2018 Speakers




Roger Van Boxtel, Chief Executive Officer, NS Reizigers Roger Van Boxtel 
Chief Executive Officer

NS Reizigers

Alexandra van Huffelen GVB Alexandra Huffelen  
Chief Executive Officer


Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, President and Chief Executive Officer, VIA Rail Canada
Yves Desjardins-Siciliano 

President and Chief Executive Officer

VIA Rail Canada

Mats Johannesson, CEO, MTR Express
Mats Johannesson

MTR Express

Kurt Bauer Kurt Bauer 
Head of High Speed & Long Distance Services


Matthias Müller, Head of Train, FlixMobility Matthias Müller 
Head of Train


Amanda Burns, Head of Marketing & Sales, GWR Amanda Burns   
Head of Marketing & Sales


Ignas Verseckas, Lithuanian Railways Ignas Verseckas  
Head of Business Innovation & Development, Passenger Transport

Lithuanian Railways

Todd Koch, VP Strategy & Business Development, Greyhound Lines Todd Koch
VP Strategy & Business Development

Greyhound Lines

Stefan Stroh, Chief Digital Officer, Deutsche Bahn Stefan Stroh
Chief Digital Officer

Deutsche Bahn

Andrew Salzberg, Head of Transportation Policy & Research, Uber Andrew Salzberg
Head of Transportation Policy & Research


Nadine Lee, Deputy Chief Innovation Officer, LA County Metropolitan Transport Authority Nadine Lee 
Deputy Chief Innovation Officer

LA County Metropolitan Transport Authority



Klaus Aakilde, Finance Director, Metro Service

Klaus Aakilde | Finance Director | Metro Service » speaking at World Rail Festival

Roberto Abbondio, Managing Director - New Digital Business, Eurostar

Michael Acosta, Senior Director - Commercial Planning, VIA Rail

Jerry Angrave, Customer Experience Director, Empathyce

Jerry Angrave | Customer Experience Director | Empathyce » speaking at World Rail Festival

Juan Antonio Cuesta Canas, Director, EcoRail

Julija Balanova, e-Ticket Project Manager, Rigas Satiksme

Markus Basler, Director Digital Business, SBB

Charles Bernheim, Head of Services, thalys

Agnes Bernot, Head of Digital Applications & WIFI project Manager, Deutsche Bahn AG

Agnes Bernot | Head of Digital Applications & WIFI project Manager | Deutsche Bahn AG » speaking at World Rail Festival

Alessandra Berto, Innovation Manager, FS GROUP

Sezer Bilen, Partner Manager WIFI, Deutsche Bahn

Andrew Blake, Manager, Airline Distribution Standards, IATA

Spero Blassoples, Technology Architect, Heathrow Express

Fredrik Blomberg, Chief Revenue Officer, MTR Express

Daniel Boos, Head of User Experience, SBB CFF FFS

Trevor Bradbury, Director, Innovert Consulting

Trevor Bradbury | Director | Innovert Consulting » speaking at World Rail Festival

Nick Brooks, Secretary General, AllRail

Amanda Burns, Head of Marketing & Sales, Great Western Railway

Thandeka Buthelezi, Executive Manager: Customer Services, PRASA

Rob Chan, Executive Consultant, Global Travel & Transportation Industry, IBM

Daniel Charles, Head of Retail, Network Rail

Tom Cheesewright, Applied Futurist, Book Of The Future

Mark Cody, Product Lead, Mobile, Eurostar

Stefan Costeur, Digital Sales & Marketing, NMBS-SNCB

Louise Coward, Insight Manager, Transport Focus

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

Gerry Culligan, Commercial Director, Irish Rail

Arwina De Boer, Program manager innovation in public transport, Province of Brabant

Antoine De Kerviler, Global Head of Rail and Ground Travel, Amadeus

Sebastiaan De Wilde, Director Station Development and Maintenance, NS

Yves Desjardins Siciliano, President and Chief Executive Officer, VIA Rail Canada

