FREIGHT RAIL DAY 2019
"Advancing Through Technology"

AGENDA


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.



10:45am-11:00am    BREAK


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.



11:45am-12:30pm    LUNCH


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
                                 competitive marketplace.



1:45pm-2:00pm        BREAK


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