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The welcome & registration desks of the Digital Transport Days Conference will be located on the level 0 in the hotel lobby of the Swissôtel Tallinn (Tornimae Street 3, 10145 Tallinn, Estonia) and it will be operational at the following times: 

08 November, Wednesday as of 08.00 AM
09 November, Thursday as of 08.00 AM
10 November, Friday as of 08.00 AM


Please see the programme of the event below or click here to dowload the PDF:

Wednesday 08 November

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Against the backdrop of the European Digital Transport Days, the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) is organising an event to kick-off the campaign for next edition of the European ATM Master Plan - the common roadmap for modernising Europe’s aviation infrastructure. Rapid changes in technology hold enormous promise for the future use of our airspace as the digital transformation expands skyward. This requires a step-change in the way in which we manage our skies in this digital future, building the right air traffic management and aviation infrastructure to support operations will be critical to harnessing the potential of the sector.
Taking into account the views of different stakeholder groups, the conference will explore the challenges and opportunities in this new digital era of aviation. More specifically, it will look at the role SESAR plays in driving the digitalisation agenda forward and will highlight the synergies of the European ATM Master Plan with the EU’s Aviation Strategy. Speakers will include high-level representatives from the European Institutions and the aviation community. A networking drink will take place on the evening of the 7 November 2017 in Old Terminal Tallinn Airport. The drink will start at 6 pm and end at 9 pm. Transport will be provided and buses will leave the Swissôtel Tallinn at 5:30 pm to take guests to the drink. The conference will take place in the morning of the 8 November 2017 at the Swissôtel Tallinn.

    12:00-13:00 - Registration

    13:15-14:30 - Lunch

  • Moving toward a european maritime single window environment - what road to take? - PART 1 - Ballroom I

    Moderator:
    • Sandro Santamato, Head of Unit Maritime Transport and Logistics, Directorate General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission
    Speakers:
    • Jukka Savo, Policy officer, Unit Maritime Transport and Logistics, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission
    • Evelyn Eggers, Director of Business Development, DAKOSY (Hamburg) and Founding Member of the International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA)
    • Lieselot Marinus, Director of Shipping and Trade Policy, European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA)
    • Magnus Sundström, Head of Unit Research and Innovation, Swedish Maritime Administration and Project Manager of the Sea Traffic Management Validation Project (STM)

    The Reporting Formalities Directive (RFD), adopted 2010, aims at reducing administrative burden on maritime transport by replacing paper submissions with harmonised digital submissions through National Single Windows.

    An evaluation of the Directive shows that the RFD has not fulfilled its objectives and met the expectations of the Single Window users. The vast majority of stakeholders emphasise that a lack of harmonised reporting interfaces between the maritime industry and National Single Windows and a lack of common reporting procedures, together with the inefficient reuse of data, still pose a significant burden for shipping. The European Commission is currently conducting an impact assessment on possible measures to correct this situation. This interactive session is part of the consultations to collect feedback and information for the assessment.

    We invite all actors submitting or using maritime transport related information to take part in this important workshop. The event is especially relevant for representatives of shipping companies, ports, ship and cargo agents, forwarders, terminal operators and public authorities linked to the ship port calls, but also to other stakeholders working in related areas.

    A discussion paper with the specific questions for the workshop is available here.

    More information on the RFD revision initiative: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2017-3807523_en

  • Automation in transport: challenges, opportunities, multimodality - Ballroom II

    Moderator:
    • Jens Engelmann, Head of Corporate Management and Evaluation Unit, European Union Agency for Railways
    Speakers:
    • Alan James, Vice President, Worldwide Business Development Hyperloop one
    • Carlo Borghini, Executive Director, Shift2Rail
    • Florian Guillermet, Executive Director, SESAR Joint Undertaking
    • Henk van Laar, Manager Bureau Telematica Binnenvaart

    Automation goes beyond cars, it is rapidly accelerating across different transport modes and disrupting the industry. Even though full automation in transport does not happen tomorrow, it is for sure that transport system of tomorrow will be more automated than the one today and will be multimodal.

