Senior Expert Track Technology, Plasser&Theurer
DR. FLORIAN AUER studied civil engineering at Graz University of Technology and obtained a doctorate with a focus on transport technology. From 2002 to 2012, Dr. Auer completed various positions at ÖBB Infrastruktur AG in the field of track maintenance. Since 2012 he has been a Senior Expert Track Technology at Plasser & Theurer.
Director Global Technical Solutions, MEN Mikro Elektronik GmbH
MATHIAS BEER, Electrical Engineer, supported MEN Mikro Elektronik GmbH for several years in the fields of Project and Product Management in various railway projects, before he took over the function as Head of Product Management for three years. In the following he has served as Director Customer Relationship for two years. Since 2015, Mathias Beer was appointed as Director of Global Technical Solutions und Global Marketing.
Head of International Procurement Office Asia, Deutsche Bahn AG
MICHAEL BOBACK studied European Business Administration in Berlin and Cambridge and has been active for Deutsche Bahn AG since 1999. After working in various functions in the vehicle spare part procurement section he is responsible for internationalizing the supplier base since 2012. Since September 2015 he serves as Head of International Procurement Office Asia (Shanghai) of Deutsche Bahn AG.
Global Industry Leader Rail, T-Systems
MANFRED BOCK is the Global Industry Leader Rail at T-Systems, Berlin and joined T-Systems 2009. He is responsible for the global development of the vertical railway portfolio e.g. pilot projects for predictive analytics as well as platform and process development. Manfred’s career includes leadership roles at Thales Information Systems and Comparex Deutschland GmbH.
Project Manager 3D Printing, Deutsche Bahn AG
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 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.
Vice President Support Railway Operations, Knorr-Bremse
DR.-ING GERT FREGIEN has performed in various functions in the railway industry after finishing his PhD at RWTH Aachen. He had intermediation station at PA Consulting and DB Fernverkehr AG for nine years. Since April 2012, he has been responsible for the support of railway operators and the innovation and technology division at Knorr-Bremse SfS.
Group Sector Director – Rail, Infrastructure & Transport, Altran
Mike Greenan is the Director in charge of Altran’s global Rail & Transport strategy. He has managed Altran’s provision of engineering services to clients in Rail & Transport for the past 10 years. Previously he also managed UK client engagements in Rail, Aerospace, Nuclear and Medical sectors. Mike started his career as a software engineer, developing critical Systems.
Graduate Physicist, Sales Manager, Consist Software Solutions GmbH
With more than 20 years of experience in the areas of hardware, software and security project management, the graduate physicist Asmus Hammer supports his customers as sales manager with Consist. "Understanding the customer" is the basis for a trusting and successful cooperation. Topics in consulting: big data, business analytics, digitization and security
Vice President Sustainable Mobility, ABB AG
DR. FABIAN HESS studied physics, philosophy and business administration in Heidelberg and Hamburg. Prior to joining ABB in 2009, he held various positions in telecommunications in Germany and China. From 2012 to 2016, he managed ABB's Power Conversion division in Germany. He has been Managing Director of ABB Solar GmbH since July 2015; since January 2017 he has been responsible for the Sustainable Mobility segment in Germany.
Member of the Management Board, Karl Berrang GmbH
JOACHIM HERMES, born in 1968, joined the Berrang Group in 1999. Prior to that, he took responsibility in different positions within the fastener industry. Joachim Hermes is member of the board of the Berrang Group and responsible for marketing and sales, engineering and logistics.
Business Development Manager Industry, EOS GmbH
DR. MATTHIAS HOEH is a physicist and researcher at the universities of Heidelberg and Darmstadt. Since 2012 he has been working as a product manager for test systems in electronics manufacturing. In 2016 it has arrived in additive production. For EOS, the leading manufacturer of high-end solutions in industrial 3D printing, he is active as a business development manager in the mobility sector.
Bram Kuijpers is a Partner at the Parthenon-EY Rotterdam office, holds his masters in Mechanical Enginering from Delft University of Technology and participated in Management of Transportation Program at Chalmers University. He has more than fifteen years of strategy consulting experience and supported multiple European public transport companies.
