Programme

The 2021 conference will assess the progress of the sector’s use of IoT to date, the level of its capabilities, practical steps on how to fully harness its growth, and how to alleviate the likely challenges to implementation.

programme

DAY 1 - 18 MAY 2021

All times are Central European Time (CET)

9:50

Ben Holliday | Managing Director | Rotaia Media
& Daniel MacGregor | Co-Founder | Nexxiot

Organisor and Chairman’s Welcome

10:00

Tim Flower | Chief Intelligent Infrastructure Engineer | Network Rail

Intelligent Infrastructure: Delivering the data driven railway

  • Why do we need Intelligent Infrastructure and is Network Rail’s strategy for digitising asset performance management
  • What progress has been made so far and what is coming this year
  • How do we engage current and future staff to fully realise the benefits

10:15

John Smith | CEO | voestalpine Signaling UK Ltd

Making sense from the growth of data in the digital railway

  • Data acquisition from large volumes of assets
  • The role of analytics to generate actionable outcomes
  • Simplifying the HMI in large scale and complex environments

10:30

Dr. Remigijus Skirkus | Director of Diagnostic Department | LTG Infra (Lithuanian Railways)

The evolution of the diagnostic process at the Lithuanian Railways

  • Diagnostics for track geometry
  • Optimising Big Data for smarter asset management
  • Ways and approaches to overcome current challenges

10:45

David McGorman | Unipart Rail & Manufacturing Technology Managing Director and Instrumentel, Managing Director | Instrumentel

Condition Based Maintenance and the importance of Actionable Information

  • Data acquisition and large number of Rail assets and the importance of understanding your data
  • Case studies showing how Condition Based Maintenance can create value, operational efficiencies and savings
  • How Condition Based Maintenance informs our Condition Based Supply Chain, creating a Digital dynamic supply chain of the future

11:00

Networking break

11:30

Maurus Radelow | IT Security for Operational Technology & Processes | DB Netz

Cybersecurity in Rail – Securing the digital future

  • Facing and structuring the challenge
  • How to stay flexible with security for safety
  • Crypto and Firewall – That’s it?

11:45

Rene Zeilinger | CTO | Frauscher Sensonic

Quantitative DAS and Machine Learning enable a quantum leap in real-time train positioning

  • Quantitative DAS is the next evolution of distributed wayside sensing
  • In combination with machine learning, this technology provides more accurate information
  • Real-time train localisation, detailed information on train length and train integrity will enable new and efficient approaches for future proof train operation

12:00

Mathias Vanden Auweele | Project Lead Digitalisation | Infrabel

Level up Asset Management at Infrabel

  • Practical production examples for digital infrastructure monitoring
  • Real time monitoring of singular and linear assets
  • From big data in train control logging to alerts and apps

12:15

Edward Clark | Product Specialist and Solutions Consultant | Copperleaf

Asset Investment Planning for Railway Infrastructure: driving better decision making

  • Improving investment decision making for portfolios
  • Combining analytics with expertise to optimise performance
  • Drive the achievement of strategic objectives
Copperleaf

12:30

Round table Discussion Groups

  • 1. How can we measure the benefits of digitalisation within the railway industry?
  • 2. The future of work in rail when IoT & Big Data has fully landed.
  • 3. Using digital twins concepts to drive digital transformation.
  • 4. How to choose the right IoT partner.
  • 5. From technology topic to business value – IoT will change rail.
  • 6. Big Data. Friend or foe?
  • 7. The challenges of moving from maintaining on periodicity to maintaining only on condition.
  • 8. Improving Return on Assets through IoT and ML.
  • 9. Condition monitoring and diagnosis of assets – the way to predictive maintenance.
  • 10. Digitising Rail Infrastructure Investment Planning

13:15

Conference Chairman closing comments of day 1

DAY 2 - 19 MAY 2021

All times are Central European Time (CET)

10:00

Holger Bartels | Head of Asset Intelligence Center | DB Cargo

Building a Data-as-a-Service Platform for Asset & Maintenance Digitisation

  • Open Source Tech Stack & Architecture
  • The Joy of Data Virtualization
  • Live Use Case Samples

