Watch the Extended 2019 Event Highlights


28th & 29th May 2019
INFINITY Hotel & Conference Resort Munich, Germany



Following on from the tremendous success of the 2018 event, The Rise of IoT & Big Data in Rail produced by Ben Holliday will explore the huge breadth of both the predictive maintenance as well as the asset optimisation applications of big data, allowing Infrastructure Managers and Train Operating Companies to understand fully how they can benefit from setting in place the tools to harvest data through the Internet of Things from across the whole of their railway operations. For Infrastructure Managers and Train Operating Companies which have already implemented data capture systems, there will be the opportunity to consider how their current applications can be taken to the next level, and of course the opportunity to share both best practice and challenges with an audience of their peers.

Returning to Munich on the 28th & 29th May 2019, the conference once again represents an invaluable and timely opportunity for companies with digital expertise, to help the operations and maintenance heads of global rail Infrastructure Managers and Train Operating Companies to understand how to collect and properly exploit massive sets of data from every aspect of their operations to reduce costs, minimise downtime, increase capacity and improve services.

Supported by

SNCF Logistics
Deutsche Bahn
Network Rail
MRS Logistica
OBB Holding
DB Cargo

Ben, I would like to thank you very much for your excellent management of what has turned out to be a successful and highly stimulating conference. I am sure that everyone must have told you this. Your conference has been a great success in all possible respects.

Head of Division Railway Infrastructure Directorate, Lithuanian Railways

The whole day was very relevant and of great interest. It has been one of the best conferences I have attended

Head of Asset Management, Irish Rail

The conference was excellent and we have taken away several excellent leads from it. Next year is already in the diary!

Sales Manager, Perpetuum

We would like to thank you once more for organising this event in such a professional manner. We made many important contacts and obtained good leads to continue promoting our solutions. We are already looking forward to the event in Vienna in November.

Sales Leader, Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services GmbH

Very impressed that you managed to gather such as panel of contributors Ben! It was a big success!

Director Business Unit Rail, SNCF

It was a really good conference, very well organised by Ben Holliday and ROTAIA MEDIA, and great participation from across the rail industry.

Managing Associate (Transport) at Womble Bond Dickinson

Ben, amazing job you did there. Happy to have attended. It was great and instructive.

Sales & Marketing Director, MATISA

Very proud to have been both panellist and speaker for this successful conference The Rise of IoT & Big Data in Rail. We talked of digital in rail with high level experts, in front of a big audience. Thanks to Ben Holliday and his team for their nice welcome and perfect organisation all along the day!

Chief Innovation & Digital Officer, SNCF Logistics

Ben, I get invites for quite a few conferences, but very few of them are as relevant and interesting for the current challenges for the Rail industry as the program you put together. My sincere compliments and I would love to attend the conference.

Product Owner RTM Analytics, Afdeling Data & Analytics, NS

Key Topics Include

  • Effectively deploying IoT data for predictive maintenance
  • How IoT tech will bring advancements in data collection and analysis to leverage digital twins
  • Optimising maintenance and operation planning through enhanced asset management
  • Harvesting Big Data to reduce operational costs
  • Methods to improve reliability and availability of assets
  • Deploying Big Data to increase profitability
  • Strategies to increase performance and service life
  • Managing your assets smarter through preventive failure prediction
  • Why Blockchain technology is the latest innovation to add value to the rail sector
  • Tapping into all the opportunities that the Internet of Things makes possible
  • Threat or Opportunity? Mitigating the big data Cyber Security risk

NEW FOR 2019

  • TWO DAY CONFERENCE – giving you the opportunity to network with even more rail leaders to discuss the latest challenges and solutions to overcome them
  • NETWORKING DINNER (evening of Day 1) – providing you the platform to establish business relationships with existing and prospective partners and clients in an informal environment
  • ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION GROUPS – opportunity for you to sit with your fellow peers to tackle the latest industry challenges
  • MORE HIGH-LEVEL SPEAKERS – hear from more of the industry’s leading experts and pioneers


Limited opportunities exist at the conference for companies wishing to share their expertise, and ultimately to win business from the rail sector. The newly extended two-day conference will comprise of a series of formal presentations made to the entire audience, along with panel discussions where challenges and experiences will be shared, and solutions offered.

Brand new for 2019 are the round table discussion groups which will take place on the second day of the conference, enabling solution providers to enjoy an increased level of face-to-face time with rail sector heads to seek solutions to their operations and maintenance challenges.

Why Now?

The Internet of Things is without doubt the 4th Industrial Revolution, and its impact on the rail sector cannot be overestimated

A global industrial revolution is underway. Every business sector across the world, is being impacted by or transformed by digital advances. Some parts of the rail sector are already embracing these huge changes and are poised to further embrace the exponential growth in data sets that can be tapped. This is because their operations and maintenance heads recognise the tremendous potential offered by properly exploiting the data gleaned from the Internet of Things.

Those rail sector organisations now join the automotive or aviation sectors in recognising and embracing the now seismic shift towards a digital future. Big data is being harnessed to deliver an entire raft of cost reductions and service improvements, including vastly reduced downtime for maintenance; optimised scheduling, increased capacity, and even enabling new services.

Some Infrastructure Owners and Train Operating Companies though, are not yet taking advantage of the opportunities offered by the IoT and yet the rail sector is one which can benefit most from these advances.

The way in which we travel will soon become unrecognisable. The Internet of Things is without doubt the 4th Industrial Revolution, and its impact on the rail sector cannot be overestimated. Now is the time for the whole of the rail sector not just to keep up with, but indeed to overtake other transport providers by fully signing up to the digital world.

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