1st Annual (2019)

A Practical Guide to Delivering a More Resilient Transport Network

Tuesday 07 May 2019


Registration and refreshments
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
Paul Jackson
Engineering Professional
Jasia Education
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
Dr Peter Geake
Technical Director – Asset and Enterprise Risk Management
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
Morning refreshments
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
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
Networking lunch
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
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
Afternoon refreshments
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
Talent 2050: Engineering skills and education for the future
Paul Jackson
Engineering Professional
Jasia Education
Rail future challenges: what impacts future travel behaviour
Dr Edwin Barker
Technical Director
Chair's closing remarks
Close of conference and networking drinks

*All sessions include time for Q & A*