Webinars

RISSB is working hard behind the scenes to continue to inform, educate and inspire its members and support the broader rail community.  Now more than ever is the time to reach out to others, share experiences, and arm yourself with knowledge to make better and informed decisions now and in the future.

RISSB has launched a series of webinars focusing on industry hot topics. Delivered by industry leaders and technical experts, the webinars cover a broad range of subjects that are currently driving discussions in the Australian rail industry.

The webinars run for up to an hour, depending on the topic, and are held in real-time to give you the opportunity to participate and ask questions electronically. Keep visiting this page to view an updated schedule of webinars that RISSB will be delivering in 2021.

*In the next couple of weeks, recorded webinars will be transitioned to a dedicated members-only area where webinars can be streamed on demand*

 

2021 Upcoming Webinars

February
Date Presenter Topic Register Watch Recorded Webinar
12PM (AEDT) Thursday, 11 February 2021

Jesse Baker
General Manager Innovation and Major Projects

Cris Fitzhardinge
A/General Manager Product Delivery

Risharda Robertson
Safety and Risk Systems Manager

RISSB

Ask RISSB

Watch

2PM (AEDT) Tuesday, 23 February 2021

The Hon. Jacinta Allan MP
Victorian Minister for Transport Infrastructure

This webinar was not recorded

March
Date Presenter Topic Register Watch Recorded Webinar
12PM (AEDT) Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Jon Lamonte
Chief Executive

Sydney Metro

Delivering Australia's Largest Public Transport Project

Watch

1pm (AEDT) Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Dr Todd Bentley
Director

Holistic Systems and Assurance

Train Whistles - Understanding The Risks And Opportunities

Watch

12PM (AEDT) Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Simon Blyth
CEO and founder

LX Group

Accountability Through The Digital Ledger: How Blockchain Technology Could Impact Rail Transport In Australia And Beyond

Watch

April
Date Presenter Topic Register Watch Recorded Webinar
4PM (AEST) Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Stuart Hillmansen
Lecturer

University of Birmingham

HydroFLEX Hydrogen-Powered Train Project

Watch

12PM (AEST) Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Brendan McLearie
Consultant

Getting Your Drone Operations Off The Ground – The AS 7460 Story Register Now
May 2021
Date Presenter Topic Register Watch Recorded Webinar
12PM (AEST) Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Jonathan Lafforgue
General Manager Operations & Environment

NSW Ports

To be announced
12PM (AEST) Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Mark Campbell
CEO

ARTC

To be announced
June 2021
Date Presenter Topic Register Watch Recorded Webinar
12PM (AEST) Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ben Phyland
Head of Rolling Stock Development, Network Integration

Department of Transport (Victoria)

To be announced

2020 Webinar

Date Presenter Topic Register Watch Recorded Webinar
Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Howard Collins OBE
Chief Operations Officer

Transport for New South –
Greater Sydney

Rail – Now and the Future

Watch

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Damien White
Executive General Manager –
Inland Rail Integration

ARTC

Integrating Inland Rail – How Hard Can it Be?

Watch

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Sue MCarrey
Chief Executive

ONRSR

Regulating During the Coronavirus

Watch

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Dr Todd Bentley
Director

Holistic Systems and Assurance

The Good, Bad, and Ugly - Lessons from Industry Investigation ForumThe Good, Bad, and Ugly - Lessons from Industry Investigation Forum

Watch

Date Presenter Topic Register Watch Recorded Webinar
Tuesday, 5 May 2020

*International Speaker*
Allan Spence

Head of Corporate Passenger and Public Safety

Network Rail (UK)

Eroding Safeguards - Forgetting Why Controls Are Important

Watch

Tuesday, 12 May 2020 12 PM (AEST)

Tim Young
Executive General Manager
Rollingstock Services

Downer Group

Technology, The Future and Rail

Watch

Tuesday, 19 May 2020 12 PM (AEST)

Carolyn Walsh
Chair National Transport Commission & Commissioner Australian Transport Safety Bureau

A National Rail Action Plan and a Sentimental Journey

Watch

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 12 PM (AEST)

Daniel Kalnins
VP – Infrastructure Solutions

WillowRail

WillowRail: Smarter Maintenance for Rail Networks (Digital Twins)

Watch

Date Presenter Topic Register Watch Recorded Webinar
Tuesday 2 June 2020 4PM (AEST)

*International Speaker*
Jen Ablitt

Deputy Director Safety Strategy and Head of the UK Delegation to the Channel Tunnel Safety Authority

Office of Rail and Road (UK)
*postponed*

 

The Regulator: A Critical Friend
Tuesday 9 June 2020 4PM (AEST)

*International Speaker*
Huw Gibson

Head of Human Factors

Rail Safety and Standards Board (UK)

Why Do Well Trained People Still Make Mistakes? A Human Factors Perspective

Watch

Tuesday 16 June 2020 12PM (AEST)

Philip Davies
Partner, Infrastructure Advisory

Deloitte

High Speed Rail and the Importance to our Future Productivity and Connectivity

Watch

Tuesday 23 June 2020 12PM (AEST)

Stuart Warren
Principal Delivery Manager – UTS Rapido

University of Technology, Sydney

Train Station Analytics – A Better Customer Experience Through Data (You Never Knew You Had)

Watch

Tuesday 30 June 2020 12PM (AEST)

Bill Palazzi
Director

Palazzi Rail

A National Approach to New Rail Network Control Systems. Could There Be Such a Thing?

