Location
Radisson BLU, Glasgow
Date & Time
8am, March 7, 2024
Speakers
10+ Professionals
Delegates
500 Seats

About Rail Scotland Conference 2024

Dress Code: Business Wear

Our Rail Scotland Conference is bringing together key stakeholders from Scotland, including Transport Scotland, ScotRail, Network Rail Scottish Rail Holdings to discuss delivery of some of the most important forthcoming projects and offer the latest insight into their future plans.

The conference will focus on the ‘future of rail’, outlining new services, the drive to net zero, the role of freight and an investment in people.

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Our Speakers

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Eleanor Wase

Eleanor Wase

Thales Ground Transportation Systems
Robert Gardner

Robert Gardner

Associate Director - Digital Connectivity - Scottish Futures Trust
Mark Lowten

Mark Lowten

Head of Customer Collaboration - Thales
Martin Bignell

Martin Bignell

Scottish and North of England Representative for - RFG
Syeda Ghufran

Syeda Ghufran

Siemens Mobility
Fiona Hyslop MSP

Fiona Hyslop MSP

Cabinet Secretary for Transport – Scottish Government
Lewis Murray

Lewis Murray

Engineer - SPL Powerlines
Alex Dobbie

Alex Dobbie

HR Director - Network Rail Scotland
Fiona Hesling

Fiona Hesling

Rail Freight & Cross Border Policy Team Leader - Transport Scotland
Ben Ackroyd

Ben Ackroyd

Chief Operations Officer – Porterbrook
Olivia Perkins

Olivia Perkins

Managing Director Rail – Morgan Sindall
Jools Townsend

Jools Townsend

Chief Executive - Community Rail Network
Joe Docherty

Joe Docherty

HSEQ Director – Amey Transport Infrastructure
Anna Gray

Anna Gray

Fleet Support Engineer - Porterbrook
Mark Hinton

Mark Hinton

UK Director - Asterra
Jonathan Lynch

Jonathan Lynch

Ground Engineering Lead - Asterra
Alex Hynes

Alex Hynes

Managing Director (Scotland’s Railway)
Bill Reeve

Bill Reeve

Director of Rail (Transport Scotland)
Robert Samson

Robert Samson

Senior Stakeholder Manager (Transport Focus)

Event Schedule

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08.00 – 09.00 – Registration and Networking


09.00 – 09.15 – Chair Welcome
09.15 – 09.30 – Fiona Hyslop MSP – Cabinet Secretary for Transport - Scottish Government
09.30 – 10.00 – Panel Discussion – the future of rail, investing in people
  1. Siemens - speaker TBC
  2. Lewis Murray – Engineer - SPL Powerlines
  3. Anna Gray – Fleet Support Engineer - Porterbrook
  4. Eleanor Wase – Social Value Lead - Thales

10.00 – 10.40 – Panel Discussion – the key priorities
  1. Alex Hynes – Managing Director – Scotland’s Railway
  2. Bill Reeve – Rail Director – Transport Scotland
  3. Ben Ackroyd – Chief Operations Officer – Porterbrook
  4. Olivia Perkins – Managing Director Rail – Morgan Sindall

10.40 – 11.30 – Refreshments and Networking
11.35 – 11.50 – Syeda Ghufran – Director of Asset Management and Assurance for Customer Services - Siemens Mobility
11.50 – 12.05 – Mark Lowten – Head of Digital Competency Centre, Thales GTS UK
12.05 – 12.20 – Alex Dobbie – HR Director – Network Rail Scotland
12.20 – 12.35 – Amey - TBC
12.35 – 12.50 – Jonathan Lynch & Mark Hinton - ASTERRA - Satellites & Soil Moisture: Advances in Asset Resilience in the Face of Climate Change
Summary: Earth Observation – using satellites for remote sensing – can be applied to detect and map sub surface soil moisture which can be an important consideration in geotechnical assets such as railways cuttings and embankments. These earthwork assets are known to deteriorate over time and can fail, due for example to drainage maintenance issues. When climate change effects are introduced into the asset modelling the deterioration is markedly accelerated – emphasizing the need for better modelling and planning ahead of both maintenance and mitigations especially when budget constraints demand that more is to be done with less. The use of remote sensing using satellite based technology provides a cost effective tool in meeting the challenge for our critical national infrastructure, such as Rail networks, where intelligent infrastructure management is required at scale.
12.50 – 13.50 – Lunch and Networking
13.50 – 14.25 - Geo Brugg – Technical Seminar
14.25 – 14.40 – Jools Townsend – CEO - Community Rail Network
14.40 – 15.10 – Panel Discussion – The role of freight to provide new services
  1. Heather Waugh – Rapid Deployment Driver – Freightliner Group
  2. Fiona Hesling – Rail Freight & Cross Border Policy Team Leader - Transport Scotland
  3. Martin Bignell - Martin Bignell - Scottish and Northern Representative

15.10 – 15.30 - Robert Samson – Senior Stakeholder Manager - Transport Focus
15.30 – 15.45 – Robert Gardner – Associate Director - Scottish Futures Trust

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