9:00am-9:30am  REGISTRATION and NETWORKING
The Westin Milwaukee - Lower Lakes Hall
9:30am-9:45am  WELCOME / SAFETY BRIEFING / EVENT OVERVIEW
9:45am-10:45am  THE STATE OF RAILROADS
Jeffrey Moller - AVP Transportation Systems & Practices, Association of American Railroads
Safety performance and why it has improved, a brief history of deregulation, data on
Wisconsin railroads, and current traffice trends.
11:00am-11:45am   SAFETY FOCUSED USE OF DRONES and ADVANCED ANALYTICS
Catherine Bramlett - UAS Operations Manager, BNSF
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) combined with powerful analytics and predictive capabilities
supporting safe and efficient railway operations.
12:30pm-1:00pm   LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Peter Kammer - Wisconsin Railroad Association, Government Affairs
Review of upcoming legislative session including the biennial state budget.
1:00pm-1:45pm  NEW DATA AND TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVES
James Shefelbine - Senior Products Manager, GE Transportation
Small railroads using big data and technology to differentiate themselves in a
2:00pm-2:30pm   TRACKING THE POWER OF RAIL SUPPLY
Michael Reid - Senior Economist, Oxford Economics
The economic impact of railway suppliers in the U.S.
2:30pm-3:15pm   (Tentative)  FIELD TECHNOLOGY IN ACTION AT CN
Kevin Day - Senior Director Reliability, Canadian National Railway
Throughout the day, attendees will have the opportunity to experience a virtual reality simulation provided by AAR