Sue McCarrey, Chief Executive, ONRSR

Peter Doggett, Chief Operating Officer, ONRSR

Julie Bullas, Executive Director, Policy, Reform and Stakeholder Engagement, ONRSR

Simon Foster, Executive Director, Technical, ONRSR

Maneesh Gupta, Technical Director and Team Leader – Rail, AECOM
Chair: RTSA Technical Stream

John Watsford, Rail Engineering Consultant
Chair: RTSA Technical Stream

Barry Lovat, Rail Engineering Consultant
Chair: RTSA Technical Stream

Bill Laidlaw, Rail Engineering Consultant
Chair: RTSA Technical Stream

Trevor Moore, Senior Signal Engineer, JMDR
Chair: IRSE Technical Stream

Phil Baker, Head of Testing and Commissioning, Infrastructure Nation
Chair: IRSE Technical Stream

Brian Luber, Business Development Manager, Downer Group
Chair: IRSE Technical Stream

John Gude, Senior Principal Engineer – Rail and Digital Engineering, WSP
Digital: The Great Divide in Rail
IRSE Technical Stream

Georgia Gosse, Sustainability Manager, ARTC Inland Rail
Sustainability in mega infrastructure projects: An aspirational fad or a steady state deliverable? Traditional challenges, fresh approach and early successes on the Inland Rail Program
Rail Suppliers Technical Stream

Carlos Valente, Rail Asset Integrity Leader, Queensland Rail
Advancements in squats management: A Queensland Rail experience
RTAA Technical Stream

Georgina Hartwell, Associate Rail Systems Engineer, WSP
Taking over from Thameslink: The factors that will determine how Australia can lead the automation race
IRSE Technical Stream

Bill Palazzi, Director, palazzirail
Making a Transformation Possible: Innovations behind the Digital Systems Project
IRSE Technical Stream

Plinio Roberto Souza Vilela, R&D Coordinator, CFlex MPC
Simulated anneling to optimise track maintenance scheduling in railroad operations
RTAA Technical Stream

Dr Richard Stock, Milling Technology Manager, LINMAG Rail Milling Service
Strategic rail reprofiling for squat mitigation
RTAA Technical Stream

David Milburn, Senior Technical Director, Global Leader – Digital Train Control, GHD
Digital Train Control and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
IRSE Technical Stream

Bruce Parrey, Electrical and Electronic Engineer, GHD
Digital Train Control and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
IRSE Technical Stream

James Macartney, Commercial & Business Planning Manager, TasRail
TasRail transforms its operation by using algorithms to develop its master service designs
Rail Suppliers Technical Stream

George Bradley, Chief Operating Officer, Biarri Rail
TasRail transforms its operation by using algorithms to develop its master service designs
Rail Suppliers Technical Stream

Tim Halloran, Signal Maintenance Engineer, John Holland
Increasing capacity and efficiency of the Main West Corridor
IRSE Technical Stream

Jacky Chen, Data Scientist, Transport and Infrastructure, Downer
Can I trust machine learning analytics? Downer’s approach to predictive maintenance
Rail Suppliers Stream

Ben Tonges, Partner | Strategy – Growth & Transformation, Deloitte
Integrated strategic planning: How do we take advantage of a golden age in rail infrastructure investment to deliver on the future of mobility?
Rail Suppliers Stream

Devon Middleditch, Director Digital Transformation, ANZ, AECOM
Digital engineering: Beyond the curve – Rail design reimagined
Rail Suppliers Stream

Himanshu Jindal, Project Manager – Analytics, Downer
Can I trust machine learning analytics? Downer’s approach to predictive maintenance
Rail Suppliers Stream

Jonathan Barnes, Network Rail Engineer Sydney Trains
Progress in non-destructive testing of manganese steel crossings
RTAA Technical Stream

Simon-Pierre Trezeguet, Area Director – APA, ENGIE Ineo Rail
Greener and Smarter LRT: Looking back at the Dijon Project
Rail Suppliers Technical Stream

Peter Laumen, Research Associate, RWTH Aachen University
New ETCS Level 1 Architecture
IRSE Technical Stream

