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2nd October
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09:00 Registration & Refreshments South Wing - St. Paul's Lounge & Exhibition Area
10:30 Welcome & Agenda Ian KoeppelInternational Business Development Mgr & Craig HayesTransportation Practice Manager Esri & Esri UK
11:00 The ArcGIS Platform for Transportation Charles KennellyChief Technology Officer Esri UK
11:30 Keeping London Moving with Enterprise GIS Glynn BartonDirector of Network Management Transport for London

Glynn Barton, Director of Network Management, Transport for London has responsibility for the 24-7-365 management of the road network across London, ensuring journeys are safe for all customers and embedding healthy streets into day-to-day operations. He will describe the technology used to assist with operational decision making, the role of enterprise GIS in underpinning several business critical applications, and it’s purpose in addressing the challenges faced by London’s future growth.

12:00 Lunch Exhibition Area
13:30 Autodesk-Esri Alliance and Future of BIM Karen WeissSenior Industry Strategy Manager Autodesk/Esri
14:05 Leveraging the SAP-Esri Alliance to Bring Powerful Insights to Enterprises Iver van der ZandGlobal Head of Analytics SAP
14:40 Afternoon Refreshments Exhibition Area
15:30 Insights for ArcGIS Linda BealeInsights Product Engineer Esri
16:00 Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning in ArcGIS Alberto NietoGIS Solution Engineer Esri
16:30 What's New and Exciting for Mobile Apps Ismael ChiviteMobile App Senior Product Manager Esri
17:00 Networking Reception Exhibition Area
18:30 Close
08:30 Registration & Morning Refreshments South Wing - St. Paul's Lounge & Exhibition Area

Road Asset Management
09:00 The Power of Playbook Fiona ClowesGIS Manager Transport for London

Transport has the potential to shape London, from the streets Londoners live, work and spend time on, to the Tube, rail and bus services they use every day. The Mayor wants to change London’s transport mix so the city works better for everyone, Transport for London (TfL) will deliver outcomes that will reshape transport in London over the next 20 years. Healthy streets, a good public transport experience and new homes and jobs are at the heart of the Mayors Transport strategy, making health and personal experience the priority in future plans for the city. Fiona Clowes, GIS lead at TfL will explain how an information portal called Surface Playbook (based on ESRI server and portal technology) has been deployed successfully to provide decision makers with easy access to data and tools to help plan initiatives, manage assets and coordinate work collaboratively by staff internally and externally with partners across London and beyond to help deliver the mayoral vision.

09:30 Infrastructure Asset Management In Bavaria Roland DegelmannChief Digital Officer Bavarian State Ministry of Housing, Building and Transport

With a length of approximately 23,000 kilometers, the network of federal highways and state roads in Bavaria represents fixed assets of around 40 billion euros, which must be built, operated and maintained systematically and as effectively as possible with the available budget funds. These assets are in the economic sense tangible or intangible, financial or non-financial assets of the public sector. The associated asset management stands for the systematic and coordinated management and maintenance of the values mentioned with the goal of value added. With the introduction of a structured asset management system, central processes can be systematized, responsibilities can be defined and the main risks in planning and construction can be identified and dealt with. The presentation will present relevant information and suggestions about these topics.

10:00 Integrated Strategic Planning in Indonesia Dr. Pascal LaumetDirector EMEA Operations AgileAssets. Inc

The Indonesia Public Works is responsible for more than 48,500 km of roads (centerline miles). In December 2017, the agency decided to replace and modernize their existing Asset Management program by selecting AgileAssets Integrated Asset Management System and integrating it with their existing ESRI infrastructure. In this presentation, the implemented solution will be introduced. The integration between AgileAssets and Esri will be showcased, as it includes a birectional integration, as well as an ESRI Roads and Highways integration for the Linear Referencing System management. The solution will be used for the strategic planning of Pavements, Structures, and Safety works. This new solution will allow the Public Works agency to ensure the best level of services for all their main asset classes.

