Speakers

Frances Valintine, Founder, Tech Futures Lab
KEYNOTE – Futureproofing the rail industry: A customer centric exploration
Conference Plenary

Dr Polly McGee, Author, Digital Strategist, Good Hustler
The yoga of rail: Creating customer connections in a service economy
Conference Plenary

The Hon Michael McCormack MP, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
Federal Address

Hon Anthony Albanese MP, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development, Shadow Minister for Tourism
Federal Opposition Address

James A. Moore, Principal, Advanced Planning Group, Jacobs (USA)
Urban rail and smart cities of the future
Conference Plenary

Tilo Franz, General Manager, Operations and Maintenance, Canberra Metro Operations
Canberra Metro
RTSA Technical Stream

Nikan Rezvani, Continuous Improvement Lead, Schneider Electric
Securing a sustainable future for rail
RTAA Technical Strea

Trevor Moore, Principal Signals Engineer, Endeavour Management & Engineering Pty Ltd
SFAIRP in practice for signalling and train control systems
IRSE Technical Stream

Stanislas Pinte, CEO, ERTMS Solutions
How to reduce the impact of track circuits failures
IRSE Technical Stream

Associate Professor Anjum Naweed, Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation and CQUniversity
Road train operator perspectives of level crossing safety risks in remote areas: Preliminary findings and implications for action
IRSE Technical Stream

Dr Jane Inglis, Senior Manager Regional Development & Sustainability, Transport for NSW
Leveraging major project procurement to deliver benefits to regional NSW
Rail Suppliers Technical Stream

Yvette King, Aboriginal Participation Manager, Transport for NSW
Leveraging major project procurement to deliver benefits to regional NSW
Rail Suppliers Technical Stream

Beatrice Lippus, Associate Vice President Transportation Business Unit, Cyient
Rail for a safer and more reliable future through the internet of trains
Rail Suppliers Technical Stream

Ravi Murty, Deputy General Manager Rail Transportation Business Unit, Cyient
Rail for a safer and more reliable future through the internet of trains
Rail Suppliers Technical Stream

Scott Elaurant, Transport Planning Lead, Arup Jacobs Joint Venture Auckland Light Rail
Planning a new light rail system for success and community acceptance
RTSA Technical Stream

James Quinlan, Design Manager, Arup Jacobs Joint Venture Auckland Light Rail
Planning a new light rail system for success and community acceptance
RTSA Technical Stream

Dongyu Zhang, PHD Candidate, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University MAE and Institute of Railway Technology
Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) for railway inspection
RTAA Technical Stream

Peter Keyte, Chief Operating Officer, Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd
It’s time to finish the job: Connecting Port of Brisbane to Inland Rail
RTSA Technical Stream

Jefferson Fern, Head of VFS Australia, Vossloh
Slab track: The Australian verses international experience
RTAA Technical Stream

Neil Gibbs, Executive Director Rolling Stock, Rolling Stock Development Division, Transport for Victoria
Update on harmonisation of Australian rolling stock standards and what’s next
Rail Suppliers Technical Stream

Robert Casimir, Executive Project Manager, Jacobs
Sydney Light Rail – Light Rail for a Better Future
RTSA Technical Stream

Chris McDougall, Technical Director, GHD
Sydney Light Rail – Light Rail for a Better Future
RTSA Technical Stream

Mercedes Gonzalez-Palacio, Principal Consultant, Abbott Risk Consulting (ARC)
Proven SIL levels on new rail projects
IRSE Technical Stream

Steve Bickley, Australia Rail Director, Abbott Risk Consulting (ARC)
Proven SIL levels on new rail projects
IRSE Technical Stream

Bradley Hocking, Systems Engineer, Shoal Engineering
The case for systems engineering investment in early stages of Australian rail projects
Rail Suppliers Technical Stream

Jase Berry, Graduate Engineer, Shoal Engineering
The case for systems engineering investment in early stages of Australian rail projects
Rail Suppliers Technical Stream

Dr Stuart Thomson, CEO, Rail Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (CRC)
Real progress in rail research and development
Rail Suppliers Technical Stream

Bill Palazzi, Director, palazzirail
A coherent national strategy for network control systems
IRSE Technical Stream

David Panter, Industry Solutions Manager – ITS, Trapeze Group Asia Pacific
Running like clockwork: How Zurich’s trams keep to time
Rail Suppliers Technical Stream

Thomas Bieg, VP Mining and Freight Rail Solutions, Siemens Mobility
PTC: The cost-effective alternative to ETCS in Australia’s mining and freight sector
IRSE Technical Stream

Steven Johnson, Managing Director, MATISA Australia
Securing a sustainable future for rail
RTAA Technical Stream

Mark van den Enden, Principal, Architectus
Liveable on arrival: How airport rail links unlock capacity and connect cities to the world
RTSA Technical Stream

Warwick Talbot, Deputy Executive Director Engineering System Integrity, Sydney Trains
Going digital in an operating railway
IRSE Technical Stream

Stewart Blair, Head of Development, MRX Technologies, A Siemens Business
Broken rail detection system: A reliable and accurate onboard solution
RTAA Technical Stream

Ryan Jansz, National Technical Manager – Asphalt, Boral Australia
Experiences after one year of RailPAVE and IVES in Australia
RTAA Technical Stream

Henrik Vocks, Manager Technical Services, Rhomberg Rail Australia
Experiences after one year of RailPAVE and IVES in Australia
RTAA Technical Stream

Ruben De Vries, Quality Engineer, Australian Rail Track Corporation
Quality assurance at work: A story of depot weld compliance
RTAA Technical Stream

Tony Crosby, General Manager – Services, 4Tel
Using a SIL-rated driver advisory system to improve train operations safety and efficiency
IRSE Technical Stream

Graeme Steverson, Technical Executive Transport Planning, WSP
Which speed rail? The case for faster rail
RTSA Technical Stream