Understanding the post-pandemic railway
In our latest interactive live discussions sponsored by Deloitte, a panel of specialists will assess how the UK rail sector can best prepare for the post-pandemic world, where previous assumptions about ridership, network resilience and future investment have all been thrown into doubt. As we all look to a future beyond lockdown, this session will explore how far advanced analytics and data-driven insights could help train operators, asset owners and policymakers to adjust to an increasingly uncertain future, while ensuring the railway recovers to play a central role in realising a low-carbon transport network.
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Nadun has over 24 years’ experience in innovating and delivering complex data analytics and technology transformation to national and global clients. He has developed industry scale AI solutions that are delivering unprecedented gains in customer service delivery, operational planning, execution and asset management. Nadun is a thought leader in explainable AI, Data Privacy, Ethics and Open Data. He runs the Deloitte Analytics Labs, an innovation incubator that specialises in the development of products and services which uniquely combines AI with simulation technologies. As a Respect and Inclusion Advisory Partner, he also leads initiatives to improve inclusivity in the workplace. Nadun is the President of the Management Consultancies Association (MCA).
As Director of Transport Strategy and Analysis Alison is responsible for the development of the new National Transport Strategy and setting the investment priorities for transport across Scotland through the second Strategic Transport Projects Review. She is responsible for providing strategic transport planning advice to Scottish Ministers and assisting Local Authorities plan for the future through the development plan process and policy development and engagement around city and regional growth deals.
Her remit also includes providing analysis and research to support strategy and policy development which includes maintaining and publication transport statistics, transport demand forecasting, transport appraisal guidance as well as transport research. This includes the development of business cases and post opening evaluation for Scottish Minister’s trunk road and rail investment programmes
She has responsibility for taking the Transport Bill through parliament and policy integration across Transport Scotland including the agency’s preparation for EU Exit, future mobility and transport’s contribution to inclusive economic growth. She is leading Transport Scotland’s climate change policy, overseeing associated policy development and reporting for the Climate Change Plan and has oversight of the statutory and institutional frameworks for transport including the Regional Transport Partnerships and Scottish Roadworks Commissioner.
Alison has worked in Transport Scotland for ten years after spending eighteen years working in the consultancy sector as a transport planner. She is a graduate from the University of Strathclyde and a Chartered Civil Engineer.
Tim's role is to drive transformational economic change within the Pan Northern area on the rail system, starting by the delivery of the Strategic Outline Business Case by December 2018 for connectivity between the six major city regions of Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Newcastle, Hull and Manchester International Airport which will support the opportunity to create 850,000 new jobs and an increase in the GVA of £100bn by 2050
Mathieu Goetzke joined Metrolinx as Vice President, Project Planning in August 2018. As Vice President, Mathieu leads the Planning team advancing the 2041 regional transportation plan vision from a network concept to robust project plan realization. Mathieu bridges the gap between the 2041 RTP and project delivery, evaluating project options and integrating all modes into a seamless system of mobility services.
Mathieu brings 20 years of knowledge and experience, with a focus on engineering, transportation, urban planning and development. Prior to coming to Canada, Mathieu was Deputy City Manager for Urban Development and Quality of Life in the City of Lille, France. There, he led the delivery of a “city core” mobility plan, led large scale multi-stakeholder urban regeneration projects, including the planning of a new phase of development of the Euralille hub connecting the central business district to the high-speed rail, subway and LRT networks. Prior to working in Lille, Mathieu was Head of European and International Affairs for Transportation Research and Innovation in the French Ministry of Public Works and Transportation. He brings a strong commitment to sustainability and innovation.
Mathieu holds a Master of Science in Engineering - Economic Systems and Operations Research from Stanford University, CA, USA; he is Ingénieur des Ponts, des Eaux et Forêts and also Ingénieur de l’École Polytechnique.
Nick is Executive Editor of Railway Gazette Group. He has covered global rail technology and policy stories for Railway Gazette since joining the title as News Reporter in 2006. Nick has visited more than 50 countries to report on rail and metro projects, and he has become a familiar face within the rail sector by presenting Railway Gazette Group’s flagship Interactive Broadcast series, and by chairing and moderating blue-chip events across the industry, including the UNIFE General Assembly and the World Congress on Railway Research.
Nick has been an active supporter of the campaign to develop a domestic high speed rail network in the UK, and a member and advocate for the Young Rail Professionals networking association, which seeks to promote rail careers to the next generation and boost diversity within the industry. He is a regular commentator on public transport issues in mainstream media channels, including BBC television and radio, Sky News, and broadsheet newspapers.
Born in Rochdale, UK, Nick graduated with a BA (Hons) in History from the University of York in 2002. Before joining Railway Gazette Group, Nick spent a year working in a specialist school for children with learning difficulties in rural France, and he was a digital journalist and editor covering the energy and financial services sectors for market analysis company Datamonitor.