All-Star Speaker List







All speakers confirmed for World Rail Festival


Stella Aaltonen, Mobility Project Manager, City of Turku

Roberto Abbondio, Managing Director - New Digital Business, Eurostar

Michael Acosta, Senior Director - Commercial Planning, VIA Rail Canada

Michael Acosta | Senior Director - Commercial Planning | VIA Rail Canada » speaking at World Rail Festival

Jaber Almuhanna, Chief Executive Officer, Kuwait Public Transport Company

Mark Anderson, Head Of Commercial Growth, Go Ahead Group

Andrew Anderson, Head Of Transformation Portfolio: Payments, Transport for London

Juan Antonio Cuesta, Director, E.C.O. Rail S A

Kathrin Apfelthaler, IT Business Analyst, OEBB Personenverkehr AG

Ionut Badea, Senior Order Standards Manager, IATA

Thomas Barroca, Head Of Revenue Management, Tgv Atlantique And Ouigo, SNCF

Markus Basler, Director Digital Business, SBB

Kurt Bauer, Head Of High Speed And Long-Distance Services, O.B.B. - Personenverkehr A.G.

Linas Bauzys, CEO, Passenger Rail, Lithuanian Railways

Laurent Bellan, Chief Information Officer, Eurostar

Agnes Bernot, Head Of Digital Operations, Deutsche Bahn AG

Agnes Bernot | Head Of Digital Operations | Deutsche Bahn AG » speaking at World Rail Festival

Jaap Bierman, Chief Executive Officer, HTM Personenvervoer

Jaap Bierman | Chief Executive Officer | HTM Personenvervoer » speaking at World Rail Festival

Sezer Bilen, Partner Manager Wifi, Deutsche Bahn

Michel Binette, Senior Advisor Wireless Communication, VIA Rail Canada

Spero Blassoples, Technology Architect, Heathrow Express

Fredrik Blomberg, Chief Revenue Officer, MTR Express

Helena Bononi, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)

Helena Bononi |  | World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) » speaking at World Rail Festival

Daniel Boos, Head Of User Experience, Swiss Federal Railways SBB

Malin Boshuis, Head of International Strategic Partnerships, Statens Jarnvagar

Malin Boshuis | Head of International Strategic Partnerships | Statens Jarnvagar » speaking at World Rail Festival

Nicolas Bosmans, Manager, Fraud And Payments, Oui.Sncf

Kai Brandes, Head Of Revenue Accounting And Payment Procedure, Deutsche Bahn

Esther Bravo Barquero, Programme Manager, Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking

Clodagh Buckley, Commercial Relationships Manager, Transport for Greater Manchester

Thandeka Buthelezi, Executive Manager Customer Service, PRASA

Scott Thomas Butler, Managing Director, Mobility, North America, Accenture

Eric Campbell-Westlind, Head Of Revenue Optimisation, LNER - London North Eastern Railway

Zuzana Cechova, Director Of Pricing And Marketing, Ceske Drahy

Zuzana Cechova | Director Of Pricing And Marketing | Ceske Drahy » speaking at World Rail Festival

Daniel Charles, Head Of Retail, Network Rail

Damien Chin, Project Manager, Taipei Smart City Project Management Office

Anthony Christie, Wi-Fi Project Manager, Iarnrod Eireann

Nick Clarke, Head of Revenue, Grand Central Railway Company Limited

Stefan Costeur, Digital Sales And Marketing, NMBS-SNCB

Louise Coward, Insight Manager, Transport Focus

Louise Coward | Insight Manager | Transport Focus » speaking at World Rail Festival

Dax Cross, CEO, Revenue Analytics

Fulvio D'Aloia Cascone, Travel & Transport Industry Leader, IBM

Fulvio D'Aloia Cascone | Travel & Transport Industry Leader | IBM » speaking at World Rail Festival

