz-Bernitz, Head of Traffic, MTR Stockholm
  • Marcus de Paz, Global Sales & Business Development, Bombardier
  • Rene Braun, Senior Strategy Analyst, Bombardier
13.00 NETWORKING LUNCH
  CBTC WORLD CONGRESS SMART METRO WORLD CONGRESS
  Room 1 Room 2 Room 3
    SMART ASSETS AND DATA SMART PASSENGER EXPERIENCE
 

ACHIEVING INTEROPERABILITY ON AN OPEN SYSTEM

Interoperability is an issue in any open system where there are multiple operators with trains transferring from one line to the other. Each line has its own challenges and it is difficult to marry different technologies across lines. There is debate within the industry over whether standards can help make interoperability easier or whether they stifle innovation.

Moderator: Andy Bourne, Former Head of Railway Systems Delivery, London Underground

COST SAVING THROUGH EFFICIENT AND SUSTAINABLE OPERATIONS

Many global Metro operators are running ageing legacy equipment and infrastructure which is unreliable and expensive to replace. This session will look at ways in which technology can help operators reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and get more out of ageing networks.

Moderator: Andrea Giuricin, Fellow, University of Milan Bicocca

INTELLIGENT PASSENGER MANAGEMENT

Metro systems around the world are facing the challenge of growing demand.  CBTC systems enable more passengers to use the network but this has made passenger management the next key constraint on maximising capacity.  In order to fully use the capacity of new and existing trains and infrastructure, metro operators need to optimise passenger movements through the system and regulate congested periods.

Moderator: Louise Coward, Senior Insight Advisor, Transport Focus

14.15

Commissioning and opening of new metro lines

  • Alleviating urban capacity pressures.
  • Testing operating procedures ahead of opening to identify issues.
  • Pllanning ahead to avoid faults and improve reliability.

Navneet Kaushik, Executive Director, Signalling and Telecom Projects, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation

Providing a safe, reliable and sustainable service at competitive cost

  • Making the most of existing assets
  • Using technological innovations to increase lifecycles.
  • Identifying and negating risks.

Abhay Kumar Mishra, Chief Executive Officer, Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd

Real-time information: improving communication across channels

  • The benefits of real-time information for safety, security, and seamless passenger journeys.
  • The role of information for reducing crowding on platforms and in trains
  • Challenges for consistency of information across onboard, in-station, and online channels

Jorge Morgado, Head of Communications, Metro do Porto

14.30

Innovative technology to address traffic regulation issues on an open network

Ownership and access to data is a sensitive issue. Operators must maintain data privacy in case of incidents or legal issues. Yet data sharing is also crucial in order to identify faults and improve the network. This session will explore where compromises can be found.

Juliette Pochet, Industrial PHD Student - Automatic control system for traffic management, SNCF

The potential of predictive maintenance for increasing life-cycles and reducing costs

Whereas maintenance has traditionally been a reactive, disruptive, and costly necessity, the availability of data enables asset managers to move from a reactive to a proactive model using predictive maintenance, condition based monitoring, and sensors across the network.

Markus Ossberger, Deputy Head of Division Infrastructure, Wiener Linien

Managing peaks in passenger numbers during cultural events

Major cultural events such as seasonal festivals, music concerts, and sporting competitions can cause major strain on the urban transport network. This session will look at strategies for increasing capacity and improving safety when there are more passengers than usual.

Joubert Flores, Engineering Director, Metro Rio

14.45

Implementation of CBTC in brownfield projects

Pierre Lesoille, Technical Manager, Ansaldo STS

Future-proofing your assets in the face of technological change

Laurens de Nooyer, Global Offering Lead, Digital Train & Track, Ericsson

Using passenger behavioural data to change usage of the metro

Senior representative, Alcatel-Lucent
15.00

Onboard technology: would standardisation make technology upgrades easier?

Each new piece of technology installed on rolling stock needs to be able to work alongside existing and future systems. This presentation will explore the potential for standardisation in onboard technologies and train-to-ground communications as a way of reducing costs and simplifying procurement.

Christian Becker, Signalling Engineer, Metro Sao Paolo

Energy conservation for cost-efficient and sustainable operations

Energy is a major cost of metro operations, and if it can be recuperated, a significant part of that budget can be reduced. This presentation will explore the business case for energy saving technologies.

