Registrations have now closed. Please email events@rissb.com.au or call 07 3420 0000 for any questions.

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.

PLACES ARE FULL FOR THIS SITE TOUR.

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
09:30 Site Tours
11:30 Conference – Arrival & Registration
12:00 Lunch
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
14:30 Modern Communication Technology to Improve Safety and Enhance Commuter Experience in Railway Networks | Ravi Ravitharan, Director – Monash Institute of Railway Technology
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
09:05 Sydney Metro | Australia’s First Fully-Automated Driverless Railway | Oliver Fried, Program Technical Director – Sydney Metro
Developing innovative technology for the rail industry
09:35 Next Generation Rail Safety Systems using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning | Associate Professor Stephan Chalup – Newcastle University and Tony Crosby, General Manager, Services – 4Tel
10:00 Innovation and Technology is Improving Level Crossing Safety at Less Cost | Gary Foster, Chief Technology Officer – Rail Safety Systems
10:25 Morning Tea Break

What are the current trends in innovation and technology and how do we adapt them to the rail industry?

10:55 Digital Safety Inspection – Using Mobile Devices to Manage Compliance and Safety Inspections in the Rail Industry | Naaman Shibi, General Manager – Pervidi
11:20 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
11:45 The Implementation of Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) for Railway Inspection | Joshua Chevin – Monash Institute of Railway Technology
12:10 Lunch Break

How is technology driving the future of the rail industry?

13:10 Innovating Technology for Managing Operational Risks in Real Time | Professor Colin Cole, Director – Centre for Railway Engineering, CQUniversity
13:35 Digital Systems: The Transformative Nexus of Systems Thinking and Asset Management to Deliver Public Value Innovation | Mark Smith, Director – Technology Strategy & Assurance, Digital Systems Program and Vincent Chiu, ETCS System Integrator, Digital Systems Program, Transport for NSW
14:00

Keynote Speaker | Driving the Future of Lighting – Insights into Addressing and Overcoming Barriers to Implementing Innovation and New Technology | Peter Simons, Chief Executive Officer – Phosfect

How to approach and mitigate barriers to implementing innovation and new technology

14:30 Staying on Track – How Cyber Security Impacts the Rail Industry | Andrew Cox, Chief Executive Officer – Cylus
14:55 Drone Digital Assets: Solving the Challenges of Visual Inspection in the Rail Corridor | Andrew Chapman, Director of Operations NSW – Australian UAV
15:20 Small in Scale, Big Potential Impact: Spotlight on ACRI Research | Andrew Meier, Chief Executive Officer – Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation
15:45 Close of Day Two
16:00 End of Conference