Pete Daykin, Co-Founder, Wordnerds

Sebastiaan De Wilde, Director Real Estate, NS Stations

Pierre-Olivier Desmurs, Managing Director, Mobility, Europe, Accenture

Pierre-Olivier Desmurs | Managing Director, Mobility, Europe | Accenture » speaking at World Rail Festival

Kirsty Dias, Managing Director, PriestmanGoode

Keith Dierkx, Director and Global Industry Leader - Rail, Freight and Logistics, IBM

Hendrik Dueringer, Head Of Revenue Management, Deutsche Bahn AG

Ryan Flaherty, Managing Director, Serco Caledonian Sleeper

Arne Fosen, Executive Vice President, Trains, Vy

Martin Fröhlich, Head Of New Horizons, Deutsche Bahn AG

Angela Gainsford, Director, Gainsford Elliott Associates

Jenny Gejke, Head Of Digital Channel Development, Swedish Rail

Alban Gelix, Business Development Manager, BlaBlaCar

Mars Geuze, Co-Founder And Chief Commercial Officer, Hardt Hyperloop

Mars Geuze | Co-Founder And Chief Commercial Officer | Hardt Hyperloop » speaking at World Rail Festival

Danilo Gismondi, Chief Information Officer, Trenitalia

Nicole Goebel, Managing Director - Mobility, Accenture

Scott Goldie, Chief Executive Officer, Napa Valley Wine Train

Veronika Görtz, Head Of Strategic Pricing And Marketing Projects, Deutsche Bahn

Olivier Guerin, Head Of Ux,

Mariell Hallenhed, Product Owner Ticketing and Payments, Skanetrafiken

Jeremy Haskey, Chief Architect, Nomad Digital

Johan C. Haveland, Director of Passenger Transportation, Bybanen

Harald Havenith, Sales Director, NS

Claire Hennebel, Head Of Revenue Optimisation, Virgin Trains

Claire Hennebel | Head Of Revenue Optimisation | Virgin Trains » speaking at World Rail Festival

Lenka Hennessy, Senior Director Of Product Development and Customer Experience, Amtrak

Duncan Henry, Head Of Ticketing, Rail delivery group

Maria Hofberg, Director Of Revenue Management, Pricing And Product, SJ AB

Simon Holmes, Group Head Of Digital Communications, FirstGroup Plc

David Hytch, Technology Lead, Calmac Ferries

Jani Jääskeläinen, Head Of Business Solutions, VR Group

Robert Jan Ter Kuile, Strategic Adviser, G.V.B.

Mats Johannesson, Chief Executive Officer, MTR Express

Mats Johannesson | Chief Executive Officer | MTR Express » speaking at World Rail Festival

Stefan Jugelt, Project Officer, European Union Agency for Railways

Silvia Kaupa-Götzl, Chief Executive Officer, O.B.B. Postbus

Vivienne Kavanagh, Employee Development And Equality Executive, Dublin Bus

Inge Keur, Manager Sales And Service, G.V.B.

Martin Knoll, Head Of Unit, Digital Sales, Ticket Vending Machines And Automation, Wiener Linien

Martin Knoll | Head Of Unit, Digital Sales, Ticket Vending Machines And Automation | Wiener Linien » speaking at World Rail Festival

Kristian Kolind, Director, Mobility Services And Business Development, Vy

Jacqueline Kommers, Researcher, Eurnex

Iryna Koshel, Acting Head Of Reform Support Team, Ministry of Infrastructure, Ukraine

Jérôme Kravetz, Network Director, SMTC - Tisséo

Tobias Kruse, Business Development Director, EALA, Fjord, Part of Accenture Interactive

Prabhas Kumar, Afc Specialist, Ministry Of Transport And Communications

Gianbattista La Rocca, Chief Executive Officer, Italo - Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori

Robertus Laan, President, Jungfrau Tours

David Laine, Global Maas Solutions Manager, Transdev

Jakob Lambert, Senior Strategist, Business Development, ÖBB-Personenverkehr AG

Mike Lambrou, Vice President Sales, Ground And Sea, CellPoint Digital

Chris Lane, Head Of Transport Innovation, Transport For West Midlands

Mark Langmead, Director,Compass Operations, TransLink Vancouver

Francois Le Doze, Head Of Business Performance, Eurostar

Garance LeFevre, Senior Public Policy Associate, New Mobility, EMEA, Uber

Serafino Lo Piano, Head Of Sales For High Speed And Long-Distance Division, Trenitalia

Philipp Lombriser, Business Analyst, SBB

Jan Luijben, Information Manager, G.V.B.

