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

Register for AusRAIL Live & On Demand to hear this year’s big ideas.

We have confirmed an outstanding shortlist of candidates to take part in this year’s competition and will be holding two pitching panels in November to give you the chance to vote for your favourite idea.

This is a career shaping opportunity for our shortlisted candidates, with this winner to receive complimentary attendance and a speaking engagement at AusRAIL PLUS 2021.

Make sure you are registered to see what the industry’s best emerging talent has to offer.

Group A Pitching Panel
Tuesday 10 November

  • 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
  • Andrew Gray, Sydney Trains | Preventing Fastener Failure in Turnouts
  • James Lennard, Aurecon | Improved Stakeholder Engagement in Transport Project Design and Planning through Multi Criteria Optimization
  • Elodie O’Sullivan, WSP | Rail Ready: Addressing the Workforce Gap

Group B Pitching Panel
Tuesday 17 November

  • Devin Devendra, WSP | Adapting to Service Disruptions
  • Rebekah Fulthorp, Sydney Trains | The Closure Train
  • Thomas Hartfield, Bombardier | The Network Effect: A Peer to Peer Solution
  • Adam Hatzigiannis, Sydney Trains | The OWL Micrometer
  • Timothy Lang, Transport for NSW | Flattening the Other Curve: Using Gamification to Redistribute Passenger Demand
  • Jennifer Lee, Arup | Overcoming Rail Fatigue with MBSE and a Digital Twin
  • Jude Manuel, Metro Trains Melbourne | Mobile Condition-based Monitoring Systems

Sign up to join the audience so you can vote for the best idea. Both sessions will be held on the AusRAIL Live & On Demand platform, giving you early insight into this year’s event.

Follow the competition’s progress at AusRAIL Live & On Demand

Delegates and exhibitors who join the pitching panel audience will have the chance to vote for the best idea and influence who will be named as our final three finalists.

Our top three entrants will be named on Tuesday 24 November, ahead of a LIVE finalist session on day one of AusRAIL Live & On Demand.

Online voting for the finalists will remain open until 3pm AEST on Wednesday 2 December, with the winner to be announced on Thursday 3 December.

18 May 2020

Entries Open

17 July 2020

Competition Entry Deadline

18 August 2020

Finalists announced

1 December 2020

Live Pitching Session
Winner announced at the AusRAIL Gala Dinner

AusRAIL PLUS 2019 Pitching Competition