Next-Generation Train Control Conference 2018

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October 18, 2018 - October 19, 2018 | Le Méridien Philadelphia | Philadelphia, PA
TOMORROW'S TECHNOLOGY FOR TODAY'S RAILWAYS

Event Info

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Andy Byford

President, MTA New York City Transit
BNSF TECHNOLOGY ROADMAP

Chris Matthews

Assistant Vice President, Network Control Systems, BNSF Railway
CANADIAN PTC DEVELOPMENTS

David Thurston

Chief Engineer-Train Control, Canadian Pacific Railway
INTEROPERABILITY ISSUES

Tom Schnautz

AVP C&S and Advanced Train Control, Norfolk Southern
LUNCHEON ADDRESS

Miles Metschke

Dir., North America Freight, Ansaldo STS, a Hitachi Group Company
IOT, BIG DATA AND TRAIN CONTROL

Yousef Kimiagar

Vice President Transit and Rail Systems, Gannett Fleming
ULTRA WIDE BAND TECHNOLOGY

Sara Woitel

Senior Engineering Project Manager, Metrom Rail
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN RAIL TRANSPORTATION

Derel Wust

Managing Director, 4Tel Pty Ltd
CBTC EVOLUTION: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Nick Columbare

Solutions Director for North America, Alstom
ADVANTAGES OF P3s AND THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS

Allan Immel

Bid Manager – North America, Ansaldo STS USA, Inc.
IEEE 1474 CBTC STANDARDS COMMITTEE STATUS UPDATE

Wilson Milian

2018 Secretary, 1474 CBTC Standards Committee, IEEE
GREENFIELD VS. BROWNFIELD IMPLEMENTATION

Mike Palmer

Director of Rail Operations and CBTC, Parsons
EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

Himanshu H. Patel

Vice President, Parsons
CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT FOR PTC AND CBTC PROJECTS

Christine Terril

Systems Configuration Manager, Parsons
SUPPLIER ROUNDTABLE

Nick Larocco

Vice President, Parsons
CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT FOR PTC AND CBTC PROJECTS

Rafa Montes

Senior Engineer, Parsons

The Next-Generation Train Control Conference will feature in-depth technical sessions and comprehensive project updates on CBTC for rail transit and PTC for main line railways presented by leading experts from around the world.

Now in its third decade, this conference is the rail industry’s single-most important gathering of communications and signaling professionals from around the globe. It is the place where suppliers and consultants interface directly with customers.

ALSO: Participation certificates will be issued to professional engineers seeking PDHs.

HOTEL | VENUE

Attendees of Railway Age Next-Gen Train Control Conference receive a discounted hotel rate of $269/night (+ taxes/fees). Our room block ends September 26 at 5pm (EST).

Le Méridien Philadelphia
1421 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Reservations: (215) 422-8200
Group: Railway Age Next-Gen Train Control
Online reservations:   https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/railwayage

SPONSORSHIPS | EXHIBITS
Sponsorships and exhibits are available for this event. Contact Jonathan Chalon at 212.620.7224, [email protected].

CONTACT US
Tel: 212.620.7208 / 212.620.7205 | E: [email protected]

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS

platinum sponsor
gold sponsor
gold sponsor

 

 

Platinum Sponsor:  ALSTOM

Gold Sponsors:  4Tel Pty Ltd  &  Thales

Program subject to change.

Registration
Trumbauer Ballroom Foyer (3rd floor)
All conference sessions take place in the Trumbauer Ballroom


Continental Breakfast | Exhibit Area Networking
Abele Library (3rd floor)

Keynote Address
Andy Byford, President, MTA New York City Transit

Session I
Status of Domestic and International CBTC Projects (Part I)
Moderator: Bill Conis, Director, Business Development, Siemens

  • NYCT Flushing Line Implementation
    Speakers to be announced
  • Port Authority Trans Hudson Resignaling Program
    Radomir Bulayev, P.E., Assistant Director, Capital Project Management Division, PATH
    David Costello, Project Director, Siemens

Coffee Break Sponsored by Wabtec Electronics Group | Exhibit Area Networking
Abele Library (3rd floor)

