With over 17 years of experience in the railway industry, Sven Nowak is responsible for Digital Railways and Functional Safety within TÜV SÜD’s Digital Service Centre of Excellence. He is also a qualified Senior Assessor for Signalling Systems and is in charge of safety assessment services for Railway Signalling in Asia Pacific.
Prior to his current role, Sven was General Manager of TÜV SÜD Japan Rail, led the railway safety inspection business in Asia Pacific and was globally responsible for the Railway Signalling business line. His experience also includes developing safety critical software for on-board and wayside railway signalling systems, managing the European Train Control System project team focussing on safety and conformity evaluations, and performing safety assessment of signalling systems in Europe and Asia. Sven is also a fellow of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers and member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.