10:30 Morning Break South Wing - St. Paul's Lounge
Stakeholder Engagement in Highway Asset Management
11:00 Improved Road Scheme Planning with Highways England's Regional Programmes Map Graham PhippTactical Data Analyst Highways England

One of the many challenges faced by Highways England is to improve the efficient use of resources by promotion of coordination and collaboration in the planning of our road work schemes, and to minimise the disruption of the road network to our customers. There was efficient method of finding where all the schemes were and if there were any clashes, if there was duplication of effort or the extent to the amount of schemes on a road over time. To overcome this, the Regional Programmes Map was developed. The Regional Programmes Map shows the location of every scheme on our Strategic Road Network to be started over the next 3 years, and where they overlap. This gives our departments an excellent opportunity to identify schemes that could be more efficiently planned, allowing money saved from these efficiencies to be spent on more cost effective schemes, and minimising the amount of road works, reducing risk to our workforce and improving the service to our customers.

11:30 Making the Case: SocioEconomic Analysis for Transport Appraisal in Scotland Elspeth McIntyreGIS Analyst - Digital Solutions Jacobs UK

Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG) supports the Scottish Government’s objectives by providing a framework to assess transport problems and opportunities. This is underpinned by stakeholder engagement and statistical analysis of data encompassing socio-economic, transport, and traffic related datasets. To provide an effective and efficient solution to this process for all levels of geographical analysis, Jacobs developed a bespoke geospatial tool, utilising Python and the existing ArcGIS Desktop suite. The custom tool automates the analytical process, benchmarking study area data against comparator areas, reducing analysis time from 90 man hours to 2.5 minutes. The highly efficient run time enables the tool to be used during client meetings and consultation events, facilitating agile data driven decision-making.

ArcGIS Storymap, provides a platform for visualisation of this complex data, so that it can be intuitively explored by a mixed-expertise audience.

12:00 Intelligence and Performance Reporting using ArcGIS Online and the Operations Dashboard Saad MassoodTactical Analyst Highways England

Highways England (HE) have employed the use of ESRI software to better manage and spatially analyse its geographic data, and by doing so is aiming to change the way it reports on key performance indicators across all sectors of its business in order to make better operational and planning decisions. ESRI’s ArcGIS Online platform has given HE the capability to create out of the box customised Web applications and Dashboard tools that can be accessible by all staff. By doing so HE is able to move away from static presentations and step in to the world of interactive data and analytics. This presentation will walk you through how HE’s North West Regional Analysis Unit are using ArcGIS Online tools to update Dashboards and Web Applications in order to improve safety and performance across the business's Traffic Officer Service. You’ll also see how these applications are being used to carry out live analytics within local and regional meetings to streamline understanding and decision making.

12:30 Lunch Exhibition Area
Insights for Roadway Management
14:00 How GIS is Helping to Deliver Healthy Streets for Londoners Joe StordyResearch & Data Analysis Manager Transport for London City Planning

TfL have recently completed development of the City Planner Tool with ESRI UK Ltd. The Tool, an enhancement to Playbook, is an innovative, accessible and cost-effective way for TfL City Planning to collate, analyse and make available the vast library of spatial data that is used to inform investment and policy decision-making at TfL. Key spatial data sets which drive the delivery of the Mayors Transport Strategy are at its core. Using the tool, it is possible to flexibly and rapidly bring together, extract, display and – uniquely – analyse this data within the framework of the MTS Outcomes.

14:30 Implementing New Street Naming, Numbering and Signage Solutions with Spatial Analytics Oliver RussellGIS Manager/Principal Consultant Steer Group

Increasing walking and cycling addresses many of the transport challenges facing our cities, as well as encouraging more active lifestyles. To help encourage healthier travel options, it is incumbent upon us to ensure that it is simple and easy for people to travel through their cities.

Over the last year Steer Group has helped to develop a city-wide wayfinding solution for Toronto, enabled Panama City to develop a new street naming system and used ArcGIS Collector to help its clients locate and understand their assets.

Join Oli for this presentation on how Steer Group is using Esri technology to deliver more efficient travel solutions and find out how something as simple as a street sign or wayfinding map can help cities become easier to navigate for residents, visitors and businesses.

15:00 Highway Asset Management Through GIS Dan WinslowICT Product Development Manager Colas, Ltd.