10:15

Stefan Kalmund | CEO | Nexxiot

The value behind the data - Use Cases in rail car digitization

  • How different stakeholders extract value
  • Effective impact and measurable benefits along the value chain
  • Product temperature, ETA automation, Capacity optimisation, 3rd party front-end access

10:30

Vanessa Langhammer | Head of Digitalization | Rail Cargo Group

Challenges and opportunities of Big Data in a complex legacy IT infrastructure

  • Our challenge: optimally connecting numerous different data sources to our legacy systems
  • We can only rise to the challenge through more cooperation and collaboration
  • Agile product development is both a possible solution to this and a great opportunity

10:45

Francis Cepero | Director Vertical Market Solutions | A1 Digital

With A1 Digital, Rail Cargo brings intelligent freight wagons onto the rails

  • Data collection is only the begin/enabler of the IoT journey
  • Selective data analytics opens a far range of additional use cases
  • Rail Cargo is using a high sophisticated internal platform where A1D provides those analytics integrated in their platform
  • A1D is ready for any part of the IoT journey up to a complete turn key solution

11:00

Networking break

11:30

Marc Valette | Director of Innovation and Continuous Improvement | CFL

Challenges for implementing pragmatic digitalisation in CFL Multimodal, a small freight actor

  • The visions and challenges of being a small Railway when introducing innovation
  • Importance & need for pragmatic & applicable solutions due to the contraints of resources
  • Capacity to transform quickly in operations the added value provided by innovation

11:45

Christian Sprauer | Founder & CEO | Railnova

IoT play time is over. How smart organisations deliver fast-track transformation with smart technology partnerships

  • What is a smart partnership?
  • Fast-track transformation examples from Railnova customers
  • How the Railnova and Knorr-Bremse partnership is set up to deliver value, digitalisation and automation across railway companies

12:00

Gláucio Oliveira | Maintenance Planning and Control General Manager | MRS Logística and Gabriel Serpa | Innovation Manager | MRS Logistica

Data strategy and an applied case of maintenance optimization

  • Analytics architecture in a railroad transportation company
  • Machine Learning study case for wagon maintenance planning
  • Data Intelligence Innovation Process

12:15

Simon Giovanazzi | CEO | infraView GmbH, Part of DB E.C.O. Group

Deutsche Bahn - driving industrial digitalization in Germany

  • Experience as pioneer of asset condition monitoring and predictive maintenance in Germany
  • Effects of cross-systems analysis: infrastructure assesses rolling stock failures and vice versa
  • Leverage IoT and AI benefits will need a transformation to adaptive rules and regulations

12:30

Tiziano Croce | Chief Executive Officer | Rail Cargo Group Italy S.r.l.

Augmented Wagon Inspection

  • Traceability of rolling stock inspection operations
  • Remote assistance for the wagon inspector
  • Rolling stock data acquisition for train preparation

12:45 - 13:15

Conference Chairman closing comments of day 2 and networking break

DAY 3 - 20 MAY 2021

All times are Central European Time (CET)

10:00

Jude Carey | Head of Asset Management | Irish Rail

Utilising IoT to improve performance in Irish Rail

  • The challenges for Irish Rail to develop IoT in both rolling stock and Infrastructure
  • A hidden benefit of our IoT development
  • Outlook for the future

10:15

TBC

TBC

10:30

Inge Hofland | Manager Infra Data & GIS | ProRail

Optimising Infradata and IT technology to predict and prevent failure to overcome the challenge of handling 30% more rail passengers by 2030

  • Why the solution is not only more rails and more trains
  • Why we see Geo information as strategic theme for our success
  • Why a shared view is necessary in our challenge for 2030

10:45

Matt Miller | Global Transportation Industry Principal | OSIsoft

Overcoming the challenges of supporting a network-wide program when digitalising your operations

  • Recognising the technical barriers that effect progression during the lengthy public tendering process
  • Proof of Practice - highlighting several national deployments in Rail
  • Compare lessons learned to best practices in other critical infrastructure industries

