Congratulations to our 2020 winner, Timothy Lang from Transport for NSW. His idea, ‘Flattening the other curve: Using gamification to redistribute passenger demand’ won both the audience and judge vote. A further congratulations to the other two finalists: Rebecca Fulthorp and Andrew Gray, who both presented live at AusRAL Live On Demand.

Timothy Lang

Timothy Lang

Rebekah Fulthorp

Rebekah Fulthorp

Andrew Gray

Andrew Gray

We heard some great ideas that could transform the future of rail over the two live panel sessions for the Young Rail Professionals pitching competition (10 & 17 Nov). Thanks to the reigning Pitching Competition winner Jonathan Chan, who returned to moderate the sessions along with our esteemed judges Caroline Wilkie, Caryn Anderson + Becky Wood

These sessions are now available to view via the PITCHING COMPETITION HUB on the AusRAIL Live & On Demand event platform.

The PITCHING COMPETITION HUB is open to all to access. You can re-watch each session, access the presentations and connect directly with the competition candidates.

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The Young Rail Professionals Pitching Competition is a highlight of AusRAIL, unearthing new ideas that could help shape our industry for the better. Thank you to all those that tuned in to hear from our entrants in the two advanced sessions ahead of AusRAIL Live & On Demand, as they presented their pitches for an idea that could change the future of rail.

AusRAIL would also like to extend a thank you to our shortlisted candidates, who took part in the two advanced sessions:

Suha Anzar, Sydney Trains | Carefree Commuting

Jacky Chen, Downer | Digitising the Technical Maintenance Plan with a Distributed Artificial Intelligence Approach

Glenn de Jong, UGL | Locomotives Beyond Hauling

Adam Hatzigiannis, Sydney Trains | The OWL Micrometer: Contact Wire Measurements Anytime Anywhere

Elodie O’Sullivan, WSP | Rail Ready: Addressing the Workforce Gap

Jude Manuel, Metro Trains Melbourne | Mobile Condition-based Monitoring Systems

Devin Devendra, WSP | Adapting to Service Disruptions

Jennifer Lee, Arup | The next step for Digital Twins and MBSE for the Rail Industry

Thomas Hartfield, Bombardier | The Network Effect: A Peer to Peer Solution