Telecommunications and Technology Forum


Telecommunications and Technology Forum 2017

The next Telecommunications and Technology Forum is expected to take place in July 2017 in Sydney, details are to be confirmed and will be updated here.


Telecommunications and Technology Forum 2016

This ARA forum held 14-15 July in Melbourne brought together experts to examine the revolution in telecommunications and technology in the rail industry.

A diverse array of presentations were delivered on topics including, Advanced Train Management Systems; Driverless Trains; Big Data; Sydney Train’s new State of the Art Rail Operations Centre; using on board and off board Information; Using train control to improve safety; and Why standards are critical for our future in telecommunications, among many more.



The forum was generously sponsored by TTG Transportation Technology.



Networking drinks on day 1 were generously sponsored by ARUP.


A PDF version of each available presentation from the two days can be found by clicking on the name of the presenters below*:


The Revolution in Spectrum

David Brumfield, Executive Manager, Spectrum Management Policy Branch, ACMA


Panel: Telecommunications and Technology in Transport – evolution now revolution?

Donna Wieland, General Manager, Strategic Policy Branch, Surface Transport Policy Division, Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Bruce Moore, General Manager, Telecommunications Group, VicTrack

Bruno Lambla, Product Manager, TTG Transportation Technology


The Rail Journey in Telecommunications and Technology

John Hall, Communications Manager, Enterprise Services, ARTC


Train Control Systems – The Evolution and Revolution

Mark Vernal, Head of Business Integration, Metro Trains Melbourne


Optimising the World’s Railways – an Australian technology perspective

Stan Ghys, Business Development Manager, TTG Transport Technology


Driverless Trains – challenges and opportunities

Oliver Fried, Director Products, Sydney Metro


There May Not Be Regulatory Barriers to Automated Rail in Australia, but are we ready for It?

Michelle Hendy, Chief Planning Officer, National Transport Commission


Advanced Train Management System

Jonathan White, Development and Engineering Manager, ATMS, ARTC


Sydney Trains Rail Operations Centre – putting the customer at the heart of everything we do

Andrew Constantinou, Rail Operations Centre Technical and Assurance Director, Sydney Trains


Analytics – using data at your fingertips for better outcomes

Rob Fitzpatrick, CEO, Australian Information Industry Association


Keeping Data Secure

Dr Christopher Beggs, Managing Director, Security Information Solutions


The Search for MH370 – lessons in communication

Peter Foley, Program Director, Search for MH370, ATSB


Leveraging GPS Technological Advantage to Mitigate Driver Human Factor Risk

Phil O’Connell, Group General Manager Zero Harm Systems, KiwiRail

Carl Mills, Manager Operations Development, KiwiRail


User Centred Design in a Data Driven World

Caithleen Jones, Manager New Products, PTV


Multi-Modal Transport Information

Brian Smith, General Manager Strategic Relationships, Intelematics


Enabling Freedom of Mobility

Hany Eldaly, Director, Mobility as a Service


Real Time Data Processing for Rail Operations

Mark Wood, General Manager Telecommunications and Electronic, 4Tel


Standards for Freight and Inventory

Bonnie Ryan, Senior Manager Transport and Heavy Industry, GS1 Australia


Standards – supporting technological innovation

Jesse Baker, Manager Safety and Risk, RISSB


Lost Time and Money in ICT Projects – can standards improve things?

Gerard Cullen, Senior Project Manager, Information and Communicatrions Technology, Level Crossing Removal Authority


The Future of Rail

Neal Mumford, Rail Business Leader, ARUP Australasia


Panel: Telecommunications and Technology in the Future – the revolution continues

Jamie Smith, Business Development National Transport Infrastructure, Telstra

Glenn Maker, Sales Director, Ground Transportation Systems, Thales Australia

Warren Lemmens, Chief Technology Officer, Nokia Solutions


* If no link is available the presenter has declined to make their presentation available publicly


More Information

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