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AusRAIL 2016 Speakers

RTSA Stream

Integration of multi-mode passenger information for regional train and coach operations

Mark Wood Mark Wood, General Manager Communications – Electronics, 4Tel

Tony Crosby Tony Crosby General Manager – Services, 4Tel

Modernising light rail infrastructure to meet the demands of a growing city

Mike Ford Mike Ford, Senior Track & Civil Design Engineer, Jacobs

Les Kulesza Les Kulesza, Principal Advisor, Network Development, Yarra Trams

Value capture and other innovations in rail infrastructure procurement

Clayton Utz Owen Hayford, Partner, Clayton Utz

Perth’s urban rail renaissance

Dr Philip Laird Dr Philip Laird, Honorary Principal Fellow, University of Wollongong

Rolling stock fire safety: A global view

Lachlan Henderson Lachlan Henderson, Fire Engineer, Metro Trains Melbourne

Innovation in Sydney Metro’s planning, design and technology Sydney Metro: Planning a new metro beneath Sydney Harbour and the CBD

Geoff Bateman Geoff Bateman, Sydney Metro Manager Civil Works Underground Infrastructure, Transport for NSW

RTAA Stream

A cost-effective alternative to conventional concrete track slab design and construction

Todd Clarke Todd Clarke, Sales Engineer, Elasto Plastic Concrete

Advances in tamping technology

Roger Grossniklaus Roger Grossniklaus, Marketing and Sales Director, MATISA Materiel Industriel

Next generation of high performance turnout renewals

Matthias Manhart Matthias Mannhart, Director – Rhomberg Sersa Technology, Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group

Henrik Vocks Henrik Vocks, Manager Technical Services, Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group

Non-ballasted track forms: A survey of global best practices

Maneesh Gupta Maneesh Gupta, Technical Director, AECOM Australia

Turnout grinding: Why and how

Unknown-Speaker Simon Thomas, Application Engineer, Speno Rail Maintenance Australia

Hydraulic Tamping: A Glimpse into the Future

Sam-Botterill Sam Botterill, Managing Director, System7 Australia

Future on rail: Economical ecological track maintenance

Rainer Wenty--Roman Wiesinger Rainer Wenty, Manager Strategic Marketing and Roman Wiesinger, Executive Assistant, Plasser & Theurer Austria

Sudden death, early retirement or merely a midlife crisis: The performance of SC 47kg/m rail in ARTC’s Interstate Network

Nick Petticrew Nick Petticrew, Rail Performance Manager, Interstate Network, ARTC

Rail Suppliers Stream

Session Chair

Stephan-van-der Stephan van der Lit, Principal Consultant, hdL Rail and Mass Transit Services

Innovation & sustainability

Daniel Dunoye Daniel Dunoyé, Business Development Expert, System & Infrastructure, Alstom Asia Pacific

Sophie-Hennes Sophie Hennes, APAC CSR & Sustainability Officer, Alstom Asia Pacific

Challenges in developing an efficient bridge design for the ETTT Viaduct

Penny Campbell Penny Campbell, Structural Engineer, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Building a business case for an Energy Storage System (ESS) in a rail network

Caroline Phillips, Area Sales Manager – Transportation, ABB Australia

Opening opportunities with connected thinking: Disruption, innovation & technologies in the future of rail

Suibhne Cullen, Technical Director, Digital Delivery Lead, Mott MacDonald

How to assess the true value of technology investments

Cameron Collie Cameron Collie, National Program Manager – Rail, Quintiq

IRSE Stream

Rail level crossings

Trevor Moore Chair: Trevor Moore, Signalling Standards Engineer, ARTC

Near misses in remote locations: Investigating rail level crossing incidents in the Pilbara

Rebecca + Mark Wedding Photos Dr Anjum Naweed, Principal Research Fellow, Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation

Level Crossing Power Supply Design for Safety

Ian Maydew Ian Maydew, Signal Engineer Standards, ARTC

Australia’s cities of tomorrow: Light rail as an agent for change

Toby Lodge Toby Lodge, Light Rail Sector Lead and Principal, Hassell

Session chair

Simeon-CoxSimeon Cox, Principal Consultant & Director, Signalis

Rail level crossings

Paul-Salmon Paul Salmon, Professor Human Factors, Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems, University of the Sunshine Coast

Long term strategy for wayside systems

Deepak Jagan Deepak Jagan, Wayside Engineering Analyst, ARTC

Comparison of advanced train control solutions for freight lines in Australia – “Moving Freight Forward”

