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Technical-Networking Meeting – June 2021

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Technical-Networking Meeting – June 2021

10 Jun 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

PWI NSW holds five Technical-Networking Meetings per year to provide members with a technical focus, enhance knowledge sharing and encourage regular networking amongst members.

Technical Meeting Sponsors for 2021 are:

11th March 2021 – Vossloh
22nd April 2021 – Middleton Group
10th June 2021 Joint with IRSE – WSP
12th August 2021 – AGM – Simec Mining
11th November 2021 – Arch Artifex


Next Technical-Networking Meeting

Thursday 10th June 2021 @ 5pm

Venue: Online on Microsoft Teams

Proudly sponsored by

WSP is one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms, bringing together approximately 6,100 talented people across more than 50 offices in Australia and New Zealand. We are technical experts who design and provide strategic advice on sustainable solutions, and future ready engineering projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.

The June Joint PWI and IRSE meeting is proudly sponsored by WSP. Thomas Wagner, Systems Engineer, will present on the importance of an integrated systems framework to ensure all disciplines are coordinated on complex technology projects, and Morgan Wright, Digital Engineering Lead for Rail in Queensland, will present how Digital Twins are being used on New Zealand’s City Rail Link.

The Importance of an Integrated Systems Framework When Implementing New Technology Projects

As the industry moves from traditional rail signalling to more advanced digital rail systems, existing delivery approaches struggle to support the implementation of complex technology projects.
The challenges represented by this technology step change forces the need for an evolution of the tools and methods used to plan and deliver digital solutions.
Such challenges can be greatly de-risked by employing an integrated systems framework to ensure cross discipline alignment for successful delivery of a digital railway.
Benefits of Digital Twin Production in the Rail Environment As requirements around digital delivery become more complex and ubiquitous, the term Digital Twin is becoming more common. The production of a Digital Twin is often seen as a costly auxiliary exercise to engineering design but this doesn’t need be the case.
Come along to see how the Link Alliance is enabling Digital Innovations, Complex International Design Coordination, Asset Information Handover and Safety in the BIM Environment through the development of a Digital Twin for New Zealand’s largest infrastructure project, City Rail Link.

About the speakers
Thomas Wagner
Thomas is a Systems Engineer based in Brisbane and has experience working on major rail and intermodal projects. His areas of expertise include railway modelling, systems integration and operational concept development; he is currently using these skills to help define the migration roadmap for Queensland Rail’s ETCS Level 2 deployment. Outside of Queensland, Thomas has worked on new technology deployment projects for KiwiRail and Sydney Metro, and has developed modelling tools to support intermodal capacity studies.

Morgan Wright
Morgan is the Digital Engineering Lead for Rail in Queensland. He has a wide-ranging skill set gained from various technical roles on heavy haul and passenger rail design projects. He has comprehensive knowledge of information exchange protocols, design within the rail environment and design coordination. Morgan currently holds the role of Digital Engineering Lead – Rail Systems on New Zealand’s largest infrastructure project undertaken to date – City Rail Link. This role is key to the enablement and integration of the projects Rail Systems design into the project Digital Twin.


Technical-Networking Meeting Sponsorship

Sponsorship opportunities for the Technical Meetings are opened and sought from the AGM in August each year. Alternatively companies can make a nomination to sponsor a meeting by emailing the PWI meetings sub-committee on

Sponsorship of Technical Meetings are opened at the AGM.


10 Jun 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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