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Intelligent Rail Summit

NaplesItaly

Speakers

The Intelligent Rail Summit speakers include international researchers, manufacturers, infrastructure managers and many more.

Day 1 Speakers – Wayside Monitoring Systems

Maurizio Gentile, CEO RFI
Maurizio Gentile, CEO RFI
Maurizio Gentile, born in Sulmona (AQ) on 16/9/55, graduated in Hydraulic Engineering in Rome. After a period in which he worked as a designer profession of civil structures and Hydraulic (1981-1982) at the ICEC Group companies of Rome was engaged in the Railways Italian state in 1982 with the rank of Inspector following a public competition and assigned to…
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Andreas Schöbel, Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Transportation - Chairman Wayside Train Monitoring Systems
Andreas Schöbel, Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Transportation - Chairman Wayside Train Monitoring Systems
Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Transportation Programme Manager of the Intelligent Rail Summit 2016
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Stefano Ricci - Associate Professor Sapienza University of Rome, chairman Wayside Train Monitoring Systems
Stefano Ricci - Associate Professor Sapienza University of Rome, chairman Wayside Train Monitoring Systems
Stefano Ricci. Associate Professor at Sapienza Università di Roma – DICEA Department. Chair of Transport Engineering Education Area. Teacher of Railway Engineering, Maritime Transport, Science and Economics of Transports. Responsible of research groups on rail and maritime transport systems. Editor in Chief of Ingegneria Ferroviaria international scientific journal. Author of about 170 scientific publications.
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Antonio d’Agostino, European Railway Agency (ERA)
Antonio d’Agostino, European Railway Agency (ERA)
Antonio d’Agostino works, since October 2012, as Project Officer in the Safety Unit of the European Railway Agency. As project officer in the safety unit, he dealt with different topics: Training and workshops on EU Railway Safety regulatory framework; Training and workshops on the Railway Safety Management System; Training and workshops on the ECM Regulation 445/2011…
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Paul Bladon - VP Business Development, Wayside Inspection Devices Inc. (WID)
Paul Bladon - VP Business Development, Wayside Inspection Devices Inc. (WID)
Name: Paul Bladon Education: Bachelor of Economics (B.Ec), Adelaide University Career Summary: I am a railway expert with eighteen years’ experience in the railway and technology industries, primarily with projects related to wayside condition monitoring and studying the dynamic interaction of the train and track, and the resulting wear patterns. Particular areas of specialisation are…
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David Krasensky – STARMON s.r.o.
David Krasensky – STARMON s.r.o.
David Krasensky – Curriculum Vitae 2015 – today ABIRAIL CZ s.r.o. Project coordinator – research & development projects, preparing the proposals, coordinating the projects themselves, R&D work inherent to the projects 2013 – today Independent transport expert Business consultant – research & development, innovations, international projects; supporting the sales and marketing 2002 – 2013 OLTIS Group a.s. Business…
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Manfred Arndt, Chief Executive Officer, voestalpine SIGNALING
Manfred Arndt, Chief Executive Officer, voestalpine SIGNALING