Brenton Atchison Dr Brenton Atchison, Engineering Manager, Advanced Signalling, Siemens

Operator fatigue and distraction management using the seeing machines driver safety system on a locomotive

Dave Semple Dave Semple, Engineering Manager & Khen Truong, Senior Systems Engineer, Progress Rail

FORUM: Investment and innovation: How can we fast-forward change in the freight game

Nicole Lockwood Facilitator: Nicole Lockwood, Chair, Freight and Logistics Council WA

John_fullerton John Fullerton, CEO, ARTC

Mick-CroninMick Cronin, General Manager Strategy & Commercial, NSW Ports

Paul Larsen Paul Larsen, CEO, Brookfield Rail

Greg-Pauline Greg Pauline, Managing Director, Genesee & Wyoming

Anthony Albanese MP, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Cities and Tourism

Anthony Albanese MP Anthony Albanese MP, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Cities and Tourism

Driving innovation for best practice inventory & asset management

Maria-Palazzolo Maria Palazzolo, Chief Executive Officer, GS1 Australia

A tale of two cities – Metro in Sydney and Melbourne

Rodd Staples Rodd Staples, Program Director, Sydney Metro, Transport for NSW

The customer’s customer – Rail’s role in delivering expectations and improving the customer experience

  • When and why we use rail in our business: The Woolworths Story

Chris Brooks Chris Brooks, National Transport Manager, Woolworths Limited

FORUM: Technology, Social Media and Big Data: Embracing change to improve the customer offering

Andrew Lezala Andrew Lezala, Managing Director, Metro Trains Australia

Andrew-DudgeonAndrew Dudgeon, Managing Director, Bombardier Transportation

Kevin Wright Kevin Wright, Chief Operating Officer, Queensland Rail

Loretta Lynch Loretta Lynch, Managing Director, Gold Coast Light Rail, Keolis Downer

Michael Miller Michael Miller, Acting CEO, Downer Rail

Howard Collins Howard Collins, Chief Executive, Sydney Trains

FORUM: Women in rail

Rowenna_Walker Rowenna Walker, Global Service Leader, Rail and Mass Transit, Aurecon

Jenny McAuliffe Jenny McAuliffe, Executive General Manager People, ARTC

Naomi Frauenfelder Naomi Frauenfelder, Executive Director, TrackSAFE Foundation

Luba Grigorovitch Luba Grigorovitch, Victorian Branch Secretary, RTBU

Prof Robert Wood Prof Robert Wood, Director, Centre for Ethical Leadership

David Irwin Facilitator: David Irwin, CEO, Pacific National


Terry Wong Wheels of fortune: MTR’s Value Capture Model
Terry Wong, Head of Australian Business, MTR Corporation Limited

Adrian Hart Market outlook for Australia
Adrian Hart, Senior Manager, Infrastructure and Mining, BIS Shrapnel

Bob Herbert AM ARA Chairman’s Address
Bob Herbert AM, Chairman, Australasian Railway Association (ARA)

Marion Terrill Australia’s transport challenge: Prioritising investment to meet the growth of our cities
Marion Terrill, Transport Program Director, Grattan Institute

Hon John Anderson AO Rail in an environment of innovation, competition and opportunity
Hon John Anderson AO, Chair, Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation (ACRI)

Industry Leaders: Young Rail Professionals Innovation Pitching Competition

Sue-McCarrey Sue McCarrey, CEO, The Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator

Alan Beacham Alan Beacham, Executive General Manager Rail & Defence, UGL

Unknown-Speaker Andrew Lezala, Managing Director, Metro Trains Australia

How will sustainable urban passenger transport systems deliver Australia’s future infrastructure needs?

Michelle-E-Zeibots Dr Michelle Zeibots, Research Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures & Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney


CBD Solar light rail

Alexandra_Baranski Alexandra Baranksi, Graduate Engineer (Electrical), Aurizon

Delightful diversion? Generating public excitement for rail infrastructure

Michelle Doolan Michelle Doolan, Civil & Environmental Engineer, Aurecon/MMRA

Revisiting economic appraisal for rail projects

Ben Mason Ben Mason, Economist, Arup

A smarter rail way – Intelligent monitoring assets

Jason Bridgman Jason Bridgman, Systems Development and Support, Train Planning, Operations Planning, Operations, Sydney Trains

The use of passive soundwave interpretation along rails to detect and predict rail defects, lubrication quality and thermal factors

James Donovan James Donovan, Graduate Engineer, Metro Trains Melbourne