WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Meet Senior Decison Makers From


  • Transit Agencies
  • Metro Operators
  • Intercity Rail Operators
  • Light Rail Operators
  • Streetcar Operators
  • Commuter Rail Operators
  • Heavy Rail Operators
  • Monorail Operators
  • Freight Rail Operators
  • Passenger Rail Associations
  • Federal & State Transport Departments

With The Following Job Titles


COOs, VPs, Directors, Managers, Team Leads & Chiefs Of...

  • Director/Heads of:
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Maintenance & Planning
  • Engineering and Fleet Vehicles
  • Rail Maintenance
  • Rolling Stock
  • Operations
  • Asset Management
  • Data Analytics
  • Fleet Maintenance/Management
  • Rolling Stock Condition Monitoring
  • Rail Systems
  • Rolling Stock Reliability
  • Network Operations
  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Wayside diagnostics

Plus...


  • Rolling Stock Manufacturers
  • Rolling Stock Maintenance Services
  • Controls, Electro-Mechanical Equipment and Drives
  • Overhaul, Maintenance, Repair & Refurbishment
  • Wireless Networks
  • Rail Equipment - Suspension, Wheels,Avis
  • Infrastructure Engineering & Maintenance
  • Engineering, Test & testing Equipment
  • IIoT, Cloud & Big Data Analytics
  • Motion And Fluid Control Technology
  • CBM Technologies And Services
  • Sub Contractors
  • Fleet Management Services
  • Manufacturers of Wheels, Axels, Gear Boxes, Traction Motors, Bearings
  • Life-Cycle Extension Technologies
  • Diagnostic Systems
  • Automation Technology
  • Maintenance Facility Design, Engineering and Construction Companies
  • Asset Management Services

Agenda - Day Two

DAY TWO - Wednesday April 28

Attracting Talent & Building Training Capacity In Response To Your Smart Maintenance Requirements & Utilizing Real Time Condition Monitoring Technologies & Big Data Analytics To Realize Your Predictive Maintenance Capability

07:30 Virtual Event Platform Opens

08:30 Chair's Welcome And Introduction

Developing A Strategic Workforce Planning Strategy To Attract Talent & Ensure You Have The Right Skills In Place to Compliment Your New Digital Operating Environment

KEYNOTE PANEL:

08:45 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND TALENT ACQUISITION

The purpose of this panel is to bring together rail maintenance leaders and discuss the workforce training challenges faced when looking to ensure that you have the right skill mix to realize your digital maintenance plans, and the challenge of attracting talent in a competitive marketplace.

Through quick fire presentations and interactive discussion our panel will discuss and explore solutions to the following challenges faced:

Mini Case Study 1: In A Fast-Advancing Tech Operating Environment, What Are The New Skills Required Across Your Maintenance Function To Take Advantage Of The Real-Time Monitoring Solutions That You Have Invested In?

Kevin B. Quinn Jr, Administrator & CEO, Maryland Transit Authority

Mini Case Study 2: Developing Local Talent - Creating a Workforce that Can Meet Operational Demands in the Digital Age

Lisa Hansley, Human Resources Manager, Sonoma-Marin Area Rapid Transit (SMART)
Michael Spurlock, Signal Supervisor, Sonoma-Marin Area Rapid Transit (SMART)
Kelly Barry, Signal Supervisor, Sonoma-Marin Area Rapid Transit (SMART)

Mini Case Study 3: How Do You Attract Talent, & Promote Your Brand & Values In A Highly Competitive Operating Environment?

Corina Moore, President & CEO, Ontario Northland

09:30 Extended Q&A

DEVELOPING TRAINING CAPABILITY AND ATTRACTING THE NEXT GENERATION OF ENGINEERS TO YOUR ORGANIZATION

One of the major challenges facing the North American Rail Industry is attracting talent and the training of their current workforce. In the following case study presentations we will explore the opportunities to develop in-house training modules in response to the digitization of your maintenance operations. We will also examine the major challenge of attracting talent in a highly competitive rail engineering operating environment and how you can utilize your digital transformation plans to attract the next generation of engineers to your organization.

10:00 Taking A Collaborative Approach To Digital Transformation & Engaging Your Workforce At All Stages In The Process Improvement Journey

  • Expanding workforce capability in the area of leadership with a top-down approach to culture change
  • Engaging your workforce in a collaborative approach to process improvement and digital transformation - 'Here's what we have to do together and why'
  • Working in partnership with the unions to build an understanding of the need to be more efficient in a competitive market
  • Highlighting inefficient manual practices through process flow diagrams that evolve into digital transformation programs
  • How do you deliver a culture shift across a manual, paper-based workforce and ensure that they embrace and utilize the new tech you have invested in?
  • Diversifying our workforce across gender, race, age, and experience to ensure fresh thinking and new approaches to rail maintenance

