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.
Head of Program Digital Rail for Germany, Deutsche Bahn AG
KAY EULER is CTO and CQO of Deutsche Bahn AG. Previously, he had been the Director of Rail Production at DB Regio AG since 2009. Since 1996 he has worked for the DB Group, including Railion Deutschland AG and DB Services GmbH. In 2004 he moved to DB Netz AG, where he was Head of Production Planning and Control, Head of the Regional Networks business unit and Programme Manager ProNetz.
Head of Rolling Stock And Spareparts Pocurement, Deutsche Bahn AG
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 Principles and IT Systems 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.
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.
Dr. Lukas Köping
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.
Dr. Torsten Latz
Head of Procurement Rail Infrastrucure, 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.
Associate Vice President Transportation BU, Cyient
BEATRICE LIPPUS is the Head of Global Sales, Business Development and Marketing for Transportation Business Unit (BU). She is also part of the strategy council, developing and implementing the strategy and value proposition for this key industry at Cyient. In 2016, Beatrice was appointed as Managing Director, since then she has also been part of the board of Cyient GmbH (based in Leonberg, Germany). Beatrice joined Cyient in 2007 as part of the sales team in Europe. Since then, and being in different roles, she was responsible for customer relationship management and new business development in EMEA across various industries such as Aerospace and Defense, Semiconductor and Consumer & Medical.
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.
Dr. Michael Peterson
Executive Board Marketing, DB Fernverkehr AG
DR. MICHAEL PETERSON has been Member of the Executive Board Marketing at DB Fernverkehr AG since April 2016. As Head of Product Management at DB Fernverkehr AG, he has been responsible for the development and implementation of the product image since 2014. Previously, he was a partner at the strategy consultancy Booz & Company in Düsseldorf. He received his doctorate in business administration at the University of Oldenburg.
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.
Dr. Alexander von Lieven
Head of Equipment & Electrical Engineering, CEO, SPITZKE SE, 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.
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.