8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Congress Registration | Level 4, Roselle Junior

9:00 am - 11:45 am

World Cities Summit Opening Plenary, In-conversation and Opening Ceremony (by invitation only)

9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Visit SITCE Exhibition • Level 1, Hall C (co-located with City Solutions Singapore Expo)

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

SITCE Lunch | Sponsored by Samsung • Roselle/Peony Junior Bayview Foyer

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

SITCE Opening Ceremony (by invitation only) • Level 4, Roselle Junior Ballroom

Welcome Addresses
Alan CHAN Heng Loon, Chairman, Land Transport Authority, Singapore
Pere CALVET, President, International Association of Public Transport (UITP); Director General, Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Spain
Keynote Speech: The digital transformation of Deutsche Bahn
Stefan STROH, Chief Digital Officer, Deutsche Bahn, Germany
Keynote Speech: The many facets of digital passenger rail
Prof. Graham CURRIE, Professor of Public Transport, Public Transport Research Group, Monash University, Australia
Moderator
Prof. Graham CURRIE, Professor of Public Transport, Public Transport Research Group, Monash University, Australia
Panelists
NGIEN Hoon Ping, Chief Executive, Land Transport Authority, Singapore
Stefan STROH, Chief Digital Officer, Deutsche Bahn, Germany
Masaki OGATA, Chairperson UITP Asia-Pacific, Vice Chairman East Japan Railway Company, Japan
Per ALLMER, Chairperson of UITP Industry Division, Vice-President Bombardier, United Kingdom
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

SITCE VIP Exhibition Tour • Level 1, Hall C (co-located with City Solutions Singapore Expo)

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Welcome Reception Welcome Reception | Sponsored by China Railway Tunnel Group Co. Ltd (Singapore Branch) • Chijmes

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Congress Registration | Level 4, Roselle Junior

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Plenary session: Setting the scene. What is at stake? • Level 4, Roselle Junior Ballroom

Digital technologies are already there and have the potential to deliver a revolutionary impact on rail transportation. However there is more than just technologies: a new eco-system needs inventing whilst not forgetting lessons from the past.

Session Chair
Pere CALVET, President, International Association of Public Transport (UITP); Director General, Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Spain
How to solve individual mobility needs and steer a sustainable mobility market? Rather than selling railway tickets?
Dr. Michael LICHTENEGGER, Senior Strategist, Upstream - Next Level Mobility, Austria
Governance and regulatory framework for urban rail – In search of effectiveness
Morris CHEUNG, President, MTR Academy, Hong Kong S.A.R
Future rail-based transit in an AV age - Learnings from the past and governance challenges for a civil society
Arnd BAETZNER, Member of the Board of Directors, Mobility CarSharing Cooperative, Switzerland
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Visit SITCE Exhibition • Level 1, Hall C (co-located with City Solutions Singapore Expo)

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Parallel session 1: Full automatic operation today, autonomous trains tomorrow? • Level 4, Roselle Junior Ballroom

Fully Automated Operation offers a glimpse into the future of metros, as the current state-of-the art. However how can the concept of digital metros be further exploited beyond train movements?

Session Chair
Laurent DAUBY, Director Rail Transport, International Association of Public Transport (UITP), Belgium
Keynote Speech - Beyond Automation: benefits and challenges of autonomous metro
Dr Ahmed Miske EL HADRAMI, Technical Director & Chief Engineer Ground Transport, Thales Solutions Asia Pte. Ltd., Singapore
Panel Discussion
Olivier BADARD, Senior Vice President - Asia, Middle East and North Africa Business Unit, RATP Development, United Arab Emirates
BO Jiang, President, Traffic Control Technology, China
Marc BADOUX, Deputy Director, Transports Lausannois, Switzerland
Philippe LEGUAY, International Director, Urban Railway Systems, Keolis, France

Parallel session 2: Condition-based infrastructure maintenance • Level 4, Peony Junior 1 Ballroom

The impact of digitalistion, big data, IoT etc will be a massive game-change on all asset maintenance activities: real health status of fixed asset classes will be better understood and monitored to optimize availability and costs.

