Site Tour and Workshops: Monday-Wednesday, 19th-21st February 2018

Interactive Morning Workshop: Monday, 19th February 2018

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Workshop A: The Future of People and Automation: Managing Contractors and Employees in the Transition and Implementation of ATC

Transitioning to new operational systems takes buy-in and management with both contractors and employees. For some, this is a new working environment, so it is important to develop consistency across your organisation and set up the expectations for what needs to be achieved internally and externally with automation. This workshop will focus on developing a clearer path for the progression of new systems for the future by first exploring how to get your people on board.

What will the workshop cover?
  • How to encourage buy-in from staff to better manage early adoption of technologies
  • Creating palatable steps and programs that enable skill building and support for transition
  • Innovation and partnerships: What should you be communicating with contractors to ensure the implementation of systems are aligned to customer and staff expectations
  • Evaluating current restrictions and rules and its affect on the future of ATC: What are the responsibilities for contractors and staff in this time of change?

Interactive Morning Workshop: Tuesday, 20th February 2018

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Workshop B: Testing and Commissioning in Brownfield Sites: Strategies for Integrating Systems in Existing Networks

Dr. Frank Heibel, Founder & Director, Doc Frank
Integrating new infrastructure and systems into existing networks has its challenges, particularly when you not only need to consider the testing of it with little disruption as possible, but also ensure consistency with its performance on the network. Globally, many rail organisations have been ambitious in executing their strategies and applications of new technology. In light of the investments in Australia’s current rail network, this workshop will discuss best practice cases for the installation, operation and maintenance of systems in brownfield networks.

What will the workshop cover?
  • Identifying the systems that best align to your objectives and existing railway infrastructure
  • Evaluating the client side and supplier side and how to work effectively together to understand the responsibilities in testing and commissioning
  • Exploring the risk appetite for managing the transition from old to new and preparing for its affect with staff and the public
  • From tunneling, skytrains and onto the main line – Understanding what needs to be done to maintain consistency between all lines and prepare for future network change



Dr. Frank Heibel

Founder & Director
Doc Frank

Post-Conference Control Room Focus Day: Wednesday, 21st February 2018



Ibrahim Fazah

ROC Facility Technical Manager
Sydney Trains

Paris Lehn

ROC Human Factors Specialist
Sydney Trains

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM Complimentary Site Tour: Sydney Trains’ New Rail Operations Centre

Andrew Constantinou, Rail Operations Centre, Technical and Assurance Director, Sydney Trains
Places are limited, so make sure you book your place now!



Andrew Constantinou

Rail Operations Centre, Technical and Assurance Director
Sydney Trains