Carlos Esquiroz, Chief Executive Officer, Metro Ligueros de Madrid

Designing better stations to improve passenger flow

  • How can station design improve passenger mood and reduce complaints?
  • Reducing overcrowding, waiting times, and safety risks
  • Commercialising station assets: retail and advertising opportunities

Vincent Georjon, Project Director, Tolouse Tisseo SMTC

15.15

 

Why sustainable, energy-efficient transportation infrastructure is key to coping with rapid urbanization

  • The urbanization challenge: how does increasing urban populations put pressure on energy and transportation resources?.
  • Zero emissions transit technology
  • How can rail stations and maintenance facilities become more energy efficient?
Andrea Bruschi, Director of Mobility Systems, Metro Milan Spa

New services and innovation for Passenger information and ticketing

  • Segmenting your customer base.
  • Personalising the content of communications to drive travellers to consider using the metro.
  • The potential value of passenger data.
  • New channels for interacting with passengers: social media, apps, bluetooth and push notifications.

Franck Avice, Deputy General Director for Service, Customer Relationship and Stations, RATP

15.30

Panel: Do standards/frameworks help or hinder interoperability?

  • How can standards deliver cost savings and efficiencies?
  • Can standards be developed that account for unqiue circumstances?
  • Do standards restrict innovation?

Panelists:

  • Pierre Lesoille, Technical Manager, Ansaldo STS
  • Juliette Pochet, Industrial PHD Student - Automatic control system for traffic management, SNCF
  • Christian Becker, Signalling Engineer, Metro Sao Paolo
  • Nicolas Nikolopoulos, Head of Signalling and Train Control Department, Attiko Metro
  • Navneet Kaushik, Executive Director, Signalling and Telecom Projects, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation

Panel: Technology as an enabler of a sustainable metro

  • What does a sustainable metro operation look like?
  • What parts of rail operations offer the most opportunities for efficiency initiatives?
  • How can data analytics increase efficiency?

Panelists:

  • Abhay Kumar Mishra, Chief Executive Officer, Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd
  • Carlos Esquiroz, Chief Executive Officer, Metro Ligueros de Madrid
  • Markus Ossberger, Deputy Head of Division Infrastructure, Wiener Linien
  • Andrea Bruschi, Director of Mobility Systems, Metro Milan Spa
  • Peter Boom, Manager Business Development & Consulting, Voestalpine
  • Laurens de Nooyer, Global Offering Lead, Digital Train & Track, Ericsson

Panel: Making best use of available capacity through behaviour change

  • During what stage of the journey should interventions be made to regulate usage
  • What interventions are most effective in changing behaviour?

Panelists:

  • Vincent Georjon, Project Director, Tolouse Tisseo SMTC
  • Joubert Flores, Engineering Director, Metro Rio
  • Jorge Morgado, Head of Communications, Metro do Porto
  • Franck Avice, Deputy General Director for Service, Customer Relationship and Stations, RATP
  • Senior representative, Alcatel Lucent
16.00 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
16.30 

Intimate workshops

The workshop sessions offer a perfect platform for interaction, debate and best practice sharing. Following the moderators' introductory presentation, delegates will sit on tables of no more than 10 delegates led by specialist facilitators and will discuss the challenges presented on their tables. Each table will then feed their conclusions back to the whole group, so you can take practical information back to the office to improve your business!

CBTC WORLD CONGRESS SMART METRO WORLD CONGRESS
Room 1 Room 2

CBTC for light rail and tram:

CBTC is quickly becoming the signalling system of choice for light rail and tram networks. These pose unique and unusual challenges as they often run alongside automotive and pedestrian traffic.

Ansaldo

Data transfer and extraction

  • Improving the train-track interface for faster data transfer
  • Obtaining data in a timely manner to deliver actionable insights
  • Can data be extracted remotely/in real time without compromising on security?

TBC

 

17.30 NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION & END OF DAY ONE
 
  DAY TWO: WEDNESDAY 8TH NOVEMBER
8.00 Registration Open
9.00 Welcome Address
 

Room 1

THE FUTURE IS NOW: STRATEGIES FOR INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND DATA

Transportation technology is evolving fast, and the development of new modes of transportation from self driving cars to ride sharing applications present new challenges for urban rail operators. With huge challenges for increasing capacity, sustainability, and the need to be ‘smart’, rail must adapt new strategies and technologies to maintain its relevance in the modern world.

Moderator: Andrea Giuricin, Fellow, University of Milan Bicocca

 9.10

How do urban rail systems improve city life?

  • Eliminating urban traffic and promoting pedestrianized areas.
  • Improving the urban environment with green spaces along the tram network
  • Zaragoza’s dynamic traffic light priority system: improving traffic flow.

Ana María Moreno, General Manager, Zaragoza Tram

9.25

Investing in urban transportation to encourage economic growth

  • Phil Hewitt, Metro Programme Director, Transport for West Midlands
  • Alejandro Moreno, Alliance Director, Midlands Metro Alliance
9.40

The 21st century mobility experience: How will autonomous vehicles change the existing urban transport system?

