+ Call For Abstracts for Technology and Innovation Conference
+ Updated Agenda Released For Rail Safety Conference 2021
+ Open Calls For Public Consultation
+ Grand Central Opening Soon
+ Hard Quiz Questions Cris
+ Meet The Next Generation Of Leaders
Call For Abstracts for Technology and Innovation Conference
RISSB’s Technology and Innovation Conference will be coming to Melbourne on 10-11 August 2021.
Join your peers in-person or online for 2 days of new products, latest trends, practical solutions and networking opportunities in this game-changing hybrid event
We are now calling for abstracts of 20 minute presentations to be delivered during one of six streams on offer at this year’s
We are looking for best practice, practical and results-driven presentations that thematically relate to our conference theme Rail innovation – adapt or adopt.
The six major conference streams are:
Stream 1: Automation
Stream 2: Customer Information
Stream 3: Energy Systems
Stream 4: Sustainability
Stream 5: Asset Management
Stream 6: Human/machine Integration
This is your chance to showcase the initiatives that you have developed, implemented or researched during the past 12 months!
How to nominate If you would like to put forward a presentation for consideration by our conference team, please click on theAbstract Submission Template linkand submit your completed form to RISSB before COB Monday, 3 May 2021.
EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
Updated Agenda Released For Rail Safety Conference 2021
We've released an updated final agenda for this year's Rail Safety Conference.
Over the past few weeks we've been building a dedicated resource hub area on RISSB's website, Grand Central, that will house:
* Recorded webinars (exclusively for members only)
* An online Reddit-like forum where you can ask a question and get it answered by another member (exclusively for members only)
* Helpful industry resources such as a SPAD vulnerability matrix
* Conference resources including approved conference PowerPoint presentations (exclusively for members only)
* Recorded podcasts.
Keep watching this space to find out when this area is live.
Hard Quiz Questions Cris
Where did the first passenger train run, in 1854? Why did passengers have to change trains at the border city of Albury? Think you know the answers? We bet one of our Standards Development Managers does.
About this time last week self-confessed gunzel and valued RISSB employee, Cris Fitzhardinge, was hardly breaking into a sweat answering rail-related questions in an ABC studio in Melbourne's Arts precinct.
Without giving too much away, Cris was actually one of four contestants competing to win the coveted Hard Quiz Big Brass Mug and bragging rights as winner of that week's show.
As you would expect, Cris opted to answer questions about Australian railways.
While we can't tell you the outcome, we can tell you that the episode featuring Cris will be showing on the small screen in October.
If you're interested, we'll let you know when that episode goes to air.
MEET THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS
Each week we'll introduce you to the future leaders attending Horizons Program 3.0. This week, we'd like you to meet Donna, Hamish and Majid.
Donna Daly | Human Factors Advisor
Having found my way into the rail industry, by way of undertaking my undergraduate studies in Psychology, I have spent the better part of the past six years committed to understanding and helping to resolve the vastly complex and multi-faceted issues faced by people working within the rail industry. I have a deep, industry-agnostic passion for understanding, empathising with and helping to improve the human experience, which has led me to my current pursuit of a career in Human
Hamish Amin | Track and Civil Engineer
Hi, my name is Harshal Amin and I work as a Track and Civil Engineer for KBR in Melbourne.
My day to day duties generally involve the coordinating, engineering and documenting of rail track technical solutions for the various rail projects around Victoria.
Looking forward to the Horizons Program as it will allow me to broaden my knowledge of the rail industry as well as meeting a diverse group of people within the
Outside of work, I enjoy pretty much every sport to have ever existed.
Majid Abdollahi | Project Engineer
It is vital for us at V/Line to provide a modern, high performing railway and coach service for all Victorian people. This helps us to reflect V/Line as an integral part of Victoria’s regional communities.
I work as the interface between V/Line and other public transport agencies in Victoria and have focused on providing an effective collaboration between them. I have an engineering background
which helps me to provide both technical and management support to our projects.
From a personal view, I’m so excited to work in a public transport company. I believe it is our responsibility to keep our environment as clean and safe as possible for our children and the next generations.