DIRK AHLBORN is the CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. (HTT) and the Founder and CEO of JumpStarter Inc. HTT designs and builds the hyperloop using JumpStarter’s crowd collaboration platform. It is thus able to leverage technology and a 600+ team of global experts to bring disruptive innovation to the transportation industry.
President, Bosch Engineering Group
BERNHARD BIHR has been president of Bosch Engineering Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH, since 2004. Before, Bihr was active in various leadership positions in calibration, development as well as sales within the Bosch Group. Bernhard Bihr is married and has three children. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich, Germany.
Head of Security Management, Kapsch
BERNHARD BRUCKNER is Head of Security Management at Kapsch and an expert in cyber security. With a passion for technology, 12 years of professional experience and a degree in telecoms & network technology he drives our efforts to strengthen security with and for our clients.
Dr. Josef Doppelbauer
Executive Director, European Union Agency for Railways
Dr. Josef Doppelbauer, Executive Director European Union Agency for Railways, Valenciennes (FR). 2002 to 2014 Bombardier transportation, Stockholm (SE) and Reading (UK), 2008 - 2014 global headquarters Berlin, Chief Technical Officer and Vice President Project Management. From 1987 to 2002 various technical and management functions with Alcatel, Vienna (AT) and Paris (FR).
ISCHTAR EL-RADHI studied business administration in France and Germany, focusing on transport management. She´s got extensive experience in project management, the international rail freight transport and implemented new technology solutions. Since 2016 she leads the special transport division at Forwardis GmbH.
Offerings Manager for Transport, Fujitsu
NIAL FINNEGAN is an IT professional with more than 20 years experience in the design and delivery of solutions across a wide range of industries including utilities, retail and financial services. For the past 7 years Nial has been an integral part of Fujitsu’s Transport Business, with responsibility for bringing new solutions and offerings to the transport market.
Member of the Executive Board andDirector Sales & Marketing, SKF GmbH
Since June 2015 STEFAN GLADECK is Director Sales & Marketing for the Industrial Market Central Europe and since July 2017 Member of the Executive Board at SKF GmbH. Before he held several leading positions at SKF, e.g. as head of the Railway Business Unit Germany. Gladeck studied Electrical Engineering and was afterwards active in various positions also international, e.g. at Siemens Mobility and Alstom Transport.
CEO, Forwardis GmbH
After several years working in the industry, since 2006 Philippe Golder works at SNCF. In 2011 he was appointed CEO of the SCNF representation in Germany. There he developed forwarding activities in rail freight in Europe, who operate under the name of Forwardis. 2013 he finished his extra occupational MBA at Mannheim Business School / ESSEC.
Senator for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection, Federal state of Berlin
Regine Günther studied politics and history at the universities of Heidelberg, Madrid and Berlin. From 1999-2015 she acted as director of Climate Protection and Energy at WWF. Since December 8th 2016 she is the senator for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection in Berlin.
Prof. Dr. Uwe Höft
Professor of Marketing, Innovation Management and System Railway
Prof. Dr. Uwe Höft studied industrial engineering in Darmstadt and promoted at the Freie Universität Berlin. Since 1995 he is a professor at TH Brandenburg. There he set up the course of studies in technology and innovation management. He is focused on B2B marketing, innovation management and the rail system. Prof. Dr. Höft is the publisher of the private railway magazine.
Director Sales, Marketing & Customer Services, LIEBHERR-Transportation Systems GmbH & Co KG
DIRK JUNGHANS started his professional career at ABB. Since 2001 he has been working in the field of climatisation solutions for rail vehicles. In 2006 he joined the Liebherr Group. Today he is proxy holder at Liebherr-Transportation Systems GmbH & Co KG in Korneuburg as well as CEO of the subsidiary in Mannheim. Dirk Junghans is Dipl.-Ing. in Electrical Engineering with a degree from the Technical University Dresden.
Advisor for Quality Standards, Deutsche Bahn AG
GREGOR KOLOKEWITZSCH was born on June 6, 1986 in Berlin. After studying industrial engineering with a focus on transportation at the TU Berlin, he joined Deutsche Bahn AG in 2012. For more than 4 years now, he has been working in the group function of safety and quality management, in the area of quality principles and quality standards.
RALF MEINSEN has 35 years of experience in the railway industry. Within various projects he was able to develop guidelines and requirements for the rail markets in Europe, Middle East as well as South-West Africa and gained brought knowledge on the structural difference of the various national rail markets.
Dr. Ben Moebius
Managing Director, Verband der Bahnindustrie in Deutschland (VDB)
DR. BEN MOEBIUS acts as Managing Director of the German Railway Industry Association since May 2015. He studied Politics and History in Hamburg, Bamberg and Cambridge. From 2008 until 2015 he served as department head for the topics mobility, infrastructure, telecommunications and digital economy at the Federal Association of German Industry (BDI).
CEO, GS1 Germany GmbH
JÖRG PRETZEL is CEO at GS1 Germany GmbH since 2001. The company is amongst other know for the EAN-Barcode and as cooperation platform for actors of the Supply Chain. Before Pretzel was amongst other active at Herlitz PBS AG and Uvex GmbH in management positions.
President, German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturer´s Association
MICHAEL ZIESEMER has been President of the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturer´s Association as well as Vice President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) since 2014. The graduated communications engineer had various positions in the electrical industry before he came to Endress + Hauser in 1981. Since 2008 he has been COO, and in 2016 he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Group.