Event Details


Future Communications - imagining the future (Webinar 7 Nov '19)
07 Nov 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Section: Presidential programme technical seminar

Communications and signalling have come a long way in the last 20 or so years. We have clearly started the journey of using modern telecommunications as part of our signalling solutions, but the telecoms industry inevitably continues to evolve at an ambitious rate.

As an industry we all need to challenge our approach to future delivery and embrace widely used concepts such as common shared networks, secure industrial clouds and move towards standardised mainline and metro communication offerings, with primary aims being safety, quality of service, affordability and keeping pace with our travelling customers' growing demands.

This will be the subject of our first thought-provoking webinar of this presidential programme. Harvesting the open and frank opinions of the railway control and communications community is vital to gaining traction on the rail operators' future strategic direction. This event will be of interest to anyone with a vested interest in the future of signalling and communications systems within the mainline and metro railway environment, in particular those specifying or delivering future renewals projects, existing and prospective suppliers signalling and train control suppliers and major network operators.

The future profoundly relies upon collective collaboration!

Speaker line-up:

  • Keynote address by George Clark, President of IRSE and Director of Engineering, Transport for London
  • Paul Bamford: Head of Engineering Delivery Bids / R&D GTS-UK  Thales
  • Harvinda Bhatia: Head of Central Engineering Transport for London
  • Stuart Calvert: Interim Managing Director, Group Digital Railway, Network Rail
  • James Drury: Head of Investment strategy, Franchising & Sponsorship  Network Rail
  • Christian Fowler: Head of Line Upgrades Sponsorship Transport for London
  • Haider Gilani: Principal Engineering Leader Telecoms Engineering Transport for London
  • Victor Lough: Services Business Lead Process Automation Industrial Automation Schneider Electric Systems UK LTD
  • Alan O'Reilly: Enterprise Systems Engineer Cisco
  • Volker Ziegler: B5G Leadership Nokia Bell Labs & CTO

Booking details to follow

Venue: Institution of Engineering and Technology
Location: 2 Savoy Place LONDON WC2R 0BL
This event is closed.