Accelerating Infrastructure Digitalization

Rolf Härdi and Thomas Böhm at IRS 10, 25.03.2021

At this year’s edition of the 10th International Railway Summit (IRS10) world-class speakers debated the most pressing issues facing the sector: the journey to post-COVID recovery, how we can build sustainable mobility systems, and the cutting-edge innovation that can realize transformative projects.

In this session, Rolf Härdi, CTIO, Strategy, Innovation and New Technologies, Deutsche Bahn AG presents DB’s holistic approach to digitalization. From piloting value-adding applications built on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Digital Twins, and sensor technology among others, to utilizing the "digital foundations", such as connectivity and cloud services. Rolf also highlights DB’s track record of collaborating with over one hundred start-ups and being among the first railway companies to successfully bring start-up innovation into commercial operations.

(Learn more about the KONUX – DB collaboration here)

Later, Thomas Böhm, Head of Product at KONUX talks about realizing the value of switch predictive maintenance and gives real-life examples of how the KONUX Predictive Maintenance System for Rail Switches improves availability and saves costs.

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