Session Chair
Vincent Peng Hock TAN, Fellow, MTR Academy, Hong Kong S.A.R
SCADA, drones and new maintenance techniques: What 6 metros are doing? How do they prepare?
Ignasi OLIVER, Director of Superstructures Maintenance , TMB, Fc Metropolità de Barcelona, Spain
How BIM will revolutionise fixed asset maintenance
Francisco SÉCIO, Ex Infrastructure Director, ex. Metropolitano de Lisboa, Portugal
Big data and IoT for smarter fixed asset maintenance and optimised ROI
Pierre GOSSET, CTO of the Group SYSTRA, SYSTRA, France

Parallel session 3: Mobility as a service/MaaS: New grail? Fad? Paradigm • Level 4, Peony Junior 2 Ballroom shift?

MaaS or integrated mobility platforms provide registration, information, booking, payment, and ticketing/billing for the use of all available urban mobility services, but how can traditional urban rail mesh in this web of intertwined relations and continue guarantee freedom of mobility?

Session Chair
Roger VAHNBERG, Senior VP, Västtrafik AB, Gothenburg, Sweden
The role of rail in a MaaS ecosystem
Alexandre SAVARD, Senior Manager, Rail, GIRO Inc., Canada
Boosting travel experience and operation excellence with big data
Geert VANBEVEREN, Sales Director, Siemens AG, Germany
A model to rate “Mobility as a service” apps
Andy TAYLOR, Strategy Director, Cubic Transportation Systems, United States of America
European New Electric Scooter Sharing Model
Bertrand FLEUROSE, Founder & CEO, cityScoot, France
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

SITCE Lunch | Sponsored by GS E&C Corporation • Roselle/Peony Junior Bayview Foyer

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Parallel session 4: LRT, when rail meets the city • Level 4, Roselle Junior Ballroom

Street-level Light Rail Transit has been tremendously successful in Europe and North America in the last 30 years. It is now starting to find its role in Asian cities. The session will review the next evolution stages of this unrivalled “city-shaper”.

Session Chair
Dipl.-lng, Stephan LEWISCH, General Operations Manager, Wiener Linien, Austria
What digitalisation brings to Light Rail passengers and operators
Christoph KLAES, Vice President for Light Rail and VAL, Siemens AG, Germany
Digitalisation, a way to improve urban rail and ensure sustainable quality of life in Cologne
Christian BURK, Division Manager - Urban Railway Infrastructure, Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe AG (KVB), Germany
Designing tram tracks using BIM technology
Alexander POLYAKOV, Director, sue Mosgortransniiproekt, Russian Federation
Innovation and practice on LRT accident analysis and preventive technical measures
Dipl.-lng, Stephan LEWISCH, General Operations Manager, Wiener Linien, Austria

Parallel session 5: Safety remains priority #1 in digital era • Level 4, Peony Junior 1 Ballroom

Digitalisation offer many benefits, especially for safety-critical railway functions. But rail systems, however automated they get, will never do without human intervention and it is important to keep staff competence and work practice abreast of technologies.

Session Chair
Jacob KAM, Managing Director, Operations and Mainland Business, MTR, and UITP Vice President for Regional and Suburban Railways, Hong Kong S.A.R
50 years of safety-related human factors with increased automation in Paris
Gautier BRODEO, Senior Advisor in Railway Safety, RATP, France
Turning abandoned underground assets for training purposes
Dr Carles CASAS ESPLUGAS, Head of Strategic Planning & Prospective, Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya, FGC, Spain
Fast detection and intervention with advanced security solution
Alexis CHAVELAS, VP Digital Mobility Platform, Alstom, France
Applying Innovation in Railway Safety
CF CHAN, Assistant Director, Railways, Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, Hong Kong S.A.R Government, Hong Kong S.A.R

Parallel session 6: Customer Service 2.0, 3.0 or 4.0... what matters is excellence! • Level 4, Peony Junior 2 Ballroom

If there is a visible area of digitalisation in rail, it is the customer service practice: web, mobile app, social media… But tools only serve a properly thought new customer relation strategy. What does it take to enter the digital age?

