Programme

The 2020 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

8:15

Registration and Welcome Refreshments in the Exhibition Area

8:55

Ben Holliday | Managing Director | Rotaia Media

Organisor and Chairman’s Welcome

9:00

Tim Flower | Professional Head of Maintenance | 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
Network Rail

9:15

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
DB Cargo

9:30

John Smith | CEO | voestalpine

Intelligent Infrastructure: Delivering the data driven 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
voestalpine

9:45

Mohammed-Simoh Labdoui | Data/IoT Platform 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
SNCF

10:00

Rene Zeilinger | CTO FTS | Frauscher Sensor Technology

Quantitative DAS and Machine Learning enable a quantum leep 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
Frauscher

10:15

INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGER PANEL DISCUSSION

Intelligent Infrastructure Programmes are now key to future performance improvements achieved through new digital and innovative technologies.

  • How are data-driven technologies enabling you to understand the condition of your infrastructure?
  • There are many digital devices such as sensors which collect data that are able provide Infrastructure Manager’s will real-time information. How difficult is it to separate meaningful data from the mass which is collected?
  • Historically, the rail sector tends to be rather slow in changing to newer technologies and it takes an extensive time to bring them into operation due to regulations and authorisation requirements. How can we break this cycle to achieve a more holistic Asset Performance Management approach to reduce maintenance costs and achieve greater efficiency?

Panellists

  • Tim Flower | Professional Head of Maintenance | Network Rail
  • Max Schubert | Head of System Requirements and Cyber Security for Command&Control | DB Netz
  • Jude Carey | Head of Asset Management | Irish Rail
  • Remigijus Skirkus | Director of Diagnostic Department | Lithuanian Railways
  • Florian Auer | Director of Technology & Innovation | Plasser & Theurer
  • Gerhard Kress | Director Mobility Data Services | Siemens

10:45

Morning Refreshments in the Networking & Exhibition Area

11:15

Fabian Ringwald | Head of IT Products & Operations | SBB Cargo

SBB Cargo Rolling IoT & Digital Services

  • Rolling IoT and Automation @ SBB Cargo
  • Digital Services: Turning data into Products
  • Bridging the gap: From the challenge of making a difference end2end
SBB Cargo

11:30

Daniel MacGregor | Co-Founder | Nexiot

Cargo owner services, the elastic supply chain and a sensor roadmap

  • How value can be delivered and revenues captured from cargo owners
  • What do the different industries need for their rail supply chain success
  • Which sensors are coming, what can they do and what do they deliver
nexiot

11:45

Ignacio Oliver | Director of the Network Circulation Systems Service | 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
TMB

12:15

Javier de la Cruz | LeadMind Managing Director | CAF S.A.

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
CAF

12:30

Lunch in the Networking & Exhibition Area

13:45

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
CFL

14:00

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
Railnova

14:15

Mikko Alanko | Vice President Of Digital Services | VR Maintenance

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

  • VR Maintenance 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
VR Maintenance

14:30

Gerhard Kress | Director Mobility Data Services | Siemens

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
Siemens

14:45

Max Schubert | Head of System Requirements and Cyber Security for Command&Control | 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?
DB Netze

15:00

Afternoon Refreshments in the Networking & Exhibition Area

15:30

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

Digital transmission of an On-track machine supplier

  • Organization
  • Technical solutions
  • Services
plasser and theurer

15:45

Mikhail Wall | Blockchain Team Lead | OUPB

Wheelsets Life Cycle Monitoring Service

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

16:00

Victor Martinez | Global Head of Condition Monitoring & Digitalization Competence Center | SKF Group

On-board IoT solutions applied for reliable maintenance extension of safety critical railway wheel-set

  • Railway industry is facing challenges to increase traffic capacity while reducing maintenance cost and increase service reliability
  • Bogies maintenance represents high percentage of the train life cycle cost and wheels life have been considerably extended during last years
  • Wheel-set bearings are safety critical components with fixed maintenance intervals, are becoming the limiting factor for wheel-set and bogie overhaul maintenance extension
SKF

16:15

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
Irish Rail

16:30

Marcel Van Velthoven | CEO | AMOSA

The challenges of Digitisation in Rail, what is fact and what is fiction, a realistic view

  • Wrestling with the challenges with what to do with the latest IT technology
  • The experience from the Port of Rotterdam with rolling out Digitisation
  • What can IT do in the Rail market with Digitisation
AMOSA

16:45

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
Arriva

17:00

TRAIN OPERATORS PANEL DISCUSSION

Railway operators are planning significant investments in new digital technologies to improve maintenance and tracking of assets. However, they face the challenge that existing digital technologies are already embedded in current operations or maintenance processes.

  • How do Railways solve this challenge and avoid additional costs and delays in the process?
  • It is well known that there are many sensors and data analytics technologies widely available, yet what Railway operators are struggling with is the understanding of the IoT and its worth. How can the IoT create value for Railway operators and maximise its potential?
  • There have been significant advancements in digitalisation with regards to passengers, however operations and maintenance processes are still slow to adapt. What needs to change so that going forward, all core processes such as maintenance are digitalised making asset availability standard?

Panellists:

  • Marc Valette | Director of Innovation and Continuous Improvement | CFL
  • Mikko Alanko | Vice President Of Digital Services | VR Maintenance
  • Fabian Ringwald | Head of IT Products & Operations | SBB Cargo
  • Mohammed-Simoh Labdoui | Data/IoT Platform Manager | SNCF
  • Robert Alonso | Transportation Solution Executive Power Grids and Grid Automation | ABB
  • Pedro Conceição | CBM Technical Sales Consultant | Nomad Digital

17:30

Chairman’s Closing Comments

17:35

Drinks Reception in the Networking & Exhibition Area

18:30

Networking Gala Dinner in the Conference Hall

DAY 2

9:00

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
Prorail

9:15

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
Osisoft

9:30

Jean-Cédric Bienfait | Program IoT Manager | ypto/SNCB

IoT, digital twins and the convergence towards a “phygital” world: a tough journey

  • Setting the foundations: establishing a digital asset base
  • Juggling with varying physical and digital assets lifespans
  • Shaping a corporate wide digital culture
NMBS-SNCB

9:45

Technology Speaker TBC

IoT for Optimising Asset Management

10:00

Markus Basler | Director Digital Business | SBB

Deploying Big Data in automatic ticketing for:

  • Fraud detection
  • Identification of a passenger’s mode of transportation
  • Indoor positioning
SBB

10:15

Technology Speaker TBC

Using technology to increase punctuality and reliability, attract new customers and reduce operational costs

10:30

Morning Refreshments in the Networking & Exhibition Area

11:00

Dr. Remigijus Skirkus | Director of Diagnostic Department | 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
lietuvos gelezinkeliai

11:15

Catia Menghi | Infrastructure Maintenance and Development Systems Manager | FStech

TBC

ferrovie

11:30

Technology Speaker TBC

Effectively deploying IoT data for predictive maintenance

11:45

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
Rail Cargo Group

12:00

Robb Cattoor | Adviseur BIM for Railway Asset Management & Team Lead Asset Master Data | Infrabel (i)

TBC

Infrabel

12:15

Lunch in the Networking & Exhibition Area

13:30

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. What is the maturity of your organisation regarding Digitisation, how can you measure this and how do you bring this to the required level?
  • 7. Big Data. Friend or foe?

15:00

Chairman’s Closing Comments & End of Conference

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