Marius Pigulla | Director of Open Innovation
Deutsche Bahn AG

Marius Pigulla, Director of Open Innovation, Deutsche Bahn AG

Since 2016, Marius Pigulla as Business Manager of New Digital Business at Deutsche Bahn Group has been responsible for the Open Innovation Platform “Beyond1435 ” focusing on disruptive non-core topics. Plug and Play Tech Center from Sunnyvale, California is a partner for DB in order to scout Startups globally and attract them to the program. With this, DB is embracing the digital transformation by investing in early stage startups within a portfolio in the new venture capital entity "DB Digital Ventures". Before this Marius has been responsible for topics regarding digital transformation within the corporate strategy of Deutsche Bahn Group.


Rail Festival Day 1 14th November @ 17:30

Dragons Den Pitches

​We have partnered with some of the best developers from start-ups and Universities around the world to solve the everyday problems that the rail industry faces. 
Some of the very best organisations that have emerged from our research will give a 5-minute pitch on stage to you the audience and to our carefully selected judging panel of some of the rail industry’s most informed executives.

Rail Festival Day 2 15th November @ 09:40

Preparing for the future of transport

  • Preparing for the future of mobility with digital innovation as a key enabler
  • Understand how are we working to ensure experience on the railway encourages loyalty to the brand
  • Investing in smart ticketing and public transport partnerships to turn the future of transport into a reality

Rail Festival Day 2 15th November @ 11:20


With rising passenger expectations and rapidly-changing technology, how can we as an industry evolve to meet these challenges? Our roundtables are hosted by senior level topic specialists. Participants are asked to introduce themselves to the table, and then as a group, they brainstorm and produce their suggestions on what technology would work best for them. After 35 minutes, there is one rotation, so participants can join two tables during the session.

Working effectively with start-ups to effectively prepare for the future of travel

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