    This session will be a possibility to map out the common challenges that different transport modes are facing in the process of automation and how to address those challenges. Furthermore it would be beneficial to capture the new opportunities offered by automation. One of them is to contribute to a clean, multimodal and integrated transport system.

  • How is big data transforming transport? - Ballroom III

    Moderator:
    • Isabelle Vandoorne, Deputy Head of Unit, Sustainable & Intelligent Transport, DG Mobility and Transport, European Commission
    Speakers:
    • Erick Ferrandez, Deputy Head of Safety Intelligence Department, EASA
    • Christophe Sanguina, Solution Director, Alstom transport
    • Ahmed Nasr, Head of Industry & Government Relations EU for the Automotive group, HERE
    • Neil Murrin, General Counsel and Director, Regulatory Affairs, Trainline

    Digitalisation will alter the dynamics in transport sector, from reactive towards more proactive. Digitalisation will help transport actors to anticipate events, potential disruptions and match capacity and demand in real time. Furthermore by making use of big data, the transport system will become much more resilient and safer. In this session the use of big data in transport will be approached by taking up different examples.

    16:00-16:30 - Coffee break

  • Fully self-driving mobility by 2030: HOW? The Estonian case study - Ballroom II

    Moderator:
    • Marten Kaevats, National Digital Advisor, Government Office of Estonia
    Speakers:
    • Pirko Konsa, Head of Estonian Expert Group on Self-Driving Vehicles
    • Filip Kjellgren, Strategist, Vinnova (Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems)
    • Martin Ruubel, President, Guardtime Estonia
    • Markus Villig, Co-founder, Taxify
    • Bernard Schwob, Director, French Agency for Multimodal Information and Ticketing (tbc)

    The Estonian team is keen on sharing insights on their work in self-driving mobility and its impacts on behaviour. Estonia is working on a governmental accountability platform which can facilitate the currently difficult questions with ease: “who is responsible?, what happens when my car is hacked and how to avoid it?, how can we make everything accountable within this complex network of players?, how can one prove in a court of law of what happened within hours and with legally binding proof? And of course how can we make all that happen without needing too much extra processor power and data exchange? This concept, based on blockchain, will be the first solution for governments to facilitate the communication between different manufactures and the GOV institutions.

  • Building the transport data layer: access to and availability of data - Ballroom III

    Moderator:
    • Steve Philips, Secretary General, CEDR
    Keynote speech:
    • Szymon Lewandowski, Legal and Policy Officer, Data Policy and Innovation , DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CNECT), European Commission
    Panel:
    • Kristof Rombaut, ITS Study responsible, Flemish Agency for Roads and Traffic
    • Dr. Johannes Jüngst, Senior Consultant Digitization, DB Open Data Team, DB Systel GmbH
    • Stefan Wiech, Partner and Head of IT Strategy Consulting, HPC Hamburg Port Consulting
    • Tuomas Niskanen, Project Officer for integrated maritime data, EMSA

    The on-going technological (r)evolution in transport digitalisation is the most obvious case with the development of a transport data layer, within and between all the transport modes and sectors. This data layer is the key driver for monitoring, connecting and managing intelligently all components of the transport system and their interaction. A fully fledged transport data layer is also the enabler for the exchange of relevant transport information and the use of on-line cooperation platforms. How can we stimulate the availability of more data from all modes? The Commission has issued a communication on the data economy and on the midterm review of the digital single market strategy, and has announced the revision of the Directive on public service information. Is it the answer to the previous question? What is the impact on transport data?

  • Moving toward a european maritime single window environment - what road to take? - PART 2 - Ballroom I
    The Reporting Formalities Directive (RFD), adopted 2010, aims at reducing administrative burden on maritime transport by replacing paper submissions with harmonised digital submissions through National Single Windows.

