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WHO WILL YOU MEET?

Meet Senior Decision Makers From


  • U.K. Rail Operators
  • European Rail Operators
  • Global Rail Operators

With The Following Job Titles


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

  • Rolling Stock
  • Maintenance
  • Engineering
  • Innovation
  • Asset Management
  • State Of Good Repair
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • High Speed Rail
  • Fleet
  • Systems
  • Shops
  • Revenue Equipment

Day One: Wednesday 18th November 2020

ENSURING ROLLING STOCK RELIABILITY AT REDUCED COST

08:00   Virtual Conference Platform Opens. Login and familiarize yourself with the platform features and introduce yourself to other participants

08:50 Virtual Conference Starts & Chairs Opening Remarks 

STRATEGIC-LEVEL ENGINEERING DIRECTOR KEYNOTE PANEL 

09:00 Maintenance Regime Decision Making - How To Sustain Performance, Maximise Reliability, Control Risk And Save Money, All With Less Resources 

Compare Cost Reduction Strategies & Lean Solutions For The New Normal.

The opening keynote panel will identify overall strategies for saving money and improving the performance of rolling stock services, in the context of COVID19 related economic and operational disruption. 

The session breaks down into x3 15 minute "mini-case studies"

outlining different cost reduction strategies.

  • Examining simple actions to resourcefully cut costs without impacting quality 
  • How to increase maintenance intervals and extend component life underpinned by data 
  • Application of data utilisation and digitisation specifically for cost reduction 

MINI CASE STUDY 1 (15 Minutes) 

09:05 A UK Fleet Directors Perspective On The Overall Strategies For Maintaining A High Quality & Reliable Service, At Reduced Cost, Whilst Restoring Customer Confidence On Hygiene Safety 

Mark Johnson, Engineering Director, South Eastern Railway

MINI CASE STUDY 2 (15 Minutes) 

09:20  Preparing The Ground For Data Utilization Specifically Focused On Cost Reduction & Implementing Digitization In The Most Affordable And Effective Way

Holger Strietholt, Head of Fleet Engineering Eastern Switzerland, SBB AG Passenger

MINI CASE STUDY 3 (15 Minutes)

09:35 Implementing Clever, Resourceful & Simple Cost 

Reduction Measures - Evaluate Outcomes On Reliability & Performance

Thierry Fort, Rolling Stock Engineering Director, SNCF

09:50 Extended Questions & Discussion 

Tackling COVID19 And At The Same Time Reducing Cost

BENCHMARKING TECHNOLOGICAL AND OPERATIONAL RESPONSES 

"Almost everything that was important before is more important now because we have to persuade people that the railway is a safe and efficient way to travel" 

Head Of Engineering - Asian Railway Operator  

PANEL: BEST PRACTICE TRAIN CLEANING & DISINFECTION 

Panel Moderator: Kate Jennings, Policy Director, Railway Industry Association

10:10 Comparing Cost Effective Cleaning Technologies & Upgrades To Air Conditioning Systems To Ensure Hygienic, Virus Free Train Interiors & Restore Passenger Confidence - What Technologies Are Out There? 

  • Examining what technologies are available to assess the impact on cleaning frequencies and cost 
  • Evaluate effectiveness of the different technological solutions against costs and feasibility for implementation 
  • Examining the scientific properties and benefits of specific chemicals and coating solutions including titanium dioxide, silver-based compounds & nanotechnology-based disinfectants
  • Best practice lessons from China on deploying high tech solutions to sanitize train interiors and depots

Dr Tony Lee, Chief Of Operations, MTR Hong Kong

Bob Spadafora, Senior Executive Officer - Rail Fleet ServicesLos Angeles Metro

Steve Lammin, Engineering Director, Govia Thameslink Railway

10:40 Audience Questions & Discussion 

10:50 Coffee Break And Visit The Virtual Exhibition Area

CHEMICAL TREATMENT RESEARCH 

11:20 Understanding How The Latest Chemical Treatment & Coatings Technologies Protect Passengers From Viruses - Research Into The Effectiveness Of The Latest Treatments Available 

  • Examining the science driving specific chemical treatments and coatings - how do they actually work?
  • Costs and feasibility study on implementing different chemical treatments in maintenance cleaning 
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of emerging technological solutions including titanium dioxide technology, silver-based compounds & nanotechnology-based disinfectants

HIGH TECH SOLUTIONS FROM ASIA 

ENSURING HYGEINIC TRAIN INTERIORS AND DEPOTS 

11:50 Evaluating New Virus Protection Technology Upgrades Available For Train Interiors Including Air Conditioning Upgrades, Sensor Systems & Physical Distancing Control Devices 

  • Assessing the latest virus control technology innovations being applied on-board rolling stock to improve passenger safety
  • Delivering upgrades on air conditioning units to meet new passenger standards and gaining a competitive edge
  • Examine how data from on-board sensors can be manipulated to optimize operational information for social distancing on trains

