High speed hack

12 November 2020 | Victoria Park Plaza

High speed hack


Create the concept for a tech-based solution to improve customer experience, the efficiency of the railway and/or to drive the sustainability agenda. Choose one of the following challenges to work through in your team:

  1. Passenger experience:
    The end user needs to be at the forefront of the industry when designing, delivering and improving the railway. Develop an idea that enhances and improves the passenger experience of the railway. This could be ticketing, communication about delays, changes to the tracks/carriages.
  2. Sustainability:
    Reducing carbon emissions is high on the agenda for all transport produce a concept that will help the UK railway become carbon neutral.
  3. Using data to improve asset management:
    Growing passenger frustration with overrunning engineering works and increased need to renew and improve rail infrastructure are a challenge for the industry. What can the industry do to improve maintenance of the lines and reduce the need to interrupted travel while keeping to the safety regulations, considering the environment and improve passenger experience?

Confirmed judges:

  • Alex Lubbock, manufacturing and technology, Infrastructure and Projects Authority
  • Anna Delvecchio, commercial account director, Amey
  • Jenny Cook, senior civils engineer, Network Rail

Why enter:

Have you got what it takes to develop and pitch an innovative, economic and sustainable solution? New Civil Engineer is calling on the industry’s bright young minds to enter our High Speed Hack taking place at our Future of Rail conference on the 27th June 2019.

NCE’s High-Speed Hack offers a unique opportunity for budding engineers of the future to:

  • Engage with peers to deliberate and create an innovative solution to a rail focused challenge.
  • Exposure for your talent as the NCE editorial team provide a writeup of the hack winner.
  • Improve skills such as team work, logical thinking, creativeness, presenting technical information, communication, leadership.
  • Take advantage of an opportunity to push their technical ability and think outside of the box of their day to day role to learn new skills, new capabilities and new ideas.

The details:

  • Teams of up to 4 graduates (graduated no more than 5 years ago)
  • Teams can be either mixed or from the same organisation
  • The High-Speed-Hack will take place at the Future of Rail conference on 27th June 2019 (8am-2pm)
  • Judges will be on hand during the hack to assess progress and support teams
  • Any questions relating to the hack please contact charity.woodruff@emap.com



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