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.

  Please register for the above visit before the event as there are limited numbers 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:
Using advanced connectivity to integrate transport

Moderator:
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
8:45 Welcoming Address
Craig Simpson,
Conference Director, SmartMETRO
  Room 1 - Both Streams
8:50

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:

9.00 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
9:20 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
9:40

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

10:00

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

RATP

10:20

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
10:40 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
11:05 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 Daniel Lax, Principal, Clear-Vu
12:55 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
1:15 A Modernized Workforce Section Q&A

Sudath Amaratunga,
Technical Manager, Sydney NSW
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
1:40 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 Haetadaele,
 Telecom Manager for CBTC, RATP

3:25 - Mobility as a Service from a business & open ecosystem perspective
Understand how real-time data transmission can open new possibilities.
Examine the benefits and potential of the Whim App and the latest developments in MaaS

Jonna Pollanen, Head of Early Markets, MaaS Global
4:00 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, Telecom Manager for CBTC, RATP
Stephane Callet,
CBTC Project Manager, SNCF
Juliette Fournier,
System Engineer, SNCF
3:50 - MaaS governance and inter-operability

David Laine, MaaS Solutions Manager, Transdev
4:15 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 Saltane

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

CAF & Partners
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 Siddiqui,
Innovation, Strategy & Mobility, MaaS Global

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.

CAF & Partners

5:25 - WiFi & Constant Connectivity Q&A Panel

Ian Wright,
Head of InnovationTransport Focus
Yasir Siddiqui, Innovation, Strategy & Mobility, Global MaaS Oy
Dr Szekelyne Pasztor Erzsebet,
Head of Corporate Relations, BKV
Liam Henderson,
Founder & Chair,Rail Innovation Group
Johannah Randall,
Strategy Board,Rail Innovation Group
Jonna Pollanen,
Head of Early Markets,MaaS Global
David Laine, MaaS Solutions Manager, Transdev

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

Michael Pellot,
Director Of Innovation, Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona
9:30

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

Maria Belen Cianciardo, Senior Project Manager, Siemens Mobility

9:50 Implementation of CBTC with Digital Project Platform in Mumbai Metro

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

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

10:35

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

Johannes Yezbek, Wiener Linien

10:55 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
11:25 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
11:55

11:55 Workshop:
GoA2>GoA4 migration (repercussion on signalling, infra and rolling stock)

Jaime Borrell, Alstom

12:00 Delivering Passenger Experience, at the heart of the design process

Sudath Amaratunga, Technical Manager, Sydney NSW


12:35

12:35 New functionalites for the enhancement of CBTC in GoA2

Ana Rodríguez Serrano, Signaling Engineering Coordinator, Metro de Madrid

12:20 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

12:55

12:55 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

12:45 Innovative Payment Solutions and B2B Partnerships to Drive Business Growth

Yeow Wei-Wen, Senior Vice President, Klia Ekspres

1:15 Networking lunch
  AI, Robotics & Advanced Tech to Improve Efficiency Using Applications to Improve Ease of Access & Rider Experience
2:20 Using trial running trains for technical functions validation

Stephane Callet,
CBTC Project Manager, SNCF
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
2:40 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
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
3.00 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
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
3.20 Latest maintenance & AI technology - Q&A Panel Discussion

Ana Rodríguez Serrano,
Signaling Engineering Coordinator, Metro de Madrid
Ian Thompson, Systems Engineer, Formerly Transport for London
Stephane Callet,
CBTC Project Manager, SNCF
Chris Moores,
Head of Planing,CrossRail 2
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

Jorge Morgado,
Head of Communications, Metro do Porto
Yeow Wei-Wen, Senior Vice President, Klia Ekspres
Sudath Amaratunga,
Technical Manager,Sydney NSW
Esteve almirall,
Professor, ESADE Business & Law School
Andrea Bruschi,
Director of Mobility Systems, Milan Metro
3:50 End of SmartMetro
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