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6:45 AM

AM MORNING NETWORKING

7:00 AM

1 HOUR - COLLABORATIVE INDUSTRY WORKSHOPS, ADDRESSING CHALLENGES IN DELIVERING FULL SCALE END TO END IMPLEMENTATIONS IN RAIL

8:00 AM

FUTURE FLEXIBLE PROCUREMENT STRATEGIES AND ROLE OF ROSCO’S IN SUPPORTING FINANCE AND TECHNICAL SKILLS

Neil Foster, Engineering Director, Porterbrook
Paul Sutherland, Client Services Director, Eversholt Rail Group

Strategic Opening Panel: Role of the Rosco Moving Forward, Blending Tradition with Innovation in Fleet Financing, Supporting New Streams of Capital and Finance Required to Procure Future Fleets

• The importance of ROSCO’s retaining technical expertise to support new fleet procurements, maintaining the ability to challenge the manufacturer on its interpretation of the specification.
• How can the industry increase access to capital markets to create new opportunities to finance future rolling stock with the traditional model failing most operators at present?
• What is the cohesive long term complementary strategy, with an oversight to all the trains with a useful lifetime in this country, what is the cascade strategy for Rolling Stock?
• How are finance focused ROSCO’s balancing the long-term risk to their investments, managing obsolescence and future technical development required to match the useful life of the assets?
• How can Rosco’s and operators engage with OEM’s, suppliers, and academia to optimise digital monitoring of equipment to push out component life cycle cost envelopes?

Neil Foster, Engineering Director, Porterbrook
Paul Sutherland, Client Services Director, Eversholt Rail Group

8:40 AM

Natalia Pickett, Head of Procurement, Keolis Amey

Optimising Data Transparency in Rail, What Data Do We Have, Availability of Data and Understanding the Limitations of Your Data

• Comprehending the importance of data transparency in rail operations, developing strategies to improve transparency, data quality and identifying alternative available data sources.
• How are owners confronting the challenges of integrating legacy IT systems and improving the accuracy of manually entered data to build reliable algorithms for rail operations.
• Building trust through transparent data practices, defining the limitations of your data and models to build confidence in models used to improved decision making in rail.

Natalia Pickett, Head of Procurement, Keolis Amey

9:00 AM

Helen Cooper, Asset Strategy Manager, Transport for London

A Practical Approach to Whole Life Cost Modelling

“How do you generate a whole life cost model, what are the considerations you'd have to build into this? So, you can bring that part to it and then you look at your cost model of 30 plus years asset life, then level that accordingly to see what you want to get out of all those things. So, the question is how you would drive this understanding what you need right from the start what you are designing for”.

Group Rail Technical Director, UK Intercity Train Operator

• Key factors to consider before building a cost model
• Aspects that impact on whole life costs
• The value of scenarios and assumptions
• Whole System Thinking – (will it work in your system)

Helen Cooper, Asset Strategy Manager, Transport for London

9:30 AM

MORNING NETWORKING BREAK

30 minutes networking break and refreshments in the main networking and exhibition space of the summit.

10:00 AM

IMPROVING AVAILABILITY AND RELIABILITY IN THE EARLY COMMISSIONING PHASE AND MAINTAINING OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE TOWARDS THE END OF FLEET LIFETIME

Lee Kim-hung, Chief of Operations Engineering Maintenance, MTR Corporation

Improving Availability and Reliability of Rolling Stock Assets Whilst Optimizing Its Life Cycle Cost Through Process Automation and Data Driven Maintenance Strategy

“MTR Corporation will share their best practice in managing RS assets whilst improving fleet availability and reliability in a cost-effective manner.”

Lee Kim-hung, Chief of Operations Engineering Maintenance, MTR Corporation

10:30 AM

Neil Foster, Engineering Director, Porterbrook
Paul Sutherland, Client Services Director, Eversholt Rail Group
Graham Taylor, UK Programmes Executive, CAF UK
Liam Hockings, New Fleet Introduction Manager, Avanti West Coast

Panel Discussion: Charting the Future with New Fleet Introductions - OEM and Operator Perspectives, What Does a Successful Preparation for a New Fleet Introduction Look Like?