Session II
Class I Positive Train Control Deployment Status & Interoperability Issues, Testing and Qualification
Moderator: Steve Graham, Vice President Marketing – Train Control, Wabtec

  • Interoperability Issues
    Tom Schnautz, AVP C&S and Advanced Train Control, Norfolk Southern; PTC Interoperability Committee Chair, AAR
  • Federal Railroad Administration Testing Requirements
    Carolyn Hayward Williams, Staff Director, Signal & Train Control, Office of Railroad Safety, FRA
  • Canadian PTC Developments
    Dave Thurston, Chief Engineer-Train Control, Canadian Pacific Railway
  • BNSF Technology Roadmap
    Chris Matthews, Assistant Vice President, Network Control Systems, BNSF Railway

Luncheon Sponsored by WSP USA

  • Luncheon Speaker
    Miles Metschke, Director, North America Freight, Ansaldo STS, a Hitachi Group Company
    Atrium (5th floor)

Session III
Delivery & Execution of PTC/CBTC

  • Greenfield vs. Brownfield Implementation: Golden Rules for Brownfield CBTC Deployment from an Operational Perspective
    Mike Palmer, Director of Rail Operations and CBTC, Parsons
  • Advantages of P3s and the Role of Technology Providers
    Allan Immel, Bid Manager – North America, Ansaldo STS USA, Inc.
  • Configuration Management for PTC and CBTC Projects
    Christine Terril, Systems Configuration Manager, Parsons
    Rafa Montes, Senior Engineer, Parsons
  • Impacts of Implementing PTC
    Speaker to be announced

Energy Break Sponsored by Rail Safety Consulting, a division of TUV Rheinland Mobility | Exhibit Area Networking
Abele Library (3rd floor)

Session IV
Emerging Technologies
Moderator: Himanshu H. Patel, Vice President, Parsons

  • Artifical Intelligence in Rail Transportation
    Derel Wust, Managing Director, 4Tel Pty Ltd
  • Ultra-Wide Band Technology
    David Garcia, Systems Engineer, Parsons
    Sara Woitel, Senior Engineering Project Manager, Metrom Rail
  • CBTC Evolution: Past, Present and Future
    Nick Columbare, Solutions Director for North America, Alstom

Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Parsons | Exhibit Area Networking
Abele Library (3rd floor)

Cocktail Reception Ends

Continental Breakfast Sponsored by Siemens | Exhibit Area Networking
Abele Library (3rd floor)

Session V
Supplier Roundtable
Moderated by Nick Larocco, Vice President, Parsons
Steve Graham, Vice President Marketing – Train Control, Wabtec
Allan Immel, Bid Manager – North America, Ansaldo STS USA, Inc.
Nick Columbare, Solutions Director for North America, Alstom
Dan Filip, Vice President, Business Development, Thales
Participants may also include Bombardier, Bentley Systems, and others to be announced.

Session VI
Standards Development

  • IEEE 1474 CBTC Standards Committee Status Update
    Wilson Milian, PE, 2018 Secretary, 1474 CBTC Standards Committee, IEEE

Coffee Break Sponsored by CBTC Solutions and Green Aspects | Exhibit Area Networking
Abele Library (3rd floor)

Session VII
Internet of Things and Big Data
John Hofbauer, P.E., Principal Systems Engineer, Parsons – Transportation Group

  • IoT, Big Data and Train Control
    Yousef Kimiagar, Vice President Transit and Rail Systems, Gannett Fleming
  • Computer Systems Engineering
    Wendy Wheeler, Division Manager – Computer Systems Engineering, M&E, BART

Session VIII
Implementing CBTC/PTC

  • A Perspective from Every Side: Owner/Design Consultant/Contractor
    Robert Zmudzinski, National Rail Systems Engineering Lead, WSP

Conference Adjourns

Sponsorships

The International Conference on Next-Gen Train Control will feature in-depth technical sessions and comprehensive project updates on CBTC for rail transit and PTC for main line railways presented by leading experts from around the world. Now in its third decade, this conference is the rail industry’s single-most important gathering of communications and signaling professionals from around the globe. It is the place where suppliers and consultants interface directly with customers.