2022 Agenda

Monday 13 June

Registration opens -
RFI Diamante diagnostic train -

RFI Diamante Diagnostic Train

Speaker
Diagnostic Engineer
RFI
Q&A with local host RFI -
Speakers
Executive Editor
Railway Gazette International
Diagnostic Engineer
RFI
Networking Drinks Reception -
End of Day 1

Tuesday 14 June

Welcome Address -

Nick Kingsley

Session 1: Rail Innovation & Future Prospects
Opening Keynote Speech: Increasing ridership -
Speaker
CEO
TRA Consulting
Global vision of Railway Development -
Speaker
Honorary CEO
UIC
Going Transformative - Train Centric Technology for Mass Transit -

A Train-Centric Revolution is upon us – made possible by the ever-growing list of advanced technologies that allow functionality, once relegated to legacy wayside systems, to be transformed by the Communication-Based Smart Trains. Around the world smart systems are being bundled and deployed with very little impact to existing equipment and streamlining the time and efforts demanded for greenfield projects. Robert’s presentation will focus on the benefits of this revolution for transportation agencies including: cost savings from lightweight sensors, maintenance free integration, improved operations during inclement weather, more reliable integration, connectivity with wayside equipment, and improved system safety for operations and perimeter security.

Speaker
CEO
Piper Networks

Q&A Panel Discussion -
Speakers
CEO
ThiemeBieg & Associates GmbH
CEO
Piper Networks
Honorary CEO
UIC
CEO
TRA Consulting
Networking Coffee Break -
Session 2: Passengers from Pandemic to Progress
The Evolving Passenger Market -

The public transport industry has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The lockdown measures adopted by goverments to control the virus had significant short-term effects but, the subsequent effects on the economy and social behaviours remain uncertain. The Rail Innovation Group will explore the emerging trends throught the lens of the market, customer-demand and operational needs, and what this will mean for the future of travel.

Speaker
Director - Startup Rail
Rail Innovation Group
Evaluate rail travel demand evolution in the post-Covid world -
Speaker
Global Railways & Roads Leader
PwC
The emergence of apps within the rail industry -
Speaker
Founder & CEO
FAIRTIQ
5G and connected transport: innovating Italy's backbone -

‘Everyday almost 6 million people travel by public rail transport in Italy. Half of these are using regional rail to commute to work in the city with poor or no connectivity on board.

This critical infrastructure is the backbone of cities, regions and towns, and more than ever citizens are expecting enhanced connectivity and digital innovations that improve their experience’

Speaker
Chief Executive Officer
BAI Communications Italia
Developing Light Rail Projects in Sweden Post Covid -

Speaker
Administrative Director
Sparvagns Staderna
Q&A Panel Discussion -
Speakers
Administrative Director
Sparvagns Staderna
Engineering Systems Director
BAI Communications
Founder & CEO
FAIRTIQ
Global Railways & Roads Leader
PwC
Director - Startup Rail
Rail Innovation Group
Networking Lunch -
Session 3: Innovation in Train Control
ERTMS deployment in Italy -
Speaker
National Project Manager at EMRTS Users Group
RFI
ERTMS deployment strategies in Europe -
Speaker
Technical Director
ERTMS Users Group
The OCORA Initiative -

Open Control Command and Signalling (CCS) Onboard Reference Architecture. OCORA initiative, whose members are DB, NS, ÖBB, SBB and SNCF, aims to reduce life-cycle costs and facilitate the introduction of innovation and digital technologies by establishing a modular, upgradeable, reliable and safe CCS on-board architecture. The OCORA proposal is a scalable approach for an open architecture based on building blocks and their open interfaces (ETCS based ATP, ATO, train localization).

Speaker
OCORA Project Manager
SNCF
Q&A Panel Discussion -
Speakers
Director - Technical Department
RFI
Technical Director
ERTMS Users Group
OCORA Project Manager
SNCF
Networking Coffee Break -
Session 4: Keeping Track of Trains
Realising the Values of S&C Predictive Maintenance in real-life operations -
Speaker
Business Development South Europe
Konux
Advances in Distributed Sensing for Rail Applications -

An introduction to the Fiber Optic Sensing Association (FOSA) and Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing (DFOS) concepts with relevance in rail applications, and a comprehensive description of what can be detected when applying relevant DFOS methods to rail.

