1st Annual (2019)

A Practical Guide to Delivering a More Resilient Transport Network

Tuesday 07 May 2019

Programme

Download
08:45
Registration and refreshments
09:30
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
Paul Jackson
Engineering Professional
Jasia Education
09:40
Planning for a more resilient transport network
  • Establishing a more resilient, secure and risk free transport network - responding to the current challenges
  • Reinforcing the importance of a long term resilience plan
  • Recognising political instability and its effects on the transportation network
Jonah Edgerly
Senior Safety and Resilience Engineer
Jacobs
Dr Peter Geake
Technical Director – Asset and Enterprise Risk Management
Jacobs
10:10
Successfully responding to unexpected issues: planning the best responses
  • Lessons learnt from recent incidents
  • How to improve your response to the unexpected? 
  • The importance of scenario planning and collaboration and co-ordination within the industry 
  • Optimising communication strategies to successfully manage diverse disruptions - contingency plans, having as tool kit of interventions
  • Looking for early warnings and using real-time information 
Duncan Cross
Associate Director
Arup
10:40
Morning refreshments
11:10
Managing customer expectations when responding to major disruptions
  • How have the new schedules and recent changes affected people's perceptions?
  • Responding to unplanned disruptions while maintaining a positive experience for all passengers
  • How to minimise disruption to people’s lives, while responding to multiple disturbances?
  • Taking passenger feedback into account when establishing emergency plans
Guy Dangerfield
Head of Strategy
Transport Focus
11:40
How data can help optimise day-to-day performance and provide quicker decision making?
  • Helping operators make decisions faster when incidents occur
  • Creating prediction models allowing train controllers to forecast what impact their interventions will have
  • Providing transparency around how passengers will be affected
River Tamoor Baig
Chief Executive and Founder
Hack Partners
12:10
Networking lunch
12:55
PANEL DISCUSSION: Guaranteeing an effective response in extreme weather: how to respond to major issues?
  • Responding to issues arising from extreme weather events
  • Predicting freezing conditions challenges, and establishing a responsive plan
  • Setting out and implementing long-term strategic planning for cold weather
  • Considering the main types of impacts faced from extreme weather incidents, and learning how to respond to them
  • Creating advanced plans for challenges created by weather conditions
  • Implementing a flexible strategy plan to adapt to climate change
  • Lesson learnt from recent incidents
Lisa Constable
Weather Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation Strategy Manager
Network Rail
Christopher Davies
HM Principal Inspector of Railways
Office of Rail and Road
13:35
Solving the resilience problem in the digital railway
  • Exploring the challenge of resilience in the digital world
  • Introducing tools to create resilience-driven systems
  • And why we need to change our mindset about our approach
Tim Whitcher
Solution Lead, Digital Railway
WSP
14:05
Afternoon refreshments
14:35
Cyber resilience: efficiently responding to new threats
  • NIS Directive and NIS Regulations - recognising the principles, understanding its importance and the implications for the transport network
  • Next steps towards improving the response to new threats
  • Highlighting the threats facing the sector and possible solutions to growing threats
  • Overcoming key cyber challenges within the sector
Greg Pope
Head of Frazer-Nash-Context
Frazer-Nash Consultancy and Context Information Security
15:05
Talent 2050: Engineering skills and education for the future
Paul Jackson
Engineering Professional
Jasia Education
15:35
Rail future challenges: what impacts future travel behaviour
Dr Edwin Barker
Technical Director
AECOM
16:05
Chair's closing remarks
16:10
Close of conference and networking drinks

*All sessions include time for Q & A*