Manfred Arndt, CEO, voestalpine SIGNALING Manfred Arndt, co-founder and CEO of former SST Signal & System Technik GmbH (SST), now voestalpine SIGNALING Siershahn GmbH, has 25 years of professional experience in Railway Diagnostic and Monitoring Technologies. Starting in 1986, after his studies of Telecommunication Engineering, Mr. Arndt worked for 7 years in electronic and software development. A senior…
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Nadia Mazzino - Vice President Innovation Projects, Ansaldo STS
Nadia Mazzino - Vice President Innovation Projects, Ansaldo STS
I have 23 years of experience in Ansaldo STS in the area of railway systems and integration. Starting as referent of a SW development team, then coordinating delivery activities, since 2007 I have the responsibility of the development of innovative solutions and products and of the participation to research projects and platforms, both European and…
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Michael Osterkamp - Progress Rail Inspection & Information Systems GmbH
Michael Osterkamp - Progress Rail Inspection & Information Systems GmbH
Michael Osterkamp is working since more than 16 years in the railway sector. His main focus is related to Train Inspection and SCADA Systems, including systems allowing preventive and predictive maintenance. He worked as Project and Product Manager in this area. Michael has a University Degree from the University of Oldenburg (Dipl.-Oec). Michael is working…
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Karl Åkerlund, Detector system specialist, Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration)
Karl Åkerlund, Detector system specialist, Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration)
Karl is working as a specialist within detector system at the Swedish Transport Administration, Trafikverket. He has earlier worked as a manager for Traffic Information and IT. He is now using his experience to identify and manage rolling stock with RFID and to create innovative services connected to the technology together with detector- and sensordata.…
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Prof. dr. Andrea Cusano - University of Sannio
Prof. dr. Andrea Cusano - University of Sannio
Andrea Cusano received Laurea degree cum Laude in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering and the Ph.D in Optoelectronics from University of Naples (Federico II, Italy). He is currently Associate Professor at the Engineering Department of University of Sannio where he and Prof. Cutolo co-founded the Optoelectronic Group since 2002. He has published over 120 journal articles and 150 refereed conference…
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Eduard Verhelst – Infrabel
Eduard Verhelst – Infrabel
After getting a master degree (Industrial Engineering) Ward Verhelst started working in a Noise & Vibration consultants company in Leuven, Belgium. For nearly 20 years in a wide range of projects dealing with Vibration & Noise problems, going from Heavy Industry, Paper mills, Steel Production, Oil production,  a wide experience was build up in Belgium…
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Arjan Rodenburg - Ricardo Rail
Arjan Rodenburg - Ricardo Rail
Arjan Rodenburg is an aeronautical engineer by trade with almost 15 years of experience in the rail industry. He has successfully applied his experience in the experimental testing of Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control systems for aircraft to the development and testing of a new system to automatically detect pantograph defects. Arjan specializes in…
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Day 2 Speakers – Infrastructure Measuring and Monitoring Systems