    An evaluation of the Directive shows that the RFD has not fulfilled its objectives and met the expectations of the Single Window users. The vast majority of stakeholders emphasise that a lack of harmonised reporting interfaces between the maritime industry and National Single Windows and a lack of common reporting procedures, together with the inefficient reuse of data, still pose a significant burden for shipping. The European Commission is currently conducting an impact assessment on possible measures to correct this situation. This interactive session is part of the consultations to collect feedback and information for the assessment.

    We invite all actors submitting or using maritime transport related information to take part in this important workshop. The event is especially relevant for representatives of shipping companies, ports, ship and cargo agents, forwarders, terminal operators and public authorities linked to the ship port calls, but also to other stakeholders working in related areas.

    A discussion paper with the specific questions for the workshop will be made available for participants at a later stage.

    More information on the RFD revision initiative: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2017-3807523_en



Thursday 09 November

    08:00-09:00 - Registration

  • [closed] Meeting of the DG Henrik Hololei with the Heads of Administration - Tornimae
  • Cybersecurity in transport: what are the main challenges ahead and how are they being addressed - and by whom - in therms of prevention, preparedness, response, resilience? - Ballroom I

    Moderator:
    • Christopher Ross, Deputy Head of Unit for Security, Directorate General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission
    Speakers:
    • Urs Haldimann, Chair of Security Forum, European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC)
    • Marouan Chida, Air Traffic Management (ATM) Expert, SESAR Joint Undertaking
    • George Reilly, IACS Cyber Systems Panel Chairman, ABS
    • Morten Glamsø, Senior Adviser, Danish shipping
    • Darren Hepburn, Network Rail UK
    • Rossella Mattioli, Project Manager on Aviation Cyber-Security, European Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)

    Cyber-security in all transport modes (civil aviation, maritime, land transport) is of crucial and growing importance. Recent cyber-attacks affecting rail companies and shipping demonstrate the vulnerability of the transport sector and the need for implementing more robust security measures. Innovative new technologies such as automated driving and drones will also require new rules to ensure they are secure from unauthorised interference and use. DG MOVE will take actions in line with the renewed EU cybersecurity strategy and implementation of the NIS Directive, supporting Member States as appropriate.

    With rapid digitalisation and dependence on cyber technologies for cooperative, connected and automated mobility, it is critical to recognise the security issues and the growing risk of cyber-attacks. A holistic approach is needed, which coordinates the defence, protection and resilience against cyber threats and maximises international cooperation to minimise duplication of effort and avoid overlaps.

    The Commission is publishing in September 2017 a review of the 2013 Cybersecurity strategy with a view to include both a permanent mandate for the EU Network Information Security Agency (ENISA) and the establishment of a voluntary scheme for cybersecurity certification and labelling to create a cyber resilient eco-system.

    In addition, the Network Information Security (NIS) directive, the first ever cyber security legislation adopted by the EU, promotes a framework of collaboration and develops capacities at national levels to rapidly investigate incidents and to share and raise awareness of new vulnerabilities, so that stakeholders can learn from each other and react quickly.

  • The social dimension of the transition to automation - Ballroom II

    Moderator:
    • Catherine Trautmann, European TEN-T Coordinator, North Sea-Baltic Corridor
    Speakers:
    • Mario Dogliani, Technical Director, SEAEurope
    • Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid, Secretary General, Federation of European Private Port Operators (FEPORT)
    • Anna Kramers, Program Director, Mistra SAMS
    • Matina Loukea, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas - Hellenic Institute of Transport
    • Tom Voege, Policy Analyst, Intelligent Transport Systems, OECD/ITF

    Transport sector is affected by many changes as the role of digitalisation, automation and connectivity is growing, one of them being demand and requirement of new types of expertise and new modes of working. Being able to respond to the new regime, training and education needs should be re-assessed at the same time with the impacts of automation to the labour market. Moreover existing professions might not be needed to the same extent as before and a range of new businesses, services and jobs will be emerging within the transport sector. How to manage this transformation on a sensitive manner, so that educational skills are balanced out, current jobs are adapted towards the new needs and social aspects are take into account whilst encouraging growth and wealth.

