Programme

If you are serious about creating future value for your shareholders in the Scandinavian region, this is the most relevant stage to be on. It’s here where the very best rail leaders, strategists, technologists, engineers and visionaries meet to transform the Scandinavian rail industry.

programme

6th November 2024

All times are Central European Time (CET)

8:15

Registration and Welcome Refreshments in the Exhibition Area

8:45

Ben Holliday | Managing Director | Rotaia Media (Organiser)
& Daniel MacGregor | Co-Founder | Nexxiot (Chairman)

Organisor and Chairman’s Welcome

Investments & Objectives for the region

8:50

Claus Hincke | CTO, Infrastructure Division | Banedanmark

How we change the way we work, with asset management

  • Why Asset Management?
  • How to move from Reactive to Proactive Maintenance Approach?
  • The way to change the culture?

9:05

Bjorn Dellas | Head of Technology | Trafikverket

Making the vision a reality, implementing digitized asset capability to boost maintenance

  • The maintenance challenge for railways in Sweden
  • Making it real - getting AI based monitoring into real operations
  • Developing skills to meet future needs – a research outlook

9:20

Øyvind Giske Rostrup | Partner, Enterprise risk, Business Consulting | EY Norway

9:35

Linda Thulin | President | Scandinavian Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor

Boosting the implementation of innovations for a competitive railway

  • Collaboration EU Rail and Rail Freight Corridor Scanmed and RailNet Europe
  • Collaboration between stakeholders
  • Speeding up the deployment and adoptations of innovantions

9:50

Amílcar Piedade | Business Developer | SISCOG

Driving Sustainability - preserving the environment and saving millions with rolling stock optimisation

  • How several variables can be factored in for optimised rail operations
  • Profit-based optimisation of rolling stock rotations
  • Financial and operational gains: a case study

10:05

Justina Hudenko | LatRailNet (Latvian Railways) | CEO

Communication among Transport Stakeholders via State Intervention Web Portal: the Latvian case.

  • Utilising GIS to represent traffic, infrastructure, and equipment, facilitates informed investment decisions.
  • Real-time outputs on connectivity, climate, and safety impacts foster understanding and trust in state interventions.
  • A one-stop-shop empowering stakeholders to voice needs for effective policy implementation.

10:20

Morning Refreshments and Networking in the Exhibition Area

DIGITALISATION & INNOVATION IN FREIGHT OPERATIONS

10:45

Carl Fredrik Karlsen | Commercial Director | CargoNet

Transparency as a tool to improve reliability

  • Internal information flow
  • Customer information
  • Planning

11:00

James Simester | Technology Director | Unipart Technologies Group

Technology Without Borders

  • How can the UK expand the Scandinavian Rail Technology supply-chain
  • Where technology is saving time, money and carbon
  • Where we’ve been able to deliver successes

11:15

Alexander Wehnert | Manager Business Development | DB Cargo Scandinavia

Heavy Metal Innovation – Between smart visions and rough reality?

  • Smart visions, that’s it? What is today’s benchmark for innovation in rail freight?
  • Kill the dinosaurs! How to turn opportunity into strategy and change paradigms?
  • Where is the lollipop? Why again is rail the answer to the green transformation of logistics

11:30

Provisionally reserved

11:45

Ingo Paas | CIO & CDO | Green Cargo

Technology enabled innovation from the core of the Business at Green Cargo

  • Learnings from our digital transformation
  • Augmentation and scalability of disruptive technologies
  • Examples of applied innovation from the core of the business

12:00

Antonio Bravo Vera | Head of Connectivity and IoT | Siemens Mobility GmbH

IoT for Rail, a supplier's view

  • Why IoT is central to the development of rail
  • Opportunities and potential benefits derived from IoT solutions
  • Challenges and options to overcome them

12:15

Lunch and Networking in the Exhibition Area

DIGITALISATION & INNOVATION IN ROLLING STOCK OPERATIONS

13:15

Gustav Eriksson | Head of Fleet Management & Rolling Stock | SJ (invited)

13:30

Jannik Nisted Nipper | Head of Digitalization and Technology | The Copenhagen Metro and Greater Copenhagen Light Rail