Session Chair
Patrique CAMPAL-LINDAHL, Interna; Culture & International Coordination Manager, Commercial Department, Transdev Group, Paris, France
Rail Gen 2.0: a New Customer Experience
Annie LEUNG, General Manager - Customer Experience Development, MTR Corporation Limited, Hong Kong S.A.R
Driving Customer service quality and employee empowerment in the digital-age
Yukiko KIMISHIMA, Manager, East Japan Railway Company, Japan
SMRT Commuter Engagement – Making Commuting More Joyful and Inclusive
Elaine KOH, Chief Commuter Engagement Officer, SMRT Corporation, Singapore
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Parallel session 7: Looking into the most precious asset: Human resources, talent, skills and generation challenges • Level 4, Roselle Junior Ballroom

The success of any public transport company depends on its ability to meet its human resources challenges. Attracting and keeping talents, managing a diverse and multi-generation workforce, investing in digitalisation to enhance the employee experience are the drivers of today’s performance and customers’ satisfaction.

Session Chair
Anne-Laure NOAT, Partner, Eurogroup Consulting, France
Keynote - Digitalisation and employee experience
Mireia CLUA, HR Director, Ferrocarril Metropolità de Barcelona SA (Metro Barcelona), Spain
Panel Discussion
Moderator
Anne-Laure NOAT, Partner, Eurogroup Consulting, France
Panelists
Natasha ZULKIFLI, Founder Director, Women in Rail Malaysia, Malaysia
Mireia CLUA, HR Director, Ferrocarril Metropolità de Barcelona SA (Metro Barcelona), Spain
Dr Janene PIIP, Director, JP Research & Consulting, Australia
Anna FRASZCZYK, Visiting Professor, Mahidol University, Thailand
Bruno DANET, Group Executive Director, Human Resources and Organisation, Keolis, France

Parallel session 8: Condition-based rolling stock maintenance • Level 4, Peony Junior 1 Ballroom

The impact of digitalistion will be a massive game-change on rolling stock maintenance: New generation of trains can constantly self-check their health status and assign maintenance duties. How can the tremendous productivity gains of big data be aligned with a new working organisation?

Session Chair
Masnizam HISHAM, President and Group Chief Executive Officer , Prasarana Malaysia Berhad, Malaysia
Automatic Vehicle Inspection System (AVIS) at rail depot
Damien NG Chee Wei, Deputy Project Manager, Depot System/Equipment Projects, Land Transport Authority, Singapore
Singapore Journey to 1 Million MKBF: Better rail reliability through strategy formulation, automation and technology adoption
Dr TAN Tong Tat, Engineering Manager, SBS Transit, Singapore
Maximising Value through Integrated Asset Condition Data
Jack WIELAND, Service Lead - Southeast Asia, Bombardier Transportation
Application of Prognostic Health Management (PHM) Technology in Subway Train
YANG Ying, Deputy Chief Engineer, CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co. Ltd. (CRRC ZELC), China

Parallel session 9: Innovative infrastructure construction • Level 4, Peony Junior 2 Ballroom

Urban rail infrastructure are complex and capital intensive projects. How can novel construction techniques, supported by digitalisation, help controlling or even cutting capex?