Juergen Maier, Head Inernational Affairs And Projects, BLS

Fanny Mathey, Deputy Commercial Director, TGV Lyria

Vojtech Matocha, Technology Architect, Ceske Drahy

Anna Mayerthaler, Senior Specialist For Strategy Projects, Corporate Development, ÖBB-Personenverkehr AG

Edwin Mermans, Senior Advisor International Affairs, Province of Brabant

Annemarie Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, Glacier Express

Barbora Mickova, Chief Institutional Affairs Officer, Leo Express

Eric Mink, Program Manager, MaaS, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

Helmut Mochel, General Manager, Eurasia Trains & Tours

Alexander Mokros, Head Of Account Management International Sales Passenger Transport, DB Vertrieb

Alexander Mul, Marketing Manager, Sqills

Alexander Mul | Marketing Manager | Sqills » speaking at World Rail Festival

Larysa Nazarenko, Project Manager Reform Support Team, Ministry of Infrastructure, Ukraine

Hanne Nettum Breivik, Director Combined Mobility, Entur

Thijs Nieuwdorp, Data Scientist, NS

Annika Nordbo, Head Of Data And Analytics, VR Group

Sascha Oberbüscher, Director Tourist Co-operation, Deutsche Bahn

Emma Ollevik, Vice President Of Marketing and Portfolio, SilverRail Technologies

Peder Osterkamp, Chief Commercial Officer, MTR Express

Nicholas Owen, Journalist, Presenter And Rail Enthusiast, BBC

Mar Pallas Poy, Vice President Europe Market Development, Scoot

Kunal Pattany, Founder, Digital human

Kunal Pattany | Founder | Digital human » speaking at World Rail Festival

Torkel Patterson, Board Member, Central Japan Railway Company

Vanessa Perez, Senior Advisor Passenger Department & Latin America Region, U.I.C. International Union of Railways

Chris Perry, Director, Intelligent Mobility Solutions

Mark Pettman, Innovation Manager, London North Eastern Railway

Henri Ploom, Co-Founder And Chief Executive Officer, RebelRoam

Amelia Ponio, Innovation Manager, Light Rail Manila Corporation

Dr Padet Praditphet, Director, Common Ticketing Office, Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP), Ministry of Transport of Thailand

Silvester Prakasam, Senior Advisor Fare Systems, Land Transport Authority Singapore

Martin Prochazka, Ticketing And Payments Expert, Independent

Steve Quantick, Strategic Business Development Director, Connected Places Catapult

Henning Radermacher, Senior Manager, Mobility & Travel, Accenture

Egle Radvile, Chief Technology Officer, Vilnius City Municipality

Eluska Renedo-Illarregi, Chief Executive Officer, Gipuzkoa Transport Authority

Vania Ribeiro, Chief Digital Officer, RATP

Roberto Rinaudo, Chief Executive Officer, Thello

Dirk Rogl, Founder, Rogl Consult

Vanessa Rommel, Director Product Service Experience, Deutsche Bahn

Raphael Rubin, Business Development Manager, Riskified

Kate Russell, Journalist And Technology Enthusiast, BBC

Sami Sahala, I.T.S. Chief Advisor, Forum Virium Helsinki

Steve Sammut, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rocky Mountaineer

Alex Saxton, Product Lead - Rail, TransPennine Express

Giancarlo Scaramelli, Commercial Director, Transdev

Jessica Schlosser, Manager Tourist Co-operation, Deutsche Bahn

Stefan Schultheis, Öbb Ikt Services Zentral Service Architektur, ÖBB-Personenverkehr AG

