Market Strategy and Communication at DB Regional Trains (DB Regio)
DB Regio AG
Julian is a leading part of the ideas train project since its start in 2016.
He manages rollout projects that bring elements and concepts from the ideas train into rolling stock through redesigns or new train provisioning. With his background as an industrial designer he achieves the perfect fusion of technical benefit and aesthetical standards for the customers.
Principal Engineer, Structures and Materials, Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB)
Neil has over 30 years’ experience in rail vehicle mechanical engineering. Sponsored by Arup through university, he joined British Rail after graduation. Specialising initially in vehicle structures, Neil worked for successor organisations following BR’s privatisation (Atkins and Interfleet), including team leader and NoBo/DeBo signatory roles.
He joined the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) as Principal Engineer, Structures and Materials in 2018. Neil’s role includes standardisation in rail vehicle structures, fire and materials performance, as well as acting as technical lead on several of RSSB’s ongoing research projects. He is the convenor of the ISO working group on interior passive safety for rail vehicles, and chair of the UK mirror groups for vehicle structures and fire safety.
ICNG Projectmanager Rolling Stock, NS Techniek
Matthijs Keur has a 30+ year experience as a people and projects manager in rail vehicle engineering, both for new built and refurbishment of NS rolling stock.
Managing Director, Netwiss OG
Bernhard Rüger is the managing director of netwiss OG and has been intensively researching passenger behaviour on trains for over 20 years. Based on the extensive data set of over 400,000 passengers, he is regularly involved in vehicle projects as an expert and helps optimise vehicle layouts to reduce passenger changeover times, increase capacity, improve luggage accommodation and increase overall efficiency.
Artex offers mid-term refurbishment of train seats. A new seat generates about 205kg of CO2e compared to a refurbished seat that generates about 31kg of CO2e. The savings multiply by the number of seats on each train, which is usually around 10,000 but sometimes up to 100,000. In addition to climate benefits, refurbishment is around half the price compared to buying new seats.
At Artex, refurbishing train seats implies that the supporting structures in steel, aluminium or plastic are re-used, providing significant energy savings. The seats are reupholstered to the latest standards with great freedom of choice regarding customisation. Artex’s engineering team – with mechanical, textile, chemistry, design and product development competence – works with prototype makers, textile artisans and production personnel.
Artex’s facilities are in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Latvia, with around 500 people employed, refurbishing +20 000 seats yearly.
Refurbishment is a sustainable choice compared to discarding old seats and buying new ones. Yet we have taken our offering even further by repurposing the waste material from the old seats, such as foam and fabrics, for other products, e.g. sound absorbers and room dividers. Recirculating the material reduces the need for virgin materials and, therefore, the amount of Co2 emissions created in producing new materials. Artex delivers
For train owners and operators:
Sustainability and substantial cost savings compared to buying new seats
Lower maintenance costs in most cases
Design flexibility – the old seat will be comparable with a new
Full testing and documentation according to laws and standards, e.g. EN 45 545
Comfort – the seat will be perceived as a new seat
Satisfaction with being part of the pro-environmental movement.
Most projects involve stringent demands with respect to both environmental and safety standards. We are fully competent to deal with these aspects, and can act as collaborator here. The requirements that we master relate not only to textiles but also to associated areas such as foam, internal liners, wood and steel.
We are a large company (purchasing, for example, more than 200,000 metres of fabric each year) and this means that we achieve considerable economies of scale when purchasing. It is, therefore, often economically advantageous to leave the responsibility for all articles that are part of the finished product to us, rather than purchasing these yourself.
Head of Innovation and Strategy for Sustainability, milani design & consulting AG
Samuel Perret is Head of Innovation and Strategy for Sustainability at milani design & consulting AG. Driven by his passion for sustainable design solutions, the trained industrial designer completed a postgraduate degree in business administration and complemented his expertise with a CAS in environmental technology. Over the past fifteen years, Samuel has worked as a sustainability expert in various fields and roles, including as a consultant, program officer, and sustainability lecturer.