  • Electronic transport documents - Ballroom III

    Moderator:
    • Rudy Hemeleers, External Advisor, Ministry of Transport Luxembourg
    Speakers:
    • Sandro Santamato, Head of Unit Maritime Transport and Logistics, Directorate General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission
    Panel members:
    • Nik Delmeire, Secretary General, European Shippers Council (ESC)
    • Sjoerd Boot, Team Internationaal, Transport en Logistiek Nederland (TLN)
    • Jacques Dirand, Head of Passenger and Freight Services, Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER)
    • Theresia Hacksteiner, Secretary General, European Barge Union (EBU)
    • Henk Mulder, Head Digital Cargo, ‎International Air Transport Association (IATA)
    • Jørn -Henrik Carstens, Senior Advisor, Politics and Technical Affairs, Danish Road Transport Association (ITD)
    • Roeland van Bockel, Policy Coordinator, Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, The Netherlands

    Digitalisation can significantly improve efficiency, reliability and cost-effectiveness in transport and logistics. In particular, replacing paper with electronic documents is expected to bring important benefits as a result of simplified administration and cost savings. It was also one of the first areas where the Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (DTLF), an expert group formed of more than 100 public and private stakeholders, identified the need for targeted action, including at EU level, in order to enable full exploitation of the potential of digitalisation across all transport modes.

    Following up on DTLF's recommendation, the European Commission is currently assessing options for a policy initiative. Based on a preliminary analysis, the Commission decided to focus the initiative on the documents which serve as contract of carriage, the documents also most commonly referred to as "transport documents". Depending on the transport mode concerned, they take the form of consignment notes, waybills or bills of lading, and are governed by specific international conventions. Currently, most transport operations within the EU still involve paper transport documents, in spite of various efforts to digitalise these documents in all modes.

    The aim of this session is to discuss with a wider stakeholder group current barriers to the use of electronic transport documents, and the policy measures that could help remove those barriers considered in the context of the Commission's impact assessment. A panel of stakeholder representatives will be invited to provide their views, based on their experience of working with these documents in electronic and/or paper format. The floor will also be open to the public, to react on and complement the insights presented by the members of the panel

    10:30-11:00 - Coffee break

  • Interoperability and predictability in freight transport logistics - Corridor Information Systems - Ballroom I

    Moderator:
    • Sandro Santamato, Head of Unit Maritime Transport and Logistics, Directorate General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission
    Speakers:
    • Mikael Lind, Associate Professor, Research Manager Sustainable Transport, Research Institute of Sweden RISE Viktoria, Swedish Maritime Administration
    • Thorsten Hülsmann, Director, Industrial Data Space Association
    • Robert Mellin, Engagement Lead, Transport & Logistics, Ericsson
    Panel members:
    • Mikael Lind, Associate Professor, RISE Viktoria, Swedish Maritime Administration (Moderator)
    • Pablo Gomez, Head of Innovation & Managing Director Iberia, FM Logistics
    • Norbert Kouwenhoven, Customs & Borders leader, IBM Global Trade Digitization
    • Bertrand Minary, Chief Innovation & Digital Officer Freight, SNCF
    • Norbert Peto, Load Control Center Manager, Mondelez Europe
    • Andre Simha, Global Chief Information Officer, MSC

