quattron at Speakers´Corner – InnoTrans 2018

This event is presented by quattron management consulting in cooperation with NEXTRAIL GmbH and Messe Berlin.

quattron and NEXTRAIL at Speakers´ Corner:

Presentation of the 5G concept paper and keynote speech on the technological challenges of rail transport

Dr. Silvio Döring (quattron)
Dr. Michael Leining (NEXTRAIL)
Tue. 18. September 2018 – 3 p.m.
(incl. coffee and cake)
Hall 14.2 | Berlin Trade Fair/Messe Berlin

Digital opportunities and challenges when applying 5G technology in rail passenger transport

In competition between different transport modes, effective use of travel time is gaining ever more importance.  Interruption-free communication and internet availability in the train are essential in this context. 5G technology with its high bandwidths and short latencies provides trains with outstanding opportunities for such Smart Mobility as well as for automation of rail operations with numerous rail-specific applications as Smart Rail. A concept paper prepared by quattron management consulting for the Cluster Bahntechnik of the Bavarian Cluster Campaign, which will be presented by Dr. Silvio Döring Managing Director of quattron), outlines the opportunities and challenges of 5G technology for Smart Mobility and Smart Rail.

ATO and ETCS – an ideal symbiosis?!

Automation of transport operations is another key issue for the future with regard to rail and road transport. Driverless cars and trucks are currently a major issue. Automatic Train Operation (ATO) has been well established in the rail sector for some time, but up to now has focused on niches in local transport. The objective of introducing automatic operation on a large scale in so-called mainline systems involves a fundamental change in requirements for system integration. Within a heterogenous system railway landscape operating existing systems as well as new systems such as ETCS, the number of interfaces increases with each new system integrated. Interaction of these systems and the key question “ATO and ETCS – an ideal symbiosis?!“ is looked at in detail by Dr. Michael Leining (Managing Director NEXTRAIL) in his keynote speech.

Visit us at the Cluster Bahntechnik joint stand

Come and visit quattron, NEXTRAIL and other companies of the quattron group at the joint stand of Cluster Bahntechnik, and find out more about the 5G concept paper as well as our portfolio in connection with the introduction of new technology and the replacement of old technology in the railway sector. Students, graduates and experts with professional experience can also find out about attractive job and career opportunities with companies of the quattron group.

If you have any questions about the keynote speech, feel free to send us an email in advance or visit quattron at the InnoTrans 2018 at the booth of Cluster Bahntechnik – City Cube A | 214.


Dr. Michael Leining / Managing Partner NEXTRAIL GmbH

Industrial engineer, specialized in railway signalling. In addition to engineering, his key skills in this sector involve supplier, maintenance and approval management as well as safety issues in accordance with CSM-VO. His technical expertise covers outdoor signalling facilities and alarm systems through to interlocking systems and the operating systems in control and safety technology. In the field of train protection systems, his focus is on the new European Train Control System ETCS and the respective radio system GSM-R. He also has extensive experience in the fields of ATO, CBTC and Cyber Security for safety-critical infrastructures. He previously held positions of responsibility with the Deutsche Bahn for control and safety technology as well as railway telecommunications. He also works at three universities as lecturer for railway signalling.

Dr. Silvio Döring / Managing Partner quattron management consulting GmbH

Attorney at law specialized in strategy development, organization and corporate finance as well as structuring and managing larger programs and projects. His areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, post merger integration and life cycle management. Dr. Döring also has extensive experience in business planning, investment planning/feasibility studies, renovation planning, conducting negotiations, integrated communication and supplier management. His industry specialization includes railway infrastructure, travel management, telecommunications and public sector mandates. He has been working as a consultant and lawyer in the international top management consulting sector since 1994 and was previously employed at companies such as Arthur D. Little International.

Participation is free for trade fair visitors.

The event is aimed at all specialists and executives, purchasing decision-makers and railway company strategists.

Important instructions:

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60 minutes of information from one source.

Speakers’ Corner gives trade visitors of InnoTrans the opportunity to find out about a diverse range of topics. Exhibitors have one-hour time slots, during which they can talk about a topic of their choice. Responsibility for format and content lies in the exhibitors’ hands. Company presentations or product launches; panel discussions or lectures – all are possible – just like at the famous role model in London’s Hyde Park.
Further information about the event can be found here: CLICK.

You’ll find us here:

Fairgrounds of Messe Berlin
Hall 14.2 directly at the East Entrance.
Start: 3 p.m.
Ending: 4 p.m.
Language: German/English