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Rail Infrastructure 
Asset Management Summit

Live on 9th -10th June 2021

Or Available On-Demand

#RIAMS2021

DAY 1-  DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

07:30

EVENT OPENS

DIGITAL NETWORKING

08:00

STRATEGIC OPERATOR MANAGEMENT KEYNOTE PANEL
Strategies For Organizational Change to Accelerate The Pace Of Digital Transformation In Rail: Everything Is Related To Management

• Overcoming organizational challenges and building a common vision for the digital transformation across the operational departments of the organisation
• Digital cost benefit analysis: what areas of the infrastructure should operators prioritize for digitalization to deliver short term cost savings, operational improvements and digital investment in rail
• Applying new technologies in a legacy infrastructure and managing the compliance and safety impacts in new implementations
• Taking advantage of the opportunity to renew or upgrade your digital solutions, plan for success in your upcoming renewals

Carel Jonckheere, Head Of Smart Capacity Management, RailNetEurope

Giorgio Travaini, Head of Research & Innovation at Shift2Rail JU

Dr. Sandra Hutterli, Head of People & Transformation, Swiss Railways SBB CFF FFS

09:10

The Challenges Of Maintaining A High-Speed Line In The UK

• How do we drive preventative maintenance with quality data?
• How working closely with the train operators can improve train and infrastructure performances
• Using data collected from in-service trains and on-site to solve track maintenance issues leading to improvement in performance and reliability of switches crosses

Dr Sin Sin Hsu, Regional Principal Engineer [Track], Network Rail

09:40

AM COFFEE BREAK

DIGITAL NETWORKING

10:00

Improving The State Of The Network With Cost Effective Robust Sensors To Predict Faults, Improve Safety And Reliability And Reduce Maintenance Cost

This session will cover three presentations on new technologies operators are implementing to increase the frequency of measurements for real boundary conditions of the railway to better monitoring legacy systems and improve reliability and reduce cost in infrastructure maintenance.

10:05

1) Optimizing Monitoring of Switches and Crossings to Reduce Maintenance Scheduling & Increase Safety in Rail Operations

• How switch monitoring can optimize maintenance and increase safety
• Different technologies to go towards predictive maintenance

Niels Juul, CTO of Railmonitor

10:15

FIRESIDE CHAT

10 Minute fireside Interview With Railmonitor and Trafikverket

Arne Nissen, Technical Specialist Railway,Trafikverket

10:25

2) New Technologies: Use of Acceleration and Displacement Measurement on the Sleepers of Switches and Crossings to Monitor the Stability and Predict the Necessity of Tamping Operations in S&C

• Current S&C inspection methods
• Moving from reactive to predictive maintenance

Gérémy Bourgois, Maintenance Engineer, Infrabel

10:45

3) Using In-Service Trains for Condition Monitoring of Rail Tracks: Fitting On-Board Sensor Technologies to Improve Frequency of Track Monitoring

• What low-cost multi-sensor systems are owners implementing on-board trains to improve localisation accuracy and reduce maintenance scheduling
• Learn how data from in-service trains is being used by operators to predict the real state of their assets before defects occur
• Examine how to optimise trackside and on-board data management to make operational improvements in maintenance decision making

Kelvin Chan, Acting Infrastructure Maintenance Manager, MTR Corporation Limited

11:00

4) New Technologies: Monitoring Points Machines to Predict Failures in Switches and Crosses, Reduce
Costly Delays and Improve Safety

This presentation will focus on monitoring of point-machines, introducing new-kinds of data-analytics and knowledge to bring the results into daily practice. We will present a short introduction of the objectives of the work undertaken on this subject and a more detailed explanation of the research done

Daniela Narezo Guzman, Scientific Collaborator, DLR

Henk Samson, Senior Programme Manager Business Development & Innovation, Struckton Rail

11:45

EKE ELECTRONICS SPONSORED PRESENTATION - NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

DIGITAL NETWORKING

12:45

Future Communications Strategies To Develop The Infrastructure Trackside And Deliver Connectivity For Real Time Operations