    Digitalisation in transport and logistics is an increasingly important driver for efficiency, simplification and lowering costs. It can reduce administrative burden, lead to a better use of assets and infrastructure, optimise supply chain visibility, resilience and agility, improve safety and security, and enhance environmental performance of transport and logistic operations. Currently, data are available at an unprecedented scale, and the challenge is to combine and re-use them across various sectors and modes in order to generate added value services. This requires an integrated systems approach and an innovative attitude to interoperability in supply and logistics chains. In this regard, a potential solution would be creating an open infrastructure (federated infrastructure) for secured data sharing amongst logistics service providers and customers meeting authority requirements, enabling to build relevant applications and services. There are however important questions still to be addressed, including data availability, accessibility and sharing: How can I get access to data? Which are the main obstacles in re-using data? Is ownership an issue? How can I make sure that my data will not be misused/used against my interests? How can I share my data? In which format? Are transport data "open" data? Do we have the same understanding about data (semantics)? The Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (DTLF), an expert group set up by the European Commission, addresses these issues and provides first reflections and answers on interoperability, federated infrastructure architecture, services and possible governance and business model(s). The purpose of the session is to engage in a discussion on these topics with a wider audience and to raise relevant needs and possible ways forward.

  • Funding and financing transport digitalisation - Ballroom II

    Moderator:
    • Herald Ruijters, Director Investment, Innovative & Sustainable Transport, DG Mobility and Transport, European Commission
    Speakers and panellists:
    • Christian Faure, Head of Unit C3 Transport, INEA
    • Stephane Petti, Senior Transport Technology & Innovation Specialist, Mobility department, EIB
    • Alain Siebert, Chief Economist & Master Planning, SESAR Joint Undertaking
    • Peter Brugts, Senior Policymaker, EU affairs and Interoperability, Railway division, Ministry of Transport, The Netherlands
    • Erik Jonnaert, Secretary General, ACEA
    • Sławomir Lewandowski, Chief expert in Sustainable and Innovative Mobility Unit, Department of Transport Strategy and International Cooperation, Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction Poland

    A number of different EU (or not) funding instruments exist that can be used to support the development and deployment of digital solutions in transport. Each of the EU funding instruments are needed at the different stages of the overall development process but often moving from research funding to full scale commercial deployment is the biggest and most difficult step. This session is a dedicated event to explore which existing EU funding mechanism is the right help at the right time for the right purpose and how stakeholders can take the big step and move from funding to financing.

  • Data protection and privacy in transport - Ballroom III

    Moderator:
    • Maja Bakran, Deputy Director General, DG Mobility and Transport, European Commission
    Speakers:
    • Joost Vantomme, Smart Mobility Director, ACEA
    • Marko Jandrisits, Program Manager, ASFINAG
    • Claudia May, Senior Manager of European Public Policy, ADAC

    More and more data is generated also in transport sector, allowing the development to move towards more inclusive, connected and competitive transport sector. At the same time, concerns related to protection of personal data and privacy play a major role when building the consumer trust and deploying new systems. They can also be considered a show stoppers if lack of trust occurs. The need to build sound level of data protection and privacy within transport sector is accompanied with changes in the European wide legal framework as the General Data Protection Regulation will be applicable as of from May 2018. Managing the combination of more data generated, more stringent data protection and need to gain trust from the users requires careful analysis of how it can be ensured that personal data is appropriately protected and secured and how to minimize the potential negative effects of the use of personal data in transport systems without putting in danger the potential gains. Furthermore it is also essential to map out how organisations can use the GDPR as a tool to gain more trust from consumers. Identifying and managing the measures that should be taken in order to improve the data utilisation should be assessed and also attention should be paid whether data ownership is an issue and if it is, how it can be solved.

    12:45-13:45 - C-ROADS (CLOSED SESSION) - Tornimae

    12:30-13:45 - Lunch

  • Introduction by INEA Director Dirk Beckers
  • Keynote speech by Commissioner Violeta Bulc
  • Presentation of newly launched CEF-funded transport projects with a digital dimension
  • Henrik Hololei, Director General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission
  • Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport
  • Kadri Simson, Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure of the Republic of Estonia

    15:30-16:15 - Coffee break

  • Henrik Hololei, Director General Mobility and Transport, European Commission
Moderator:
  • Henrik Hololei, Director General Mobility and Transport, European Commission
Speakers and panelllists:
  • Franck Avice, Director and Member of the Executive Board, RATP
  • Jacob Bangsgaard, CEO, ERTICO
  • Valdo Kalm, CEO, Port of Tallinn
  • Svend Leirvaag, Vice President Industry Affairs, Amadeus
  • Erik Ljungberg, Senior Vice President, Scania
  • Giuseppe Prudente, Chief Logistics Officer, MSC

Digitalisation is very high on the political agenda of the Juncker Commission through notably the Digital Single Market strategy. The magnitude of potential brought by digitalisation to transport sector cannot be foreseen, but there is widely spread understanding that the impact will be enormous.

