Discover the Digital & IoT Stream of Rail Live! 2019


Digital and IoT, Tuesday 5 March 2019


Welcoming Lunch


Nalinaksh Vyas
Digital and IoT

Digital innovation for asset management on the Indian Railway

  • How is India looking at the opportunities available from data, IOT and AI?
  • Designing Greenfield urban networks which facilitate technological innovation
Anja-Maria Sonntag
Digital and IoT

Digitising the swiss rail industry: the role of technology in shaping the future of rail freight 

  • How does a digital strategy fit into SBB Cargo’s vision for the future?
  • Automation in Cargo: How are we using automation technology to optimise our operations?
  • Evaluating technology appropriately? Do Blockchain, AI and IoT all have a role to play in rail?
Panel discussion
Digital and IoT

Defining the future of rail: how can rail operators innovate effectively: 

Topics include: 
  • Implementing innovative data and IOT: how can you prepare your network effectively 
  • Changing internal working methods: the best approaches for effective innovation 

Afternoon networking break

Jörn Schwarze
Digital and IoT

Digitising the Cologne Transport Network for modern operations 

  • Retro-fitting our fleet to modern digital standards: what does this involve? 
  • Sharing our progress so far: working towards regular data updates from our rolling stock 
  • Making sure our technical steering system allows us to effectively catch problems before they arise 
round tables
Digital and IoT

Round Table Discussions

Accurately assessing the commercial drivers of investing in big data technology & applications? 
Mathias Linden

Mathias Linden, Project Leader, Competence Centre For The Assessment Of Railway Diagnostic And Monitoring Technologi, University Of Koblenz-Landau

Defining the digitisation of the railway network: How can rail operators set out a workable strategy?
Florian Kappler

Florian Kappler, Programm Lead & Business Architect smartrail 4.0, BLS

How can you digitally augment your business?
Stefan Roth

Stefan Roth, Product Owner Holoassist, Deutsche Bahn

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Digital and IoT, Wednesday 6 March 2019




Official Welcome

Panel discussion

Host Keynotes Panel

The Basque Government will welcome a panel of leaders from across the world to discuss their vision of the railway sector with the introduction of key policies such as the 4th Railway package and the increasing liberalisation of the sector.

Rail 5.0 and Digital Mobility

Brian Kelly

Keynote Interview: Brian Kelly, CEO, California High Speed Railway Authority

The California High Speed Rail Authority have started construction of one of the world’s largest high-speed rail programs. The landmark US high-speed project represents a watershed moment for the US market as high-speed rail continues to grow. CEO Brian Kelly will sit down to discuss the key technologies CHSRA are looking at using to bring about momentous change in West Coast pubic transport and beyond.

Keynote Interview: Nigel Holness, Managing Director, London Undergound

Nigel Holness will sit down to discuss the future of rail technology in the world’s oldest underground system. TfL oversees one of the outstanding urban rail networks in the world with over 1.5 billion journeys per year. Nigel will share London's strategy for future growth and their drive for deeper digitalisation as London continues to capitalise on digital innovaiton that is profoundly changing the face of transport.
Panel discussion

Keynote Digital Rail Panel: How can the rail industry adapt to the rapid changes that come with digital technology and embrace the digital revolution?

  • With the rise of IoT, sensors and automation, what are the priorities of the future of public transport?
  • What is the role of public transport operators in the future of door to door travel?
  • How can we use Artificial Intelligence in a sustainable way to ensure reliability and cost-effective maintenance?
  • Where will the next generation of disruptors in the transport industry come from and how can we prepare our organisations?

