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RTAA Webinar

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Rail

Thursday 20th August between 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The Rail industry is changing. We are collecting more data than ever and our focus has shifted towards improving the rail experience. AI can help us do this. Cheaper computing power and advancements in machine learning mean that early adoption of AI could be the most effective way to safely enhance the customer experience. The Australian Rail Industry must act now to reorganise itself to embrace the transformational power of this technology.

Join the RTAA to find out more about how:

  • Machine learning is being used to automate corridor inspections and
  • Natural Language Processing, AI that gives computers the ability to understand human languages, is being used to improve the delivery of rail project.

Our Speakers include; 

Nick Smith -

Nick co-founded Airsight in 2012. Nick was instrumental in building new products and services as well as identifying valuable projects and building profitable partnerships with other organisations.

Nick has extensive experience in technology services, software, hardware, sales, marketing and strategic business development and has proven his ability to lead and operate a diverse, geographically dispersed technical and operational team.


Jake Vanderlinde - Shoal Group

Jake is an analytically systems engineer with qualifications and experience in transport, automotive and aerospace industries.

He leverages this experience to provide unique and effective solutions to whatever problem a project presents. As Shoal’s Engineering Coordinator,

Jake is responsible for identifying and developing cutting edge processes and technologies to allow Shoal to deliver effective solutions to their clients complex projects.


Tim Carter - Shoal Group

Tim has almost 20 years’ experience in various systems and software engineering roles. Tim has worked across transport, infrastructure and defence projects, managing complex requirements and system interactions.

He excels in using cutting edge technology to bring operational concepts to life and provide clarity to some of the most complex projects. As the Principal Systems Engineer for Shoal’s Transport and Infrastructure group,

Tim uses these cutting edge techniques to provide clients with unique and effective project solutions.


This webinar is free for all to attend and we encourage our audience to submit questions upon registration for our panel members.





The Digital Transformation Expert Panel has been formed ‘to provide advice on how Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) system can most effectively respond to digital change underway across industry and its impact on the nation’s workforce’. It will report to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee in November 2020.

The Panel is now in the consultation phase of its work and is seeking the views of industry associations, employer organisations and unions through a formal survey process. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, 30 July 2020.

With the global pandemic accelerating existing trends in digital transformation, the VET sector has a vital role to play in supporting Australian industry and the nation’s workforce so we encourage you to complete the survey and help shape the Panel’s advice.

Find out more about the Panel’s work on the project website

Or head straight to the survey of industry associations, employer organisations and unions via the button below.

Click here

This webinar is the first of a series of RTAA webinars. The purpose of the first one is to outline who the Rail Track Association (RTAA) is and what we do. The intent is also to allow RTAA to increase its understanding of its members and the rail industry to enhance its value proposition to members and the rail community.

RTAA members and non-members are welcome to register, and audience participation is highly encouraged. We are keen for participants to provide questions beforehand as well as interact during the session.

Our Meet and Greet Panel will include:

  • Thomas Kerr, President of RTAA
  • David Bainbridge, Project Director – Safe Work Improvement Program at Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)
  • Anna Murray, Track Renewals Manager at Metro Trains Melbourne

This webinar is free for all to attend and we encourage our audience to submit questions upon registration for our panel members.