Director of Technology & Innovation, Plasser & Theurer, Export von Bahnbaumaschinen Gesellschaft m.b.H.
Florian Auer joined Plasser & Theurer in 2012. He has been Director of Technology and Innovation since 2018. Prior to his role at Plasser & Theurer, Mr. Auer worked in the Infrastructure Management section at Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB).
Managing Director + Head of Design, N+P Design
In her position as Managing Director of N + P Design, Christiane Bausback works on the development of holistic user experience solutions, which have their foundation in the synergy of brands, users and stakeholders. She is constantly addressing relevant issues related to the evolution of the role of design. Many of her designs have been awarded with international design prizes.
Head of 3D Printing, Deutsche Bahn AG & CEO, Mobility goes Additive
STEFANIE BRICKWEDE is passionate about the introduction of 3D printing at Deutsche Bahn AG and is responsable for the development and setting of the international network "Mobility goes Additive". The graduate economist started her career in the mobility sector in 1998 and worked in various project management and management positions.
Senior Account Executive, Celonis SE
Matthias Drebes spent his initial years working abroad in Dublin at IBM and London at AppDynamics. As an expert for Transformation & Process Mining he is currently supporting Key Accounts within Travel and Transportation for Celonis
Managing Director, DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung
Gorden Falk went through several positions in the aviation industry after finishing his studies in aircraft constructions, starting as contruction engineer, over working as Vice President A380 to being Vice President Integration Configuration. In 2012 he joined Deutsche Bahn AG as Head of Planning, Strategy and Monitoring. In July 2014 Mr. Falk became Chief Quality Officer of Deutsche Bahn AG. In May 2016 he was promoted as Head of Rolling Stock And Spareparts Pocurement.
CEO, GS1 Germany GmbH
Thomas Fell has been Managing Director/CEO of GS1 Germany GmbH, which is known for its EAN Barcode and working closely with the manufacturing and retail industries, since 2017. An acknowledged expert in the field of retail, Fell is driving standardisation in the e-commerce sector and other industries while taking into account innovative technologies like Blockchain and IoT.
Head of DB Environment, Deutsche Bahn AG
Andreas Gehlhaar has served as the head of the Environment unit since 2016 and became the noise control officer of Deutsche Bahn AG in 2017. In these functions, he is responsible for Deutsche Bahn's environmental strategy and its implementation in operations with a focus on climate, noise prevention and conservation.
Senior Vice President New Technologies, HARTING Stiftung & Co. KG
Since 2019 Uwe Gräff is Senior Vice President New Technologies of HARTING Stiftung & Co. KG. Before he was Managing Director of HARTING Electric GmbH & Co. KG and HARTING IT Software Development GmbH & Co. KG.
Head of Railway Engineering & Business Development Transport Systems, in-tech GmbH
Rainer Grimm is since 2015 responsible for the Transport System business at in-tech, focussing on Systems-, Software- und Safety Engineering for railway vehicles. He has extensive experience in software development for safety critical and mission critical Embedded Systems. Since 2005 he was holding several management positions in Engineering business.
Head of Infrastructure Procurement, Deutsche Bahn AG
Jan Grothe initially worked as a consultant after studying business administration. In 2001 he moved to DB AG to set up the e-procurement systems. Afterwards he managed 2 regions as purchasing manager as well as supplier management and quality assurance. Since 2014, he has been responsible for the principles, strategy and IT systems in procurement at DB AG and founded the IPO in Shanghai.
Senior Manager Digital Transformation, Consist Software Solutions GmbH
With more than 20 years experience in hardware, software and security project management, Dipl.-Phys. Asmus Hammer supports as consultant for digitalization projects of the company Consist his customers. To really understand the customer is the basis for a trusting and successful cooperation.
Project Director ETCS & ATO, ALSTOM
MATTHIAS HANDSCHIN graduated as an electrical engineer and had various positions on the operators' and industry's side. He headed Alstom in Switzerland with the projects of ETCS for SBB and the automatic metro for the city of Lausanne. He is now Project Director ETCS & ATO.
CEO & Owner, EBK Gruppe
DANIEL HEIDRICH studied Engineering Management and began his career at the Siemens AG. In 2007 he joined the Management Board of EBK Krüger and took over the manufacturing mid-sized company in 2014. Moreover, in cooperation with professors and students of the German university HTW Berlin he founded a startup which programmes software for measurement and visualisation purposes of supply chain processes.
CEO, VBB Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH
Susanne Henckel has been the CEO of VBB Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH - the public transport authority of the German metropolitan region - since 2014. Being an expert in urban and transport planning, she has, among other things, worked as managing director for BAG-SPNV, the German representation of public transport commissioning bodies from 2010 to 2014.
Lead Data Scientist, SKF GmbH
Lukas Köping started his career in SKF in April 2017 as Data Scientist in the IoT Team. Since the beginning of 2019, he has worked as the lead data scientist in the central Analytics & Visualization team, where he supports the automatization of SKF's condition monitoring systems through the integration of machine learning. Lukas Köping studied computer science in Würzburg and did his doctorate in the field of pattern recognition and machine learning.
Head of Additive Manufacturing, Siemens Mobility GmbH
Michael Kuczmik has more than 18 years experience in product development and manufacturing technologies. Since 2013 he is responsible for the AM Center of Competence within Siemens Mobility Customer Services. His experience includes service business, rail and AM know-how.
Head of Rolling Stock and Spare Parts Procurement, Deutsche Bahn AG
DR. TORSTEN LATZ studied physics and graduated with an emphasis on “Quantum Optics and Laser Spectroscopy”. Following his research and teaching career, he spent nine years in an international consulting firm before joining the Deutsche Bahn AG in 2008. From 2011 until 2014 he was responsible for the product segment Procurement Rail Vehicle Repair Parts. Since 2014 he is Head of Procurement Rail Infrastrucure.
