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23 – 26 Jun, 2019

APTA 2019 Rail Conference

Sheraton Centre, 123 Queen Street W - Toronto, ON, Canada


Discover how your new digital railway can benefit from Nokia’s latest networking advances, predictive maintenance, intelligent asset management, operational intelligence and new levels of cybersecurity.

Please join us at the Nokia booth for demos and to talk with our experts.

  • Predictive Maintenance: Nokia’s IoT-based solution can help you optimize asset utilization and control maintenance cost. Our advanced analytics can assess the operating conditions of trackside and rolling stock assets and automate scheduling of maintenance work orders.
  • Smart Station: New IoT connectivity, operations center and advanced analytics solutions can come together to intelligently secure, automate and optimize stations – delivering new value and safety for your customers and better economics for your operation.
  • LTE Networking: As the rail industry continues to transform, transit operators are recognizing that not all wireless communications networks are created equal when it comes to meeting next-generation demands such as a rise in demand for data throughput and security.  LTE can meet these challenges for reliable and dynamic networks to ensure a safe and connected journey for passengers.

Nokia speakers

Ken Parent, Sr. Director, Solutions Engineering

  • Topic: Leveraging Real Time IoT Sensor Data to Identify​ at Risk Rolling Stock and Enable Proactive Optimization​
  • Session: A Good Repair State of Mind​
  • June 25, 2019, 2:30-4:00 PM ​
  • Reducing operating expenses and minimizing system operation interruptions can be a difficult task for any transit agency that is not collecting data from all possible assets, devices, or applications.  Even as useful historical data is collected and manually maintained, the role of correlating data from multiple sources may not be completely developed.  It is a difficult task to enable preventative maintenance without applying some type of intelligence and correlation of different subsystems to improve a transit’s efficiency to keep trains and buses moving and on time. This session will focus on how through the use of advanced data analytic techniques to evaluate past rail and bus subsystem issues, proactive monitoring of operating assets can identify sensor patterns indicative of impending failure situations.  The resulting system minimizes future service events that causes rolling stock or buses from being taken out of service, resulting in reduction of maintenance costs, reduction of inline equipment failures, and maximizing system performance.

Karsten Oberle, Global Practice Lead, Railway

  • Panelist: Cyber Security in Transit​
  • June 26, 2019, 8:00-9:15 AM​
  • From driverless buses and trains, to communications-based train control for shorter headway, to Wi-Fi for passengers at stations or kiosks, to Industrial Internet of Things for preventative maintenance, to an increase of IP cameras for safety, digital transformation is bringing substantial benefits in transit safety, enhanced passenger experience, and operational efficiency. If not looked at immediately, they also inevitably increase the vulnerability of transit agencies to cyber-threats of which the consequences of a successful major cyber-attack on a nation’s rail infrastructure could be catastrophic. In this presentation, we will show how to deploy the right level of security, with a focus on security management, analytics, automation and reporting, to those future proof IP based networks, especially addressing the needs of new technologies, while considering a reasonable level of investment.

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