THE 2019 AGENDA

  Workshop Day - Monday 25th November
9:00 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.

  The site visit is now fully booked. Please register to be added to the waiting list in the event that a space becomes available.
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:
Make  CBTC Green Again
Public mass transportation has a measurable influence on the sustainability of our world. Yet, we can do better. In this interactive workshop, participants will discuss how to enhance the environmental impact of a CBTC metro throughout the entire life-cycle, from design to renovation and dismantlement.

Moderator:
Kevin Wahila,
Tenders Department Director, Systra

Workshop:
CITYFLO 650 CBTC SOLUTION: Allowing seamless upgrade to GoA4 mobility

Moderator:
Jose-Miguel Soler,
Sales Director Spain and Portugal, Bombardier
David Torres, Head of RCS South Sales & Marketing, Bombardier
Marco-Antonio Camargo, CBTC Manager, Bombardier


15:00 Networking coffee break
15:30 Roundtable:
CBTC Signalling Radio Frequency Standardization Needs

Moderator:
Frederic Jans-Coormans,
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  Networking Drinks
17:30 End of Workshop day


Day 2 - Tuesday 26th November
8:00 Registration
8:55 Welcoming Address
Chris Jackson,
Editor-In-Chief, Railway Gazette
  Room 1 - Both Streams
9:00

Welcome Address & Keynote Presentations: The Future of Urban Mobility in the digital age

Opening Address:
Marc Ludwig,
Head of Mass Transit Rail Automation, Siemens Mobility GmbH
Moderator:
Karolina Korth,
Chief Digital Officer and Head of Strategy, Siemens Mobility GmbH

9.10 Opening keynote presentation: The Connected Metros of tomorrow. Sharing the future visión
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

Isaac Centellas García, Engineering and Maintenance Division Director, Metro de Madrid
9:30 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
Pierre Desforges,
Chef de projet Systèmes ferroviaires, RATP
9:50

CBTC by Night – Optimize OPEX through relevant system enhancements

From its first implementation, the aim of CBTC technology was to increase the revenue service performance of a transportation system. This goal has been reached successfully: trains are running as fast and as close as permitted by the technical and safety constraints. As daytime operation has been optimized, it is time to think about maintenance. Afterhours maintenance, particularly in tunnels, has an important impact on OPEX, yet the available time for these activities is rather limited. A CBTC system can develop and embed features, dedicated to these operations, helping to save time and increase efficiency while ensuring the safety of the workers.

Dominique Roux, VP Systems, Systra

   
10:10

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
10:30 Opening keynote Q&A Panel

Isaac Centellas García,
Engineering and Maintenance Division Director, Metro de Madrid
Vincent Ouzounoff,
MOA, SNCF
Pierre Desforges,
Chef de projet Systèmes ferroviaires, RATP
Dominique Roux,
VP Systems,Systra
Marie Bach,
Signalling System Engineer, Egis
11:00 Networking coffee break
11.35 Case Study: The Strategic Planning & Political Outlook In The UK & How To Plan For The Future

Chris Moores, Head of Planning, Crossrail 2
11:55

Ultra Wideband Technology in Urban Rail Systems: a Review of Test Deployments by the New York MTA
Review of three UWB pilot programs in the New York subway system
Description of UWB technology and operation with an emphasis on improving headways and accelerating CBTC deployments
Focus on the importance of deployment innovation in developing next generation vital positioning technology

Robert Hanczor, CEO, Piper Networks

12:15

Accelerating Adoption & Transformation Change In Rail
Discover how Transport for London is adapting to it's surroundings and implementing innovation throughout its workforce and services.