With digitalisation in the transport sector predictability and punctuality can be increased, safety improved as well as multimodality and innovative services can be fostered bringing along more inclusiveness to people.

As it has been widely recognised, data is the new fuel for transport opening up numerous possibilities, however at the same time the digital revolution brings issues that pose challenges or hinder the development and deployment of the possibilities to come. What are the horizontal challenges and opportunities that are common for different transport modes and how to address those, and at the same time pay enough attention to the ones that vary from mode to another?

    18:15-23:00 - Transfers & Dinner



Friday 10 November

    08:00-09:00 - Registration

  • Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (DTLF) Plenary (closed) - Ballroom I
  • Cooperative ITS: next steps - Ballroom II

    Moderator:
    • Claire Depré, Head of Unit Sustainable and Intelligent Transport, Directorate General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission
    Speakers and panelllists:
    • Martin Boehm, General Secretary, C-Roads
    • Dean Herenda, Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board, ERTICO
    • Olle Isaksson, Head of Strategy, Industry & Society, Eriksson
    • Joost Vantomme, Director of Smart Mobility, ACEA

    The European Commission has taken the lead to support deployment of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems, which resulted in the EU C-ITS Strategy, published November 2016. Just last September the C-ITS platform published its second phase report, the C-Roads platform is growing to 16 Member States and 3 third party countries and OEMs have gone public with their support of the 2019 target. Everything needed to make the latter reality has thus been set in motion and the Commission will continue to work on the preparation of a delegated regulation under the ITS Directive.

    This session will be an opportunity to exchange on the way forward. The successes in the field of C-ITS so far are closely related to its focus on the commonly defined list of "Day 1 services", how can we build on this and repeat this result? What will be on the list of Day 2 services and how can we find equally widespread support for such a list? What will be needed to ensure interoperability and foster EU-wide deployment? How can we further expand the stakeholder community needed to answer these questions?

  • Mobility as a service and shared mobility services - Ballroom III

    Moderator
    • Suzanne Hoadley, Senior Manager, Polis Network

    Speakers:
    • Piia Karjalainen, Senior manager, Maas Alliance
    • Guido Di Pasquale, Senior R&I Manager, UITP
    • Yves Perreal, Director Advanced Projects, Thales

    Digitalisation of transport can offer a window of new opportunity to innovative business models. Application-based services, such as mobility as a service, automated shuttle and so on, have emerged, being more user-centric than the existing ones, and combining on a flexible way different transport modes together.

    Is there bigger disruption of traditional transport models on-going due to the new opportunities what kind of innovative solutions are emerging? Are the new services something that can be scaled up from local to national and from national to European level and if not what are the challenges for their widespread use?

    11:00-11:45 - Coffee break

Moderator:
  • Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director General, DG Mobility and Transport, European Commission
Panellists:
  • Martin Russ, Managing Director, Austriatech
  • Maximilian Strotmann, Member of Cabinet Ansip, European Commission

Digitalisation of transport opens up a window full of opportunities and challenges. During the Digital Transport Days several workshops were focused on specific issues around opportunities and challenges, in order to tap the full potential offered by the active participation in the Conference. Plenary is devoted on the basis of the outcomes form the workshops, to focus on the way forward. Plenary will be a great chance to sketch how the future might look like and what are the actions to be taken.
  • Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Republic of Estonia
  • Henrik Hololei, Director General Mobility and Transport, European Commission

    13:00-14:00 - Lunch