Rail Conference Agenda


Monday, September 10 (day 1)

Afternoon Tellico
1:15pmThe Case for Centralization
Travis Herod, Senior VP, Safety and Training – WATCO
1:40pmUpdate: Expanding Simulator Training at CSX
John Barnette, Director PTC & LET Training – CSX
Patrick Barnett, Technical Director - CSX
2:05pmTrip Optimizer Integration with I-ETMS
Chris Wiesner, Engineering Manager – GE Transportation
2:30pmE-ATC Simulation and Training Scenarios
Anthony Ortolani, Project Engineer - Modern Railway Systems
2:55pmBreak
3:15pmMechanical Analysis with Simulation Tools at CP
Kyle Mulligan, Assistant Chief Mechanical Engineer - Canadian Pacific
3:40pm Simulator Highlights with Custom Enhancements
Baron Eberenz, Chief Instructor, Railroad Simulator Training – SEPTA
4:05pm New and Diverse Training Objectives with a Rail Simulator
Christine Brantley - Project Manager - CORYS Inc.
4:30pm Day 1 Adjourned
7-10pm Redneck Riviera

Tuesday, September 11 (day 2)

Morning Tellico
8:40amEstablishing PTC Training for MBTA with Simulation
Mark Neverett, General RFE – Keolis
Brandon Quaranto, Manager of Simulator Training - Keolis
9:05amUsing GIS Data to Generate Large Scale CGI
Mike White, Regulatory Compliance Specialist - GIS, LLC
Alex Louis, Senior Engineer - CORYS Inc.
9:30amUnion Pacific Simulator Training
Keith Jensen, Director Train Handling - Operating Practices & Safety - Union Pacific
9:55amBreak
10:15am Simulator Enhancements and Future Plans for Training
Ashok Madhavan, Manager, Technical Training Center – BNSF
Ryan Johnson, Mgr Simulator Operations - BNSF
10:40am Zero to Zero Operations
Dave Eldredge, Sr. Director – Digital Product Management - GE Transportation
11:05am Metrolink Simulator Training
David Im, PTC Equipment Engineer 2 – SCRRA
11:30am A Simulator Program to complete both I-ETMS and ACSES Training
Brian Baginski, Mgr. Rules & Compliance - Conrail
12:00am Lunch
Afternoon Tellico
1:15pmSimulator On Demand (SODA) For Broadcast Training
Jean-Marc David, VP – Transportation Business Unit – CORYS SAS
1:40pmVirtual Reality Technology for Training Programs
Nico Lacand, VP – Transportation – CORYS Inc.
2:00pmBreak
2:30pmUser Group Round Table Discussions
4:00pmDay 2 Adjourned