Development Director of the CATO IT system for DAS, ICC, ATO, Transrail Sweden AB
CTO and founder of Transrail. Per has a long career within the railway industry in Sweden and international as head of engineering departments, standardisation, development and consultancy. Transrail is today focused on global implementations of CATO, an advanced and versatile system for punctual and eco-efficient railway traffic operation.
Associate Vice President Transportation BU, Cyient
Having joined Cyient in 2007, Beatrice is responsible for global sales and business development for our Transportation Business Unit and as part of the strategy council developing and implementing the strategy and value proposition for this key industry at Cyient. In 2016, Beatrice has been additionally appointed as Managing Director and board member of Cyient GmbH, based in Stuttgart, Germany. Prior to Cyient, Beatrice has held various roles in business and customer relationship management after graduating in psychology and economics at the University of Tuebingen.
Head of Service Department Technology, DB Energie GmbH
Martin Lemke has been Head of the Technology Service Division of DB Energie GmbH since 2015 and is authorised signatory. After studying electrical engineering at the Technical University of Berlin and working in consulting, he has held various positions at DB Energie since 2002.
Head of Purchasing General Demands and Services, Deutsche Bahn AG
RALF LÜTHI studied engineering management at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Following to that he exercised various management functions in the IT industry, in the aviation and aerospace industry and in the defense industry in the fields of consulting, organizational management, supply chain management and purchasing. In 2003 he joined the DB group and is currently Head of Procurement General Demands and Services.
BDM Rail, Advantech
30 years of management, sales, marketing and technical in international, customer-focused roles providing new technology. Industrial computing, real-time control; engineering; telecommunications, communications and networking; wireless technologies; protocols; IoT. On-board, trackside and station hardware and communications for OEMs, SIs and operators, metro & high-speed rail.
Key Account Director Deutsche Bahn Railway Technology, Director Sales & Business Development Domestic & International, Thales Deutschland GmbH
Stefan Orlinski graduated in electrical engineering and has been working for Thales since 1993. After several management positions, Stefan Orlinski is responsible for sales & business development domestic and international within the transportation business of Thales Deutschland.
CEO, DB Fernverkehr AG
DR. MICHAEL PETERSON has been CEO of DB Fernverkehr AG since August 2019. From 2016 to July 2019, he served as Chief Marketing Officer of DB Fernverkehr AG and, as Head of Product Management from 2014, was responsible for the development and implementation of the product image. Previously, he was a partner at the strategy consultancy Booz & Company in Düsseldorf.
CEO, SupplyOn AG
Markus Quicken is CEO of SupplyOn and responsible for Corporate Development, Sales, Customer Services as well as Finance & Controlling. Before joining SupplyOn in 2000 he was employed at the Mannesmann Group. He is a certified engineer and studied electrical engineering, specializing in communication engineering, at the RWTH (Rhine Westphalia Technical College) in Aachen.
Director Industry Market Development, QlikTech GmbH
Jürgen Schön works for Qlik as a Director Industry Market Development. In this role Mr. Schön act as a senior advisor when it comes to mobility scenarios, digital transformation in combination with data analytics. He is familiar with the needs along the value chain, his focus is on Mobility Solutions. Mr. Schön is an international expert for business- and IT-challenges.
Manager Platform and Business Development Alternative Drives for Regional Multiple Units, Siemens Mobility GmbH
JOCHEN STEINBAUER, graduated in electrical engineering at the University of Erlangen and is with Siemens Mobility since 2003. After positions in railway electrification and turnkey systems he is an expert in catenary free operations since 2009. In March 2017 he took over the responsibility for the development of hybrid regional trains – battery and hydrogen.
Chief Digital Officer, Deutsche Bahn AG
Since April 2017 CDO of DB AG. He heads the Competence Center Digitization, is responsible for defining the group's digitization strategy, and promotes the development of a digital ecosystem within the company. He also initiates and manages the development of a portfolio of new digital business models. Stefan Stroh was previously a partner at PwC Strategy& in Frankfurt am Main.
Senior Manager - Business Development, Cyient
Harshita Tiwari is the Strategy & Business Development Manager for Transportation Business Unit (BU). She has been involved in developing and implementing the strategy and value proposition for this key industry at Cyient.
Business Development Transportation Europe North, ALE Deutschland GmbH
Klaus Tschritter, Dipl.-Oec, has been working in different international position in industry and consultancy. Today he is with Alcatel Lucent Enterprise and in charge of business development transportation solutions in Europe North.
Head of Equipment & Electrical Engineering, SPITZKE SE, CEO, SPITZKE FAHRWEGSYSTEME GmbH
Dr. Alexander von Lieven joined SPITZKE as logistics manager after having worked in logistics and consulting. Since 2011, he is responsible for the concrete sleeper and mast production plant in Möllenhagen as Managing Director of SPITZKE Fahrwegsysteme GmbH. In addition he is responsible for the electrical engineering division of SPITZKE SE, since 2015.
Head of Department Signalling & Integrated Systems, TÜV Rheinland InterTraffic GmbH
Peter Wigger, Division Manager at TÜV Rheinland - has over 25 years of experience in the assessment and certification of railway systems and its sub-systems, project manager of metro projects as well as global business development and sales experience, in particular in the areas automatic operation and functional safety.
Technical Consultant GSC, Stratasys GmbH
Stefan Zoller has been working for Stratasys since 2016, initially as Benchmark Engineer and now as Technical Consultant GSC. He has several years of experience in evaluation, design and customer service as well as project implementation with Additive Manufacturing in the sectors of automotive, aerospace, medical, consumer goods and prototyping.