Harpreet Kaur, Transport for London
Claudia Sanchez, System Engineer, Transport for London

12:35 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
   
1:00 A Modernized Workforce Section Q&A

Chris Moores,
Head of Planning, CrossRail 2
Robert Hanczor,
CEO, Piper Networks
Daniel Lax,
Principal, Clear-Vu
Harpreet Kaur, Transport for London
Claudia Sanchez, System Engineer, Transport for London
1:35 Networking lunch
  CBTC World Congress SmartMetro World Congress
  Room 1 Room 2
  INCREASING EFFICIENCY THROUGH APPLICATION OF CBTC

Moderator:
David Price,
Technical Authority for Central Engineering on Reliability, Transport For London
DATA COLLECTION & ANALYSIS TO IMPROVE OVERALL SAFETY & PERFORMANCE

Moderator:
Chris Jackson,
Editor-in-Chief, Railway Gazette
2.40

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

Insights and connections to improve customer service
• Analysing the different means of online communication with the passengers
• Strategies to improve service and loyalty
Virtual and real connections in the service of customer experience

Dr Szekelyne Pasztor Erzsebet, Head of Corporate Relations, BKV

3:00

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

3:05 - 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
Johannah Randall,
Strategy Board, Rail Innovation Group

3:20

Sharing bandwidth for Road-ITS and Urban Rail (CBTC) ITS

Frederic Jans-Cooremans,
Project Manager, STIB MIVB
Juliette Fournier,
System Engineer, SNCF
Caroline Paulet – Van Haetsdaele,
 Telecom Manager for CBTC, RATP

3:30 - MaaS governance and inter-operability

David Laine, MaaS Solutions Manager, Transdev
3:55 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 Haetsdaele, Telecom Manager for CBTC, RATP
Stephane Callet,
CBTC Project Manager, SNCF
Juliette Fournier,
System Engineer, SNCF
MaaS Q&A Panel

Dr Szekelyne Pasztor Erzsebet,
Head of Corporate Relations, BKV
Liam Henderson,
Founder & ChairRail Innovation Group
Johannah Randall,
Strategy Board, Rail Innovation Group
David Laine,
MaaS Solutions Manager, Transdev
4:10 Networking coffee break
  DEBATING SIGNALLING METHODS & THE ARGUMENTS FOR RETROFITTING

Moderator:
David Price,
Technical Authority for Central Engineering on Reliability, Transport For London
WIFI & TAKING ADVANTAGE THE RELIANCE ON CONSTANT CONNECTIVITY

Moderator:
Chris Jackson, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Gazette
4.45

 

Preparations to consider before implementing CBTC in a brownfield environment

What possible infrastructure upgrades and preparation work to accomplish both in train control facilities, for equipment such as HVAC, and on the tracks, for assets such as switch machines and duct-banks. Explore the benefits and challenges of upgrading the infrastructure ahead of a CBTC design, or even before the CBTC supplier is selected.


Farah Soltane

Why can’t catching a train be as easy  as ordering a pizza?
Is connectivity and Wi-Fi on rail just a hygiene factor now?
How does connectivity help deliver against key passenger needs?
How does connectivity help rail both compete and integrate with other modes?

Ian Wright, Head of InnovationTransport Focus 
5:05 ERTMS v CBTC: CAF Presentation
Assessing the reasons for implementing ERTMS and CBTC over other signalling systems in terms of safety and standardization
Discuss the changes that would be required in order to adapt ERTMS or CBTC to effectively run alongside one another

José Antonio Quintano, Head of ERTMS Solutions & European Affairs Manager, CAF Signalling
5:10 - Renfe as a Service

Sebastián de la Rica,
President, ITS Spain
Mariano Gutierrez Valdivia,
Head of Coordination & Strategic Development, RENFE

5:20

5:20 - ERTMS v CBTC: Roundtable, Poll & Conclusion
Discussing the points and questions raised by the CAF presentation concerning the implementation of ERTMS, CBTC and other signalling systems worldwide.
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.