Pierre-Olivier Desmurs, Managing Director, Accenture

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

Kirsty Dias, Director, PriestmanGoode

Keith Dierkx, Global Industry Leader for Rail, IBM

Keith Dierkx | Global Industry Leader for Rail | IBM » speaking at World Rail Festival

Hessel Dikkers, Chief Information Officer, Nederlandse Spoorwegen

Hendrik Dueringer, Head of Revenue Management, Deutsche Bahn AG

Michael English, Director, Customer Experience Innovation, Transportation, Accenture

Dirk Esters, COO HAFAS, HaCon

Enrique Fernandez Pino, Group CIO, Go Ahead Group

Marcus Frantz, Chief Information Officer, ÖBB Austrian Federal Railways

Jenny Gejke, Head of Digital Channel Development, Swedish Rail

Nicole Goebel, Managing Director - Travel and Transportation. Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Russia, Accenture

Sven Gossel, Senior Project Lead, Trans Metropolitan Railway Lines GmbH

Iain Griffin, CEO & Founder, Seatfrog

Matt Griffiths, Business Development Director, McLaren Applied Technologies

Matt Griffiths | Business Development Director | McLaren Applied Technologies » speaking at World Rail Festival

Olivier Guerin, Head of UX, Voyages-sncf.com

Ali Gueye, City Launch Manager, Scoot

Harald Havenith, Sales Director, NS International

Claire Hennebel, Head of Revenue Optimisation, Virgin Trains

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

Duncan Henry, Head of Ticketing, Rail Delivery Group

Nick Hilhorst, Public Policy Manager, Netherlands & Flanders, Uber

Maria Hofberg, Director of Revenue Management, Pricing & Product, SJ AB

Patrik Horny, Vice President of board, Director of Economy and IT, Slovak Railways

Christina Hvid, CEO, Rejseplanen A/S

David Hytch, Technology Lead, Calmac Ferries

Kevin Ives, Digital Transformation Director, Arriva Plc

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

Mats Johannesson, CEO, MTR Express

Stefan Jugelt, Project Officer, European Union Agency for Railways

Florian Kappler, Head of Strategic Planning, BLS

Piia Karjalainen, Senior Manager MaaS Alliance, Ertico I.T.S. Europe

Nick Kingsley, Managing Editor, Railway Gazette International

Michael Kistler, Head of Marketing Communication, Rhatische Bahn A.G.

Todd Koch, VP Strategy, Marketing & Customer Engagement, Greyhound Lines Inc

Nadine Koszler, Public Relation and Communications Manager, Eurail Group GIE

Jérôme Kravetz, Network Director, SMTC - Tisséo

Peter Krumm, Strategy & Development Director, Connexxion Transdev

Vikenti Kumanikin, Founder, FlickBike

Prabhas Kumar, AFC Expert, Ministry Of Transport And Communication

Tom Kutscher, Head of Sales for Highspeed and Intercity Trains, Siemens Mobility

Robertus Laan, President, Jungfrau Tours

Tiit Laiksoo, Head of Ticketing Division, Tallinn Transport Department

Guillaume Laporte, Chief Executive Officer, Destygo

Colin Lea, Commercial & CX Director, Transport For Wales

Nadine Lee, Deputy Chief Innovation Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Christophe Lemaire, Director of Modernisation Program - Smart Navigo, SNCF

Sam Li, Senior Innovation Officer, Transport for Greater Manchester

Marina Linke, COO & Co-Founder, Golden Eagle Luxury Trains Ltd.

Alexander Løberg, Industrial Lead, Accenture Norway, Accenture

Alexander Løberg | Industrial Lead, Accenture Norway | Accenture » speaking at World Rail Festival

