Developing innovative technology for the rail industry
Innovation and technology are our future, but not only that, they are our today. How can the rail industry be ahead of the game? Are we already stepping into the world of innovation and technology?
RISSB invites industry to join in the discussion of how developing innovative technology can change the future of the rail industry. We will bring together industry experts who are already implementing new, changing and developing technology in the industry and hear about their success stories. We will be joined by those leading the charge on innovation and changing the way we view and think about the future.
We want you to join us to collaborate, discuss and learn about what innovation will mean to the future of the rail industry and how technology is changing the world’s view of rail.
RISSB’s Technology and Innovation Conference will shine a light on new technologies being implemented today or just around the corner! We want you to walk away learning something new and exciting, and to visualise the future of the rail industry.
Conference Theme & Sub Themes
Developing innovative technology for the rail industry
- How to approach and mitigate barriers to implementing innovation and new technology
- What impact does technology and innovation have on the rail industry in the short to medium term future?
- How is technology driving the future of the rail industry?
- Spotlight on innovation and technology recently implemented in the rail industry and their success stories
- What are the current trends in innovation and technology and how do we adapt them to the rail industry?
Conference Agenda Download
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Site Tour Options
Option 1 – Laing O’Rourke Engineering Excellence Group
Experience an up close look at the innovation and technology that the Laing O’Rourke Engineering Excellence Group is developing including virtual and augmented reality, robotic computer vision systems, construction-scale 3D printing, sensors and GPS & data platforms.
Option 2 – Commonwealth Bank Innovation Lab
Come behind the scenes of Commonwealth Bank’s innovation story. Hear how new ways of thinking are applied to solve human centred problems and explore the applications of emerging technologies such as Blockchain and Embodied Artificial Intelligence in our rapidly changing world.
Limited spaces available for each site tour. The RISSB events team will be in touch once you have registered for the conference.
Networking Event Details
|Date:||Wednesday 19 June 2019|
|Time:||17:30 – 19:00|
|Venue:||Aerial UTS Function Centre – Building 10, Level 7, 235 Jones Street, Ultimo, NSW, 2007|
Partners | Exhibitors
Ergonomie will be demonstrating our use of virtual reality in the concept design stage of major rail projects. Come see us to visit an Australian train station, drive a train, or walk through one of the newest rail control centres in the world… in virtual reality!
|08:30||Site Tours – Arrival & Registration|
|11:30||Conference – Arrival & Registration|
|13:00||Safety Briefing & Housekeeping | Samantha Peters, Events Coordinator – Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board|
|13:05||Welcome from RISSB|
|13:15||Welcome from University of Technology Sydney | Professor Glenn Wightwick, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Innovation and Enterprise, University of Technology Sydney|
|13:30||Keynote Speaker | Driving Innovation in Challenging Environments | Dr Geoff Rogers, Engineer and Entrepreneur | Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director – Wintermute Biomedical|
|14:00||Using technology to enhance Human Factors and Ergonomics assessment | Casey James – Senior Human Factors Consultant, Ergonomie|
|15:00||Afternoon Tea Break|
|15:30||Advancing innovation without compromising safety | Alena Griffiths – Consultant and Director, RGB Assurance|
|16:00||Robotics, Automation, Autonomous Vehicles And Artificial Intelligence: a behind the scenes tour and primer | Professor Michael Milford, Chief Investigator – ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision|
|16:30||RISSB’s Innovation Inventory & Related Trends | Jesse Baker – General Manager – Safety and Innovation, Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board|
|17:00||Close of Day One|
|17:30||Networking Event | Aerial UTS Function Centre|
|08:30||Conference – Arrival & Registration|
|09:00||Welcome from RISSB|
|Spotlight on innovation and technology recently implemented in the rail industry and their success story|
|09:00||Sydney Metro | Australia’s First Fully-Automated Driverless Railway | Oliver Fried, Program Technical Director – Sydney Metro|
|Developing innovative technology for the rail industry|
|09:30||Next Generation Rail Safety Systems using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning | Associate Professor Stephan Chalup – Newcastle University, & Mark Wood, General Manager, Communications and Electronics – 4Tel|
|09:55||Innovation and Technology is Improving Level Crossing Safety at Less Cost | Gary Foster, Chief Technology Officer – Rail Safety Systems|
|10:20||Morning Tea Break|
What are the current trends in innovation and technology and how do we adapt them to the rail industry?
|10:40||Digital Safety Inspection – Using Mobile Devices to Manage Compliance and Safety Inspections in the Rail Industry | Naaman Shibi, General Manager – Pervidi|
|11:05||Application of Big Data Analytics in Heavy Haul Railways | Malcolm D’Cruz, Reliability Engineer – Signals & Systems and Parviz Barati, Reliability Engineer – Track – Rio Tinto Iron Ore|
|11:30||The Implementation of Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) for Railway Inspection | Joshua Chevin, Monash Institute of Railway Technology & Ravi Ravitharan, Director – Monash Institute of Railway Technology|
How is technology driving the future of the rail industry?
|12:55||Innovating Technology for Managing Operational Risks in Real Time | Professor Colin Cole, Director – Centre for Railway Engineering, CQUniversity|
|13:20||Digital Systems: The Transformative Nexus of Systems Thinking and Asset Management to Deliver Public Value Innovation |Mark Smith, Director – Engineering,
Strategy & Assurance, Digital Systems Program and Vincent Chiu, Acting Director – Systems Integration, Digital Systems Program, Transport for NSW
What impact does technology and innovation have on the rail industry in the short to medium term future?
|13:45||Modern Communication Technology to Improve Safety and Enhance Commuter Experience in Railway Networks | Ravi Ravitharan, Director – Monash Institute of Railway Technology|
How to approach and mitigate barriers to implementing innovation and new technology
|14:10||Low-Cost Graffiti Detection for Trains | Jina Lee, Jake Linnenbank and Gavin Caird – Transport Engineering|
|14:35||Staying on Track – How Cyber Security Impacts the Rail Industry | Rotem Abeles, Head of Business Development – Cylus|
|15:00||Drone Digital Assets: Solving the Challenges of Visual Inspection in the Rail Corridor | Andrew Chapman, Director of Operations NSW, Australian UAV|
|15:25||Small in Scale, Big Potential Impact: Spotlight on ACRI Research |Andrew Meier, Chief Executive Officer & Paul Murray, Project Manager, Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation|
|15:50||Close of Day Two|
|16:00||End of Conference|