THE 2019 AGENDA

  Workshop Day - Monday 25th November
9:30 Metro de Madrid site visits
 

Begin the week with operational site visits hosted by our event partners Metro de Madrid. Leaving the hotel at 9:30 you will have the opportunity to network with fellow delegates and gain valuable information regarding the operators latest technologies, advancements and any planned future expansions.

 
Choice of site visits TBC
13:00 Networking lunch
  INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP SESSIONS
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!
14:00 Workshop:
CBTC – Using CBTC across the mobility spectrum
Moderator:
Workshop:
Using advanced connectivity to integrate transport
Moderator:
Systra
15:00 Networking coffee break
15:30 Roundtable:
CBTC Signalling Radio Frequency Standardization Needs

Moderator:
Frederic Jans-Coorman,
Project Manager, STIB MIVB
Workshop:

Technology to improve day-to-day operational performance
How can Digital Twin technology and Building Information Modelling (BIM) help mass transit operators minimize costs and risks?

Moderator:

Tuan Le Da, Portfolio and Innovation Manager (BIM), Siemens Mobility

16:30 End of Workshop day


Day 2 - Tuesday 26th November
8:00 Registration
8:45 Welcoming Address
  Room 1 - Both Streams
  Keynote Presentations: The Modernization of METRO in the 21st Century

Moderator: 
Siemens
8:50 Opening keynote presentation: The outlook for innovation at Metro de Madrid
Gain an insight into the latest innovative techniques being used by Metro de Madrid and their future plans.
Understand the operators current key priorities in terms of technology and why this is of such importance from an operational point
Discover where Metro de Madrid sees operations in years to come and how their innovative ideas are working towards this outlook
Fernando Morales Aguirre, Critical Infrastructure Coordinator, Metro de Madrid
9:15 The future of mass transit express lines in Paris Area
Assess the expectations of customers and how these needs adapting alongside modern technologies
Discuss the ways in which Metro services can ensure these expectations continue to be met as effectively as possible
Understand importance of adaptability and the threats faced from competitors
Vincent Ouzounoff, MOA, SNCF
9:25

Advisory
Systra

9:45

Case Study: Building a Greenfield Project - The Grand Paris Express
An in depth case study focusing on what is considered one of the most modern and interconnected mobility developments in transport history. With over 200km of new railway lines and 68 interconnected stations, the Grand Paris Express will carry 2 million passengers per day ready for the 2024 Olympics. This session details the successes and problems faced during the planning and implementation of the largest current transport project in Europe

10:05

Is secondary detection system mandatory for CBTC? - Case Study: Paris Line 18
Assessing issues that include:
System initialization
• Downgraded modes
• Broken rail detection
• Depots and transfer with non-automated zones
Which benefits without secondary detection?

Marie Bach, Signalling System Engineer, Egis
10:25 Case Study: The Strategic Planning & Political Outlook In The UK & How To Plan For The Future
Chris Moores, Head of Planning, CrossRail 2
10:45 Opening keynote Q&A Panel
Fernando Morales Aguirre,
Critical Infrastructure Coordinator, Metro de Madrid
Chris Moores, Head of Planning, CrossRail 2
Vincent Ouzounoff,
MOA, SNCF
Systra
Marie Bach,
Signalling System Engineer, Egis
11:10 Networking coffee break
11:40 A Modernized Workforce: Change Management & Modernizing Workforce Skills
Assess the importance of altering public perceptions and moving away from the stereotype linking the industry with an older, male dominated workforce.
Understand how changing these dated views can have a positive impact in addressing the skills gaps associated with the transport industry.
Sudath Amaratunga, Technical Manager, Sydney NSW
12:00 A Modernized Workforce: Case Study - How a leading operator is diversifying their staff & the effects on performance and operations
Discover how a leading global operator is successfully diversifying their workforce.
Learn how operators are linking with educational establishments to help increase the amount of young professionals into transportation.
Assess the success of these strategies and the impact of this on operations and performance.
12:20 A Modernized Workforce Section Q&A
Sudath Amaratunga,
Technical Manager, Sydney NSW
David Price,
Senior Responsibility Engineer,Transport For London
1:00 Networking lunch
  CBTC World Congress SmartMetro World Congress
  Room 1 Room 2
  INCREASING EFFICIENCY THROUGH APPLICATION OF CBTC
Moderator:
David Price,
Senior Responsibility Engineer, Transport For London
DATA COLLECTION & ANALYSIS TO IMPROVE OVERALL SAFETY & PERFORMANCE
Moderator: 
2:00

