08.00 - 08.55


09.00 - 09.30

Opening Speeches Day II

Prof. Dr. Johannes Walther, CEO, Institute for Production Management
Dr. Ben Möbius, Managing Director, German Railway Industry Association (VDB)
Herbert Zimmermann, Managing Director, ZVEI - Zentralverband Elektrotechnik und Elektronikindustrie e.V.


09.30 - 10.00

Moving towards the digitale Age: Mobility 4.0 for a strong railway sector

Dr. Rüdiger Grube, Chairman and CEO, Deutsche Bahn AG

Railway Company Perspective


10.00 - 10.30

The Digitalization of the RAILWAY Industry

Dieter John, President, Division Central / Eastern Europe & CIS, Bombardier Transportation

Train Manufacturer Perspective


10.30 - 11.15

Coffee Break and Official Deutsche Bahn AG tour through the exhibition

11.15 - 14.15

Expert Lectures

TRACK 1: Global Learnings


Track 2: Innovation showCases

(no live translation, one language per presentation)

11.15 - 11.35

Strategies – Technologies – Innovation: Views from a system manufacturer

Joern Clasen, CEO, Freudenberg Schwab Vibration Control GmbH & Co. KG

Innovative rail head reprofiling

Joerg Radanitsch, Business Development Manager, LINMAG GmbH (English)

11.35 - 11.55

Globalizing technology standards: DB Energie's converter standards used in Australia

Dr. Axel Brandt, Head of Application Engineering, General Electric

Rail Industry 4.0: Innovative Railway Vehicle Monitoring practically tested

Dr. Bernhard Lichtberger, CEO, System 7 - Railsupport GmbH
Benedikt Reithofer, CEO, System 7 - Railsupport GmbH (German)

11.55 - 12.15

Noise Combating through rail head Conditioning

Gerhard Züger, Head of Production and Rolling Stock, zb Zentralbahn (SBB Group)
Volkmar Walz, Engineer Fleet Technologies, zb Zentralbahn (SBB Group)

Innovation barrier Tradition: How the Rail industrie is restraining itself

Stefan Wehinger, CEO, RailExpertsGroup (German)

12.15 - 13.15

Lunch Break and Networking in the Exhibition

13.15 - 13.35

Internet of Trains - How trains will be data-driven

Gerhard Kreß, Director Mobility Data Services, Siemens AG

Passenger of the Future – Challenges for OEMs and Operators in THE connected train

Dr. Alexander Bödcher, Industry Director Aeronautics, Space, Defense & Railway, Altran GmbH & Co. KG (German)

13.35 - 13.55

Supply Chain AGILITY – A Journey TOWARDS INDUSTRY 4.0?

Stefan Treiber, Managing Director, candidus GmbH
Roland Becker, Head of Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Knorr Bremse

Next-Generation Train: Innovations for Rail Vehicles

Dr. Joachim Winter, Project Lead Next-Generation Train, German Aerospace Center (German)

13.55 - 14.15

“Make in India”: Cyient-Rangsons Electronics Manufacturing Service and Opportunities for the Rail Industry

Sanjay Sharma, VP & Head of Product Realization, Cyient
P. S. Gangadhar, First Secretary (Economic & Commercial), Embassy of India, Berlin

MTCS – Faster Rail Services with SIL 4 Open Train Control System

Mathias Beer, Director Global Technical Solutions, MEN Mikro Elektronik GmbH (English)

14.15 - 14.45

Coffee Break and Networking in the Exhibition

14.45 - 15.15

Early Mover Experience

Shadi Malak, Acting CEO, Etihad Rail DB

International Perspective


15.15 - 15.45

Process reliability for the railway infrastructure

Johannes Max-Theurer, CEO, Plasser & Theurer

Infrastructure Perspective


15.45 - 16.15

Increasing competitiveness by applying digital technologies - using the example of rail cargo transportation

Dr. Martin Lange, Member of the Board of Directors, Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH

System Supplier Perspective


16.15 - 16.30

Short Bio Break

16.30 - 17.00

Automotive meets Rail – Automotive Technology to meet future Demands of the Railway Market

Bernhard Bihr, President, Bosch Engineering GmbH

Automotive Perspective


17.00 - 17.30

Future Challenges in Quality Assurance for Rail Vehicles, following Aviation Industry learnings

Gorden Falk, Security and Quality Management, Deutsche Bahn AG

Aviation Perspective



Closing Address

Prof. Dr. Johannes Walther, CEO, Institut für Produktionsmanagement





All content subject to change. Official conference languages: German & English.