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Transit agencies across North America are facing similar challenges around increasing capacity and safety, meeting riders’ mobility demands, and keeping up with the rate of digital change.

As the only dedicated strategic technology congress for North American metro, rail and bus, SmartTransit brings together transit agencies, railroads, governments and solution providers to tackle these challenges and develop strategies to deliver a seamless transit system.

Join us over the two days to learn, connect with your peers and share ideas. By attending you can:

  • Watch presentations and discussions from senior-level transit agency executives. You can also customize your agenda so you don't miss the presentations that are most important to you
  • Interact with speakers and fellow attendees using our text and video chat function
  • Visit our virtual expo booths and be able to have real-time demos
  • Take part in intimate virtual roundtable sessions on the topic matter you're most interested in
  • Join our fun networking tool which randomly connects you with other attendees!


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Schedule

· Stage
Latest Developments at MBTA
The latest projects and innovative projects being undertaken at the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority
Rob DiAdamo
· Stage
The Future of Public Transportation
Paul Comfort
· Stage
Maximizing Metro Capacity : How Transport for London has implemented safety systems to a level that allows the Victoria Line to operate at a train per minute in London
Frank Ibe
· Expo
Nomad’s integrated solutions
john voyatzis
· Stage
Building a Better T
Steve Poftak
· Stage
Train-Centric Positioning System for Urban Rail: A Review of UWB Deployments in New York MTA (Piper Networks)
Robert Hanczor
· Stage
Panel Discussion
Robert Hanczor Frank Ibe Rob DiAdamo Steve Poftak
· Expo
Open Q&A with Waterfall Security
Mike Firstenberg Dr. Jesus Molina
· Sessions
Roundtable: Getting the Most Out of Fiber Optic Sensors for Asset Monitoring Across Transport Infrastructure
Deep Desai Mike Hines
· Stage
Using Trial Running Trains for Early Validation of System Technical Functions
Stephane Callet
· Sessions
Microtransit: Friend over Foe?
Mike Goldman
· Stage
Modernized maintenance – the benefits of robots over the need to send a workforce
Girija Subramaniam
· Sessions
RTD - Denver's Implementation of MaaS in the Uber app
Tonya Anderson
· Stage
Spectrum Utilization For PTC - Lessons Learned & Opportunities Going Forward
Alan Tilles
· Sessions
Careshare, Scooters, Bikeshare, Oh My: Disruption and What Lies Ahead
Cities, like music, newspapers and numerous other industries before it, is in the early stages of disruption. What can we expect given what has come before?
Brandon Thomas
· Sessions
Panel Discussion: MaaS & Integrated Mobility
Tonya Anderson Brandon Thomas Mike Goldman
· Stage
Panel Discussion: PTC & Signalling
Alan Tilles Stephane Callet Girija Subramaniam
· Stage
Automated Shuttles - where have we come, where are we going?
Joseph Holmes
· Sessions
Changing ridership numbers
Liam Henderson
· Expo
Open Q&A with Waterfall Security
Dr. Jesus Molina Mike Firstenberg
· Stage
Reducing fatalities: Innovative methods to help reduce fatal collisions
Robert Gatchell
· Sessions
The Connected Customer Experience- Operator Perspective
Shirley Qian
· Stage
Advances in Distributed Sensing for Rail Applications
Mike Hines
· Sessions
Wireless 101- An introduction to the Federal Communications Commission and it’s Regulation of Wireless
Alan Tilles
· Sessions
Panel Discussion: Connecting With The Passenger
Shirley Qian Alan Tilles Liam Henderson
· Stage
Panel Discussion: Safety & Automation
Mike Hines Robert Gatchell
· Expo
Nomad service model – Pro Forma
John Walton
· Networking
Networking drinks - grab a drink and head to the networking area!
· Stage
Using trial running trains for technical functions validation
Stephane Callet
· Stage
New York City Transit Subway Service Visualization
Alla Reddy
· Stage
How To Future-Proof Your Transit System
Paul Comfort
· Stage
PATH Rail Transit
Clarelle  DeGraffe
· Stage
MaaS & Data Session
Johannah Randall
· Expo
Open Q&A with Waterfall Security
Dr. Jesus Molina Mike Firstenberg
· Stage
Keynote Panel Discussion
Johannah Randall Paul Comfort Mike Ogborn Alla Reddy Clarelle  DeGraffe
· Stage
Rail Standardization – Lessons from Aviation
Timothy Tenne
· Expo
A Review of UWB Train Positioning Deployments in New York MTA + Q&A with Piper CEO, Robert Hanczor
Robert Hanczor
· Stage
MaaS - An International Perspective
Johannah Randall
· Stage
The latest advances in contactless payment: Direct bank transactions & account based
Mark Langmead
· Stage
Panel Discussion
Bob Newhouser Mark Langmead Timothy Tenne Johannah Randall
· Stage
Cyber Security Measures at MBTA
Michael Woodson
· Stage
Cyber-Attacks: How Prepared are Transport Operators?
Scott Belcher
· Stage
Industrial Control System (ICS) Security Solutions
Todd Ellis
· Stage
Panel Discussion: Cyber Security in Transit
Bob Newhouser Todd Ellis Dr. Jesus Molina Scott Belcher Michael Woodson
· Networking
Networking drinks - grab a drink and head to the networking area!