Easymile is bringing the autonomous vehicle concept to a reality. Autonomous vehicles have the potential to provide flexible and cost-efficient mass transit solutions with minimal need for investment in infrastructure. This presentation will look at how far away we are from launching autonomous vehicles as a viable mode of transportation and how they will change the transportation landscape.

Marion Lheritier, Marketing & Communication, Easymile
9.55

Case study: Car-tube - the urban transport mode of the future?

Car-tube is a theoretical urban transport system which envisages passengers travelling in autonomous vehicles through relatively low-cost, small bore tunnels to free up space on the ground. This presentation will introduce the concept and explore its feasibility.

Lars Hesselgren, Director of Research and Senior Associate Partner, PLP Architecture 
10:10

Leadership panel: High-level strategies for technology integration and investment

  • Developing a company-wide IT strategy across passenger experience, asset management, and mission critical functions.
  • Who is responsible for making decisions on technology investment?
  • IT and investment – where does the budget allocation come from for digital projects?
  • What are likely to be the successful transportation modes of the future?
  • Are driverless vehicles likely to reduce or increase congestion on the roads?
  • How should rail operators respond to emerging modes of transport?

 Panelists:

  • Stephane Callet, Senior Project Manager, NExTEO, SNCF
  • Lars Hesselgren, Director of Research and Senior Associate Partner, PLP Architecture
  • Marion Lheritier, Marketing & Communication, Easymile
  • Phil Hewitt, Metro Programme Director, Transport for West Midlands
  • Alejandro Moreno, Alliance Director, Midlands Metro Alliance
  • Ana María Moreno, General Manager, Zaragoza Tram
10.40 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
  CBTC WORLD CONGRESS SMART METRO WORLD CONGRESS
  Room 1 Room 2 Room 3
    SMART ASSETS AND DATA SMART PASSENGER EXPERIENCE
 

DIGITISING NETWORKS: INTELLIGENT OPERATION OF CBTC SYSTEMS

The current trend is for full automation across greenfield and brownfield projects, yet there are additional areas beyond revenue operations where further automation could reduce costs and improve efficiency. Automatic coupling, automated workshops, and platform screen doors can all help deliver reliability and introduce cost efficiencies. How do we balance further automation with safety and create the smart systems of the future?

Moderator: Andy Bourne, Former Head of Railway Systems Delivery, London Underground

OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES OF THE INTERNET OF THINGS

Digitized assets, operations, and passenger management systems opens up metro operators to new opportunities as well as new  threats and challenges. With the Internet of Things it is no longer enough to secure your servers; operators need to secure all digital devices across the network. This session will explore the standards, processes, and technology needed to survive in a digitized world.

Moderator: Andrea Giuricin, Fellow, University of Milan Bicocca

INTEGRATED, INTERMODAL JOURNEYS

As cities grow and become increasingly crowded, transportation networks are feeling the strain. Passengers are mode agnostic and will use the best route available to get from A2B. Metro operators need to adapt to keep people out of private cars and deliver more sustainable alternatives. This session will look at ways of improving mobility, from smart ticketing solutions to partnerships with other agencies and alternative modes of transportation.
11.10

The business case for greater automation

  • Where is there room for further automation?
  • Does more automation make business sense?
  • Is there a balance to be struck between automation and safety?
Philippe Leguay, International Director Urban Railway Systems, Keolis

Industry 4.0 for metro systems

  • Cyber-physical systems: collecting meaningful data.
  • Integrating data from multiple sources.
  • Advancements in big data and powerful analytics to produce insights that can be acted upon quickly.

Ismail Yakin, Chief of Signalling and Telecoms Systems, Istanbul Ulasim

Mobility-as-a-service: using public transport networks more intelligently

  • Transport on demand: fulfilling user needs with the best transport solution available
  • Ticketless travel: combining transport modes on one easy to use account
  • The challenges of developing a MaaS single market
Piia Karjalainen, Senior Manager, MaaS Alliance
11.25

Organisational change: equipping the workforce with the right experience and skills for new signalling systems

  • Succession planning and acquiring new talent
  • What are the challenges of training staff in the use of CBTC technology?
  • Balancing new and legacy systems
Mark Vernal, Senior Operations Lead, Rail Systems Alliance, Metro Trains Melbourne

What role will transport technology play in the development of the smart city of the future?