Anna Loukamo, Development Manager, VR Group

Anna Loukamo | Development Manager | VR Group » speaking at World Rail Festival

Radek Maca, CTO, Leo Express

Fanny Mathey, Deputy Commercial Director, TGV Lyria

Vojtěch Matocha, Technology Architect, Ceske Drahy

Philip Meikle, Transport Strategy Director, Nexus

Sebastian Mekal, Senior Software Engineer, iQuest Group

Diana Mic, Business Analyst, iQuest Group

Barbora Mickova, Chief Institutional Affairs Officer, Leo Express

Helmut Mochel, General Manager, Eurasia Trains & Tours

David Morgan, President, WATTRAIN

Alexander Mul, Marketing Manager, Sqills

Matthias Müller, Head of Train, FlixMobility

Mats Nyblom, Chairman, Sagarail

Peder Osterkamp, Chief Commercial Officer, MTR Express

Nicholas Owen, Journalist, Presenter & Rail Enthusiast, BBC

Nicholas Owen | Journalist, Presenter & Rail Enthusiast | BBC » speaking at World Rail Festival

Rakesh Parekh, Head of Business Development, Opinsta

Kunal Pattany, Founder, Digital human

Chris Perry, Director, Intelligent Mobility Solutions

Chris Perry | Director | Intelligent Mobility Solutions » speaking at World Rail Festival

Barbara Polak, Head of Customer Experience, ÖBB

Ionut Pop, Head of Marketing, iQuest Group

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

Brian Quinn, Head of Revenue Management, Irish Rail

Egle Radvile, Chief Advisor for Strategy and Digital Initiatives, Vilnius City

Nigel Richardson, Head of Distribution, Eurostar

Berend-Jan Rietveld, Head of Aviation Marketing Communications, Royal Schiphol Group

Roberto Rinaudo, Chief Executive Officer, Thello

Raphael Rubin, Business Development Manager, Riskified

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

Raquel Santos, Marketing Manager, Fertagus

Mark Sargent, Worldwide Transportation Industry Lead, Apple

Guy Saunders, Managing Director, Planet Rail

Martijn Scheele, Head of Data & Analytics, NS

Dominik Schroeder, Projektmanager, DB Systel GmbH

Gian-Mattia Schucan, Founder And Chief Executive Officer, Fairtiq

Howie Sim, Managing Director, APAC Rail & Transit Industry Lead, ASEAN Transport Lead, Accenture

Fabien Soulet, Director Business, Enterprise & Travel Agency Market, SNCF

Mark Southern, Senior Vice President & COO, Rocky Mountaineer

Beat Stettler, CEO, CloudGuard Software AG

Stefan Stroh, Chief Digital Officer, Deutsche Bahn

John Sullivan, Chief Information Officer, Virgin Trains

Endre Sundsdal, CTO, Entur A/S

Karan Suri, Head of Pricing & Technology, Heathrow Express

Robin Svaricek, COO, Leo Express

Kim Thain, Marketing Manager, Caledonian Sleeper

Derek Thompson, Retail, Caledonian Sleeper

Chris Tibbetts, Group Head Digital Solutions, National Express

Bernardo Tonini, Commercial Director, Trenitalia

Bernardo Tonini | Commercial Director | Trenitalia » speaking at World Rail Festival

Kilian Ulm, Head of Business, Axon Vibe

Kilian Ulm | Head of Business | Axon Vibe » speaking at World Rail Festival

Roger Van Boxtel, Chief Executive Officer, NS Reizigers

Celine Van Gucht, Head of Revenue Management, Eurostar

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

Marion Veber, Global distribution and pricing manager, Eurostar

Ignas Verseckas, Head of Business Innovation & Development, Passenger Transport,, Lithuanian Railways

Ignas Verseckas | Head of Business Innovation & Development, Passenger Transport, | Lithuanian Railways » speaking at World Rail Festival

Moritz Von Bonin, Head of Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Solutions, Deutsche Bahn

Riz Wahid, Head of Retail, ScotRail

Riz Wahid | Head of Retail | ScotRail » speaking at World Rail Festival

Steve Wakeland, Chief Executive Officer, ITSO Ltd

Sascha Westermann, Head of ITS PMO, Hamburger Hochbahn

Ingo Winkler, Account Partner Deutsche Bahn, IBM

Birgit Wirth, Head of Innovation Projects, Deutsche Bahn AG

Christoph Wittmann, Senior Advisor to the CEO, ÖBB-Postbus GmbH

Chris Yelich, Co-Founder, Napa Valley Wine Train





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