Dr Tony Lee, Chief Of Operations, MTR Hong Kong

BEST PRACTICE CASE STUDY ON OPERATIONAL RESPONSES TO COVID19

12:20 Building Resilience Into Maintenance Scheduling & Operations To Cost Effectively Handle Evolving Timetable Changes And Passenger Travel Pattern Shifts 

  • Adapting maintenance regimes to optimize service & manage risk, with reduced resources, for the duration of "the new normal" 
  • Examining the case for new thinking on fleet operations and scheduling including using longer trains and reducing capacity at key times 
  • Moving from mileage to condition based maintenance to reduce maintenance intervals
  • Leveraging data to use people more effectively in your maintenance operations reducing overheads

Steve Lammin, Engineering DirectorGovia Thameslink Railway

12:50 Extended Questions & Discussion 

13:00 Lunch Break And Visit The Virtual Exhibition Area 

ENSURING WORKER SAFETY IN THE DEPOT 

14:00 Solutions For Minimizing The Social Interface In The Maintenance Depot While Maintaining A Hands On Training & Development Environment 

  • Maintaining social distancing and protecting staff during the initial stage of covid-19
  • Best practice in delivering maintenance within a safe working environment
  • Using technology to improve team communications and access to information for teams working remotely
  • Adapting Maintenance procedures in the depot to ensure compliance with social distancing guidelines

John Stainthorpe, Depot Manager, Arriva Rail North

Kapil Jambhulkar, Sr.Coaching Depot Officer (Head of Rolling Stock Maintenance), Indian Railway

14:30 Audience Questions & Discussion 

Identifying A More Affordable And Effective Approach To Implementing Condition Based Monitoring Technology And Maintenance Process Digitisation

Success Stories On Improving Data Utilisation Effectiveness & Implementing Digitisation To Save Money

PANEL PRESENTATIONS

14:40 Optimizing Data Collection For Maintenance To Capture Failing Components And Avoid Unnecessary Interventions In A More Cost Conscious Environment 

  • Setting your data team and executing a winning data strategy
  • Interpreting data in real time for improved operational decision making
  • Integrating data collection into a single source data platform to increase operational visibility
  • Sharing data effectively throughout your rail operations to deliver improvements in reliability and passenger safety 
  • Using data to increase component life cycle, reduce maintenance scheduling and cost for spare parts

Nawaf Al Fraih, Passenger Rolling Stock Maintenance Manager,Saudi Railway Company

Justin Southcombe, Commercial Director, Perpetuum Ltd

Peter Smyth, Chief Mechanical Engineer, Irish Rail 

15:20 Audience Questions & Discussion

15:30 Afternoon Coffee Break & Visit The Virtual Exhibition Area Sponsored By Wabtec Control Systems

16:00 Time For Change - From Ownership To Partnership, Why  Tomorrow's Competitive Advantages of Railway Companies Will Be Based On The Total Cost of Ownership. Learn How?

Maurizio Giovannelli, EMEA Business Development & REP Manager,SKF Railway

PANEL

16:00 Successful Implementation Of Condition Based Monitoring To Deliver Cost Savings 

  • A practical case study on setting up systems to optimize maintenance 
  • Mapping out the key stakeholders and setting up an organizational structure to deliver on your investment
  • How to make condition based monitoring more effective 
  • Implementing data intelligence in to your regime, best practice in data analysis to increase reliability 
  • Prioritising on-board systems to monitor to deliver saving in maintenance scheduling
  • Evaluating the latest low cost robust wireless sensor technologies for data collection 
  • Learn how operators are implementing low cost data gathering strategies on legacy fleets to improve reliability 
  • Leveraging automation to reduce human interaction in data processing to increase efficiency and reduce cost of operations 

Kang Kuen Lee, Adviser for Sydney Metro Project, MTR Hong Kong

Neil O'Connor, Head of Fleet Control, Performance and Planning, Govia Thameslink Railway

Abdulaziz H. Al Bahkali, Passenger Rolling Stock Maintenance Manager, Saudi Railway Company

Falco Mooren, Project Manager, NS

17:00 Audience Questions & Discussion 

17:15 Driving Down The Cost Of Data Gathering Initiatives To Implement Condition Based Monitoring That Is More Affordable & Effective, Choosing a Cost Effective IT Infrastructure To Gather And Share Data, What Is Out There, What Works?

Randy Sac, Information Management & Technology, Light Rail Manila Corporation 

17:35 The Advanced TrainLab of Deutsche Bahn As An Accelerator For Innovations

Tobias Fischer, Head Of Technology TecLab, Deutsche Bahn AG

17:55 Audience Questions & Discussion

18:05 Chair's Closing Remarks And Close Of Conference Day 1

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