AusRAIL Live & On Demand technical streams

AusRAIL Live & On Demand will include six technical streams to be held across the three-day event. Livestream keynotes from industry leaders or watch the presentations later on demand. Look out for our program for further details. We will be releasing more information on our Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) stream and Rail Freight and Ports stream soon.


    Machine learning and customer segmentation for railways
    Matt McInnes, Lynxx Managing Director
    Kevin Mann, Lynxx Data Scientist

    Planning for orbital rail transit: their rise and success factors
    Thanura Rabel, Jacobs Senior Transport Planner

    Productive failure detection as a tool for risk based maintenance
    Richard Johnson, Infinitive Group – Australia Managing Director
    Ben Craze, Infinitive Group CEO

    Delivering the future through customer centric design
    Yvette Mihelic, John Holland Director Customer Experience, Rail Operations and Maintenance

    Efficiencies and standardisation of the design review process for the rail industry
    Aimee Hughes, Arup Senior Project Manager
    Tom Craddock, Informma Director, Business Process Engineer

    Faster rail concept for Australia
    Paul Sutherland, Network Rail Consulting Operations and Maintenance Director

  • RTAA

    Railcar Depot: Optimisation and standardisation of design of rails on pedestals
    Surendra Bisht, Aurecon Technical Director – Rail

    Acceptance criteria for rail reprofiling across the Australian rail networks
    Ash Athukoralalage, Speno Rail Wheel/Rail Interface Engineer

    Independent certification as a key aspect in the delivery of public sector investment in rail infrastructure: The Sydney Metro City & Southwest Greenfield Project
    James Harrington, Advisian GIC (ATC) Project Manager

    Hybrid IHEM ballastless railway sleeper
    Elia Saba, HRI Engineer

    RailCloud: Data centric maintenance management for railway tracks
    Dr Peter Merz, Austech Rail Australia CTO

    Object-oriented systems engineering for rail infrastructure projects
    Ian Brace, Shoal Group Senior Systems Engineer
    Roy Unny, Shoal Group Director, Market Development

  • IRSE

    Future railway mobile communications system (FRMCS) for railways (the journey from GSM-R to 5G) and cybersecurity considerations for protecting your rail communications network
    Karsten Oberle, Nokia Enterprise Head of Rail, Transportation Segment

    The cybersecurity challenges of railway data
    Andrew Chan, Siemens Mobility Centre of Excellence – Development Engineer

    Brent De Gier, PRM Engineering Services Group Engineering Manager
    Thomas Hovey, PRM Engineering Services Lead Engineer

    The standardisation of ATO interfaces within the ETCS ecosystem
    Charles Page, Siemens Mobility Head of Business Development and Strategy

    Operational performance through systems integration
    Silby Yohannan, MTR Australia Technical Lead, Systems Integration

    System end-to-end testing for ETCS integration and validation: a three-layer system framework
    Dr Bin Zhu, Hitachi Rail STS Australia Senior System Integration Engineer

  • RTSA

    Digital transformation technology for rail vehicles maintenance
    Dr Ali Parvizi, ABB Australia National Marketing & Sales, Traction

    Improving accessibility to the rail network through consolidated research
    Rob Lambert, Institute of Railway Technology Senior Business Manager

    Victorian rolling stock strategy
    Ben Phyland, Department of Transport Victoria Head of Rolling Stock Development

    SFAIRP: A dog of a thing to get right!
    Ian Mash, Assured Rail Projects Director

    20/20 vision for rail project procurement
    Owen Hayford, DLA Piper Partner

    Digital engineering supporting Inland Rail innovation
    Liam Best, Inland Rail Program Innovation Manager
    Mark Harvey, Inland Rail Digital Engineering Manager