David Price, Technical Authority for Central Engineering on Reliability, Transport For London
Jaime Pereira, East Region Signalling & ERTMS Manager, ADIF
Javier Astarloa, Head of Maintenance, operation engineering, railway stations and network management, ETS

5:35 - WiFi & Constant Connectivity Q&A Panel

Ian Wright,
Head of InnovationTransport Focus
Sebastián de la Rica, President, ITS Spain
Mariano Gutierrez Valdivia,
Head of Coordination & Strategic Development, RENFE

5:50 Networking Drinks Reception


Day 3 - Wednesday 27th November
8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcome address
  Room 1 - Both streams
 

NEW PROJECTS AND IMPLEMENTING THE LATEST INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY

Moderator:
David Price,
Technical Authority for Central Engineering on Reliability, Transport For London

9.00 Keynote Case Study: TMB’s Innovation Plan As A New Innovative Project

Michael Pellot,
Director Of Innovation, Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona
9:20

Barcelona Line 9 - Ten years of successful operation of the first fully automated line of Spain

Maria Belen Cianciardo, Senior Project Manager, Siemens Mobility

9:40 Implementation of CBTC with Digital Project Platform in Mumbai Metro

Rajeev Kumar, Chief General Manager (S&T), Mumbai Metro Rail
10:00

How TFL has implemented safety systems to a level that allows the Victoria Line to operate at a train per minute in London

Frank Ibe, Head of Operations & Performance, Transport for London

10:20

Digitalization: Chances and challenges in a (traditional) tram network

Johannes Yezbek, Wiener Linien

10:40 Q&A Panel Discussion

Michael Pellot,
Director Of Innovation, Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona
Maria Belen Cianciardo,
Senior Project Manager, Siemens Mobility
Rajeev Kumar,
Chief General Manager (S&T),Mumbai Metro Rail
Frank Ibe,
Head of Operations & Performance, Transport for London
Johannes Yezbek, Wiener Linien
11:00 Networking coffee break
  CBTC World Congress  
  Room 1  
11:25

 Predictive maintenance – using analytics to predict failures and increase uptime
• The benefits of failure analysis and how predicting failures can lead to an increase in uptime and optimization.
• Assessing predictive maintenance and the true potential of machine learning.
• Understand how data analytics and machine learning can enable prioritized maintenance where operators prioritize workload based on the severity and financial implications.

Frank Ibe,
Head of Line Operations & Performance,Transport for London

 
11:45

Workshop:
GoA2>GoA4 migration (repercussion on signalling, infra and rolling stock)

Jaime Borrell, Alstom

 
12:25




12:40

Gatelines: Reimagined using Design Sprints
How might we achieve the best possible experience for customers accessing our stations, platforms and trains, while satisfying our own rigorous demands for reliability, safety, security, value for money and revenue protection?

Johannah Randall,
Strategy Board, Rail Innovation Group


New functionalites for the enhancement of CBTC in GoA2

Ana Rodríguez Serrano, Signalling Engineering Coordinator, Metro de Madrid


1:00






1:20

CBCT Data Extraction and Integration
Using CBCT data to improve the performance
Automatically identifying reliability issues using data. Based on the London Underground Jubilee line experience.
The challenge of identifying relative data and the required tools to automate the analysis process.
Using environmental data to ensure CBCT performance. Based on the system used on six London Underground lines.

Ian Thompson, Systems Engineer, Formerly Transport for London

Q&A Panel Discussion
Johannah Randall, Strategy Board, Rail Innovation Group
Ana Rodríguez Serrano,
Signalling Engineering Coordinator,Metro de Madrid
Ian Thompson, Systems Engineer, Formerly Transport for London

 

1:35 Networking lunch
  AI, Robotics & Advanced Tech to Improve Efficiency  

2:20

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

 
2:40



3:00

Using trial running trains for technical functions validation

Stephane Callet,
CBTC Project Manager,SNCF


Innovative Payment Solutions and B2B Partnerships to Drive Business Growth

Yeow Wei-Wen,Senior Vice President, Klia Ekspres

 
3.20 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
 
3.40 Q&A Panel Discussion

Jorge Morgado, Head of Communications,Metro do Porto
Stephane Callet,
CBTC Project Manager, SNCF
Diego Galar,
Professor of Condition Monitoring, Division of Operation and Maintenance Engineering, Luleå University of Technology
Yeow Wei-Wen,
Senior Vice President, Klia Ekspres
 
4:00 End of SmartMetro
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