Scott Cain, Chief Executive Officer, Future Cities Catapult

From mobile to bluetooth: the flexibility of new ticketing technologies

Laurent Cremer, Executive Director, OSPT Alliance

Fabrice Jogand, Marketing Working Group Chair, OSPT Alliance

11.40

From automation to autonomy: benefits for metro systems

  • From GOA 4 to autonomy
  • Benefits of autonomy
  • Best transition strategy
Ahmed EL-HADRAMI, Technical Director, Thales

The escalation of the cyber security threat: how should metro networks prepare to combat new forms of attack?

Dominique Grimbert, Project Director, Egis

Case study: Creating seamless, connected transport links across the Greater Manchester region and beyond

Connectivity is key to delivering economic growth, and can improve lives and join isolated communities. This presentation will explore how TfGM are delivering better connectivity at a local, regional, and nation level.

Martin Lax, Head of Strategic Development, Transport for Greater Manchester

11.55

Case study: The modernization of the RER A

This presentation will look at specific issues of the most used line in European urban express transit. It will look at how RATP are modernizing of the systems in the context of mass transit, in the very heart of Paris.

Pierre Desforges, Project Manager, RATP

Julien Auger, Lead Engineer, RATP

Case study: How is Lyon using technology to drive smart city development?

Cedric Grignard, Director Technologies & Smart City, Invest in Lyon

Uber and public transport - a win-win

Ride-sharing apps have expanded rapidly as a cheap and convenient way of getting passengers from A2B. There is some debate over whether ride-share should be viewed as a competitor or partner by existing transportation operators. Ride-share has the potential to fill gaps in the network and take care of the first and last mile of the journey. What does a healthy partnership look like and how can it benefit passengers?

Marius Macku, Senior Associate, Public Policy and Government Relations, EU, Uber

12.10

Preparing to fail: optimising control systems and improving crisis management

In-service failures are a major cost; access to the right data is crucial for identifying and handling failures before they get out of hand. This session will look at ways of improving response times to faults or incidents to keep lost-customer hours to a minimum.

Michael Brown, Head of Operations, Crossrail

 

 
12.25

Panel: Fallback systems: mission critical or an unnecessary cost?

  • What happens if automated systems fail?
  • How should signalling systems be merged to increase reliability and improve safety?
  • Can less achieve a higher level of avaliability?
  • Do fallback systems degrade the effectiveness of CBTC operations?

Panelists:

  • Philippe Leguay, International Director Urban Railway Systems, Keolis
  • Michael Brown, Head of Operations, Crossrail
  • Mark Vernal, Senior Operations Lead, Rail Systems Alliance, Metro Trains Melbourne
  • Pierre Desforges, Project Manager, RATP
  • Julien Auger, Lead Engineer, RATP
  • Ahmed EL-HADRAMI, Technical Director, Thales

Panel: Where will digital technology lead rail?

  • Overcoming challenges with legacy technology and future proofing for new technological developments
  • Integrating onboard technology
  • Networks and hardware: achieving interoperability
  • How does digitzation make metro operators vulnerable?

 Panelists

  • Scott Cain, Chief Executive Officer, Future Cities Catapult
  • Ismail Yakin, Chief of Signalling and Telecoms Systems, Istanbul Ulasim
  • Dominique Grimbert, Project Director, EGIS
  • Cedric Grignard, Director Technologies & Smart City, Invest in Lyon

Panel: Achieving a seamless and sustainable urban transportation network

  • How can public transportation offer a viable alternative to the private car?
  • What are the incentives for private transport operators to work together?
  • What technologies can help increase seamlessness?

Panelists:

  • Marius Macku, Senior Associate, Public Policy and Government Relations, EU, Uber
  • Martin Lax, Head of Strategic Development, Transport for Greater Manchester
  • Laurent Cremer, Executive Director, OSPT Alliance
  • Fabrice Jogand, Marketing Working Group Chair, OSPT Alliance
  • Piia Karjalainen, Senior Manager, MaaS Alliance
12.55 NETWORKING LUNCH
13.55

Room 1

Interactive roundtables: The roundtable sessions promote niche and open discussion amongst delegates. The conference hall will be divided into zones, each themed around a different challenge. Delegates can choose which zone they would like to join and a moderator will lead the group in discussion of the topic

Following the discussion, each table leader will feedback to the whole group, their key conclusions from the session.

Digital optimisation based on real time ridership

Damien Convert, Urban Solutions Director, Alstom

How to integrate safety and security in transport systems?

Giacomo Bersano, Innovation Director, IKOS Group

Safety certification: how can we organize the safety certification of a metro project without significant impact on its schedule

Nicolas Mosser, CEO, Auditsafe

 

15.10 END OF SMARTMETRO & THE CBTC WORLD CONGRESS