Speaker
Director of Innovation
AP Sensing
The benefits of ATO (GoA2) with the upcoming TSI-22 standards -

• Test runs with GoA2 of SBB

• Effects on schedule stability and punctuality

• Energy savings potential

• Benefits in dense traffic

Speaker
Project Manager ATO - International Standardisation and Pilot Projects
SBB
Using smart monitoring to propel us forward -
Speaker
Global Sales Manager
Strukton
Digital Auto Couplers -
Speaker
Former Honorary General manager
SNCF
Q&A Panel Discussion -
Speakers
Director of Innovation
AP Sensing
Project Manager ATO - International Standardisation and Pilot Projects
SBB
Former Honorary General manager
SNCF
Business Development South Europe
Konux
Networking Drinks Reception -
End of Day 2

Wednesday 15 June

Session 1: Research and Satellite Tracking
CLUG, an absolute failsafe navigation solution for train -

H2020 funded project regrouping rail and aviation stakeholders. The project aims at bringing concept induced from aviation to rail in order to design and prototype a train fail-safe onboard localisation unit based on multisensory data fusion and the safe European augmentation service EGNOS.

In parallel, work is also produced for detailing the necessary steps and tools that would be necessary to certify such a system. Eventually, the performance and feasibility of such navigation unit is demonstrated with the help of three test trains used to record of the necessary sensor data.

Speaker
Train Localisation Project Manager
SNCF
Developments and roadmap for GNSS in rail -

The European Agency for the Space program (EUSPA) will provide an overview of the roadmap for satellite positioning in railway.

Speaker
Market Development Officer
EUSPA
Introducing innovative applications based on satellite data -

• How can space-based data unlock new potential applications for the Railway industry?

• Capturing the right kind of data for your service improvement.

• How far developed are these solutions for commercial viability?

• Call to action for the industry: how we can work together to bring space-based applications to railway operations

Speakers
Space Applications Engineer
European Space Agency
Business Applications Engineer
European Space Agency
LOC4RAIL: Developing a Fail-safe Navigation System for Trains -

Project funded by ADEME (French agency for environment) regrouping IxBlue, GeoFlex/CNES, and SNCF to develop a fail-safe navigation system for trains. The system is defined based on the already existing INS technology of Ixblue and GNSS technology of Geoflex/CNES (PPP-wizard filter), which are merged. The system is built from the ground: definition of system and mission requirements, RAMS analysis, system implementation, data recording and tests.

Speakers
iXblue Railway Product Line Manager
On behalf of SNCF
General Manager
Geoflex
Q&A Panel Discussion -
Speakers
Train Localisation Project Manager
SNCF
Market Development Officer
EUSPA
Space Applications Engineer
European Space Agency
Business Applications Engineer
European Space Agency
iXblue Railway Product Line Manager
On behalf of SNCF
General Manager
Geoflex
Networking Coffee Break -
Session 2: Being agile for customers

Moderator: Paolo Guglielminetti, Global Railways & Roads Leader, PwC

Step by Step revolution -

• How to design a customer value model and align values to your business goals.

• Where to prepare for digital transformation projects and how to align goals with the transformation plan

• Main stages and best practices used in planning and executing digital transformation project(s)

Speaker
CEO
Blue Bridge Code
Creating Customer-perceptive Performance Metrics and Public Dashboards - NYC Transit -
Speaker
Former Deputy Chief
NYCTA
Smart People Flow solutions for Rail stations -
Speaker
Escalator Operations Manager
KONE
Staying safe and secure during the age of digitalisation -

As companies become increasingly digitalised there is an increased risk of their safety or security being threatened. This session will consider the ways that companies can prevent attacks to their security and maintain a high level of security considering the increase in their assets and operations become digitalised.

Speaker
Deputy CISO
Nederlandse Spoorwegen
Data driven value chain in Railway operations -

• Onboard data: value for different stakeholders

• Importance of data availability

• Data sharing as a service

• Cloud solutions as enabler for learning and evolving requirements

Speaker
Director Product Management & RailData
HaslerRail AG
Q&A Panel Discussion -
Speakers
Global Railways & Roads Leader
PwC
CEO
Blue Bridge Code
Former Deputy Chief
NYCTA
CEO
TRA Consulting
Director Product Management & RailData
HaslerRail AG
Networking Lunch -
Exhibition Networking -
End of Day 3