Exhibition Opening Ceremony


Networking refreshment break

round tables

Technology and Strategy Roundtables

With rising passenger expectations and rapidly-changing technology, how can we as an industry evolve to meet these challenges?Our round tables 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 30 minutes, there is one rotation, so participants can join two tables during the session.
Are you ready for automation in rail – opportunities and challenges
Karsten Oberle

Karsten Oberle, Global Practice Lead - Railway, Nokia

Designing a Metro to facilitate mobility of the future
End-to-End connections in railway transport
Marc Giesen

Marc Giesen, Executive Director, DB Engineering & Consulting

How can an ERTMS transformation be managed step by step on a national scale?
Esmé Kalshoven

Esmé Kalshoven, ERTMS Program Director, NS

How rail operators can benefit from the latest telecommunication technologies
Felipe Sanjuan

Felipe Sanjuan, Transport Business Development Director, Teltronic

Opportunities for women through digitisation in the railway sector
Susanne Wolf-Eberl

Susanne Wolf-Eberl, Chairwoman, WIMEN

Technological challenges in traction systems
Iván Larzabal

Iván Larzabal, R&D Project Manager, CAF Power & Automation

Yves Zischek
Digital and IoT

Outlining the Smartrail 4.0 vision of a digitally connected railway

  • Investing in the railway of the future – the role of train control, Infrastructure IT and software
  • Deep diving into some real examples: updating interlocking for the 21stCentury
  • Challenging the international industry to work together and create standards for effective innovation
Ander Azkarate
Digital and IoT

How is Danobat’s advance technology leveraging highly accurate wheel measurements and wheel reprofiling systems for maximum operating

  • Investing in the railway of the future – the role of train control, Infrastructure IT and software
  • Deep diving into some real examples: updating interlocking for the 21stCentury
  • Challenging the international industry to work together and create standards for effective innovation
Rolf Härdi
Digital and IoT

The future of innovation and the Digital Railway at Deutsche Bahn and beyond

  • How to ensure a coherent approach to digital projects at DB?
  • Which technologies are on the horizon for DB and how can we ready are workforce for them?
  • Open data: Sharing our progress in implementing a digital railway of the future: and how can the international community work with us for success

Networking Lunch and Exhibition viewing

Bertrand Minary
Digital and IoT

Competing with a new digital business model for railways  

  • Completely reinventing the railway:  the key areas ripe for disruption 
  • The importance of customer services: understanding what our customers need and how we can deliver 
  • The SNCF Fret story so far: what have our key successes been so far? 
Javier de la Cruz
Digital and IoT

LeadMind: CAF´s Digital Train Platform

  • Our roadmap to Innovation: what does the future look like?
  • Using advanced analytics to improve safety, LCC and energy efficiency
  • Discussing the mainLeadMindbenefits for maintainers and operators
Giorgio Travaini
Digital and IoT

Developing the future of rail across Europe: How can Operators innovate successfully?

How can rail operators work collaboratively and effectively to innovate and digitise the industry
Karsten Oberle
Digital and IoT

Automation in rail - Improving rail operations efficiently

  • Areas of automation and its challenges
  • How IoT and analytics can contribute to it
  • Concretereal lifeexamples
  • The impact on Cyber Security for Rail in that area
Jude Carey
Digital and IoT

Understanding asset management as a cornerstone of the future rail network

  • Why is asset management a key area for innovation and development: what are we working towards?
  • How can railoperatorsensure theydeliveringreal value
  • Navigating challenges from internal working methodsto overcoming digital hurdles

Afternoon networking break and exhibition viewing

Panel discussion

How can we invest in billion-euro projects and be sure that they will ready for future passenger demands?

  • Where are the key touch points for operators and infrastructure managers when looking to future proof megaprojects
  • What are thetechnologies we should be looking into regarding innovation in mobility?
  • What are the benefits of open data and what role can it play in these projects?
  • How can we be sure to integrate this innovation across our entire system and company?
  • How can we regulate and invest intechnologies for a smooth introduction of disruptors?

