Join us for the 2019 Wi-Tronix User Conference!
To be held in Chicago on May 21-22, this two-day event will feature demos, talks, trainings, and presentations that will make your job easier- whether you’re in maintenance
or operations, work in an office or on the rails, there is something for everyone at this event.
User Conference Agenda Details
For anyone who plans to be in Chicago the evening before the conference starts, a welcome reception with light dinner will be held at the St. Jane Hotel from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Tuesday May 21st
AM Agenda Day 1 — 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Welcome Address: Chad Jasmin will welcome everyone to the User Conference and set the stage for 2 days of innovation and collaboration.
Key Note Address: Larry Jordan, President and CTO of Wi-Tronix – presents on the future vision for rail and the “See Hear Feel and Experience” vision for your locomotive fleet
Special Guest Speaker: Noelle Pikus-Pace, Olympic Silver Medalist and Motivational speaker.
Future Wi-Tronix Roadmaps: Explore and discuss the future vision for major developments for new functions and improvements to current capabilities. Lisa Matta, VP of Product, will lead the discussions, with additional insights from the Wi-Tronix Product Team: Paul Connolly, Mihir Phadke, and Ritu Chawla.
On-Site Lunch provided with additional interactive collaboration sessions.
PM Agenda Day 1 — Noon to 4:45 PM and Evening Reception 6:00 to 10:00 PM
Industry Insights: Presentations from Carlo Pagano, Director of Mechanical Engineering & Technology, CN Railway and Lew Blumstein, VP of Sales for Wi-Tronix.
Break out Discussion Sessions: for more detailed investigation and exploration of specific topics. Sessions topics include
- Fuel: Monitoring Fuel Efficiency & Re-fuel events, Tools for locomotive idle reduction and more.
- Visual Analytics: Using visual intelligence for evaluating Red Signal detection and compliance. Practical applications of VI for operating rule compliance monitoring.
- Live Data: How real-time data from locomotives is enabled by Wi-Tronix, and how it can be used in rail operations
- Improvements to Mobile Phone Detection, Incident Investigation with the connected Event Recorder, and more.
Industry debate on the issues you care most about, with a panel of professionals from around the industry.
Evening reception and networking event in a wonderful roof-top venue in downtown Chicago: the ROOF at the Wit hotel.
Agenda Day 2 — 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Training Sessions: Early morning training sessions will be available to maximize your value with Wi-Tronix tools such as geo-fences, trip-wires, fleets, and more. Led by Divya Dinesh, Wi-Tronix architect, and the Wi-Tronix Customer Success Team.
Industry insights: Presented by Bob Novelli, Sr. Manager and Director for BNSF Railway, and Joe McGough, Director of Infrastructure Performance & Metrics for the Florida East Coast Railway.
Break out Discussion Sessions continued for more detailed investigation and exploration of specific topics. Some sessions topics include:
- Visual Analytics for PTC critical assets.
- Deeper exploration of Violet View and Unique Violet Features.
- Operations focus on maximizing effective use of train handling alerts, operating rule compliance alerts, and fleets.
- Real-Time Dashboards and more.
On-Site Lunch Provided.
Wi-Tronix Community: An introduction to the new Wi-Tronix platform for user engagement, collaboration and learning – Community.
Voting on product feedback and closing ceremonies will be held beginning at 1:30 PM with the day ending at 3:30 PM.
Engage with presenters and other users as you learn more about Wi-Tronix. Network with various like-minded individuals from the industry you know and love.
Keep ahead of industry trends as we discuss the role video analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will play in decision making and automation of vehicle and infrastructure systems for rail.
Continue your relationship with the Wi-Tronix Customer Success team. They’re your first point of contact when you have questions, concerns, or need action taken to make you more successful in your everyday role. Share your personal experiences with others to collaborate across the industry.
Participate in demos and live training events, and have a say in the future of the Wi-Tronix product roadmap. We value our users input because you’re using the product!
Have face-to-face conversations with rail industry insiders who value your contribution to our conference. We are ready to listen to your concerns and make the future safer for everyone.
Don’t forget to register your team if you haven’t done so already. It’s not too late! There are plenty of fun things to do in the surrounding Chicagoland area, so make it a great experience for everyone.
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VP, Product Development
VP, Customer Success
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Senior Product Owner
Senior User Experience Designer
Software Quality Manager
Senior Customer Success Manager
On Monday evening, as our guests arrive, a Welcome Reception will be held at the Chicago St. Jane from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Please join us for appetizers and a chance to catch up.
St. Jane Chicago
230 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601
The room block is full at the St. Jane, but alternate arrangements can be made nearby at:
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See you on May 21st, 2019!