Digital Tools Revolutionizing Railways: From Development and Tender to Construction and Operation

  • How to be digital “cutting edge” in an old school industry
  • Data driven? – What does it mean?
  • Implementing BIM & GIS to create next level projects

13:45

Technology provider to be confirmed

14:00

Lars Slott | Head of Technical & Maintenance Department | DSB (Danish Railways)

Digitalisation as a consequence of purchasing new rolling stock

  • Change in Maintenance
  • Change in Planning
  • Change in Training

14:15

Provisionally reserved

14:30

Harri Takala | Director, Planning and Operations Control | VR Group

Integrated production planning in rail logistics

  • Overall efficiency in production - what to optimize
  • How to combine the need for flexibility with efficient production
  • How to control the planning process - what to monitor

14:45

Rail Operators Panel Discussion

What can be achieved from digitising my railway operations?

  • As the demand for the modal shift from road to rail increases, what are your challenges in supporting future growth?
  • Are long standing, traditional standards and rules preventing, or at least slowing down Railways of maximising the full potential of new digital technologies which the industry has to offer?
  • How are you optimising digital solutions to obtain smart data to increase the efficiency and services of your operations?

Panelists

  • Lars Slott | Head of Technical & Maintenance Department | DSB (Danish Railways)
  • Jannik Nisted Nipper | Head of Digitalization and Technology | The Copenhagen Metro and Greater Copenhagen Light Rail
  • Ingo Paas | CIO | Green Cargo
  • Alexander Wehnert | Manager Business Development | DB Cargo Scandinavia
  • Harri Takala | Director, Planning and Operations Control | VR Group

15:15

Afternoon Refreshments and Networking in the Exhibition Area

DIGITALISATION & INNOVATION IN RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE

15:45

Jarek Rosinski | CEO | Transmission Dynamics
& Jenny Hudson | Business Development Director | Transmission Dynamics

Trains with Brains® - The future of infrastructure and rolling stock monitoring is here

  • Brain borne infrastructure and asset monitoring solutions
  • AI/ML supported condition monitoring, data analysis and predictive maintenance
  • Real-life case studies of how Trains with Brains® is revolutionising the rail sector globally

16:00

Matti Pesu | Head of Development, Infrastructure Data | Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency

The future of data usage is super complex. Is your organization neglecting data governance?

  • Outlook of the future of data utilization
  • What is data governance
  • How organisations should react in the railway scene

16:15

Nina Valle | Head of Strategy and Operations Management | Bane NOR (invited)

16:30

Anki Svärdby-Bergman | Teamleader for The Advanced Analytics Factory in the Maintenance Department | Trafikverket

Railway maintenance benefits from advanced analytics

  • Inhouse development of AI-systems
  • Buying algorithms from the market
  • Manage AI-systems

16:45

Andy Billington | Innovation and Digital Architecture Team Leader | RB Rail AS

Digital Innovations in a Greenfield Railway

  • Use of digital tools during the delivery of a new railway
  • Examples of “Lessons learned” from other sectors which can be applied to the rail sector
  • Planning for digitalisation in the operational railway

17:00

Infrastructure Manager Panel Discussion

How are you embracing the latest digital technologies to help you achieve a more intelligent infrastructure?

  • It could be argued that the rail industry is regimented by standards, rather than continuous learning. What do you feel needs to change to harness the latest digital solutions available to enable the rail sector to thrive in the 21st century?
  • How important is it for Railways to collaborate with solution providers as speed of innovation and systems based on AI are now key requirements in order to solve maintenance problems?
  • With the numerous digital solutions now available that collect Big Data, what are your challenges in distinguishing between the mass of data which is collected, and smart data that is useful to help you with your maintenance operations?

Panelists

  • Claus Hincke | CTO, Infrastructure Division | Banedanmark
  • Anki Svärdby-Bergman | Teamleader for The Advanced Analytics Factory in the Maintenance Department | Trafikverket
  • Matti Pesu | Head of Development, Infrastructure Data | Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency
  • Andy Billington | Innovation and Digital Architecture Team Leader | RB Rail AS
  • Peter Juel Jensen | Innovation Manager | Plasser & Theurer

17:30

Chairman’s Closing Comments

17:35

Drinks Reception

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