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.

Sign up as a visitor to access the PITCHING COMPETITION HUB.

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.

Congratulations to our top three entrants who will present LIVE on day one of AusRAIL Live & On Demand!

Andrew Gray

Andrew Gray
Sydney Trains | Preventing Fastener Failure in Turnouts

Rebekah Fulthorp

Rebekah Fulthorp
Sydney Trains | The Closure Train

Timothy Lang

Timothy Lang
Transport for NSW | Flattening the Other Curve: Using Gamification to Redistribute Passenger 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.

Register for AusRAIL Live & On Demand to hear from the three finalists!

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

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