• OEM view on a successful preparation for new train introduction, comparing manufacturers performance in the commissioning into service phase, what can operators learn from the data to enhance reliability?
• Improving the operational performance of trains during the commissioning into service phase, what are the means to increase availability and reliability in the first weeks of operation.
• Understanding the common challenges related to the operational performance of the train early in the commissioning into service but also during lifetime operations.
• How can operators help improve reliability in new fleet introductions, reducing the complexity of specification, specifying the problem and not the solution?
• Recognizing suppliers have a long-term interest in the reliability of fleets throughout their lifetime, building mutual contractual agreements to drive reliability growth and improvement.

Neil Foster, Engineering Director, Porterbrook
Paul Sutherland, Client Services Director, Eversholt Rail Group
Graham Taylor, UK Programmes Executive, CAF UK
Liam Hockings, New Fleet Introduction Manager, Avanti West Coast

11:10 AM

Javier de la Cruz, Managing Director, CAF DIGITAL SERVICES

Boosting Fleet Management Excellence: Real Success Stories from Leadmind Users
Highlighting Leadmind’s Impact on Rail Digital Fleet Management Across 50 Projects And 15 Countries

Javier de la Cruz, Managing Director, CAF DIGITAL SERVICES

11:30 AM

Mark Smith, Commercial Director, Wabtec KinetiX

New Developments in Automated Infrastructure-Based Maintenance, How Can You Make Your Operation Faster and More Efficient While Helping to Ensure Optimal Performance and Safety?

• Examining the current industry appetite and philosophy around automated infrastructure-based maintenance systems
• Defining a commercially beneficial strategy between operators and infrastructure owners, developing a multifaceted relationship to access data to look after the train wheels or tracks.
• Benefits of optimizing maintenance using infrastructure-based systems to balance maintenance, reducing interventions and resources required for inspections.
• Practical examples of where automated infrastructure-based maintenance add value, where it doesn't, and what are the limitations of investing in track side monitoring?
• Infrastructure based maintenance and reducing the human interaction, how is automation evolving to remove humans from the inspection process improving safety in maintenance.
• How can the industry adopt more of an engineering approach in a non-vertically integrated rail system when integrating new systems that benefit both track and rolling stock?

Mark Smith, Commercial Director, Wabtec KinetiX

12:00 PM

LUNCH NETWORKING BREAK

1 hour networking break including lunch and refreshments in the main networking and exhibition space of the summit.

1:00 PM

Neil Ovenden, Head of Engineering, Rail Partners

What Is the Cohesive Industry Strategy to Support and Invest in Pioneering Rail Innovation: Uniting for the Next Gen Solutions and Building Consensus on Future Advancements in Sustainable Vehicle Technologies

• What are the key industry work streams focusing on technology development challenges in rail to direct investment from operators and suppliers, SMEs, and academia to these key areas?
• Examining the industry and governmental strategy for achieving carbon neutrality for freight trains
• Operator strategies to deliver future innovation, buying final solutions from OEM’s, developing existing solution to meet operational needs, and developing new solutions together with startups and academia.
• key strategies for advancing technology in new rolling stock to improve sustainability in rail, utilizing current infrastructure power systems to deliver reliable energy for rolling stock.

Neil Ovenden, Head of Engineering, Rail Partners

1:30 PM

Louis-Romain, Program Manager, Robots & Humans Team Research Department, SNCF

Case Study: Building the Business Case for Investments for Optimization, Implementing Robotics to Drive Significant Modernization of Rail Workshops, What Are Low-Cost Alternatives for Smaller Operators

• The business case for financing the investments required for optimization and robotics in the workshops to increase efficiencies in maintenance, scheduling, and the allocation of resources.
• What technologies are operators using to manage demand, how can digital solutions help with filling the shed and organizing moves around the Depo to optimize engineering resources?
• Future proofing your maintenance strategy during a new depot build, planning for the future, implementing all the fixtures and fittings to improve the speed of checks and inspections.
• What is the alternative to optimise smaller workshops and depots, how can smaller operators invest in cheaper robotic solutions to improve the payback in smaller depots?
• How are operators finding alternative arrangements to move rolling stock back to maintenance location and to avoid any network constraints blocking entry to the depot?