Managing interfaces deployment activities for CBTC integration in the French rail network
• Discussing ways in which to implement CBTC in a timely and efficient manner.
• Analyzing a Model Based Design approach in terms of expectations & results
Eric Quentin,
Interface Coordinator, SNCF
Stephane Callet, CBTC Project Manager, SNCF

Data capture & Transmission: The latest software
Understand how real-time data transmission can open new possibilities.
Ensuring the most valuable data is captured and used correctly
Analyzing the various forms of data transfer depending on the situation
Jonna Pollanen, Head of Early Markets, Global MaaS Oy

2:20

Traffic Signal Pre-emption Near Railroad Crossings
• Discuss the advantages associated with Traffic Signal pre-emption technology.

Eric Cheng, Chief Railroad Engineer, Utah Department of Transportation

On board monitoring systems & automated reporting through standardized measurements
Discuss how standardized metrics would increase data reliability and allow for comparative analysis across companies
Learn how automated reporting software can increase efficiency and the resulting effects on workforce
Analyze data across Operational Performance, Emissions & Customer satisfaction
2:40

The Needs For CBTC Radio Frequency
Frederic Jans-Cooremans,
Project Manager, STIB MIVB
Juliette Fournier,
Project NExTEO, SNCF

Advisory
3:00

Sharing bandwidth for Road-ITS and Urban Rail (CBTC) ITS
Juliette Fournier,
Project NExTEO, SNCF
Caroline Paulet – Van Haetadaele,
CBTC Responsable Telecoms, RATP
Frederic Jans-Cooremans,
Project Manager, STIB MIVB

Monetizing data: Methods of selling data & associated ethics
Discuss the ways in which customer data can be sold to companies that may benefit
Understand the ethical argument behind monetizing customer details and behavior
3:20 Efficient implementation of CBTC: Q&A Panel
Eric Cheng,
Chief Railroad Engineer, Utah Department of Transportation
Frederic Jans-Cooremans,
Project Manager, STIB MIVB
Eric Quentin,
Interface Coordinator,SNCF
Caroline Paulet – Van Haetadaele, CBTC Responsable Telecoms, RATP
Stephane Callet,
CBTC Project Manager, SNCF
Juliette Fournier,
Project NExTEO, SNCF
Using data to it's true potential: Q&A Panel
3:50 Networking coffee break
  DEBATING SIGNALLING METHODS & THE ARGUMENTS FOR RETROFITTING WIFI & TAKING ADVANTAGE THE RELIANCE ON CONSTANT CONNECTIVITY
4:20 ERTMS v CBTC: The argument for ERTMS
Assessing the reasons for implementing ERTMS over other signalling systems in terms of safety and standardization
Discuss the changes that would be required in order to adapt ERTMS to effective run alongside CBTC
Alleviating congestion through real time communications
Examine the ways of using software that provides real-time service information
• Understand how providing customers with real-time ridership information can help reduce congestion
4:35 ERTMS v CBTC: The argument for CBTC
Assessing the reasons for implementing CBTC over other signalling systems in terms of safety and costs and the benefits of using CBTC over ERTMS.
Examine the possibilities of running CBTC and ERTMS side-by-side and understand the adaptations required to CBTC in order to effectively do so

The business case for WiFi & focused communications
The need for constant connectivity has never been greater as WiFi and communications continues to become more and more heavily relied upon by operators and customers alike.
• Discuss the options available for on board WiFi to improve connectivity across the network
• Assess how the reliability on apps and the world wide web has impacted on mobility habits.
• Understand how on board WiFi can enable focused communications and the benefits of this.
Ian Wright, Head of Innovation, Transport Focus 