Watch

Date Presenter Topic Register Watch Recorded Webinar
Tuesday 7 July 2020 4PM (AEST)

*International Speaker*
Jen Ablitt

Deputy Director Safety Strategy and Head of the UK Delegation to the Channel Tunnel Safety Authority

Office of Rail and Road (UK)

The Regulator: A Critical Friend

Watch

Tuesday 14 July 2020 12PM (AEST)

Derel Wust
Managing Director

4Tel

Applying Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Systems to Rail

Watch

Tuesday 21 July 2020 12PM (AEST)

Steve Butcher
Executive General Manager, Rail

John Holland

Up for the Challenge - Navigating COVID-19 in the Rail Industry

Watch

Tuesday, 28 July 2020 12PM (AEST)

Steve Bickley
Director

Abbott Risk Consulting

Chicken and Egg: Back to Front Hazard Management and Other Fallacies from the SFAIRP Universe

Watch

Date Presenter Topic Register Watch Recorded Webinar
Tuesday 4 August 2020 12PM (AEST)

Tim Kuypers
Principal

Walbrook Partners

Leadership BS: Dangers for Safety Management

Watch

Tuesday, 11 August 2020 12PM (AEST)

Simon Vaux
Director Digital Engineering

Infrastructure & Place, Transport for NSW

Digital Engineering in 2020: What You Need to Know

Watch

Tuesday 18 August 2020 12PM (AEST)

Dr Kellie Nuttall
National Lead, Analytics & AI

Deloitte

Creating an Optimal Reality - Digital Twins in Transport

Watch

Tuesday 25 August 2020 12PM (AEST)

Ronan McInerney
HMI Specialist

Metro Trains Melbourne

Whoops, I Clicked The Wrong Button: Understanding the Consequences of Poor User Interface DesignWhoops, I Clicked The Wrong Button: Understanding the Consequences of Poor User Interface Design

Watch

Date Presenter Topic Register Watch Recorded Webinar
Tuesday 1 September 2020 4PM (AEST)

*International Speaker*
Kay Doyle

Director of Health and Safety

Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail

The Digitalisation of Irish Rail's Systems

Watch

Tuesday 8 September 2020 12PM (AEST)

Professor Drew Dawson
Director Appleton Institute

Central Queensland University

Recent Advances in Fatigue Management Beyond FAID

Watch

Tuesday 15 September 2020 12PM (AEST)

Chadi Chalhoub
A/Executive Director Safety, Environment, Quality & Risk

Sydney Trains

Planes, Trains and Track Worker Safety

Watch

Thursday 17 September 12PM (AEST)

Jesse Baker
General Manager Innovation and Major Projects

RISSB

Mike Aviet
General Manager Product Delivery

RISSB

Ask RISSB

Watch

Tuesday 22 September 2020 12PM (AEST)

Stewart Edwards
Digital Leader for NSW

GHD

 

Neil Holt
Senior Technical Director Rail Systems Lead. Rail Service Line Leader- Australia/NZ

GHD

Using Low Cost Technology for Safety and Reliability of Servicesv

Watch

Tuesday 29 September 2020 4PM (AEST)

*International Speaker*
Eva-Lotta Högberg
Senior Investigator and IIC

Swedish Accident Investigation Authority

Planning vs Monitoring: Can You Do Both Tasks at the Same Time?

Watch

Date Presenter Topic Register Watch Recorded Webinar
Tuesday, 6 October 2020 12PM (AEDT)

Graham Currie
Professor of Public Transport, Director Public Transport Research Group

Monash University

Mass Transit Running on Empty: Is COVID-19 the End for the Urban Passenger Rail Market

Watch

Tuesday, 13 October 2020 12PM (AEDT)

Dr Keith Adam
Specialist Occupational and Environmental Physician and Chief Medical Officer

Sonic HealthPlus

What Can the Rail Industry Learn from the Ruby Princess?

Watch

Tuesday 20 October 2020 4PM (AEDT)

*International Speaker*
Amir Levintal
CEO

Cylus

How to Deal With Railway Cybersecurity

Watch

Date Presenter Topic Register Watch Recorded Webinar
Tuesday 3 November 2020 12PM (AEDT)

Amy Lezala
LXRG Engineering Manager

Metro Trains Melbourne

I’m Going to Make You an Offer You Can’t Refuse

Watch

Tuesday 10 November 2020 12PM (AEDT)

Owen Thomas
Executive Director Infrastructure Planning and Land Services

Public Transport Authority of Western Australia

The Metronet Experience

Watch

Tuesday 17 November 2020 12PM (AEDT)

Magda Robertson
General Manager

Torrens Connect

Car Vs Tram And The Impact On The City

Watch

PowerPoint (with video)

Tuesday 24 November 2020 12PM (AEDT)

Peter Colacino
Chief of Policy and Research

Infrastructure Australia

Infrastructure Reform In Australia’s COVID Recovery Response

Watch

Date Presenter Topic Register Watch Recorded Webinar
Tuesday 8 December 2020 12PM (AEDT)

David Dixon
Senior Systems Engineer

Matt Smith
Systems Architect, Rail Systems

Calibre

Complexities Associated With Remote Software Deployment

Watch