Information published on 2 August 2016 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 511.

UIC DIGITAL DAYS (Paris, 7 – 8 October 2016): Save the Date & Draft Programme available!

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You are invited to attend UIC DIGITAL DAYS (Paris, 7 – 8 October 2016) so we can shape the digital future of mobility together

As part of the work led by the UIC Digital Platform launched at the end of November 2015, UIC has planned a series of dedicated workshops aimed at exploring the links between digitalisation and various dimensions of the railway system.

In this context, UIC is organising a workshop to be held on 7 October 2016 at UIC Headquarters, focusing on the links between digitalisation on the one hand and freight & passenger services on the other.

This workshop will be part of the event named “UIC DIGITAL DAYS” to be held on 7 and 8 October and consisting of a Workshop on 7 October, open to UIC Members and Stakeholders, and of a UIC Digital Open Day to be held on 8 October, open to UIC Members and Stakeholders but also to the general public.

Particular attention will be paid in the discussions to the need for proper change management in the digitalisation process in order to address the fears of many staff faced with a rapidly changing work environment. Furthermore, the workshop will attempt to build bridges between the different generations and between railway experts and digitally skilled young people who could, if they find a way of cooperating, together reinvent the railways.

The draft programme of the event is available below; based on a business-oriented approach, the discussions will aim to show the participants in a practical way how digitalisation can bring added value to freight and passenger services, what kind of economic benefits members can expect from it, what its limits are, etc. Details on themes and speakers will be provided next month.

The UIC Digital Open Day will be held on 8 October and will consist of show rooms and small conferences to present the latest innovations and advantages that digitalisation can bring to the railways.

Please do not hesitate to contact UIC if you have a concrete project or demonstration that could be of interest for the audience.

DRAFT PROGRAMME:

DAY 1 – 7 October 2016 – WORKSHOP

Co-moderated by high-level representatives recognised in their business area

09:00-10:30 Plenary: Presentations, Welcome speeches, Keynotes…

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-12:30 Parallel 1: Passengers / Freight

12:30-14:00 Business & networking lunch – Demos in the stands

14:00-15:30 Parallel 2: Workshops (subjects) / Afternoon parallel sessions

15:30-15:45 Break

15:45-16:30 Restitution and conclusions

16:30 Promotional cocktail for launching the “Open Day”

DAY 2 – 8 October 2016 – UIC DIGITAL OPEN DAY

Show rooms and small conferences from start-ups, famous names in the rail industry (ALSTOM...) to present the latest innovations and advantages that digitalisation can bring to the railways.

Open to UIC Members, Stakeholders and also to the general public.

For further information please contact Francis Bedel: bedel@uic.org

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