Tony Makowsky, Regional Manager – Australasia Field Service and Customer Support, LB Foster Rail Technologies
Wayside top of rail friction control: An embedded track solution in a high density tram network
RTAA Technical Stream

Matthew Kwong, Engineer, Track, Yarra Trams, Keolis Downer
Wayside top of rail friction control: An embedded track solution in a high density tram network
RTAA Technical Stream

Dr David Soldani, Chief Technology Officer, Huawei Technologies Australia
Considerations for cybersecurity in the digital railways of today
IRSE Technical Stream

Olivier Leveque, Strategy and Business Development Director, ALSTOM – ANZ Regional Center
Real time passenger demand based traffic regulation for CBTC
IRSE Technical Stream
Multimodal systems for advanced passenger mobility
Rail Suppliers Stream

Uwe Ossberger, Research and Development Engineer, voestalpine VAE GmbH
Operational limits driving 42t axle loads on heavy haul turnouts
RTAA Technical Stream

Charlotte Stanfield, Technical Director – Transport and Transport Infrastructure, Calibre
Planning for operational readiness
Rail Suppliers Technical Stream

Dr Hadi Sanei, Global Technology Director – Systems Engineering, Jacobs
Interface Management, who is to be blamed?
IRSE Technical Stream

Nigel Fenn, Director Project and Programme Management, Network Rail Consulting
The invisible glue that cements digital systems success
IRSE Technical Stream

Daniel Yuen, Associate – Power Systems Engineer, Beca
Improvements in modelling electromagnetic interference between power and signalling systems
IRSE Technical Stream

Nicholas Smith, CEO, Corridor Insights
Using artificial intelligence and computer vision to automate corridor inspections and predict rail maintenance
Rail Suppliers Technical Stream

Mark Smith, Director, Strategy & Assurance, Transport for NSW
Rail Suppliers Technical Stream

Warwick Talbot, Chief Transformation Officer Sydney Trains
More than just technology: How the Digital Systems program will drive a digital revolution for Sydney’s rail network
Rail Suppliers Technical Stream

Ilan Sagi, Head of Engineering and Value Creation, Inland Rail
Sustainability in mega infrastructure projects: An aspirational fad or a steady state deliverable? Traditional challenges, fresh approach and early successes on the Inland Rail Program
Rail Suppliers Technical Stream

Matt McInnes, Managing Director, Lynxx
The Power of Data Analytics for Rail Operations
Rail Suppliers Technical Stream

Craig Fletcher, Director and Principal Consultant, Ergonomie Australia
Worksite protection in an urban rail environment; Are the humans in the system beyond capacity to manage the safety risk?
RTAA Technical Stream

Bruce Butt, Sydney Trains
Worksite protection in an urban rail environment; Are the humans in the system beyond capacity to manage the safety risk?
RTAA Technical Stream

Paul Lindemulder, Director Research & Development, Holland
The development of manganese steel laser additive welding as a means of special trackwork repair
RTAA Technical Stream

Jarod Wakefield, Senior Project Engineer, John Holland
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RTAA Technical Stream

Louisa de Vries, Program Manager, Downer Group
Tackling Predictive Maintenance: A Project Management Perspective
RTSA Technical Stream

Bertha Wai, Asset Strategy Analyst, Downer Group
Tackling Predictive Maintenance: A Project Management Perspective
RTSA Technical Stream

Rodney Urban, Technical Director – Power, Beca
New Methods of Assessing Stray Current Interference using Simulation Software
RTSA Technical Stream

Dr Stephen Goh, Technical Director – Traction Power, EMC, E&B
An Electrical Performance Comparison of 1500V DC and 2x25kV AC Traction Power Systems
RTSA Technical Stream

Caroline Phillips, Director – Clients and Markets, Middleton Group
An Electrical Performance Comparison of 1500V DC and 2x25kV AC Traction Power Systems
RTSA Technical Stream

David Stuart-Smith, Technical Director, Global Rail Skills Network Leader, Arup
Rail Suppliers Technical Stream

Flavien Berthold, Global Product Manager, ABB
Best Practices for Rolling Stock Mid-life Overhaul
RTSA Technical Stream

