the number one event to match buyer requirements with expert solutions during the rail sectors digital evolution

COLOGNE | 31st MAY & 1st JUNE 2023

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Smart Data

Optimising smart data through harnessing the IoT for cost efficient predictive maintenance & fully optimised asset management

Celebrating its 5th year, The Rise of IoT & Big Data in Rail has firmly established itself as the Rail industry’s first class event to gain a clear and pragmatic idea about the digital challenge, how to overcome it and what are the opportunities that currently exist to take the next steps with guarantees.

Produced by Ben Holliday of Rotaia Media, the conference will explore the huge breadth of predictive maintenance as well as asset optimisation applications of big data. It will allow Infrastructure Managers and Train Operating Companies to understand how they can further benefit from setting in place the tools to harvest smart data utilised by the Internet of Things, to achieve their objectives of increasing capacity, improving reliability, minimising downtime and reducing maintenance costs.

Supported by in 2023

Deutsche Bahn
MRS Logística
network rail
OBB Infra
dutch railways
db netze
Infraestruturas de Portugal
db cargo
Eesti Raudtee
LTG Infra

It’s the one event I have to go to every year, it is a must attend. I highly recommend it!

Head of Asset Management | Irish Rail

Key Topics Include

  • Effectively deploying IoT data for predictive maintenance
  • Maximising the benefits of Big data for Asset Management
  • Using digital twins concepts to drive digital transformation
  • Modernising maintenance through data analytics and insight
  • How IoT tech will bring advancements in data collection and analysis to leverage digital trends
  • Optimising maintenance and operation planning through enhanced asset management
  • Ensuring the interconnectivity of IoT and Blockchain to ensure data security and an accurate ledger
  • 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
  • Tapping into all the opportunities that the Internet of Things makes possible
  • How to mitigate the big data Cyber Security risk
  • Key Indicators to measure the ROI on Railway Digitalisation

Highlights for 2023

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION GROUPS – An exclusive platform for you to sit alongside your fellow peers and discuss the latest challenges and solutions to overcome them

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS – Listen to some of the most successful digitalisation case studies between Railways and their Partners

NEW HIGH-LEVEL SPEAKERS – Hear from more of the industry’s leading experts and innovators from around the world

Why Now?

“The Internet of Things is without doubt the 4th Industrial Revolution, and its impact on the rail sector is already transforming operations”

A global industrial revolution is underway. Every business sector across the world is being impacted or transformed by digital advances. Many parts of the rail sector are already embracing these huge changes and are poised to further embrace the significant growth in data sets that can be harnessed. As a result, the operations and maintenance heads of Railways recognise the tremendous potential offered by effectively 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 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.

Infrastructure Owners and Train Operating Companies who are taking advantage of the opportunities offered by the IoT are already yielding huge benefits from their investments. However, new innovative technologies are increasing at a significant rate and Infrastructure Managers and Train Operating Companies must continue to grasp the many opportunities available to them in order to benefit from these continuing advances.

Perhaps some of the greatest opportunities for the rail sector exist in the logistics space. IoT tracking and processing options have multiplied over the years and have already reached billions of connected devices. The impact of IoT on the logistics sector already indicates the opportunities for huge improvements to end to end visibility, benefitting the end user.

The 2022 conference will assess the progress of the sector’s use of IoT to date, the level of its capabilities, practical steps on how to fully harness its growth, and how to alleviate the likely challenges to implementation.

The way in which we transport passengers and goods by rail is becoming 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 to overtake other transport providers by fully signing up to the digital world.

Partners in 2023