Marc Antoni, Rail System Department and the Rail System Forum of the UIC
Marc Antoni, Rail System Department and the Rail System Forum of the UIC
Direction of the Rail System Department and the Rail System Forum of the UIC The field of th rail System Department convers all the Technical aspeçts of infrastructure (track, Signalling, overheadline, traffic, S&C) and Rolling stock (structures, motorisation, braking) including Asset Management, Traffic Management, Safety and Security management and Innovation Management. Direction of the UIC…
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Matthias Landgraf, Technical University of Graz - Chairman Infra Monitoring Systems
Matthias Landgraf, Technical University of Graz - Chairman Infra Monitoring Systems
Research Associate Graz University of Technology October 2011 – Present (4 years 9 months) – Graz Investment Management railways, track geometry analysis, lifecycle management, track construction, road condition.
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Stefan Marschnig, Institute for Railway Engineering and Transport Economy Technical University of Graz - Chairman Infra Monitoring Systems
Stefan Marschnig, Institute for Railway Engineering and Transport Economy Technical University of Graz - Chairman Infra Monitoring Systems
Stefan Marschnig, born in 1975, finished his Civil Engineering studies in 2002 and joined the Institute for Railway Engineering and Transport Economy at Graz University of Technology. His thesis dealt with one special issue of Track Access Charges, namely a differentiated noise-emission quality factor and was published by the end of 2007 (book version 2008).…
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Gian Piero Pavirani - RFI (Rete Ferroviaria Italiana)
Gian Piero Pavirani - RFI (Rete Ferroviaria Italiana)
RFI – Rete Ferroviaria Italiana is the company of the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group with the public role of Infrastructure Manager, responsible for management and for safety of the rail traffic on the whole national network, track, stations and installations. In its role of Infrastructure Manager RFI allows the access to the railway network…
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Takashi Kashima - East Japan Railway Company
Takashi Kashima - East Japan Railway Company
EXPERIENCE East Japan Railway Company (JR East): 1997-Present The JR East Group has many assets and attributes with significant potential as growth drivers. Our railway network is about 7500km in length and has roughly 1700 railway stations used by approximately 16 million customers a day. The company operate safe and reliable train services every day…
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Krzysztof Wilczek - SBB
Krzysztof Wilczek - SBB
is asset manager track and, in his capacity as chief project manager, has also been responsible for the swissTAMP project since 2013. As well as heading up the data laboratory, he is also involved in the agile transformation of SBB.
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Giuseppe Aurisicchio, MerMec
Giuseppe Aurisicchio, MerMec
Speaker information Name: Giuseppe
 Aurisicchio Position: President, MER MEC UK & Area Sales Director in MER MEC S.p.A. Corporate Product Line Manager Company/Institute information Company/Institute name: MER MEC S.p.A. Company/Institute address: Via Oberdan, 70 Postal code: 70043 Monopoli (Italy) Direct telephone number: +39 080 9171 Website www.mermecgroup.com Brief curriculum vitae Mr. Giuseppe Aurisicchio is currently the…
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Christian Obexer – Plasser & Theurer
Christian Obexer – Plasser & Theurer
Project Manager Plasser Italiana
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Max Tarabin - Deputy Director at TVEMA
Max Tarabin - Deputy Director at TVEMA
SUMMARY Results driven leader with 14 years of experience in product and business development. Builds and runs high performance cross-functional teams of motivated expert professionals. Excellent skills in leadership and expertise in establishing partnerships and application of innovative approaches and solutions in different projects. EXPERIENCE TVEMA Group 2002 – Present TVEMA is the innovative company…
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Thomas Moshammer – Siemens AG
Thomas Moshammer – Siemens AG
Name: Dr. Thomas Moshammer Company: Siemens AG Österreich Education: 1986 – 1993 Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering at Technical University in Vienna, Austria 1993 -1998 Doctoral Thesis in Mechanical Engineering at Technical University in Graz, Austria 1997 Sabbatical at NASA Langley in Hampton, Virginia Experience: 1993 – 1998 Software Development Engineer for a CFD* code at AVL List…
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Jan Spännar - Trafikverket
Jan Spännar - Trafikverket
Jan Spännar, MSc in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering 1989, Licentiate of technology in Measurement Technology 2002 Track specialist within Trafikverket since 2002, from the beginning working with development and improving of measurement technology but from 2012 also focused on how to use data to increase the pro-active track maintenance. Read abstract
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Peter Juel Jensen - Banedanmark
Peter Juel Jensen - Banedanmark
After graduating as railroad engineer from the Technical University of Denmark in September 2010 as Railway Engineer (MScE), I has worked first as track system supervisor and now as project manager in the national Danish infrastructure manager Rail Net Denmark (Banedanmark). My responsibilities includes being PM for R&D projects, and being system administrator and primary…
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Day 3 Speakers – Big Data in Railway Operations

