LTA-UITP Training Programme on Artificial Intelligence in Public Transport



  
  
 
 
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25/02/2019
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27/02/2019
  • Singapore

About: 

This training programme results of a year-long research project Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Mass Public Transport conducted at UITP Asia-Pacific Centre for Transport Excellence in Singapore. More than 100 experts from authorities, operators, industry providers and academics contributed to the research in providing insights on the future of AI in public transport and helping define key building blocks for the sector to successfully embark in their AI journey. The extensive knowledge collated during the research will be shared along experience feedback from AI adopters during the training.

Objectives

  • Broaden your knowledge and perspective on possible applications of artificial intelligence in public transport by learning and sharing experience with professional leaders
  • Learn about the possible opportunities for making public transport modes more efficient and customer oriented with artificial intelligence applications
  • Understand the impact of new technology and how organisations can leverage on the opportunity
  • Understand various mechanisms of funding and financing AI projects
  • Learn from best practices from around the world: showcases from local operators, authorities and the industry
  • Learn about approaches, challenges and possible causes of failures in implementing AI projects in the public transport industry
  • Understand, discuss the concept of AI, machine learning, internet of things and blockchain

Target Audience

  • Public transport managers and engineers in operation, strategy, planning, maintenance and IT/innovation departments
  • Data scientists/analysts, modelers who want to have a better understanding of public transport market needs
  • Decision makers in transport authorities and operators
  • Staff from strategic management
  • Project managers
  • AI companies’ employees with particular interest in public transport market
  • Staff from public transport operators or authorities responsible for the planning, implementation & running of AI and automation related services
  • The course is suitable for participants from companies worldwide.

Methodology

  • Get inspired by our trainers, understand the main aspects of artificial intelligence from successful best practices
  • Participate in interactive plenary and panel sessions with introduction by course leaders, presentation by the trainers and open brainstorming with participants
  • Challenge your practical knowledge in this professional field and the technology
  • Address the topic from an international perspective, enriched by different cultural approaches and points of views
  • Participate in workshops allowing you to apply on a concrete case the main principles and tools learned
  • Benefit from a unique exchange of knowledge and experience between professionals

Speakers: 

Inspiring Trainers

Our skilful trainers are composed of international experts and professionals with extensive experience and knowledge in the strategic, operational and technological areas of artificial intelligence in public transport.

Lead Trainer

Alok JAIN is Managing Director of Trans-Consult Asia in Hong Kong and a well-known trainer at UITP. Alok has an extensive knowledge of all technologies involved in public transit, and an in-depth expertise of technologies' impacts on public transport operation and management. He partnered with UITP Asia-Pacific Centre for Transport Excellence to conduct the research project Artificial Intelligence in Mass Public Transport in 2018.

Prior to Trans-consult Asia, he held positions of Deputy Operations Director at KMB Hong Kong (2013-16) and General Manager-Marketing at MTR Corporation.

Guest Speakers and Panellists

Rebecca BISSELL joined Transport for London in 2007 and has been Head of Technology and Data London Underground since 2016. At Transport for London (TfL), Rebecca previously led the Technology and Data Transformation programme as well as headed the Information Management Business Engagement department. Prior to TfL, she worked at Ofcom and spent over 10 years in the telecommunications industry in various strategic and engineering roles. Her educational background is in marketing and psychology.

 

Niels de BOER is the Programme Director for CETRAN (Centre of Excellence for Testing & Research of Autonomous vehicles) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore. CETRAN is tasked by the Singapore Land Transport Authority to develop technical standards and regulations to enable deployment of autonomous vehicles in line with the Car-Lite strategy set out by the Singapore Government. CETRAN is also leading the development of a technology roadmap that will guide the deployment of autonomous vehicles in Singapore. Furthermore, Niels is Programme Director for Future Mobility in the Energy Research Institute within NTU, and has more than 18 years of R&D leadership ranging from research to generic product development to customer specified product development.

Colin LIM is the founder and CEO of mobilityX, an SMRT (Singapore’s leading multimodal transport operator) seed funded start-up focusing on mobility-as-a-service.  He is concurrently Managing Director, SMRT Services.  Colin has spent 20 years in various roles across the transport industry including Geography Leader Intelligent Transport Systems, IBM (based in London UK); Group Director Vehicle & Transit Licensing & Deputy Group Director Policy & Planning, Land Transport Authority Singapore; and Deputy Director Land, Ministry of Transport Singapore.