CEO, N + P Innovation Design GmbH
Christiane Bausback is CEO of N+P Innovation Design, a strategic innovation and design agency, based in Munich, Vienna and Atlanta. She works with a broad range of companies from start-ups to global players while focusing on holistic solutions that build businesses and transform industries. Over the years, she has garnered numerous awards including IDSA, Good Design, Red Dot, and iF. She served as a juror for several awards such as the renowned iF Award, EPD Award, as well as for the Cannes Lions. Parallel to her professional activities, she lectures in Germany and Switzerland and regularly presents keynote speeches, joins panel discussions, and is a mentor at innovation accelerators.
Managing Director, Switzerland and Germany
Markus has more than 20 years' experience in fire protection and has been with WAGNER since 2009.
He is a representant of Switzerland in many European and international ISO expert committees for fire protection, such as gas extinguishing, aerosol extinguishing or water mist.
Markus is a member of the Eurofeu Presidium and has a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering, plus a Masters Degree in Business Administration.
Chairman, Tricon Design
After graduating in interior design, Thomas became Art Director for a vehicle equipment company and founded TRICON AG in 2001.
In this time, Thomas has worked on a large number of projects for customers such as Alstom, Bombardier, CAF, CRRC, Kinkisharyo, Siemens, Stadler and Talgo.
Designer, TRICON Design AG
With a background in automotive engineering and industrial design, Marvin has worked at TRICON AG since 2009, servicing customers such as Bombardier, Stadler, CAF, CRRC, KinkiSharyo and Siemens.
Select projects include:
Streetcar TW4000 Hannover
Amtrak ICT Intercity Trainsets
Streetcar San Francisco
Metro Hong Kong
SIEMENS Desiro Fleet
Metro Doha, Qatar
RBS S7 “Worbla”
Weiwei is an innovative designer and strategist who has worked across a wide range of industries from consumer electronics and retail strategy to automotive, rail and aircraft cabin interiors. This cross-sector experience has enabled Weiwei to build knowledge and develop a specialism for innovation in the mobility sector, delivering programme management to clients at board level. During two decades at tangerine Weiwei has worked on over 20 rail projects. She now heads up the rail team at the studio, a position that has enabled her to form key partnerships with high-profile clients such as Volkswagen, CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles, Talgo and Heathrow Express.
Head of Design, Mormedi
Over 25 years experience using insight, design & technology to create innovative solutions for our dynamic, connected world.
Forming and building teams that develop products and services that span across the Physical - Digital, creating meaningful and magical user experiences for people in their everyday lives.
Growing teams and organisations by design.
Technical Director and Account Manager, Mormedi
Specialist in process engineering, technology, logic and planning.
Luis graduated as an aeronautical engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He has more than 27 years of experience working in the consulting field, both in software and services in international companies. Luis has extensive knowledge in process design and development of technological components in the mechanical field. In addition, he has experience leading heterogeneous teams, acting as a bridge between profiles as different as suppliers and manufacturers, engineering, commercial and marketing departments.
As an engineer, his experience covers the complete process from design, manufacturing, and calculation, to the economic aspects of engineering projects. In addition to a great experience leading projects as project manager.
A&CD Digital Design Manager, Alstom
Alexis Bonnet graduated from Strate, school of Design, and after 14 years in the digital field, first in automotive industry then in the railway universe, Alexis is today in charge of the digital design and infographics department at Alstom.
Passionate about challenges, he interacts every day with engineering, communication, marketing, and strategy department to define the future of mobility.
To serve this vision, Alexis likes to work in an international environment, leading multicultural teams as well as managing complex projects.
CEO, Design Studio neomind
Head of innovation and partnerships, Transport Focus
Ian Wright is Head of innovation and partnerships at Transport Focus. He has led much of the organisation’s work on rolling stock. Prior to this, Ian was Head of insight at Transport Focus, growing the organisation’s understanding of transport users. As an insight specialist Ian has spent his career dissecting customer experience across many sectors, be that transport, retail, financial services, energy, FMCG. This has been whilst working for client companies, research agencies, consultancies, and his own company. While it would be slightly misleading to claim a masterplan, there is a transport theme running through Ian’s CV- previous roles have also included a focus on air passengers, when at British Airways, and car drivers (Ford was the main client when at Goldfarb Consultants).