Prof Maksym Spiryagin, Deputy Director of the Centre for Railway Engineering
Understanding the Impact of High Traction Hybrid Locomotive Designs on Heavy Haul Train Performance
RTSA Technical Stream

Dr Qing Wu, Research Fellow, Centre for Railway Engineering, CQUniversity
Understanding the Impact of High Traction Hybrid Locomotive Designs on Heavy Haul Train Performance
RTSA Technical Stream

Jorge Martin Gistau, Project Manager, Transport for NSW
Embracing Drone Surveying Technology to Deliver Projects in Regional New South Wales
RTSA Technical Stream

Nicholas Smith, CEO, Airsight Australia
Embracing Drone Surveying Technology to Deliver Projects in Regional New South Wales
RTSA Technical Stream

Dr Ali Parvizi, National Marketing & Sales, Traction, ABB Australia
ABB Onboard Energy Storage System as an Upgrade Solution for DMUs and Catenary-Free Tram Operation
RTSA Technical Stream

David Edward Anderson, Rolling Stock SME – Rolling Stock Development, Department of Transport (Victoria)
How New Technologies can Improve the Melbourne Tram Network
RTSA Technical Stream

Guy Collishaw, Project Director, Transport for NSW
Introducing the Regional Rail Project
RTSA Technical Stream

Philip Pearce, Technical Director, Momentum Trains
Introducing the Regional Rail Project
RTSA Technical Stream

Prof Philip Laird, Associate Professor, University of Wollongong
Speeding up NSW Main West Transit Times
RTSA Technical Stream

Max Mitchell
Speeding up NSW Main West Transit Times
RTSA Technical Stream

Salvatore Sinapi, VP Transport – International, Engie Ineo
Delivering a High Speed Line: lessons from the Tours-Bordeaux HSL in France
RTSA Technical Stream

Christopher Whiteside, Head of Digital Services, Siemens
BIM enhanced Metro Operations reduce rail operations’ risks, OPEX and CAPEX
IRSE Technical Stream

Alain Croset, Principal Consultant – Transport – Asia Pacific – Engineering, Design and Project Management, SNC-Lavalin
How New Technologies can Improve the Melbourne Tram Network
RTSA Technical Stream

LH Tse, Senior Engineer – Railways, Government of HKSAR
Adopting Building Information Modeling – Asset Management (BIM-AM) to Enhance Railway Safety in Hong Kong
RTAA Technical Stream

Andrew Lamb, Engineering Business Development Manager – East Coast, I&E Systems
BIM enhanced Metro Operations reduce rail operations’ risks, OPEX and CAPEX
IRSE Technical Stream

Mark Carling, Regional Director Consulting and Advisory, SNC-Lavalin
Rail Suppliers Technical Stream

Shaun Wilson, Founder and Head of Business Development, Shoal Group
Rail Suppliers Technical Stream

Charles Page, Head of Business Development and Strategy – Mobility, Siemens
Rail Suppliers Technical Stream

Cameron Collie, Global Industry Expert – Rail, Dassault Systemes
Practical Applications of Artificial intelligence in Delivering Rail Services
Rail Suppliers Technical Stream

Dane Newton, Senior Manager, Risk & Analysis, Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator
ONRSR Stream

Michael Scollo, Industry Solution Manager, EAM, Trapeze Group
Future-Proofing Asset Management from Design to Deployment
Rail Suppliers Stream

Steven Johnson, RTAA Vice President & Managing Director, MATISA Australia

Aleu Dekuek, RTAA Management Member & Engineering Manager, Transdev Sydney

Greg Schumann, Director, Transport & Green Mobility, ENGIE ANZ
Greener and Smarter LRT: Looking back at the Dijon Project
Rail Suppliers Technical Stream

Kieran Navin, RTAA Treasurer & Managing Director, Riddell View
RTAA Technical Stream

Peter Milton, RTAA Management Member & Technical Principal – Rail, EIC Activities
RTAA Technical Stream

Katja Elschner, Head of Center of Competence for Rail Electrification, Siemens Mobility GmbH
RTSA Technical Stream