Rail Conference Agenda


Sunday, October 10 – Arrival

Afternoon Citrus Piazza and Venetian Foyer
4-7pmWelcome Reception
Only available in-person
4-7pmRegistration
Only available in-person

Monday, October 11 (day 1)

Morning Combined Session - Venetian 4-5
7:00amRegistration Opens - Hotel Conference Center
8:30amSimTech 2021 Opening Remarks and Introductions
Jody Ryan, Chief Commercial Officer, CORYS Inc.
9:00amCEO Adress
Nicholas Lacand, CEO, CORYS Inc.
9:15amKeynote Address – “Convergence of physical and digital systems, building digital plants in parallel with their physical twins”
Anthonie Cilliers, Senior Manager, Instrumentation, Controls and Electrical, Kairos Power
Bille Stone
10:15amBreak
10:30am Keynote Address - “The Last Terrestrial Frontier - and the Pending Competition between Man and Machine to Explore it”
William C. Stone, PhD, P.E., CEO, Stone Aerospace, Inc., CEO, Sunfish, Inc. President, United States Deep Caving Team
Bille Stone
11:30am Break
12:00pm Lunch
Afternoon
1:15pm Covid-19 Survival at Commuter Railroads
Marty Fitts, Senior Director, Workforce Training and Certification – Metra
1:40pmImproving operational safety and human performance with training simulators
Travis Herod , SVP Environmental, Health and Safety, WATCO
2:05pmAccomplishing Training Objectives with Simulators in over 85 Locations
Mike Perdue, Manager Field Training MidWest, CSX
2:30pmNJT’s vision for expanding the training program
Luis Salinas, Principal Rail Operations Planner – NJT
2:55pmBreak
3:15pmMajor Shift in Amtrak’s Training Program
Steve Ladislaw, Senior Director Training and Development – Amtrak
3:40pm Coordinating Host Railroad Data Agreements for Amtrak CGI Development
Carey Lacey, System Road Foreman of Engines, Amtrak
4:05pm Day 1 Adjourned
7-10pm Social Event
Margaritaville at Universal City Walk

Tuesday, October 12 (day 2)

Morning Tellico
9:05amR&D next step / Technology transition
Sébastien Lozé, Industry Manager,Simulations, Epic Games and
Renaud Perez, VP Transportation/Rail Simulation, CORYS SAS
9:55amBreak
10:15am Developing safety procedures and training for Power Door operating rules with mixed consists
Mark Neverett, Director of Certification & Competence, Keolis
10:40am Demonstration: Passenger Train Power Door Control Simulation Scenarios
Mike Farrell, Manager of Training, Simulator, and Certification, Keolis
11:05am Operating Cost Savings and better Crew Management with a Training Simulator
Wesley Holloway, Manager Operating Practices - PTRA
11:30am Mechanical Analysis with Simulation Tools
Angel Lacot, Operating Practice Manager , CSX
12:00pm Lunch
Afternoon
1:30pmSimulating PTC with Integrated TO
Steve Seip , Principal Digital Product Manager , Wabtec Transportation
2:05pmHigh Resolution Geospatial Data
Simon Musaeus, VP Business Development, Geospatial Content Solutions, Hexagon
2:30pmDay 2 Adjourned