CIO, DB AG
DR. EBERHARD KURZ has been CIO of DB AG since August 2014. He has been a Chief Business Consultant at SAP Germany since 2013 and from 2011 to 2013 as CIO Western Europe at Thomas Cook. Prior to this, he worked for DB Passenger Transport from 2001 to 2011, initially as Head of IT Marketing / Sales and subsequently as CIO of the Department
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.
Project leader 3D-Printing, Deutsche Bahn AG
As project leader of 3D printing, Florens Lichte is responsible for the implementation of 3D printing at Deutsche Bahn AG. Before that, the graduate engineer worked at DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung, business unit industrial engineering. With more than six years experience in metal engineering he has a great affinity for issues concerning production.
Head of Procurement 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.
Head of Engineering and Plant Engineering STE, CTO (I.NPS) / CTO Infrastructure DB AG (IT)
Since 2011, KLAUS MÜLLER has been the Chief Technology Officer of DB Netz AG and DB AG's Infrastructure Division. He is responsible for about 1300 technology products from the telecommunication, control and safety engineering, railway engineering and information technology sectors, and is designing a holistic technology strategy for the infrastructure.
CEO, HARTING Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
Stefan Olding studied electrical engineering at Unversity of applied Science Osnabrück. During his career he served in different functions in sales & technology divisions of leading companies in the control engineering and automation technology industry. Since early 2016 he serves as CEO at HARTING Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG.
Head of Business Development & Consulting, CIMPA PLM Services
DR. ARNE OSTERMANN, born in 1970, began his career at Mercedes Benz in the department of Production Planning and Material Flow Simulation. In the following he was working in planning and management positions in various service companies on logistics,production and fiber composite topics, amongst other at the Hermes Logistics group and, since 2004, at the CIMPA GmbH. In the beginning of 2014 he was appointed Head of CAE / CAD Solutions. Since mid 2014 Dr. Ostermann is now responsible for the department of Business Development & Consulting.
Head of Sales Data Services, Siemens AG
GERHARD PAAL has over 15 years experience in the telecommunications industry, where he was responsible for the distribution of billing, charging systems at Siemens and Nokia. Since 2015, he has been responsible for sales of digital services, in the Mobility Division of Siemens AG. His focus is on the distribution of digital solutions for data analysis and predictive service in the railway sector.
CEO, SupplyOn AG
MARKUS QUICKEN is Chief Executive Officer of SupplyOn and responsible for Sales and 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, specialising in communication engineering, at the RWTH (Rhine Westphalia Technical College) in Aachen.
VP global marketing and communications, SLM Solutions
After running a Prototype shop and serving as QA-manager in production of midsize companies Stefan Ritt started to work as product manager in sales. Since now 18 years he is one of the globally known faces in the AM industry and works as the global head of marketing and communications for SLM Solutions group.
HELMUT SCHMID works at RIB since september 2015 and is responsible for Research & Development and Technology & Innovation as CTO. Mr. Schmid has extensive experience in various industries (IT, Finance, Automotive). Before joining RIB, Mr. Schmid was responsible for UBS AG as managing director for Risk Control/ Compliance.
Vice President Spare Part Services, Siemens AG
TORSTEN WEHRKAMP is responsible for the spare parts services of Siemens Mobility. Previously, he held various sales management functions at Siemens and abroad. Since 2014 Siemens is using Mobility Additive Manufacturing to manufacture spare parts.
Vice President Systems and Components division, Bosch Engineering GmbH
Berthold Steinmann has been Vice President of the Systems and Components division at Bosch Engineering GmbH since 2013. He also oversees the off-road and rail-technology markets. Bosch Engineering GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. Since 1999, Bosch Engineering GmbH has offered engineering services not only for powertrains, but also for systems that enhance safety and comfort as well as electrical and electronic systems based on tried-and-true Bosch technologies used in large-scale production. In addition, the company is a systems development partner for the automotive industry. Steinmann previously held various management positions within the Bosch Group in automotive systems development as well as the development and calibration of engine management systems. He earned his degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern.
Project Manager Next Generation Train, German Aerospace Center
DR.-ING. JOACHIM WINTER worked from 1987-2001 within the Daimler group in various management positions in the aviation and vehicle research field. From 2001 until 2008 he worked at Bombardier Transportation Signal, since 2006 as Director Telematics in Mannheim. Since 2008 he is Project Leader from the „Next Generation Train“ concept of the German Aerospace Center in Stuttgart, since 2013 as Senior Scientist.