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Digital Evolution

Returning to the conference calendar for its fifth edition; Alpine Rail Optimisation produced by Ben Holliday has firmly established itself as the key event in people’s diaries to meet with the Infrastructure Managers and Rail Operators from the Alpine region in order to learn how speed of innovation and new intelligent technologies is vital to the future of their operational success.

This unique event will bring together the leading rail experts from the Austrian, Swiss, German, Italian and French Railways to discuss how they are optimising the latest digital trends to increase capacity, improve reliability, enhance availability and drive down maintenance costs.

The conference will not only address the concepts and lessons learned for digital success, but the importance of how data is harnessed through the IoT to develop a smart and intelligent infrastructure, as well as using it to enhance fleet management efficiency and the availability of rolling stock assets in the region.

Alpine Rail Optimisation provides the perfect stage on which to bring together those with the questions, and those with the answers. It’s an opportunity to share experiences – and for vital collaboration.

Supported by in 2023

Deutsche Bahn
DB Netze
DB Regio
Wiener Linien
SBB Cargo
BLS Cargo
Rail Cargo Group
DB Cargo
OBB Infra
obb technische services

I wanted to thank you for this fantastic event that you organised Ben. You have a very high standard and I think this event is unmissable! It was great to see the leading rail experts from all Alpine countries. We all need these discussions and debates around the issues of big data and IoT. I will convince my colleagues of the importance of this event as I think SNCF should be more present at events like yours!

Director of Engineering | SNCF

Key Topics Include

  • ÖBB’s four step approach to the digital twin of the railway infrastructure
  • DB Netz’s approach to digitalising infrastructure project delivery: BIM & more
  • SNCF’s Maintenance 4.0 strategy optimising telediagnostic & predictive maintenance
  • SBB’s planning pyramid to increasing more capacity for alpine rail
  • BLS Cargo’s method of harnessing innovation to digitalise railway assets
  • Trenitalia’s experience of using DMMS and WPMS to optimise maintenance operations
  • Wiener Linien’s data driven approach to manage investments in infrastructure
  • DB Regio’s organisational impact of digitalising ECM functions
  • SBB Cargo’s strategy of using shock data to reign in wagon pounding
  • ÖBB Infra’s approach to building smart tools to enable intelligent maintenance decisions
  • RFI’s tactics to take forward ERTMS to create a modern European railway system
  • DB Cargo’s Full Digital Freight Train Operation enabled with the Digital Automated Coupler
  • Rail Cargo Group’s innovation management strategy to increase opportunities

Our Partners in 2023