11:00

Networking break

11:30

Florian Auer | Director of Technology & Innovation | Plasser & Theurer

Automation - Smart Machines: Technologies & experience in autonomous track works

  • Organization
  • Technical solutions
  • Services

11:45

Isabelle Tardy | Senior Advisor Strategy & Development, Technical Unit | Bane NOR

Enhancing rail infrastructure safety and maintenance thanks to digitalization

  • Experience on innovation initiatives
  • Video analysis and pattern recognition
  • A new framework ensuring valuable and actionable outcomes

12:00

Dr. Uwe Jasnoch | Vice President for Business Development | Hexagon’s Geospatial Division

Overcoming Big Data – How to Optimize Railway Asset Management with AI

  • Using AI for asset detection in panoramic imagery and point clouds
  • Automating object detection within asset management systems for quicker change detection
  • Augmenting asset and infrastructure data in a Digital Twin for Rail ecosystem

12:15

Mohammed-Simoh Labdoui | Data Strategy Manager | SNCF

Big Data and IoT Cloud Platforms Manager at SNCF

  • Define the strategy and the trajectory of the Data/IOT services to meet SNCF business needs
  • The keys of data and IoT project success
  • How the cloud and collective intelligence are accelerating the time to market

12:30 - 13:00

Conference Chairman closing comments of day 3 and networking break

DAY 4 - 21 MAY 2021

All times are Central European Time (CET)

10:00

Ignacio Oliver | Director of Metro Projects Area | Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona

Recommendations to succeed in the digitalisation and data analysis of assets in metro networks

  • Profits obtained and lessons learned from real experiences to build up the systems
  • Organisational adaptation
  • Necessary requirements to succeed, overcome fear and catalyse real change

10:15

Javier de la Cruz | Managing Director | CAF Rail Digital Services

Digitalisation of Rolling Stock Maintenance: Not only a matter of predictive diagnostics

  • Brief overview of the pros, cons and state of the art of predictive diagnostics
  • What else can the digitalisation bring to Rolling Stock Maintenance?
  • Digitalisation success cases beyond the predictive diagnostics

10:30

Pieter Moelans | Rolling stock Engineer | NMBS-SNCB

Our journey to remote diagnostics: a step by step approach.

  • The challenge of managing cross fleet data streams;
  • Integrating IOT in existing rolling stock, a step by step approach
  • Purchasing and maintaining new fleets: the battle against obsolescence

10:45

Pedro Conceição | CBM Technical Sales Consultant | Nomad Digital>

IoT & Big Data in Rail: Win from day 1!

  • Digitalisation Challenges;
  • Remote Monitoring for different business roles
  • Leveraging Digitalisation ASAP
  • Quick-wins real -life examples

11:00

Networking break

11:30

Alexey Grigoriev | Chief Technology Officer | OCRV (Russian Railways)

Russian railways blockchain platform

  • How choice about blockchain technology was made
  • Prerequisites for the development of the project
  • Architecture of the project

11:45

Gerhard Paal | Head of Sales for Digital Services| Siemens Mobility

Internet of Trains – How IoT can transform rail

  • Asset Performance Management enables new thinking for Rail
  • Examples from customers, showing how analytics can help to create value
  • A partner ecosystem can provide even more value towards customer

12:00

Daniel Adamka | Managing Director | ARRIVA

Using Big Data for network optimization

  • Where and when is the demand for transport
  • How to react quicker on demand changes
  • Increase the usage of multimodal solution

12:15

TBC

TBC

12:30

Sami Kalevirta | Head of Digital Services | VR FleetCare

Optimising maintenance and operation planning through enhanced asset management of a train bogie

  • VR FleetCare is developing capability to provide bogie availability instead of bogie maintenance
  • Combining real-time condition measuring with sophisticated mathematical optimization makes is possible to increase availability and decrease the amount of assets in stock
  • New revenue models can be introduced both to maintenance companies and asset owner

12:45 - 13:15

Conference Chairman closing comments of day 4 and networking break

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