Session Chair
Ian DOBBS, Chairman , UITP, Australia-New Zealand
Development of TEMS - Tunnelling and Excavation Monitoring System
Dr GOH Kok Hun, Deputy Director, Geotechnical and Tunnels Division, Land Transport Authority, Singapore
Use of Trenchless Technologies and Methods in Singapore’s Thomson East Coast Line MRT Construction
FOO Yung Thye, Deputy Group Director, Thomson-East Coast & Cross Island Lines (Civil), Land Transport Authority, Singapore
Construction, machine manufacture and project cases of large-diameter shield machine
Wang KUN, Deputy General Manager, Department of International Business, China Railway Group Limited, China
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Industry Night at City Solutions Singapore Expo (by invitation only)

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Launch of UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019 • L1-W10, Hall C, Level 1

8:00 am - 11:00 am

Congress Registration | Level 4, Roselle Junior

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Parallel session 10: The benefits of digitalisation for rail security - and its (cyber)-challenges • Level 4, Peony Junior 1 Ballroom

(Cyber)-security is among the top challenges of digitalisation. With IoT, software and/or data exchange are found in virtually any piece of equipment, be it fixed or mobile. Rail systems have thousands of “access gates” for intruders that need to be properly recognised and protected.

Session Chair
Patrik ANDERSON, Director Business Development Transportation, Axis Communications, Sweden
Smart video for railways: the advent of Artificial Intelligence
Stéphanie JOUDRIER, Product Line Manager, Thales, France
Railway Systems - How to deal with cyber threats?
Lovan PUSHPARATNAM , Director, Tramway systems and Telecoms Department, SYSTRA, France
Keeping railway system one step ahead of potential cyber attacks
CHAN Ho Wing, Communications & Control Engineering Manager, MTR Corporation Limited, Hong Kong S.A.R
Fostering a cybersecurity mindset
LIM Thian Chin, Deputy Director, Head of CII Protection, Critical Information Infrastructure Division, Cyber Security Agency of Singapore, Singapore

Parallel session 11: Singapore rail expertise • Level 4, Roselle Junior Ballroom

With unparalleled rail development in rail system design, construction, operations, maintenance, and more recently an emphasis on digitalisation and total asset management, Singapore rail community acquired extensive expertise.

Session Chair
Prof PHANG Sock Yong, Vice-Provost of Singapore Management University (SMU), former LTA Board member
Innovative construction
OW Chun Nam, Director Tunnelling, Land Transport Authority, Singapore
Holistic approach to asset replacement
Melvyn THONG, Director, Land Transport Authority, Singapore
Implementation of an Automatic Track Inspection (ATI) System in an Operational Environment
LIM Zheng Ping, Executive Engineer, Land Transport Authority, Singapore
Improving Rail Asset Performance - Leveraging on Asset Management, Technology and Information
LEOW Meng Fai, Deputy Group Director, Land Transport Authority, Singapore

Parallel session 12: Making rail even more energy-efficient • Level 4, Peony Junior 2 Ballroom

Energy is often grasped from the climate change perspective, but it is also a major cost driver, representing 15 to 20% of railways operation expenditures. Therefore, all options for smart energy use or savings have to be explored and exploited.

Session Chair
Sue CHAN, Head of UITP Asia Pacific Regional Office, UITP, Hong Kong S.A.R
Exploring all possibilities for energy savings at Metro São Paulo
Glauco FERNANDES LOPES, Engineer Head of Maintenance Department, Company of Metro Sao Paulo, Brazil
New battery solutions for railway systems
Nobuhiko SATAKE, Group Manager, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation, Japan
Energy Recovery at Wiener Linien - a Valuable Contribution to Climate Protection
Günther STEINBAUER, CEO, Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG, Austria
The energy saving technology study based on flexible train formation for urban rail transit
HAN Baoming, Professor of Beijing Jiaotong University, Secretary General of the Expert & Academic Committee, China Association of Metros, China
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Visit SITCE Exhibition • Level 1, Hall C (co-located with City Solutions Singapore Expo)

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Parallel session 13: Operators’ experience in digital transformation • Level 4, Peony Junior 1 Ballroom

Digital transformation of customer care, operation and business processes will not be implemented overnight. Much has already been done, but much more needs inventing, and available solutions and approaches are still piecemeal. This session will take stock of available operators’ return of experience.