Corina Moore, President & CEO, Ontario Northland

10:30 Q&A

10.45 Morning Break: During the refreshment break, we give delegates the opportunity to hear from and question some of the leading vendors and services providers on some of the new technologies and applications being developed across the passenger rolling stock operating environment

MAKING SENSE OF REAL TIME CONDITION MONITORING BIG DATA

"It has to be actionable data, because everyone is talking about big data, big is great but if you don't use big data to make tactical decision to improve the reliability of your fleet big is nothing more than a whole bunch of numbers that get stuck into a data base that nobody ever looks at"

11:15 Maryland Transit Administration Case Study: Modernizing The Agency's Maintenance Processes And Improving Overall Rail Performance Through The Comprehensive Use Of Big Data Analytics Systems And Processes
 

  • Developing A strategic roadmap to ensure the successful transformation to digital systems and processes
  • Understanding what you want to achieve as a starting point in your journey and aligning your budget with planned initiatives
  • Understanding the application of performance metrics across our fleets to drive predictive asset management responses
  • What are the new digital engineering skills that your current and future workforce will require to operate effectively in a new data rich maintenance environment?
  • Exploring the interoperability challenges faced with operating a mixed light and heavy rail fleet

Kevin B. Quinn Jr, Administrator & CEO,Maryland Transit Authority

11:45 Q&A

PANEL

12:00: EXPLORING THE SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES THAT YOU NEED TO HAVE IN PLACE TO FULLY REALIZE THE REAL-TIME MONITORING BENEFITS OF YOUR IOT & BIG DATA TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT

"One of the things I've seen is nuisance faults, if your software is not robust enough, if your algorithms are weak this can be your worst enemy, it is going to be ignored by the workforce"

The purpose of this panel is to bring together rail maintenance leaders and discuss the challenges faced and the best practice solutions that can analyze large amounts of data and prioritize actions to effectively maintain your fleet.

Through quick fire presentations and interactive discussion our panel will discuss and explore the following areas:

Mini Case Study 1: Onboard & Wayside Diagnostics - Understanding How The Capture And Analysis Of Telematic System Data From Your Advanced IoT Solutions Can Improve Performance And Reduce Impact On Your Rolling Stock

Derek Maier, Senior Manager - Equipment Engineering, Amtrak

Mini Case Study 2: Examining The Back-End Systems & Analytics Capability You Need To Have In Place to Process Big Data & Images Into Meaningful Maintenance Response Priorities

Kang Kuen Lee, Former Adviser to the Sydney Metro Project, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Mini Case Study 3: Big Data Analytics Algorithms & Nuisance Faults: How Can You Overcome Glitches In Your Algorithms That Generate Faults For Every Single Incidence?

Gerald Schinagl, Digital Innovation Manager,OBB BCC GmbH

Mini Case Study 4: Automated Inspection Process: Developing Complex Algorithms To Fully Automate The Inspection Process & Identify Every Defect Including Gears, Wheels & Brakes

Rachelle Glazier, Chief Mechanical Officer, Canadian National

13:00 Extended Q&A

13:30 Networking Lunch: During the refreshment break, we give delegates the opportunity to hear from and question some of the leading vendors and services providers on some of the new technologies and applications being developed in rolling stock maintenance operating environment

CASE STUDY PRESENTATIONS THAT WILL EXPLORE THE UTILIZATON OF
BIG DATA ANALYTICS AND THE INTEROPERABILITY CHALLENGES
YOU WILL FACE WITH LEGACY SYSTEMS

14:30 Network Rail Case Study: Utilizing Next Generation Approaches To Track Inspections & Big Data Analytics To Predict & Detect Failures & Ensure Safety Across Our Rail Networks

  • Understanding the data processing capacity and capability required to take advantage of your ability to collect complex condition monitoring data
  • Utilizing advanced investigation techniques to understand renewal or maintenance requirements
  • Incorporating data from external partners to take track monitoring and diagnosis to an enhanced level of accuracy
  • What are you trying to measure? - Utilizing complex analysis to pick the right data and filter out the noise
  • Using automated vehicles to structurally measure track condition through ground penetrating radar and ultrasonic testing
  • Exploring the next generation of automated inspection technologies that are set to transform our approach to track condition monitoring

Levente Nogy, Design Engineer, Network Rail

Kevin Hope, CEng, FIMechE, FPWI, Principal Engineer - Mobile Monitoring, Network Rail

15:00 Q&A

15:30 High Speed Rail Case Study: Analyzing Big Data from A Dynamic Maintenance System Which Combines IoT with Analytics and In-Memory Computing To Predict Failures Before They Happen

  • Understanding the condition monitoring systems and processes you need to have in place to ensure safety and reliability in a high speed rail operating system
  • Analyzing data from 1000's of sensors placed on the rolling stock to enable the monitoring of mechanical and electrical conditions, operational efficiency and performance
  • Searching the generated data with predictive algorithms to identify potential failures and activate the maintenance process
  • Exploring the back-end system requirements to process and analyze large amounts of data generated
  • Understanding the communication networks required to transmit large amounts of performance data
  • Examining the cost savings achieved through the reduction of unplanned interventions

