2022 Agenda

Monday 13 June

Registration opens -
RFI - Innovation Projects in Rome -
Networking Coffee Break -
Workshop -
Networking Drinks Reception -
End of Day 1

Tuesday 14 June

Welcome Address -

Nick Kingsley

Session 1: Rail Innovation & Future Prospects
Opening Keynote Speech: RFI -
Speaker
President
RFI
Latest Innovation at FS Italiane -
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

Global vision of Railway Development -
Speaker
Honorary CEO
UIC
Q&A Panel Discussion -
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 -
Speakers
Partner Transportation & Logistics
PwC
Global Railways & Roads Leader
PwC
The emergence of apps within the rail industry -
Developing the light rail project in Sweden -
Speaker
Administrative Director
Sparvagns Staderna
Q&A Panel Discussion -
Networking Lunch -
Session 3: Innovation in Train Control
ERTMS deployment in Italy -
Speaker
Director - Technical Department
RFI
ERTMS deployment strategies in Europe -
Speaker
Technical Director
ERTMS Users Group
Sponsored presentation -
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 -
Networking Coffee Break -
Session 4: Keeping Track of Trains
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
Sponsored presentation -
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
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
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 -
Networking Coffee Break -
Session 2: Being agile for customers

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

Adjusting To New Ways of Working: Flexible Timetabling -
Increasing ridership through smartcard data & adapt capacity -
Speaker
CEO
TRA Consulting
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
Q&A Panel Discussion -
Speakers
Global Railways & Roads Leader
PwC
Administrative Director
Sparvagns Staderna
CEO
Blue Bridge Code
Networking Lunch -
Session 3: Safety & Cybersecurity
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
Information Security Officer
Nederlandse Spoorwegen
Cyber warfare: Improving capabilities to prevent potentially devestating attacks -

• In a world that relies heavily on digital assets, how damaging could a severe cyber-attack potentially be?

• How has the threat of cyber-attacks developed over recent years with the constant modernization of data and technological capabilities?

• How can transport companies improve their capabilities to prevent against the threat of potentially very dangerous cyber-attacks?

Speaker
Chapter President Control Systems Cyber Security Association International
Dubai Metro
Sponsored presentation -
Suicide prevention strategies & effective track detection technologies -
Q&A Panel Discussion -
End of Day 3