Session Chair
Caroline HASEKE, Consultant, Hong Kong S.A.R
Digital transformation of Seoul Metro
CHUNG Hang Jae, General Manager, Seoul Metro, Republic of Korea
Customer-centric challenges of digital technologies for railways
Satoru KITAMURA, Chief Researcher, East Japan Railway Company, Japan
OPERACENTER® - A performance and satisfaction monitoring tool
Mehmet Burak TELCIOGLU, Director of Technical Operations, Kayseri Ulasim, Turkey

Parallel session 14: Obsolescence management and rolling stock life extension • Level 4, Peony Junior 2 Ballroom

Rail equipment and rolling stock are in principle designed for long life cycles exceeding 10-15 years. With increased features and complexity, many parts and components need replacing/repairing beyond their specific “expiry dates”. How to ensure a proper management of obsolescence and the operability of equipment for the planned use life?

Session Chair
Andrew BATA, Head of UITP North America Regional Office, UITP, United States of America
Capitalising on Special Ruggerdised Platform Maintenance Capability for Rolling Stock eCard Obsolescence Management
Andrew DE SILVA, Dy GM/VP Business Development, SDDA Pte Ltd, Singapore
How to Extend the Lifecycle of Rolling Stock?
Ying-Chen CHUANG, Director, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation, Taiwan
Challenges and Solutions for Re-signalling a CBTC WLAN radio System
Calvin CHUKO, Product Manager, Moxa Inc., Taiwan

Parallel session 15: Artificial Intelligence in Railways and Beyond • Level 4, Roselle Junior Ballroom

Change keeps accelerating. Today, we are entering into Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is also considered to be the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Era. The combination of digitalisation, Internet of Things (IoT) and big data are causing ‘data explosion’, and subsequently the use of AI is becoming increasingly essential in public transport sector, especially in railways, to effectively and efficiently cultivate the billions of data points generated each year.

This session will present the latest findings of UITP Asia-Pacific Centre for Transport Excellence’s (AP CTE) study on ‘Artificial Intelligence in Mass Public Transport’ , and a diverse panel of experts to discuss how is AI shaping the railway industry and the overall public transport systems. 

Session Chair
LOOI Teik-Soon, Director, Research & Technology and Dean of LTA Academy of Land Transport Authority (LTA); Executive Director for Singapore Rail Academy (SGRA) in Land Transport Authority (LTA), Singapore
Artificial Intelligence in Mass Public Transport
Gayang HO, Senior Manager UITP Asia-Pacific; Research & Policy Development Lead, UITP AP CTE, Hong Kong S.A.R
Panel Discussion
Moderator
LOOI Teik-Soon, Director, Research & Technology and Dean of LTA Academy of Land Transport Authority (LTA); Executive Director for Singapore Rail Academy (SGRA) in Land Transport Authority (LTA), Singapore
Panelists
Masaki OGATA, Chairperson UITP Asia-Pacific, Vice Chairman East Japan Railway Company, Japan
Alok JAIN, Managing Director of Trans-consult Asia and Consultant on UITP AI in Mass PT Study, Hong Kong S.A.R
Andrew HODGSON, Director for Transport Advisory, Asia Pacific, Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, Singapore
Laura WYNTER, Director, IBM Research, Singapore
Yu-Xi LIM, Senior Technical Manager, Teralytics Pte. Ltd., Singapore
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

SITCE Lunch | Sponsored by K-Inc, L&M and Huey Tian • Roselle/Peony Junior Bayview Foyer

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Parallel session 16: Impact of Railway on Regional Connectivity and Economy • Level 4, Peony Junior 1 Ballroom

