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


  • 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 Three

DAY THREE - Workshop Day - Thursday April 29


Building on feedback resulting from extensive research with Operators and OEMs across the rail sector, American Business Conferences are pleased to announce that we are adding a third day to our long-running Passenger Rolling Stock Maintenance USA Summit, dedicated to highly interactive expert-led Workshop sessions.

These interactive workshops will offer delegates the opportunity to build upon the insight garnered throughout the main conference on the debate around Obsolescence and Big Data Management. These sessions are focused on providing attendees with practical insight and experience rather than theory and will explore in-depth how to approaches on overcoming the challenges you will face on lack of supply of component parts and obsolescence and the effective utilization of big data to enable a real-time condition monitoring operating environment.

A maximum of 15 delegates in each session will lead a fluid, dynamic conversation about the chosen topic, sharing actual results and solutions, with viewing delegates being able to put forward questions for discussion and offer up solutions themselves. What's working? What are the results? How do you deliver those results?

08:30 Virtual Event Platform Opens

08:50 Chair's Welcome And Introduction

09:00  Workshop One: 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

  • Exploring the development of An Obsolescence Management Service to deal with the disparity between the lifecycle of rolling stock and the lifecycle of electronic and mechanical components
  • Understanding the capability of an outsourced obsolescence department can monitor more than 75,000 components in a proactive obsolescence management operating model
  • Exploring the operational and safety risks that you can encounter if design change and reengineering is not professionally managed
  • Examining the Operator/OEM partnership - setting expectations around supply chain risk management and obsolescence at the procurement stage of your relationship
  • What are your options if your original mechanical or electrical supplier goes out of business?
  • Exploring the reengineering options for legacy fleets already 10-15 years into their lifecycle
  • Developing effective inventory management systems for proactive supply chain management
  • What are your options if your cellular provider no longer supports your 2G communication system?
  • Exploring the cost comparison of a managed service vs working with the new reengineering sub-sector of companies that are offering services in this space
  • Discussing how the industry as a whole needs to come together to develop long-term solutions to supply chain and obsolescence risk

11:00 Mid-morning coffee and refreshment break

11:20 Workshop Two: Big Data: How Can You Effectively Utilize Big Data To Enable Condition Based Monitoring and Extend The Recommended Life Of Your Fleet

  • Developing a strategic road map as a starting point in your condition monitoring journey
  • Cost vs benefits - Exploring the cost and operational benefits you can achieve across your maintenance operations
  • Exploring the change management program you will need to put in place to overcome a traditionally risk averse management and workforce and ensure key stakeholders are bought into the operational benefits you can achieve
  • Understanding what you want to measure, your current monitoring capability and what you need to invest in to enable real-time condition-based maintenance
  • Understanding the risks you need to mitigate against during the project lifecycle
  • Discussing the dynamic engineering and digital workforce you will require to operate effectively in the new data rich operating environment
  • Examining the back end technology and software solutions you need to have in place to effectively analyze large amounts of performance data
  • Exploring the advanced analytical tools that you can implement to cut through the noise and manage targeted interventions
  • With shared communication networks, what are the security risks that you need to mitigate against?
  • Managed service vs inhouse data management - exploring the pros and cons of both operating models
  • Exploring the new smart software solutions entering the market that can reduce the cost of your project in a fiscally constrained operating environment 

13:20 Chair's Closing Remarks and End of Day Three


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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