Mobile Applications
09:30 Safeguarding an historic 18th Century Network Richard GowlingGIS Manager Canal and River Trust

The Canal and River Trust is entrusted with safeguarding over 2000 miles of the nation’s historic inland waterways, with over 3000 bridges, 1580 locks, 73 reservoirs and 56 tunnels. The age and historic nature of the network significantly increases the complexity and potential cost of repairs. It is therefore essential to accurately model the degradation of the assets overtime and safeguard the infrastructure whilst minimising expenditure and future liability.

We have developed a number of field-based survey tools utilising ArcGIS Online to simultaneously reduce operational costs and improve business critical information with the outputs being pushed back into our core IT systems. The first asset inspections to be implemented for bridges reduced the time taken for an individual inspection from 4 days to 1 day. With more assets now online, these mobile tools are greatly simplifying the ongoing development of our asset management strategy.

10:00 Aerial Inspections with Rijkswaterstaat Netherlands Kirsten CulpProject Leader Sweco

Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) is a governmental organization in the Netherlands, responsible for maintaining and developing the main roads and waterways. RWS and the water boards perform weekly surveillance flights by helicopters and fixed wing planes. Each year, 475 flight hours are spent, capturing over 3.500 observations. Topics of interest vary from illegal dumping and waste during transshipments to inspection of suspected businesses and construction works. Together with Sweco, an application has been developed to improve the workflow. The main purpose is to capture surveillance information combined with high resolution pictures. In the office, flight plans are prepared and inspection reports are automatically created afterwards. Because of the challenge of limited internet connections, an offline application was required. However, in case of emergencies, a light weight report is sent to the ground so action can be undertaken. The technology used is ArcGIS Server and GeoCortex Essentials.

10:30 Morning Break South Wing - St. Paul's Lounge
Airport Asset Management
11:00 Deploying GIS as Part of an Airport Enterprise Asset Management System Morgan CrumlishSpatial Data Manager Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport has recently installed a GIS Platform to manage spatial data within the Airport Campus.After several years exploring the potential value of taking a GIS approach to managing the assets at Dublin Airport as well as undertaking a Proof of Value exercise, with Esri, to assess the practicalities of GIS for the various business areas within the Airport. The GIS will create a new system and process for managing all of Dublin Airport’s aerodrome data and spatial information. The platform will provide real time information and tools to operational personnel to manage the business in an increasingly effective and efficient manner. The GIS is tasked with creating processes to manage the integrity of all aerodrome location data and spatial information received from the ongoing projects around Dublin Airport. It will act as a single point of truth within the organisation for this information (i.e. CAD / GIS / BIM) and integrate with Maximo CMMS to form an Enterprise Asset Management System.

11:30 Optimizing Schiphol Asset Management Processes with Realtime Data Kees van't HoogGeo Product Owner Schiphol

In the transition from reactive to preventive maintenance Schiphol uses realtime data to get insights in the status and behavior of assets. The information is used to optimize the maintenance and planning processes and to feed the Indoor Wayfinding App with dynamic data.

12:00 Use-cases & Roadmap of ArcGIS for Aviation Jonathan WeaverAviation Business Development Esri
12:30 Lunch Exhibition Area
Insights & Analytics in Public Transport
14:00 GIS in Transport Models, Turning Data into Information John NottExecutive Transport Engineer National Transport Authority

The NTA develops the Regional Modelling System for Ireland. Traditional transport model outputs include demand for travel by transport assignment zone presented in matrix format, traffic volumes and flows by link, public transport boarding and alighting by access node, line flows, delays etc. This data is very useful to understand the impact of transport schemes and policy or simply the impact of population growth on the transport network. The data can also inform “secondary” or “next stage” analysis to provide information on the likely impacts of transport policy, schemes and development on social inclusion, the environment, safety and public health, all of which are impacted in some way by transport. Using ArcGIS, python and CUBE, the NTA has developed a “secondary analysis toolkit” to transform some of the model data into useful indicators for social inclusion, environment, health and safety.