Session Chair
SIM Wee Meng, Senior Group Director Rail, Land Transport Authority, Singapore
Railways and its interfaces to the city and the local mobility system
Jean-Pierre LOUBINOUX, Director General, UIC (International Union of Railways), France
Urbanisation and its challenges on local and regional rail connectivity and ecconomy
TC CHEW, Director Global Rail Business Leader, ARUP, United Kingdom
Presentation
CHEN He, Vice Director, Engineering Design Center, TCT Co. Ltd, China
Datuk Seri Azmi Aziz, CEO Rail Division, YTL Construction, Malaysia

Parallel session 17: Life-cycle asset management for better availability at optimised cost • Level 4, Peony Junior 2 Ballroom

The full deployment of digitalisation and Internet of Things to the public transport system, sub-systems, and components pave the way for a zero failure (rail) system.

Session Chair
KK SABERWAL, Director Finance, Dehli Metro Railway, India
Leveraging the digital transformation for risk-based maintenance and asset management
Prof Pierre DERSIN, Digital Mobility RAM Director, Alstom, France
Denver Transit Operators’ integrated transit operations planning system
Michael SCOLLO, Industry Solutions Manager, Trapeze Group, Australia
Enterprise Asset Management System (EAMS) for modern integrated metro
NG Liang Chin, MMS Division Manager, Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited, Singapore

Parallel session 18: When data adds value to your service delivery • Level 4, Roselle Junior Ballroom

Digitalisation is made possible through the high speed processing of big data analytics. Data is the new gold dust, however it takes more intelligence to turn data into relevant added value information.

Session Chair
LOOI Teik-Soon, Director, Research & Technology and Dean of LTA Academy of Land Transport Authority (LTA); Executive Director for Singapore Rail Academy (SGRA) in Land Transport Authority (LTA), Singapore
ICT help raise passenger convenience in railways
Sei SAKAIRI, Senior Chief Researcher, East Japan Railway Company, Japan
Total System Capability through Digitisation - Organisation, Assets & People
Kuldeep GHARATYA, Head of Engineering Technology & Data, Commercial Development, City Planning, Transport for London, United Kingdom
Better service through smart use of data across project design, implementation and operation
Christina HOLTMANNSPÖTTER, Head of Digitalisation and Innovation - Rail Automation, Siemens AG Mobility, Germany
Better Rush-hour operation with Effective Guidance of passenger flows
Suvi SCHWAB, Regional Manager, INIT, Singapore
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Congress conclusions and Key Take-aways • Level 4, Roselle Junior Ballroom

Mohamed MEZGHANI, Secretary General, International Association of Public Transport (UITP), Belgium
4:15 pm - 5:05 pm

Plenary CEO discussion: Making digital urban rail a success story • Level 4, Roselle Junior Ballroom

Moderator
Laurent DAUBY, Director Rail Transport, International Association of Public Transport (UITP), Belgium
Panelists
Lincoln LEONG Kwok-Kuen, Chief Executive Officer, MTR Corporation, Hong Kong S.A.R
Olivier BADARD, Senior Vice President - Asia, Middle East and North Africa Business Unit, RATP Development, United Arab Emirates
Leanne REDDEN, Executive Director, RTA, United States of America
Mohamed MEZGHANI, Secretary General, International Association of Public Transport (UITP), Belgium
KK SABERWAL, Director Finance, Dehli Metro Railway, India
5:05 pm - 5:15 pm

Launch of book: Integrated land use and transport planning • Level 4, Roselle Junior Ballroom

KHOO Teng Chye, Executive Director , Centre for Liveable Cities, MND, Singapore
NGIEN Hoon Ping, Chief Executive, Land Transport Authority, Singapore
5:15 pm - 5:30 pm

ITS 2019 World Congress 2019 • Level 4, Roselle Junior Ballroom

Dr CHIN Kian Keong, Chief Engineer, Land Transport Authority, Singapore
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gala Dinner at PARKROYAL on Pickering, William Pickering Ballroom (separate paid event), shuttle service 6.00-6.45pm (15-min interval)

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Technical Visits (separate paid event, shuttle will be provided)

Please see here for more information on the Technical Visits.