End of Day

Please join us for an evening drinks reception at the iconic San Mamés Stadium – the home of Athletic Bilbao FC
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Digital and IoT, Thursday 7 March 2019




Networking refreshment break in the exhibition hall

round tables

Global Project Roundtables

With the ever increasing need for new transport infrastructure and smart technology, how are organisations around the world rising to meet this demand?Our roundtables are hosted by senior level projects specialists from across the world.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 30 minutes, there is one rotation, so participants can join two tables during the session.
Automation in Vienna: discussing the operational challenges of a conversion project
Nikolaus Panzera

Nikolaus Panzera, Operation Manager For The Implementation Of Uto, Wiener Linien

Evaluating the future train energy mix: hydrail, battery, diesel hybrid & electrification
Rory Dickerson

Rory Dickerson, Senior Engineer: Traction And Rolling Stock, Network Rail

Exploring Financial models for urban systems
Hans Cruse

Hans Cruse, Director, Spårvagnsstäderna

Getting the basics of cybersecurity right: how can transport foster a new way of thinking?
Maz Mirza Bin Mohd Aminurashid

Maz Mirza Bin Mohd Aminurashid, Head, Information Technology, Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd

How can an existing metro line be automated without traffic disruption?
Amandine Moutte

Amandine Moutte, Assistant Project Manager, Line 4 Automation Project, RATP

How can operators overcome the complexities of managing stakeholder relationships and mega-project coordination on a regional scale?
Richard Sendi

Richard Sendi, Head, Planning And Strategy Sgr Project, Ministry of Works and Transport, Uganda

How can rail operators ensure sustainability is a priority across the company?
Margrethe Sagevik

Margrethe Sagevik, Environmental Manager, NSB

How can rail transform network operations with ETCS and other new technologies on the horizon?
Christine Kraft

Christine Kraft, Project Manager Etcs, DB Kommunikationstechnik

How can RFID automation technology contribute to the optimisation of rolling stock maintenance
Tanmay Mehta

Tanmay Mehta, General Manager, Rfid, Centre For Railway Information Systems, Indian Railways

Investing in the right suppliers to optimise the future of our network
Camilla Ahston

Camilla Ahston, Senior International Strategist, Purchasing And Logistics, Trafikverket

Navigating the challenges of implementing ETCS on a surface-running network
Paul Booth

Paul Booth, Principal Engineer, Network Rail

Overcoming the challenges of combining big data in operations and infrastructure to streamline traffic management services
Marleen Verheyen

Marleen Verheyen, Advisor Traffic Management Services, Infrabel Sa

Sourcing future refrigerants for existing and new air conditioning systems in railway vehicle
Tobias Fischer

Tobias Fischer, Head Of Rolling Stock Technology, Deutsche Bahn AG

Understanding the potential of GNSS for rail
Juliette Marais

Juliette Marais, Research Fellow, IFSTAR

Update on the German Hydrail project: the results of our operations
Dr Holger Busch

Dr Holger Busch, Scientific Advisor, Fraktion Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen

What is IOTA’s vision for blockchain and distributed ledger technology in the world of mobility?
Alisa Maas

Alisa Maas, Lead Mobility Track, IOTA Foundation

Bonnie Tam
Digital and IoT

Capitalising on the potential of AI and IOT to optimise our asset performance 

  • From Conception to delivery: A snapshot of our asset maintenance journey
  • Sharing our biggest challenges and how we overcame them
  • What impact has this had on our network: our real time
Alvaro Zevallos
Digital and IoT

“Success as a Service": The disruptive business model for digital railways

  • Why a Software as a Service (SaaS) business model is nowadays obsolete and a risky investment for a railway authority?
  • What are the main risks of a digital transformation process focused on predictive maintenance implementation?
  • How can a railway authority avoid those risks and make the step forward with guarantees?
Philippe Citroen
Digital and IoT

Defining the technology of the future: the European approach


Networking lunch in the exhibition hall

Gerald Schinagl
Digital and IoT

Driving innovation successfully: building and enhance prototypes, show business cases and creating real change  

  • Growing digital capabilities at OBB: Deep diving into our world 
  • Developing a Data platform from prototype through to operational performance 
  • Building further capabilities on top of this platform 
Brijesh Dixit
Digital and IoT

Using digital to build the urban metro network of the future

  • How has Maha-Metro involved new technologies as key assets driving the project forward?
  • Designing the metro of the future, with digital as a priority from the start
  • Sharing key learnings so far around 5D BIM

Close of Conference – See you next year!


Welcoming drinks in Torre BEC

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