• Investing in more technology trackside to increase bits and bytes in order for the industry to develop new applications to improve train operations
• Deploying the right infrastructure trackside, what are the latest technologies to operators are implementing to deliver bandwidth and wireless connectivity?
• Standardization of open interfaces to deliver more data from connected sensors in the infrastructure to improve fault prediction and maintenance.
• Improving safety standards and reducing maintenance through increased digitalization of the trackside
• Improving digital safety awareness to combat the growing threat of cybersecurity due to increased connectivity across the infrastructure

David Choda, Principle Engineer Telecoms, Network Rail

13:15

Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) – A Game Changer For Railway Digitalization

• Update on progress in defining targeted architectures and evaluating candidate technologies
• Spectrum needs for future railway telecommunications
• Envisioned FRMCS introduction timeline, industry collaborations and technology trials

Richard Fritzsche, Lead Connectivity Circle, Digital Rail, DB Netz AG

13:50

Implementing ERTMS to Improve Safety, Eliminate Legacy Installations whilst Reducing CAPEX & OPEX Cost Through All Project Phases

This session will cover two presentations on planning and executing a successful ERTM implementation to deliver train operations with more centralise decision management and the opportunity to transform and capitalise on the current benefits and future opportunities to improve our digital processes.

13:51

1) PRORAIL’S ERTMS IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY: Developing The Rail Network For The Future Of Mobility

This presentation will focus on the approach, challenges face and solutions created in the Pro Rail ERTMS implementation journey The main aim of our new signalling system is to ensure that more passenger and freight transport can be accommodated on the network. We will also realize improvements in interoperability, security, reliability and higher speed requirements.

Michiel Vijverberg, Program manager ERTMS infrastructure, ProRail

Paul Hendriks, Transition Manager Digital Rail, ProRail

14:10

2) GNSS on ERTMS

This presentation will look explore how RFI are exploiting satellite assets for railway applications to improve competitiveness, maintenance and monitoring of railway assets and deliver more applications for passenger services

• New train positioning systems to reduce the dependency on physical balises to be manufactures, installed and maintained
• Flexible telecom platform, using an y technology w/o legacy to reduce dedicated track-side infrastructure
• Integration of ERTMS applications with satellite technology to deliver a virtual representation of your rail network

Massimiliano Ciaffi, ERTMS onboard Manager, RFI

14:50

PM COFFEE BREAK

DIGITAL NETWORKING

15:10

Developing Low-Cost Reliable Localization Systems For The Boundaries Of The Railway For Increased Accuracy In Railway Operations And Maintenance

• Understand the importance of localization data in accurately predicting faults and root cause for improved maintenance scheduling
• New technologies for increasing accuracy on localization data for real boundary condition of the railway, What is out there and what does it cost?
• How far can we gO With GPS and should we be considering sensors on in-service trains or RFID tags at switches & Crosses
• Integration of ERTMS applications with satellite technology to deliver a virtual representation of your rail network to improve localization accuracy

Oliver Heirich, Research Engineer, DLR - German Aerospace Center

15:50

Improving Standardization In Rail Projects To Meet The Challenge Of Introducing Innovation, Finding Agreement Between Different Stakeholders & Suppliers

WHAT IS THE CLIENT’S ROLE IN PROCURING AND MANAGING HIGH INTEGRITY SOFTWARE SYSTEMS AND RAISING AWARENESS OF LESSONS LEARNT FROM PAST FAILURES?

- What is our role in assessing the threat technology posses?
- Raising awareness of incident case studies
- Strengthening controls in standards
- Increasing levels of engagement with suppliers to increase awareness and reduce risk

Bardo Schettini Gherardini, Director Operations, European Rail Infrastructure Managers association

Brian Tomlinson, Chief Systems Engineer, Network Rail

16:30

Q&A

END OF DAY1