 

Guillaume MARTINETTI is Director of the Data Unit of the Digital, Marketing & Innovation department of RATP Dev. Guillaume is in charge of data mapping all RATP Dev public transport networks, setting up automatic datalakes, developing big data & AI proof of concept projects and overseeing the data manager community. He is also member of the strategic board of Citio, a start-up recently created by RATP Dev in order to commercialise big data & AI tools. Prior to RATP Dev, Guillaume was managing Systra's urban transport operation and traffic engineering department.

 

 

Jonah ONG is the Deputy Director for the Data Science division of the InfoComm Technology, CyberSecurity & Digital Services Group at Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore. He heads the data analytics practice and is responsible for the strategic planning, design and management of sustainable data science solutions in the area of data warehouse and business intelligence to meet LTA’s vision, direction and strategy.

Managing the multi-disciplinary data science team of software engineers, computer scientists, statisticians, mathematicians, physicists, economists, chemists, psychologists and geographers, he spans from engineering the data architecture and big data platform technologies to composing compelling data narratives in delivering business insights for evidence-based decision-making and the smart use of technology in urban mobility solutions.

Manabu SUGASAWA is Assistant Manager at the Frontier Service Development Laboratory of East Japan Railway Company (JR East Group). Since 2016, Mr Sugasawa is in charge of the in-station customer service robot project. During the latest project trial in Tokyo station, his team looked into the feasibility of having a robot system supported by remote human staff to answer to customer enquiries. His research further includes AI-based voice recognition and chatbot for ticket reservation.

 

 

Leny THANGIAH is Chief Architect of software and analytics in Digitalization Hub of Siemens Singapore. He leads a team of data scientists, architects and developers working in the areas of digital applications, data platforms, data analytics and deep learning based algorithms for use-cases related to urban infrastructure and industrial internet of things (IIoT). Leny is a Siemens certified senior software architect. His previous roles in Siemens include Lead Architect for large-scale software platforms. Leny has about two decades of experience in engineering software-centric systems that are mission critical and highly scalable. Prior to joining Siemens in 2007, he has worked in organisations like Honeywell, Rockwell and Samsung.

Jochem VERHEUL is the Founder and CEO of VMC, a software company based in Amsterdam and Singapore. VMC develops a blockchain platform designed as the technical backbone for Mobility as a Service. VMC’s solutions are currently used by several leading European mobility companies. Jochem has over 15 years of experience in building successful technology-driven teams and companies. His background is in software development and sociology.

 

 

 
 

Programme: 

This is a draft-only programme for reference. It will be updated as sessions are confirmed.

The programme includes lecture sessions by trainers of different backgrounds (authority, operator and industry supplier), workshop sessions and expert panel discussions.

DAY 1 - Monday 25 February 2019
9:00 Welcome and Introduction
9:30

Big Data and Machine Learning

  • Three disruptions driving the fourth industrial revolution
  • Communication technologies, sensors and IoT
  • Big Data and its role in AI
10:30 Tea & Coffee Break
11:00

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

  • Different definitions of AI
  • Types of AI
  • AI in daily life
  • AI in public transport and in other sectors
  • Growing interest of AI in government policies
12:30 Lunch
13:30

AI in Customer Service

  • How is AI transforming the general landscape of customer service?
  • How are public transport organisations using AI in customer service?
  • How to build a sustainable business model and business case in investing AI in customer service function?
  • Chatbot as a low hanging fruit of AI: pros and cons.
14:30

AI in Operational Efficiency, Maintenance and Asset Management

  • How can AI be applied in critical decision making for operational challenges?
  • Creating digital twins of public transport systems
  • Managing public transport assets spread over a large geographical expanse efficiently in real-time
  • Predictive maintenance of digital assets to reduce downtime and improve safety
  • Improving the behavioural response of operators by using AI applications
  • Crowd management and incident management
15:30 Tea & Coffee break
16:00

AI in Safety and Security Management

  • Public security threats faced by public transport industry
  • Public transport’s role in improving public safety of cities and regions
  • Tools that are empowering the use of AI in security & safety management (sensors, video analytics)
  • Predictive intervention for reducing human errors and creating safer systems
  • Concerns on privacy and protection of personal data
  • Cybersecurity
17:00

Group Work Introduction

17:30 End of Day
DAY 2 - Tuesday 26 February 2019
9:00

Opportunities with AI: Internet of Things (IoT) & AI

With a vision to leverage the power of data for their businesses, the popularity and adaption rate of IoT keeps growing at an accelerated pace. With advanced frameworks and platforms, connecting the data from field to cloud is not a difficult task anymore. However, without intelligent applications to process the data and take actions based on it, IoT will simply remain as an underutilised super highway. Artificial intelligence holds the key to unlock the true potential of IoT by providing the essential features such as pattern mining, anomaly detection and other machine learning techniques to deliver the business value. This talk will cover the basics of developing AI applications for IoT, current trends, potential use-cases and challenges.