Stefan Schultheis | Öbb Ikt Services Zentral Service Architektur | ÖBB-Personenverkehr AG » speaking at World Rail Festival

Guy Segal, Deputy VP Red Line Construction, NTA Tel Aviv Metro

Guy Segal | Deputy VP Red Line Construction | NTA Tel Aviv Metro » speaking at World Rail Festival

Sovan Shatpathy, Chief Technology Officer, Amtrak

Caroline Simmerman, VP Business Development - Travel Operator, Karhoo

Fabien Soulet, Chief Executive Officer, TGV Lyria

Sabine Stalder, Head Of Customer Experience Manager, BLS

Franco Stivali, Chief Innovation Offier, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane

Javier Suay Rincon, Head of Sustainable Solutions & Opportunities, AMADEUS

John Sullivan, Chief Information Officer, Virgin Trains

Endre Sundsdal, Chief Technology Officer, Entur A/S

Karan Suri, Head Of Pricing And Technology, Heathrow Express

Robin Svaricek, CEO, HoppyGo

Shigeru Takagi, Deputy General Manager Of Maas Strategy Design & Management Dept., East Japan Railway Company

Joyce Tay, Deputy Director of Public Transport Promotion, Land Transport Authority Singapore

Kim Thain, Marketing Manager, Caledonian Sleeper

Derek Thompson, Retail, Caledonian Sleeper

Derek Thompson | Retail | Caledonian Sleeper » speaking at World Rail Festival

Chris Tibbetts, Group Head Digital Solutions, National Express

Lizann Tjon, Program Manager Smart Mobility, City of Amsterdam

Fabrice Toledano, Sales And Marketing Director, Thello

Bernardo Tonini, Commercial Director, Trenitalia c2c

Christian Trachsel, Data Architect, Swiss Federal Railways SBB

Giorgio Travaini, Head Of Research And Innovation, Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking

Sandip Trivedi, Group General Manager It Projects, I.R.C.T.C

Frida Ukmar, Head of Customer Service, MTR Pendeltagen

Frida Ukmar | Head of Customer Service | MTR Pendeltagen » speaking at World Rail Festival

Kilian Ulm, Head Of Business, Axon Vibe

Roger Van Boxtel, Chief Executive Officer, NS Reizigers

Roger Van Boxtel | Chief Executive Officer | NS Reizigers » speaking at World Rail Festival

Celine Van Gucht, Head Of Revenue Management, Eurostar

Celine Van Gucht | Head Of Revenue Management | Eurostar » speaking at World Rail Festival

Alexandra Van Huffelen, Chief Executive Officer, G.V.B. Holding

Alexandra Van Huffelen | Chief Executive Officer | G.V.B. Holding » speaking at World Rail Festival

Niels Van Oort, Co-director Smart Public Transport Lab, Delft Technical University

Manel Villalante, Chief Strategy And Development Officer, Renfe Operadora

Manel Villalante | Chief Strategy And Development Officer | Renfe Operadora » speaking at World Rail Festival

Alejandra Vitoria, International Markets Manager, Renfe-SNCF in Co-operation

Moritz Von Bonin, Head Of Blockchain And Distributed Ledger Solutions, Deutsche Bahn

Stan Ward, Vice President, Revenue Analytics

Sascha Westermann, Head Of ITS PMO, Hamburger Hochbahn

Aaron White, Barcode Product Owner & Smart Ticketing Programme Lead, Rail delivery group

Anders Wibling Hansen, Head of IT, Group Functions, DSB

Aske Wieth Knudsen, VP Product, DSB

Ingo Winkler, European Rail Segment Leader, IBM

Birgit Wirth, Head Of In, Out Systems And Customer Projects, Deutsche Bahn AG

Reinout Wissenburg, Manager Strategic Sustainability, ProRail

Christoph Wittmann, Senior Advisor To The Chief Executive Officer, ÖBB-Postbus GmbH