Speakers

Todd Ellis

NexLyte

Mike Ogborn

Senior Advisor, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association

John Walton

Sales Manager, Nomad Digital

john voyatzis

Sales Director, Nomad Digital

Mike Firstenberg

Director, Waterfall Security Solutions

Robert Hanczor

CEO, Piper Networks

Michael Woodson

Chief Information Security Officer, MBTA

Dr. Jesus Molina

Director Of Industrial IOT, Waterfall Security Solutions

Robert Gatchell

Chief Safety & Security Officer, Virgin Trains USA

Clarelle DeGraffe

General Manager, Port Authority Trans-Hudson

Steve Poftak

General Manager, MBTA

Attilio Framarini

Senior Cyber Security Analyst

Johannah Randall

Director - Start-Up Rail, Rail Innovation Group

Liam Henderson

Founder, Rail Innovation Group

Timothy Tenne

Senior Director - Compliance, AMTRAK

Rob DiAdamo

Executive Director, MBTA

Mike Goldman

Vice Chairman, WMATA

Mark Langmead

Compass Operations Director, Translink

Jorge Morgado

Head of Communications, Metro do Porto

Mike Hines

Chairman, Fibre Optics Sensing Association

Deep Desai

Board Member, Fibre Optic Sensing Association

Frank Ibe

Head of Line Operations, Transport for London

Michael Ogborn

Senior Advisor, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association

Girija Subramaniam

Founder, Forcing Function

Sarah Searcy

Bicycle & Pedestrian Program Manager, Institute for Transportation Research and Education

Alla Reddy

Deputy Chief, MTA New York City Transit

Bob Newhouser

ex-MTA New York City Transit

Brandon Thomas

Advisor, Central Ohio Transit Authority

Holly Arnold

Deputy Administrator and Chief Planning, Programming, and Engineering Officer at State of Maryland

Scott Belcher

Research Associate, Mineta Transportation Institute

Stephane Callet

Project Manager, SNCF

Tonya Anderson

Senior Product Manager, Regional Transportation District

Alan Tilles

Chairman, Shulman Rogers

Sophia Mohr

Chief Innovation Officer, Central Ohio Transit Authority

Shirley Qian

Senior Planner, Captial Corridor Joint Powers Authority

Paul Comfort

Author, The Future of Public Transportation

Joseph Holmes

Sales Director, EasyMile

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Piper

Piper provides ultra-precise, real-time positioning information for trains, workers, and equipment

RFS

RFS delivers the end-to-end RF solutions and expert services needed to evolve wireless networks today and tomorrow

Waterfall

Waterfall Security Solutions is the global leader in industrial cybersecurity technology supporting safe enterprise visibility into process control networks with disciplined control

NexLyte

NexLyte specializes in planning, design, implementation and systems integration of public and private telecommunications networks

Nomad Digital

Nomad Digital – smarter trains, connected passengers

Transit Wireless

Transit Wireless is an industry leader in the design, deployment and operation of open access advanced communications infrastructure solutions

GBS Group

The GBS Group provides engineering and consulting services to commercial and government clients, primarily in the Passenger Rail and Maritime industries

Miller Ingenuity

Miller Ingenuity increases safety and productivity for railroad operators.

Brotherhood of the Railroad Signalmen

The BRS was founded in 1901 as a trade union representing railroad employees working in what was then the new craft of signaling.

Tunnel Radio

Tunnel Radio meets underground RF challenges connecting trains and communications systems in tunnels, and other RF problem areas.