4:50 ERTMS v CBTC: Interactive Discussion & Audience Poll
Following the CBTC and ERTMS sessions we will discuss the points made for both and compare the results of polls made before and after this section to assess whether opinions have differed in the last hour.
Case Study: How the reliance on smartphones can be beneficial to the industry
Discuss how the industry can effectively take advantage of smartphone technology
Assess how companies can use 'targeted communications' through smartphones with various information and how this can improve services
Yasir Saddiqui, Innovation, Strategy & Mobility, Global MaaS Oy
5:10 Greenfield v Brownfield Sites
Assess the advantages and disadvantages associated with upgrading older systems against building them from scratch
Examine topics such as cost benefits and structures, effectiveness and the environmental impact
Prabowo Setyo Bramantoro, Head of Rolling Stock, Jakarta MRT
Understanding needs of the modern passenger
What do passengers want and how are their expectations changing?
Strategies to improve service and loyalty
How can technology be employed to improve customer service?

Dr Szekelyne Pasztor Erzsebet, Head of Corporate Relations, BKV
5:30 Case Study: Retrofitting signalling upgrades onto an established system
An in depth look at a major signalling upgrade project that has involved retrofitting modern equipment onto original, aging infrastructure.
Understand both the short and long term costs associated with the project
Assess the resulting service improvements and if the technology is being used to its true potential
Alejandro Moreno, Director, Midland Metro Alliance

WiFi & Constant Connectivity Q&A Panel
Ian Wright,
Head of InnovationTransport Focus
Yasir Saddiqui, Innovation, Strategy & Mobility, Global MaaS Oy
Dr Szekelyne Pasztor Erzsebet,
Head of Corporate Relations, BKV

5:50 Networking Drinks Reception


Day 3 - Wednesday 27th November
8:00 Registration
8:50 Welcome address
  Room 1 - Both streams
  INCREASING SAFETY THROUGH EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS & UNDERSTANDING THE MODERN SECURITY THREAT
9:00 The rapidly changing outlook for Safety & Security
• Assessing the increasing security risk as we become more reliant on digitalized assets
• How we must adapt and mitigate risks through a modernized transport network
• Making use of new technologies for greater efficiency and effectiveness
• Discuss the need for new safety standards that are suitable to the risks faced today
9:20 Cyber Warfare: The severity of the risks we face
• Understand how the advancements in technology increase susceptibility to attacks from hostile groups
• Assess thee true severity of an attack and the ultimate potential damage
• How are other industries preventing attacks, how often, and is the transport network a sitting target?
9:40 Advisory
9:55 Central Control Centers - When are they effective?
• Assess the advantages of central communication centers in terms of efficiency and effectiveness
• How has a city successfully implemented central control centers using various security organizations
10:15 Mission Critical Communications: The need for resilient communications
Discuss how using safety technology can increase communication resilience
• Analyze how the system has actively saved lives and aided a much quicker emergency response
• Assess the cost structure associated with a Private LTE system or other methods to provide MCC
10:35 Safe & Secure Communications: Q&A Panel Discussion
11:00 Networking coffee break
  CBTC World Congress SmartMetro World Congress
  Room 1 Room 2
  Modern methods to increase both safety & efficiency Smart cities: Mobility as a Service
11:30 How autonomous vehicles can influence the future of travel
• How are autonomous vehicles changing the broad transport ecosystem?
• Understand the effects of autonomous vehicles with regards to safety and costs
• Discuss the adaptations required to effectively embrace autonomous vehicles in terms of infrastructure, public opinion and regulations
Martin Knoll, Head of Digital & Automation, Wiener Linien
Integrated Ticketing Methods: Working together with other operators
• Ensuring collaboration between operators and ways to accommodate this.
• Discuss the benefits of integrated payment methods.
• Assess ways for operators to work together to allow single tickets for multiple transport methods.
David Laine, MaaS Solutions Manager, Transdev