9:30

Opportunities with AI: Blockchain & AI

This session will discuss how blockchain technology can be used as a technological fundament that supports the mobility industry with open standards and decentralised solutions. By sharing ledgers, mobility providers can (co)operate without the need for intermediaries, payment providers or proprietary apps. Normalised sets of data allow anyone to analyse this data and help to improve the current mobility landscape. The aggregation of this data also means that artificial intelligence can have a more meaningful impact. Mobility providers can cooperate as if they were all part of one smart fleet, delivering efficient mobility services to people.

10:30 Tea & Coffee Break
11:00

AI in Singapore Context and Applications at Land Transport Authority

  • What is LTA strategy towards AI?
  • What are the applications developed in Singapore (Smart City, Urban Mobility Management)?
  • Experience sharing: challenges and lessons learnt
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Group Work
14:45 Bus departs from LTA to Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
15:45

AI in Autonomous Vehicles & Singapore Centre of Excellence for Testing & Research of Autonomous Vehicles (CETRAN) at NTU

Singapore is targeting to become a car-lite society. The Urban Mobility Challenge to achieve this goal heavily relies on new technologies: autonomous vehicles form an important part of the puzzle. CETRAN aims to conduct fundamental research on how AV systems should operate, develop testing requirements, and establish an international standard for AVs.

The presentation will give:

  • An overview of the goals of CETRAN autonomous vehicle program,
  • The steps taken to implement it and secure a successful and safe implementation,
  • Technologies which make autonomous vehicle technology feasible.
17:00

Technical Visit

Training participants will have the unique opportunity to visit CETRAN 1.8-ha Test Circuit which provides a simulated road environment for the testing of AVs prior to their deployment on public roads.


 

 

18:00

Bus departs from Nanyang Technological University to LTA Bedok Campus

End of Day

DAY 3 - Wednesday 27 February 2019
9:00

Challenges and Limitations in AI

  • Top challenges in implementing AI
  • Data biases
  • Data privacy
  • Legal and regulatory implications on AI
10:30 Tea & Coffee Break
11:00

Funding and Financing of AI projects

  • Presentation on the overview of financing and funding challenges for AI projects
  • Expert Panel Session: Procurement and Financing of AI 

This will be Q&A session to allow participants to ask questions to a mixed panel of experts on ‘how’ and ‘what’ during the procurement process of AI-enabled projects. Experts will also share their experience on challenges, lessons learnt and advices to public transport peers on how to embark on AI projects.

12:30 Lunch
13:30 Group Work and Presentations
16:00 Wrap Up and Certification
16:30 End of Day

 

Registration: 

Individual Registration

Early Bird until 25 January

Rates from 26 January

Developing Nations

Developed Nations

Developing Nations

Developed Nations 

Member

SG$ 1350

SG$ 1850

SG$ 1750

SG$ 2500

Non-Member

SG$ 1650

SG$ 2350

SG$ 2200

SG$ 3100

 

Group Registration (4 or +)

Rates

Developing Nations

Developed Nations

Member

SG$ 1250

SG$ 1750

Non-Member

SG$ 1550

SG$ 2200

*Fees includes a complimentary copy of the report Artificial Intelligence in Mass Public Transport (published after a year-long research conducted at UITP-LTA Asia-Pacific Centre for Transport Excellence), training materials, tea & coffee breaks, lunches and transportation during technical visit.

UITP members and non-members are welcomed. 

To advance public transport worldwide this programme is selected to have special rates for developing nations (DNA). Check the list of countries eligible for DNA rates.

Goods and Services Tax (GST) will apply for participants from Singapore. 

Registration fees will be invoiced by LTA after completed the registration via UITP portal. For enquiries about the training fee invoicing, please contact LTA (Mr SIAN Chean Chin, chean_chin_sian@lta.gov.sg, +65 6585 5781).

 

Practical information: 

Duration

3 days including a half-day technical visit (to be confirmed).

Location

LTA Bedok Campus | 71 Chai Chee Street | Singapore 468981

Enquiries

UITP Singapore Office | Ms. Clémence MORLET | Phone: +65 8343 9726 | Email: clemence.morlet@uitp.org

Land Transport Authority Academy | Mr SIAN Chean Chin | Phone: +65 6585 5781 | Email: chean_chin_sian@lta.gov.sg

Speakers: 

Inspiring Trainers

Our skilful trainers are composed of international experts and professionals with extensive experience and knowledge in the strategic, operational and technological areas of artificial intelligence in public transport.