14:30 Using Travel Card Data to Improve Public Transport Services Carsten JensenProject Manager Movia - Transport of Greater Copenhagen

Movia has large amounts of detailed transit data and significant challenges in turning its detailed data sets into a comprehensive overview that is easy to access and use by planners and other stakeholders. Assisted by Rapidis, a system has been developed which combines the use of modeling and simulation tools with an Enterprise GIS. The system turns the disparate data sets into a complete and integrated overview, providing easy access to powerful analysis and intelligence throughout the organization. In this way Movia gains valuable knowledge on how passengers use an integrated public transport system, including diversity in travel patterns over time and geography, detailed analysis of change patterns between buses, trains and metro at large hubs, and “what if” analysis of possible changes in timetables and routes. All modelling and processing is organized in a services based architecture using ArcGIS Enterprise GIS Server, and users access analysis through ArcGIS

15:00 Insight for West Midlands Network Resilience Stuart LesterData Innovation Lead Transport for West Midlands

The West Midlands, UK, is facing a period of unprecedented economic investment. The devolution of funding from government is being utilised to accelerate growth in the area to tackle long standing challenges and build a bright future for the residents of the region. The building of HS2 (High Speed rail), increased roads investment, the building of new rail stations and the expansion of tram and bus rapid transit networks will deliver this brighter future and unlock the economic growth. In addition to the transport investment the region has secured Coventry to be the City of Culture in 2021and Birmingham is set to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

In order to manage these changes and ensure the impact is minimised the use of data, insight and dashboards will help to identify areas where capacity can be increased and to build demand management programmes that will help encourage changes in how the network is used. At the very centre of managing the data is GIS.


GIS/BIM Integration
09:00 3D Roadmap Chris Andrews3D Senior Product Manager Esri
09:30 Advantages of GIS & BIM Integration throughout the Entire Building Lifecycle Marcella FaraoneHead of GIS/BIM Competency Center Italferr S.p.A.

In this work we’ll show how the BIM design and construction of an infrastructure project can be supported with the integration of GIS and BIM. We will demonstrate the workflow between the ESRI platform and the BIM model, designed with Autodesk Revit and Civil 3D.

This workflow can be used throughout the entire building lifecycle.

We’ll focus our attention especially on concept design, pre-construction and virtual design and show how the BIM model integrated into environment can take advantage of the great potential of GIS analysis. Moreover, the example of 4D simulation will show how to prevent temporal clashes due to the wrong scheduling of works and spatial clashes with the environment during the construction phase.

10:00 Managing Earthworks Representations in a Spatial DBMS Hen WagnerGIS Technical Lead High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd

High Speed Two (HS2) is a new High Speed Railway in Britain, that once fully built will connect the city centres of London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.

Earthworks such as ponds and embankments are amongst the most common assets in the design of HS2. These are represented in multiple ways for different purposes such as 2D and 3D representations, cross-sections, additional coordinate systems, different level of details and more.

In this presentation you will learn about an innovative approach to managing earthworks created using CAD software in a Spatial DBMS, and how these are being used in ArcGIS.

10:30 Morning Break South Wing - St. Paul's Lounge
Rail Infrastructure Asset Management
11:00 ArcGIS in ECTS Adaptation for the National Rail Infrastructure Manager of Denmark Preben LarsenGIS & Data Specialist Ramboll Denmark

The Danish Signalling Programme replaces all interlocking technology on the Danish rail network. ArcGIS is used for transforming existing network model into a country wide ECTS infrastructure model. This includes point extent, elevation and mileage. It is done through a mashup of legacy data, vendor data and public data. The model is used to extract legacy data with new references and verify vendor data

11:30 Outside Party Slope Analysis Stephen BrooksSenior Engineer Network Rail

Network Rail proactively manages potential slope hazards within its own boundary in order to mitigate the risk of slope failure. In some parts of the county, there are potential hazards that originate from outside our boundary. Effective identification of slope hazards beyond our boundary are critical to the efficient management of the associated risks. Network Rail has been working with the British Geological Survey to identify and classify potential hazards from outside party slopes across the entire UK rail network using ArcGIS. The project could be divided into 3 main stages including;
    1) the identification of slopes adjacent to the railway that could pose a hazard;
    2) The identification of geological hazards upon the outside party slopes;
    3) the categorisation and grading of hazards on each of the identified slopes.

12:00 Achieving an Effective Visualization and Management of Linear Assets and Events Dave RichardsGIS Technical Lead Network Rail

Network Rail has a large, complex estate of distributed applications and data sources containing vast amounts of spatial and non-spatial infrastructure and asset data. Not only does this data need to be visualised on a map, but its quality optimised to support critical business processes.

