1 - 3 March 2021 - Rome, Italy
Prior to joining HS1, Dyan was the Chief Operating Officer at Govia Thameslink Railway.
Dyan has worked in several Senior Director roles at Network Rail including Route Managing Director of the West Coast Main Line and Director of Operations. She has over 30 years’ experience in the rail industry.
Dyan, 56, has a Masters in Transport and Logistics from Salford University and is a member of the Chartered Institute for Marketing and Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management. She is also a qualified Executive Coach.
Dyan has extensive experience in the Boardroom having sat on the Board of an NHS Trust for 5 years, been a Trustee for the Railway Children registered charity, and been a member of the British Transport Police Authority. Dyan is currently NED for East West Railway, a Member of the Advisory Panel to Crossrail and a Trustee for Women in Rail.
Originally from Wiltshire, Dyan is married and has three children and enjoys running, extreme walking and travel. Dyan is an active mentor and coach and is passionate about helping people develop their leadership skills.
Bertrand MINARY is Chief Innovation & Digital Officer at SNCF Logistics Rail & Multimodal Division (Fret SNCF, CapTrain, VIIA, VFLI), which is the 3rd rail freight company in Europe. Due to his important experience in Supply Chain, rail and Digital, he is in charge of reinventing rail freight business with added value, using Lean startup, UX and Agile approaches. He is also in charge of the management of innovation, to enable every worker to enhance the company.
He started at SNCF in 2000, as project leader dealing with freight techniques at an international level.
He began to work for Fret SNCF in 2006, as the Projects Manager for the CEO. He then had different rail freight operations positions over 10 years: customer center manager for automotive clients, Sales&Operations planning program manager, operations manager for Fret SNCF in the Rhone Alpes region (270 employees – 280,000 wagons per year).
He previously worked at Michelin as Supply Chain Manager.
Bertrand MINARY graduated in Transport and Logistics. He also teaches logistics and international transport in engineering schools (Ecole Centrale de Lille, ESTACA) and IAE Business School in Lyon.
He was certified on July 2018 as “Digital Transformation Facilitator” by Nextexplo / ESC Paris, one of the first courses dedicated to digital transformation in Europe.
Rail Cyber Security Expert, with 15 years of experience in several mega infrastructure projects and operations in the middle east region, in which 11 years in GCC region, in several sectors such as Transportation and Government.
Speaker in international conferences in USA, Middle East, Europe, and Asia covering subjects related to management of cyber security in critical infrastructure:
Liam Henderson built on his transport planning career in 2016 to found The Rail Innovation Group to develop an ecosystem of start-up tech companies in rail. He has built relationships across the rail and tech sectors to promote the role small digital suppliers have in solving challenges faced by rail and mobility providers. In under four years, the organisation has secured endorsement and consultation from public sector bodies keen to support the community. In 2019 Liam launched the Recognised Innovation Scheme to highlight leaders in cultural change within industry, and suppliers driving through creative solutions. He also developed the Start-Up Rail programme - an initiative to discover and promote new start-up talent from around the UK's tech communities, beyond traditional rail supply hubs.
James is a Construction Manager at Network Rail, having previously been sponsored through University and completed the company’s engineering graduate programme. He is co-lead of the DICE (Digital Innovation for Collaboration in Engineering) programme. James also formed part of the management team for the award-winning Fast Trackers outreach scheme and leads a forum targeting Health, Safety and Sustainability by Design. He won both Railstaff and New Civil Engineer Graduate of the Year titles due to his early contribution to the UK rail / civil engineering industry.
Werner is a highly experienced professional in the field of escalator and elevator maintenance strategy and service delivery. His career has encompassed a wide variety of roles relating to the development and implementation of new maintenance concepts and solutions focused on improving delivery quality and field productivity on both a local and global scale.
In his current role as Director, Escalator Maintenance Business at KONE, Werner leads a global team of experts tasked with ensuring that KONE’s escalator business strategies and initiatives are implemented in all business units to secure sustainable, profitable growth. Part of this role involves supporting KONE customers on their digital transformation journey with digitally enabled predictive maintenance technology.
Martin Zsifkovits joined the Rail Cargo Austria AG in 2018 as the manager of the “Smart Cargo” project, digitalizing the wagon fleet using IoT-wagon-trackers. Since 2019, he has taken the role of Head of Innovation Management at the Rail Cargo Group (RCG). Today, his main topics are wagon fleet digitalization, process automation, and business intelligence/analytics. Martin received his Diploma and his Ph.D. from the University of Vienna, he was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University and TU Delft and project manager of numerous research projects in the domain of modern decision support. He is a speaker and lecturer on Digitalization and Innovation and Technology Management at various events and lectures at numerous European Universities.
Master of Law, Master of Public Administration, Lawyer
Jonna Pöllänen is the Head of Early Markets at MaaS Global, a fast-growing Mobility as a Service (MaaS) company from Finland that intends to lead the revolution to change the 10 000 billion euro transportation sector. Concept of MaaS is aiming to change people’s mobility behaviour away from privately owned cars towards people purchasing all their transportation needs as service packages operated through a smartphone, in MaaS Global’s case through the Whim App. Jonna have been working in the field of “Mobility as a Service” for the past 7 years, first in public sector, following her responsibilities now at MaaS Global to find best fitting markets for Whim.
After studying industrial engineering at the Technical University Berlin and spending time in Beirut and Shanghai, I joined the international management consultancy PwC, where I advised the IT top management how to develop and implement data-driven business strategies. After three years, I joined the strategic investor of Deutsche Bahn. Here, I am jointly responsible for the management of investments in tech start-ups with a focus on smart production.
My expertise is in the use of smart card data to assess vehicle occupancy. At Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch Railways) I’m responsible for analysis and visualizations of passenger figures in relation to the capacity of each train.
I gained experience during my master Transportation Engineering and Management and internships at national authorities and Deutsche Bahn. Formerly I worked on smart card data for bus operators to estimate ridership, including the relationship with timetabling.
Kimmo Reiman holds Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology in 1983. He has worked with Helsinki City Transport in public transport investment projects since 2005 and as a Head of Project Management since 2016. Earlier Mr. Reiman has worked among others with Fortum and WM-data in several telecommunications and power system control projects both in project sales and management. Between 1998 and 2000 he stayed in India being responsible for a large telecommunications project for the national power company.