11:50 Maintaining and Monitoring Transit Assets through an IOT-based Sensor Network
• The latest advancements in signalling technology to improve safety & awareness
• Understand how the network has been fitted and improved the New York Subway
• Assess the benefits of implementing this new technology and how safety is drastically increased

Daniel Lax, Principal, Clear-Vu Lighting

Fare pricing strategies: Smarter Fares
Understand the challenges to overcome to ensure collaboration between operators for a working integrated system
• Analyze innovative ways of structuring fares to improve aspects such as congestion
Discuss ridership loyalty schemes and how they can be used effectively to promote public transport
Jorge Morgado, Head of Communications, Metro do Porto

12:10 Using trial running trains for technical functions validation
Stephane Callet,
CBTC Project Manager, SNCF
Advisory
12:30 Latest signalling sensor technology to further improve safety
• Examine the latest advancements in signalling technology to improve safety & awareness
• Assess the benefits of implementing the latest sensors and micro collision detection software
• What upgrades are required to ensure additional sensors are used effectively and to their potential
Chris Moores, Head of Planing, CrossRail 2
Smart Cities: Transit as a city wide single service
Assess the MaaS concept and how to successfully create a single collaborative transit service
Understand how cities have integrated various modes of transport into one multi-modal system}
Examine how security can also benefit from integrated mobility and communications between operators
Liam Henderson, Founder & Chair, Rail Innovation Group
12:50 Modern signalling and the latest developments in software and technology - Q&A Panel Discussion
Martin Knoll, Head of Digital & Automation, Wiener Linien
Daniel Lax,
Principal,Clear-Vu Lighting
Stephane Callet,
CBTC Project Manager, SNCF
Chris Moores, Head of Planning, CrossRail 2
Mobility as a Service - Q&A Panel Discussion
David Laine,
MaaS Solutions Manager, Transdev
Jorge Morgado,
Head of Communications, Metro do Porto
Liam Henderson,
Founder & Chair, Rail Innovation Group
1:15 Networking lunch
  AI, Robotics & Advanced Tech to Improve Efficiency Using Applications to Improve Ease of Access & Rider Experience
2:15 Automated train control systems and their future value
Assess the developments of ATC over recent times.
Understand the future outlook regarding ATC and it's importance going forwards.
How has the huge advances in technology brought forwards ATC and therefore effected the need for manual control rooms?
First / Last Mile & Door to Door public transport
Assess alternative App based mobility methods and their success such as UBER
• Discuss Investing in similar transport method such as scooters and autonomous vehicles
What is already in place to use already established companies to benefit each other
Esteve almirall, Professor, ESADE Business & Law School
2:35 Predictive Maintenance - Using analytics to increase uptime
• The benefits of failure analysis and how predicting failures can lead to an increase in uptime
• Assessing predictive maintenance and the potential of machine learning.
• Understand how to perform prioritized maintenance based on severity and financial implications
Diego Galar, Professor of Condition Monitoring, Division of Operation and Maintenance Engineering, Luleå University of Technology
Innovation through applications: How apps can increase access to public transport
• Understand how certain innovative applications are enabling users to easily access transport
• Learn how apps can act as an aid to handicapped customers by informing them of available access points or by requesting extra assistance
2:55 The impact of Disruptive Technology on Metro
Examine the latest technologies disrupting the transport sector
• Assess the threats facing the industry and ways to adapt and deal with these
Increasing ridership by improving promotion, access and passenger experience
• Examine ways to increase  ridership numbers through various environmental and financial incentives
• Improve access and on board comfort to provide an overall better customer experience
Andrea Bruschi, Director of Mobility Systems, Milan Metro
3:15 Latest maintenance & AI technology - Q&A Panel Discussion
Diego Galar,
Professor of Condition Monitoring, Division of Operation and Maintenance Engineering, Luleå University of Technology
Improving passenger experience to increase numbers - Q&A Panel Discussion
Esteve almirall,
Professor,ESADE Business & Law School
Andrea Bruschi,
Director of Mobility Systems, Milan Metro
3:45 End of SmartMetro
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