In this presentation Dave will demonstrate how GeoCortex sits at the heart of Network Rail and the benefits it brings to working with remote systems and data outside of a GIS, how it supports business processes and asset management, and leads to more effective project collaboration between different teams.

12:30 Lunch Exhibition Area
Railway Enterprise GIS
14:00 Managing GIS Data in HS2 John TateGIS Spatial Data Manager High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd

High Speed Two (HS2) is a new High Speed Railway in Britain, that once fully built will connect the city centres of London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. HS2 and its supply chain produce vast amounts of data. Spanning across 345 miles, the route traverses or otherwise impacts many local authorities, utility companies, transport networks and other stakeholders. GIS data created by the project, as well as data from 3rd parties, is stored and managed in HS2’s Common Data Environment (CDE).

Join us to learn about how using ArcGIS HS2 is managing over 3,000 Feature Classes from nearly 200 different suppliers, and making them available to end users in a web map.

14:30 Supporting Corporate Objectives with an Enterprise GIS at ÖBB Infrastruktur Michael EbnerGIS Manager ÖBB Infrastruktur, National Railway of Austria
15:00 TBC

10:30 Morning Break South Wing - St. Paul's Lounge
Tools for Fleet Management
11:00 Vehicle Management System Incorporating Supply Chain Algorithms and Real Time Location Analysis with an Automatic Vehicle Location System Thanos DoganisSenior Consultant Terra Mapping the Globe S.A.

G4S Telematix S.A., member of Global Security Services Group G4S the global leader of security services and Terra Mapping the Globe S.A. is a leading provider in mapping and GIS innovative solutions for more than 25 years join efforts to furter develop and redesign an existing Automatic Vehicle Location System. Incorporating GeoEvent Server and ArcGIS Network Analyst to the existing tracking system we are converting it to an Integrated Vehicle Management System. With the updated Vehicle management system our clients can: Minimize the operating cost for the entire fleet. Real-time track the differences betwwen planned and actual trips. Get alerts based on their bussines rules. In this presentation we will focus on the example of money transfer services. In those services a prompt delivery and increased security is required

11:30 Esri Enterprise Route Management Rodney CongerConsultant Esri
12:00 ArcGIS in Heavy Transport Evaluation Preben LarsenGIS & Data Specialist Ramboll Denmark

This presentation describes the data preparation and implementation of a heavy transport evaluation tool. Involving subjects such as basic bridge data enrichment, terrain model usage, transportation network and evaluation calculation

12:30 Lunch Exhibition Area
Imagery for Transport
14:00 The Many Faces and Uses of Imagery Guenter DoerffelTechnology Evangelist Imagery & Analytics Esri
14:45 Satellite Earth Observation as an Infrastructure Surveying Tool Geraint CooksleyHead of Geo-Information Telespazio VEGA UK Ltd.

The Satellite based Structural Health Monitoring is an innovative approach that utilises the satellite derived measurements (principally Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) analysis) of displacement with 3D Building Information Model (BIM). InSAR analysis provides very precise displacement and deformation measurements over an area of interest. S-SHM approach overlays this displacement information over the asset’s 3D model, in order to derive various outputs detailing the structural health of the asset.

This approach allows provision of a remote sensing structural health monitoring service without the need for in-situ work, with a focus on difficult to access and hazardous environments.

This approach has been developed by Telespazio VEGA UK (TVUK) by working with expert partners: THINKlab, TWI and STL Tech as part of an Innovate UK project. The approach has been designed with active engagement with two major asset owners from Energy and Transport infrastructure sectors.

15:30 Break South Wing - St. Paul's Lounge
15:45 Closing Session Esri
15:50 Convergence of BIM and GIS – it’s all about data Jon KerbeyBIM Director High Speed 2 (HS2) Ltd

Jon Kerbey, BIM Director at High Speed 2 Ltd is responsible for the strategic implementation of BIM within the UK’s largest infrastructure project. He will describe the approach HS2 is taking to transitioning to a data-driven environment; the convergence of BIM and GIS to inform better decisions; and the part technology plays in making this possible.

16:20 Networking
17:00 Close