Markus Enzi, Technical University of Graz, Programme Manager - Chairman Big Data in Railways
Markus Enzi, Technical University of Graz, Programme Manager - Chairman Big Data in Railways
Project Senior Scientist, Technical University of Graz At the Graz Institute since 2005. 1995 – Matura at the HTBLA Ortweingasse, Graz 1995-2003 – Study of industrial engineering – civil engineering at the Technical University Graz 2004-2008 – Research assistant at the Institute of Construction Management and Economics of the Technical University of Graz 2005-2008 – Research assistant at…
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Gerhard Kreß
Gerhard Kreß
Gerhard Kreß works for Siemens Mobility Customer Service, responsible for data driven services. Prior he has focused on digitalization on Siemens corporate level and has extensive work experience in IT services and outsourcing. He started his professional career in McKinsey & Company and holds degrees both in Theoretical Physics and International Relations and European Studies…
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Prof. Diego Galar - Lulea University
Prof. Diego Galar - Lulea University
Prof. Diego Galar holds a M.Sc. in Telecommunications and a PhD degree in Design and Manufacturing from the University of Saragossa. He has been Professor in several universities, including the University of Saragossa or the European University of Madrid, researcher in the Department of Design and Manufacturing Engineering in the University of Saragossa, researcher also…
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Raymond Soeters – ProRail
Raymond Soeters – ProRail
Program Manager SpoorData – ProRail Raildata is a main ingredient for the logistical- en asset value chain in the dutch railsector. A value chain which has to optimize it’s costs and improve her performance strongly. The program of SpoorData is responsible for feeding these value chains with complete, consistent, actual and reliable data of the dutch…
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Pace Pietro - MerMec
Pace Pietro - MerMec
Mr. Pietro Pace has a wide experience in design and implementation of Railway Maintenance Management Data Analytics and Decision Support Systems. In the late ‘90s at MER MEC he designed and developed the first software solution to manage infrastructure and diagnostic data. Since then he has accumulated more than 15 years experience as project manager, domain consultant and asset…
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Steven Hagner - Industry Solution Executive Enterprise Software, ABB
Steven Hagner - Industry Solution Executive Enterprise Software, ABB
Industry Solution Executive Enterprise Software, ABB ABB is a pioneering technology leader that is writing the future of industrial digitalization. For more than four decades, we have been at the forefront, innovating digitally connected and enabled industrial equipment and systems. Every day, we drive efficiency, safety and productivity in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure globally. With…
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Georg Neuper - OeBB
Georg Neuper - OeBB
Georg Neuper (born in 1984) is responsible for LifeCycleManagement concerning all track assets at the Austrian Federal Railways (OEBB). He completed his Civil Engineering studies in 2008 and started working at OEBB as a track engineer specialised in LifeCycleCosting. From 2011 to 2015 he was, beside his OEBB function, scientific assistant at Graz University of…
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Patricia Marty - Head of Diagnostics, Sersa Group
Patricia Marty - Head of Diagnostics, Sersa Group
Personal Details Patricia Marty Place of origin: Unteriberg, Canton of Schwyz, CH Strengths Leadership experience In risk management and maintenance of infrastructure systems Generalist With the ability to quickly grasp myriad areas Crisis manager With clear oversight and solid observational skills Professional Experience Since 2014 Head of Diagnostics Sersa Group (Switzerland), Effretikon. Development of measurements…
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Florian Pototschnig - WienerLinien
Florian Pototschnig - WienerLinien
Asset Manager, department Infrastructure WORK EXPERIENCE 07/2013–Present Infrastructure Asset Manager, Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG, Vienna (Austria) EDUCATION AND TRAINING 09/2007–09/2013 Civil Engineering, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna (Austria) 02/2015–10/2015 Senior Process Manager, WIFI Wien, Vienna (Austria) Read abstract
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Daniel Dötzl - WienerLinien
Daniel Dötzl - WienerLinien
WORK EXPERIENCE 2014–Present: Data Management Consulter, Data Compiler Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG, Wien (Austria). Read abstract
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Sei Sakairi - JR East, Japan
Sei Sakairi - JR East, Japan
Curriculum Vitae 1995 – Joined East Japan Railway Company Through Vehicle Maintenance, Transport Management, Transport Planning 2006 – Frontier Service Development Laboratory” Related to IC Ticket “ 2010 – Customer Service Reformation Department 2013 – Senior Chief Researcher of Frontier Service Development Laboratory ”Related to Marketing and Big Data”
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Peter Boom, voestalpine SIGNALING
Peter Boom, voestalpine SIGNALING
Peter Boom holds over 25 years of experience within rail industry. He has been acting mainly on the interface between railway logistics and information. His team focuses on the improvement of managing railway assets, by implementing train monitoring systems at rail infrastructure managers and train operating companies, throughout the world. Peter is also involved in…
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Emanuele Fumeo – University Genoa
Emanuele Fumeo – University Genoa
Emanuele Fumeo is currently a PhD Student of the University of Genoa at the SmartLab laboratory on “Big Data Analytics for Railway Transportation Systems”. He received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Electronic Engineering at the University of Genoa in 2011 and 2014 respectively, where he subsequently became a PhD student in November 2014 in…
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