UIC Asia-Pacific Conference on Digital

27-28 October 2021, Online

The UIC Asia-Pacific Conference on Digital will be organised online on 27-28 October 2021 (8:00-11:00 am Paris time) with the 32nd UIC Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly which will be held on 26 October 2021.


The challenge of the 21st century will definitely be Mobility. Megacities are facing an era of considerable development all over the world and will require to move people and goods longer and faster. Rail has a key role to play in this mutation and has to remain the backbone of this future multimodal mobility. The issue is global and Digital is the only way to win this fantastic challenge. So, during this two-day event, we will have the opportunity to exchange, discover, explore, understand and learn what are the latest innovations and their potential interests and benefits for rail. The following main themes will be discussed:

  • Digitalisation
  • Condition Monitoring and Machine learning
  • FRMCS other future developments
  • Intelligent Rail
  • Big Data
Conference on Digital - 27-28 October 2021

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Master of Ceremony: Mr. Tom SARGANT, UIC PACIFIC Representative

Wednesday 27 October 2021

8:00 -8:15 - Welcome

Mr. François DAVENNE, Director General, UIC

8:15-8:35 - Keynote Speeches

Mr. Warwick TALBOT, Deputy Executive Director, Network Growth, Strategy, Portfolio and Investment, Sydney Trains, Australia

Digital Context & Introduction

Mr. Francis BEDEL, Chief Digital Officer, UIC

8:35-9:15 - Session 1 - Digitalisation

Speaker from US DOT, USA
Speaker from Dassault
Speaker from Europe

Questions & Answers

Break (10mns)

9:25-10:05 - Session 2 – Condition Monitoring & Machine Learning

Speaker from MERMEC
Speaker from STRUKTEN Perth, Australia
Speaker from Sydney Trains, Australia

Questions & Answers

10:05-10:45 - Session 3 – FRMCS other Future Developments

Mr. Jean-Michel EVANGHELOU, Deputy Director, UIC Rail System Department
Speaker from UNIFE
Speaker from Europe

Questions & Answers

Thursday 28 October 2021

8:00-8:40 - Session 4 – Intelligent Rail

Mr. Lido COSTA – Principal Auto Haul, Auto Haul and Rail Productivity, Rio Tinto Group, Australia
Speaker from Japan
Speaker from Korea

Questions & Answers

8:40-9:20 - Session 5 – Big Data

Speaker from CARS, China
Speaker from RZD, Russia
Speaker from NIIAS, Russia

Questions & Answers

Break (10mns)

9:30-10:30 - Round Table

10:30-10:45 - Summary and Closing remarks


As soon as you are registered, you will automatically receive the link to access the ZOOM platform.

One day before the event, you will also receive a reminder with the ZOOM link.


Mrs. Beatrice SEGERAL, Senior Advisor Institutional Relations & Asia-Pacific Region: segeral@uic.org

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