Sydney Technical Meeting - July 2023

Sydney Technical Meeting - July 2023

The July National Technical Meeting on Friday 14 July has technical presentations on a wide range of topics, followed by a Gala Dinner on Friday evening.  The Technical Meeting is at the Teachers Federation Auditorium, with the dinner at nearby Rydges Hotel.  The venues are very close to transport and are a few minutes walk from Central Station.

Registrations are now open.


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Non-members register here.

Advance Program

(Subject to amendment)



0900 John Aitken Opening

John Aitken
IRSE Australasia

0910 Steve Boshier Presidential Address

Steve Boshier

0925 Romi Vespa Keynote Address Romi Vespa
Head of Signalling and Communications
Sydney Trains
0955 Morning Tea - sponsored by JMDR
1035 Jeanette Aitken

Presidential Paper

Failing Safe: Mindset Matters

Jeanette Aitken
Chief Executive 
Competency Australia
1105 Paul Szacsvay Doctor William Robinson’s lasting gift to railway safety and efficiency Paul Szacsvay
1135 Trevor Moore Signalling Equipment Type Approval for Safety and Efficiency Trevor Moore
Senior Signal Manager 
1205 Lunch - sponsored by Hitachi Rail
1335 Alex McGrath The V/Line Core data network upgrade and the digital railway transformation

Alex McGrath
Engineering Manager, OCMS 

Karl Tivan
OCS Program Manager 

1405 Richard Stephens The IRSE Graduate Diploma: where to from here?

Richard Stephens
Senior Signalling Engineer 
Wabtec Control Systems

1435 Luke King An integrated model based approach for introducing new signalling systems

Luke King
Senior Systems Engineer 

1505 Afternoon Tea
1545 David Xu Using Karnaugh map in complex NSW overlap design

David Xu
Team Leader, Solution Engineering
Siemens Mobility

1615   Definition – Concept – Detailed Design: the good, the bad and the ugly?

Steven Boldeman
Systems Assurance Manager 

1645 John Aitken Closing remarks

John Aitken
IRSE Australasia

1650 Close of Technical Session
1700 IRSE Australasia
Management Committee Meeting
Albion Room
Rydges Sydney Central

IRSE Technical Meeting Gala Dinner

Rydges Sydney Central

Event Information

Event Date 14-07-2023 9:00 am
Event End Date 14-07-2023 4:50 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Several events with individual prices
Location NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre