How do we achieve an efficient railway system in the digital era?
The IRS7 conference programme explores rail’s new digital landscape, giving delegates opportunities to learn, meet, and be inspired by fresh ideas during 14 hours of debate: from connecting rail to a wider network in smart cities to connecting countries and continents, from visions of the sector’s future to attracting the investment needed to make them a reality. Everything from 5G to 3D.
10:00 - 19:00
Delegates register at the IRS information desk in the main networking area of the summit
14:00 - 17:00
Skydeck at DB Systel - In the Skydeck, the creative heart of DB Systel, ideas are fine-tuned in the community, new technology brought to life, and innovations turned into real applications. ICE train maintenance depot at Frankfurt-Griesheim - Delegates will visit the maintenance depot of DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung where the high-speed ICE trains are kept in their best condition. Exact timings and additional site visit to be announced
19:00 - 19:30
19:30 - 22:00
Chief Technology Officer
Rolf was born in Switzerland and is an electro-mechanic by training. He started his career as R&D engineer at ABB and residential engineer at London Underground Central Line. After several management positions at Adtranz, he was responsible for the worldwide Engineering at BT Propulsion and Controls. 2008 he was appointed CEO at Sersa Group, an infrastructure company. 2012 he changed to Knorr-Bremse SfS GmbH and became the managing director. In August 2017 he became Chief Technology Innovation Officer at Deutsche Bahn AG.