Lead Trainer

Alok JAIN is Managing Director of Trans-Consult Asia in Hong Kong and a well-known trainer at UITP. Alok has an extensive knowledge of all technologies involved in public transit, and an in-depth expertise of technologies' impacts on public transport operation and management. He partnered with UITP Asia-Pacific Centre for Transport Excellence to conduct the research project Artificial Intelligence in Mass Public Transport in 2018.

Prior to Trans-consult Asia, he held positions of Deputy Operations Director at KMB Hong Kong (2013-16) and General Manager-Marketing at MTR Corporation.

Guest Speakers and Panellists

Rebecca BISSELL joined Transport for London in 2007 and has been Head of Technology and Data London Underground since 2016. At Transport for London (TfL), Rebecca previously led the Technology and Data Transformation programme as well as headed the Information Management Business Engagement department. Prior to TfL, she worked at Ofcom and spent over 10 years in the telecommunications industry in various strategic and engineering roles. Her educational background is in marketing and psychology.

 

Niels de BOER is the Programme Director for CETRAN (Centre of Excellence for Testing & Research of Autonomous vehicles) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore. CETRAN is tasked by the Singapore Land Transport Authority to develop technical standards and regulations to enable deployment of autonomous vehicles in line with the Car-Lite strategy set out by the Singapore Government. CETRAN is also leading the development of a technology roadmap that will guide the deployment of autonomous vehicles in Singapore. Furthermore, Niels is Programme Director for Future Mobility in the Energy Research Institute within NTU, and has more than 18 years of R&D leadership ranging from research to generic product development to customer specified product development.

Colin LIM is the founder and CEO of mobilityX, an SMRT (Singapore’s leading multimodal transport operator) seed funded start-up focusing on mobility-as-a-service.  He is concurrently Managing Director, SMRT Services.  Colin has spent 20 years in various roles across the transport industry including Geography Leader Intelligent Transport Systems, IBM (based in London UK); Group Director Vehicle & Transit Licensing & Deputy Group Director Policy & Planning, Land Transport Authority Singapore; and Deputy Director Land, Ministry of Transport Singapore.

 

Guillaume MARTINETTI is Director of the Data Unit of the Digital, Marketing & Innovation department of RATP Dev. Guillaume is in charge of data mapping all RATP Dev public transport networks, setting up automatic datalakes, developing big data & AI proof of concept projects and overseeing the data manager community. He is also member of the strategic board of Citio, a start-up recently created by RATP Dev in order to commercialise big data & AI tools. Prior to RATP Dev, Guillaume was managing Systra's urban transport operation and traffic engineering department.

 

 

Jonah ONG is the Deputy Director for the Data Science division of the InfoComm Technology, CyberSecurity & Digital Services Group at Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore. He heads the data analytics practice and is responsible for the strategic planning, design and management of sustainable data science solutions in the area of data warehouse and business intelligence to meet LTA’s vision, direction and strategy.

Managing the multi-disciplinary data science team of software engineers, computer scientists, statisticians, mathematicians, physicists, economists, chemists, psychologists and geographers, he spans from engineering the data architecture and big data platform technologies to composing compelling data narratives in delivering business insights for evidence-based decision-making and the smart use of technology in urban mobility solutions.

Manabu SUGASAWA is Assistant Manager at the Frontier Service Development Laboratory of East Japan Railway Company (JR East Group). Since 2016, Mr Sugasawa is in charge of the in-station customer service robot project. During the latest project trial in Tokyo station, his team looked into the feasibility of having a robot system supported by remote human staff to answer to customer enquiries. His research further includes AI-based voice recognition and chatbot for ticket reservation.

 

 

Leny THANGIAH is Chief Architect of software and analytics in Digitalization Hub of Siemens Singapore. He leads a team of data scientists, architects and developers working in the areas of digital applications, data platforms, data analytics and deep learning based algorithms for use-cases related to urban infrastructure and industrial internet of things (IIoT). Leny is a Siemens certified senior software architect. His previous roles in Siemens include Lead Architect for large-scale software platforms. Leny has about two decades of experience in engineering software-centric systems that are mission critical and highly scalable. Prior to joining Siemens in 2007, he has worked in organisations like Honeywell, Rockwell and Samsung.

Jochem VERHEUL is the Founder and CEO of VMC, a software company based in Amsterdam and Singapore. VMC develops a blockchain platform designed as the technical backbone for Mobility as a Service. VMC’s solutions are currently used by several leading European mobility companies. Jochem has over 15 years of experience in building successful technology-driven teams and companies. His background is in software development and sociology.

 

 

 
 

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