Michelle Zolkos

Michelle Zolkos

Friday, 17 November 2017 12:51

Rail Insights 2018, presented by Railway Age

Rail Insights 2017


  June 6 & 7, 2018 | Union League Club of Chicago | Chicago, IL  

Friday, 21 July 2017 17:00

Next-Gen Train Control 2017 - Agenda

NGTC 2017


October 19 & 20, 2017  |  Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown  |  Philadelphia, PA



Gold Sponsor: 4Tel Pty Ltd
Thursday, October 19
Continental Breakfast Sponsored by CRSC
8:30   Keynote Address
Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim, Managing Director, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority

CBTC Project Updates—North America
Moderator: Fardad Sarraf-Zadeh, Senior Project Manager, PARSONS

  • NYCT
    Wilson Milian, Design Manager, MTA New York City Transit
    Mike Palmer, Chief Operating Officer, Toronto Transit Commission
  • BART
    Thomas Dunscombe, Group Manager - Core Capacity Project Delivery, Planning Development & Construction, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit, BART

Coffee Break Sponsored by Siemens

10:45   Culture Shift—Impact of New Technology Systems on Operations & Maintenance
Moderator: Dave Schlesinger, Senior Technical Consultant, PARSONS
  • BART
    Frederick A. Edwards II, 
    Assistant Chief Transportation Officer | Operations Control Center Transportation & System Service Department, SF Bay Area Rapid Transit District
  • NYCT
    Barry Greenblatt, Vice President & Chief Officer Service Delivery, Department of Subways, MTA New York City Transit
  • London Underground
    Hugh Bridge, ‎SUP ATC Engineering Manager, Transport for London
  • RATP
    Claude Andlauer, Head of Railway Transportation Systems, RATP

Luncheon Sponsored by Thales

1:00   Railroads Moving Forward
Ron Lindsey, Strategic Rail LLC
1:30   CBTC Project Updates—International
Moderator: Adelino Jeronimo, Senior Technical Director, PARSONS
  • Banedanmark
    David Chabanon, Project Manager, Principal,Parsons
  • European ERTMS
    Vincent Hache, Engineering Manager, Parsons
  • Paris Metro
    Claude Andlauer, Head of Railway Transportation Systems, RATP
  • Doha Metro 
    Gajendra Singh Gandash, Senior Rail Systems, Manager, SYSTRA
  • London Underground
    Hugh Bridge, ‎SUP ATC Engineering Manager, Transport for London
4:00   Energy Break Sponsored by Rail Safety Consulting, a division of TUV Rheinland Mobility

PTC Testing Roundtable
Moderator: Himanshu H. Patel, Senior Technical Director—Rail Systems, PARSONS
David Schanoes, Principal, Ten90 Solutions LLC
David Garcia, Back Office Manager, Parsons
Carolyn Hayward-Williams, Staff Director – Signal and Train Control Office of Technical Oversight, FRA Railroad Safety
Robert Steen, Director - Projects, Princeton Consulting
Rick Carlson Jr., Director, Business Development and Corporate Strategy, Metrom Rail


Fitting Workcars with CBTC Equipment: Luxury or Necessity?
Mike Palmer, Chief Operating Officer, Toronto Transit Commission

5:30   Cocktail Reception Sponsored by PARSONS
Friday, October 20
7:30   Continental Breakfast (sponsorship available)

Supplier Roundtable
Moderated by Nick LaRocco, Vice President, Rail & Transit Systems Division, PARSONS
Ashley Langford, Senior Director, Ansaldo STS
Nitant Sethi, Head of Sales & Bids, Rail Control Solutions, Bombardier Transportation
Michael Lee, President, CRSC
Duncan Lewis, VP, Operations, Thales Transport & Security
Bill Conis, Director, Business Development, Siemens Industry, Inc.

10:00   Coffee Break Sponsored by CBTC Solutions and Green Aspects Inc.
10:15   Rising Technologies (Big Data, Autonomous Vehicles, Smart Cities)
Moderator: Dan Lukasik, Vice President, ITS Sector, PARSONS
Derel Wust, Managing Director, 4Tel Pty Ltd.
Ibro Muftic, Systems West Manager, Parsons
Roger J. Cohen, Policy Director, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

PTC Project Updates
Moderator: John Hofbauer, P.E., Principal Systems Engineer, Parsons

    Patrick Guest, PMP, Systems Integration Project Manager, ‎Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District
    Kim Anderson, Project Manager, Parsons
  • LIRR
    Tom Colacioppo ESEP, CCM, Director—System Development and Testing, Positive Train Control, Long Island Rail Road
12:30   Adjourn
    Program subject to change/augmentation


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