Published on : Monday, October 1, 2018
UIC and UNIFE debate digital railway at International Railway Summit reunion breakfast International Railway Summit – Oct 01, 2018 14:00 BST .What a truly digitalised railway system should look like and how it can transform rail transport were debated at the International Railway Summit’s reunion breakfast, which took place at the Regent Hotel in Berlin on Wednesday 19 September.
Participants from the past six editions of the International Railway Summit held over the last five years were invited to the networking event on the second morning of InnoTrans 2018, and enjoyed food, as well as food for thought, in the luxurious surroundings of the five-star Regent.
Among the past attendees of the International Railway Summit present at the breakfast were invited speakers Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General of the International Union of Railways (UIC), and Philippe Citroën, Director General of the Association of the European Rail Industry (UNIFE), who both addressed the topic “Digital Railway: What is it?” with the help of moderator Simon Fletcher, Director Standardisation & Coordinator Europe, UIC.
Contributing to the debate were a variety of experts representing international organisations, rail operators and solution providers including Andy Doherty, CTO of Network Rail, Mahendran Suppiah, General Manager Rail Operations of Malayan Railways and Enzo Blonk, Director Industry Engagement.