train control systems:
a journey towards automation and beyond

Automated rail systems optimise performance and value from existing and new assets.

  • How can you successfully migrate to such systems whilst keeping the business running?
  • How can you manage the interoperability between all these systems and future ones?
  • Should we stop buying automatic systems now that autonomous technology is maturing?

Our experts share with you
their vision and feedback
on Tuesday, September 14
from 3 p.m.– 4 p.m. ET

Host :
Alan Trestour
Executive General Manager, Strategy & Advisory,
SYSTRA ANZ (Australia & New Zealand)

Speakers :
Daniele Coldebella
Railway System Engineering Center Director,
SYSTRA Asia (Singapore)

Michael Gregorevic
Principal Consultant, Advisory – Innovation & New Mobility Services,
SYSTRA ANZ (Australia & New Zealand)

Pierre-Henri Marillet
Rail Engineering Director,
SYSTRA ANZ (Australia & New Zealand)

Virginie Raoul
System Integration Lead,
SYSTRA Group (France)

Feel free to contact our speakers to discuss any issues
or further questions:

Daniele Coldebella
Railway System Engineering Center Director, SYSTRA Asia

Leads systems engineering activities within the Asia region. Daniele COLDEBELLA has 18 years’ experience in engineering consulting for signalling and railways transportation, across Italy, France and Singapore.

In 2015 Daniele joined the SYSTRA Group as the Mainlines System Unit Manager, then in 2017 became the Product Lines Director in charge of technical support for projects, tenders and business development. He moved to Singapore in 2019 as the Asia Systems Engineering Centre Director to build up a new Systems Engineering Centre and grow SYSTRA’s capabilities in the region
During his career, he has developed strong technical competencies in signalling systems within different products lines: Rail (including HSR), Metro and LRT.

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Michael Gregorevic
Principal Consultant, Advisory – Innovation & New Mobility Services, SYSTRA ANZ (Australia & New Zealand)

Principal Consultant, Advisory – Innovation & New Mobility Services, SYSTRA ANZ (Australia & New Zealand) Michael is a Chartered Professional Engineer based in Melbourne, Australia, and a Principal Consultant at SYSTRA leading Advisory services in the areas of innovation and new mobility services. This seems him engaged across the fields of Autonomous Transport, Zero Emissions Transport, MaaS, On-Demand Transit and Inclusive Mobility.

Michael is also a winner of SYSTRA’s inaugural global Spark Challenge intrapreneurship program designed to inspire, ideate and develop the ‘Mobility of Tomorrow’. Michael joins our panel discussion to provide a different perspective on the opportunities of future autonomous rail networks.

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Pierre-Henri Marillet
Rail Engineering Director, SYSTRA ANZ (Australia & New Zealand)

Pierre-Henri is a qualified Electrical engineer with over 20 years experience spanning the international railway industry in both private and public sectors.

Pierre-Henri started his railway career as a test & commissioning engineer for Hitachi Rail on the High Speed Line between Madrid and Barcelona, one of the very first ETCS implementations worldwide. He then moved to metro and light rail projects delivered by Alstom in Madrid, Jerusalem and Algeria. He relocated to Australia in 2011 to co-lead the technical team on the O&M side delivering the

Automatic Train Protection project on the NSW suburban and intercity network. Pierre-Henri has been providing consultancy services to many of the largest Australian rail transport operators since 2014, and is now the Engineering Director Rail for SYSTRA ANZ.

Pierre-Henri has worked predominately on complex railway systems projects, across all stages of the lifecycle from strategy to design, procurement, installation, to integration, commissioning, through to operation and maintenance. He is a rigorous systems engineer with demonstrated experience across metro, tram and heavy rail (both conventional and high speed) which he developed on projects in brownfield and greenfield rail environments.

Pierre-Henri has a versatile profile and a strong transversal appreciation of conventional and modern railway systems which he’s developed from hands on experience as well as development and strategic ones. He is highly motivated and looks forward to delivering projects with high complexity in challenging environment.

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Virginie Raoul
System Integration Lead, SYSTRA Group (France)

Ms. Virginie Raoul is a CBTC and System Integration engineer with fifteen years of experience in urban railway signalling systems. She intervenes in all the study phases as well as in execution phase and test and commissioning.

She works on several automatic metro lines in the United States (New York), Chile, Mexico, Buenos Aires, Vietnam and France (The Greater Paris) and on railway projects such as the Modernisation of the East-West Railway Corridor in Latvia, the ERTMS level2 Cambrian Lines project or Project Management for the NExTEO project (CBTC train control system implementation on commuter lines in Paris).

Between 2016 and 2020, she was the System Technical Lead for Queens Boulevard Line (QBL) Project assisting NYCT in New York. Since coming back in France late 2020, she is working for SNCF Group’s Autonomous Train programme. She is in charge of the Testing and Validation strategy and the Certification strategy for DOS (lineside signalling reading and obstacle detection project).

Strongly committed into promoting SYSTRA’s core values Excellence, Connected Teams and Bold Leadership, she was leading an international team selected within the finalists of SYSTRA’s inaugural global Spark Challenge intrapreneurship program and she is the Vice-President of Women@SYSTRA network aiming to promote gender equality and diversity in the SYSTRA Group.

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Alan Trestour
Executive General Manager,Strategy & Advisory, SYSTRA ANZ (Australia & New Zealand)

With over 20 years of industry experience in Transport, energy transmission and mobility, Alan’s career has featured roles in engineering, technical management, project delivery and corporate executive commercial roles. He’s gained invaluable insights in the industry’s competitive landscape, evolving technology roadmaps, industrialisation and supply chain models refined while Customer Director for signalling OEM digital mobility giant Alstom. In his time with the company from 2014-19, Alan oversaw the delivery of Sydney’s ATP ETCS L1 on 3 train fleets for the Sydney suburban rail network, with the firm also delivering in conjunction the first Australian G0A4 Metro train and CBTC signalling system for the Sydney Metro Northwest line. In between two stints as an industry rail supplier, Alan also spent time as a management consultant and executive advisor in planning, commercial procurement and project management roles supporting government transport authorities in Australia (RailCorp, Sydney Trains, Queensland Rail, Transport for NSW, CRRDA, DIT).

He is currently Executive General Manager, Strategy & Advisory for SYSTRA ANZ, offering a wide range of high-quality upstream transport Advisory services to both public and private sector across ANZ.

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