Sergio Barcena del Rio, Director of Operations, Planning & Maintenance, Ouigo Espana - High Speed Rail

16:00 Q&A

16:15 Afternoon Break: During the refreshment break, we give delegates the opportunity to hear from and question some of the leading vendors and services providers on some of the new technologies and applications being developed in the rolling stock maintenance operating environment

FUTURE TECH AND INNOVATION THAT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR ROLLING STOCK AND MAINTENANCE CAPABILITY

16:45 Case Study: Developing Industry 4.0 Technologies That Can Unlock Productivity, Quality And Sustainable Improvements Across Rail Maintenance Operations

  • Exploring how the adoption of digital technologies can be employed in safety critical maintenance operations
  • Adding value to paper-based technical information through the adoption of augmented reality, vision inspection and data insights
  • Creating a platform that can be utilized by rail partners to develop systems and de-risk the adoption of new digital tools and processes  
  • Utilizing live digital dashboards that present data in a way that enable supervisors and managers to capture and solve problems before they become an issue
  • Exploring the opportunities to reduce maintenance costs, training times and individual errors across maintenance operations

Richard J. Gardiner, Sector Lead - Rail, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

17:15 Q&A

CLOSING FUTURE TECH PANEL

17:30 DISCUSSING THE EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES & ADVANCED TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS THAT WILL TRANSFORM ROLLING STOCK & TRACK MAINTENANCE & DELIVER ENHANCED OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE

The purpose of this panel is to bring together rail maintenance leaders who are developing & utilizing next generation solutions & technologies, to discuss their capability to transform approaches & responses to rolling stock & track maintenance.

Through quick fire presentations and interactive discussion our panel will discuss and explore the following areas:

Mini Case Study 1:   Introducing the Federal Rail Authority's New Engineering, Technology and Automation (ETA) Division: Regulatory Oversite & Framework Regarding Emerging Technologies.

Pete Lapre, Railroad Safety Specialist, Federal Railroad Authority

Mini Case Study 2 : Exploring The New Combustion Technologies That Are Set To Achieve Zero Emissions Across Our Rail Networks - Advanced Hydrogen Fuel Cells & Batteries

Eddy Zuppel, Program Leader - Vehicle Propulsion Technologies, National Research Council Canada

Mini Case Study 3 : Exploring The Innovative Robotics and Industrial AI Technologies That Will Transform Approaches to Real Time Condition Monitoring and Enable Cost Effective and Efficient Rolling Stock and Track Maintenance

Gerald Schinagl, Digital Innovation Manager, OBB BCC GmbH

18:00 Q&A

18:15 Chair's Closing Remarks And End Of Day Two

AGENDA AT A GLANCE

Register For 1, 2 Or 3 Days

Day 1 - Digitization of Maintenance, Procurement And The Obsolescence Challenge, Including:
  • Optimizing Your Systems And Processes In A Doing More With Less Operating Environment
  • Inhouse vs Outsource - Exploring The Opportunities To Outsource Your Maintenance Engineering Function And The Cost And Operational Benefits You Can Achieve
  • Understanding The Solutions Available to Overcome The Challenge Of Obsolescence And Lack Of Supply Of Replacement Components
  • Justifying Budgets To Implement Affordable Digitization & New Technology Initiatives That Prioritize Maintenance Cost Reduction Benefits To Improve Fleet Reliability
  • Exploring The New IoT Technologies That Can Generate Actionable Intelligence To Enhance Your Current Approaches To Maintenance
  • Evaluating The Cost Effective Onboard And Wayside Monitoring Solutions Available That Wont Break The Bank In A Budget Constrained Operating Environment
Day 2 - Workforce, Big Data & Next Gen Technologies, Including:
  • Attracting Talent & Transforming Your Workforce To Engage With The Opportunities Of Digitization
  • Understanding Training Approaches To Ensure Your Workforce Is Efficient and Knowledgeable Across Multiple Hardware And Software Systems
  • How Do you Analyze The Large Amounts Of Big Data That Is Being Generated To Prioritize Actions And Effectively Maintain Your Fleet?
  • Understanding The Analytical And Engineering Skills That Your Current And Future Workforce Will Need To Possess To Operate Effectively In The New Data Rich Maintenance Environment
  • Exploring The Next Generation Technologies & Software Solutions That Are Set To Transform Your Strategic Maintenance Approach
  • Examining The Transformation Of Maintenance Centres With Industry 4.0 Technologies
Day 3 - Interactive Workshop Sessions:
  • Workshop A: Practical Examples Of The Strategies That You Can Put In Place To Ensure The Continuous Supply Of Component Parts And Overcome The Obsolescence Challenges You Face
  • Workshop B: Big Data: How Can You Effectively Utilize Big Data To Enable Condition Based Monitoring and Extend The Recommended Life Of Your Fleet

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