Alistair McWhirter

Executive Director Engineering, Department of Transport (Victoria)

Conference Day One: Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

2:00 PM Panel Discussion: How Will Our Rail Operations Capability, Skills & Processes Transform To Support A Hyper-Automated, High Frequency Rail Network?

As all operators across the freight and passenger rail networks work towards introducing varying levels of automation and moving towards a digitised and data-driven approach to train signalling and control, the ROC set up of today will no longer be effective. In this session, hear key industry leaders about how they are thinking, planning and implementing changes and what do they expect to see as the foundations for a successful ROC of the future. 

  • How will emerging technologies and automation impact the current ROC set up and the larger cross-departmental rail organisation?
  • How is the role of data being leveraged and elevated in the ROC?
  • What are the key ROC staff will witness significant change and how? What new skills and mindsets will form the ROC staff of the future?
  • What challenges do you anticipate with transforming legacy ROC environments?
  • What lessons from previous projects will you take into the roll of change in the ROC?


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Alistair.

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