Louis-Romain, Program Manager, Robots & Humans Team Research Department, SNCF

1:50 PM

Real-World Case Study: Practical Examples of Overcoming Digital Integration Challenges and Delivering Successful Digital End-to-End Rail Projects to Optimise Fleet Maintenance and Operations

• What are the common obstacle operators face when integration new technologies and systems to legacy systems that are already in place?
• How can operators and infrastructure owners develop a system thinking approach when working with supplier to integrate new technologies to drive additional benefits across the business?
• Fleet integration challenges, receiving a train in one state and bringing it up to the level of your current fleet.
• Improving specification to deliver more specific use case that then can be developed end to end including automatic work orders or insights so it could be integrated in the business systems.
• Making the step from proof of concepts to actual full-scale implementation, how are operators delivering end to end of implementation of new technologies related to maintenance.

2:20 PM

AFETRNOON NETWORKING BREAK

30 minutes networking break and refreshments in the main networking and exhibition space of the summit.

3:00 PM

DATA AND DIGITALIZATION, USE OF TRAIN DATA FOR SERVICE IMPROVEMENT, INVESTMENT IN DATA-DRIVEN APPROACHES FOR LEGACY FLEETS AND INTEGRATION CHALLENGES IN DIGITAL PROJECTS

Helen Cooper, Asset Strategy Manager, Transport for London

Panel Discussion: Investing in a Coherent Asset Management Strategy, Who Buys the Data, Who Owns the Data, Accessing Data to Increase Component Lifecycles and Reducing the Asset Lifecycle Cost of Operating Trains

• Developing effective commercial agreements between operators, Rosco’s and suppliers on who owns data, collects data, analyses data, wants the data, understanding the value of data in rail.
• Examples of how data coming from trains is being used to shape what the services can look like, your loadings, your timetables, providing value to maintenance and the wider organisation.
• How can data rooms assist in business strategic decisions? Combining train data with gate line data, footfall, toilet flush data to find businesses trends and insights to help improve the service.
• Understanding the cost implications for suppliers of interpreting and driving insights from data to help deliver a condition maintenance lead approach in maintenance.
• Cultural change and organisational adaptation to new processes, developing new digital processes and investing in people capable of dealing with vast amounts of data for the new vehicles and legacy rolling stock.

Helen Cooper, Asset Strategy Manager, Transport for London

3:40 PM

Digitization for Legacy Fleets, How Much Operational Improvement Can Investment in A Data Driven Approach Deliver for Legacy Rolling Stock Fleets, Reducing the Cost of Ownership in Rail

• Digitisation of legacy fleets, expectations vs reality, examining the benefits of investing and implementing tools to collect data, to drive improvements in and extend the life of current fleets.
• How are train operators gathering data from their vehicles? How do they process data and use the data to drive improvements in maintenance and operations in the broader perspective
• What are the possibilities of using train data to improve the cost of ownership, reducing maintenance cost, and extending the life cycle envelopes of their existing fleets?
• Investment to collect data from legacy fleets, what tools are operators using to base their decisions on investing in a data strategy for older fleets or procuring new fleets.
• Analysing digital advances and possibilities to extract more information from legacy vehicles, news tools for collecting additional information from trains to optimise maintenance operations?

4:10 PM

Sensor Fusion Mixing and Combining Data from Different Sensors to Achieve High Quality Data, Delivering High Accuracy from Low-Cost Sensing Technologies

• Innovations in the marketplace for low-cost sensors and inertial measurement units that can be fitted on-board rolling stock, what is the accuracy level of the new sensors, are they maintenance free or require calibration?
• How are operators mixing and combining data from different low-cost sensors to achieve high quality data to drive further insights in their maintenance operations?
• Developing algorithms based on mathematical models, reducing uncertainties in the model, and improving accuracy of decision making in fleet operations.
• Avoiding the obstacles of poorly collected data and using sensing technology that is not fit for purpose to improve the quality of data used in maintenance for building algorithms.
• Understanding the unintended insight operators can gain from implementing sensor fusion in maintenance.

4:45 PM

END OF DAY ONE

90 minutes drinks reception and canapes in the main networking and exhibition space of the summit.

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