Prof. Diego Galar

Professor of Condition Monitoring Division of Operation and Maintenance Engineering

Luleå University of Technology

Dr. Diego Galar is Professor of Condition Monitoring in the Division of Operation and Maintenance Engineering at LTU, Luleå University of Technology where he is coordinating several H2020 projects related to different aspects of cyber physical systems, Industry 4.0, IoT or industrial Big Data. He was also involved in the SKF UTC centre located in Lulea focused on SMART bearings. He is also actively involved in national projects with the Swedish industry and also funded by Swedish national agencies like Vinnova. He is also principal researcher in Tecnalia (Spain), heading the Maintenance and Reliability research group. He has authored more than three hundred journal and conference papers, books and technical reports in the field of maintenance, working also as member of editorial boards, scientific committees and chairing international journals and conferences. In industry, he has been technological director and CBM manager of international companies, and actively participated in national and international committees for standardization and R&D in the topics of reliability and maintenance. In the international arena, he has been visiting Professor in the Polytechnic of Braganza (Portugal), University of Valencia and NIU (USA). Currently, he is visiting professor  in University of Sunderland (UK) and University of Maryland (USA), also guest professor in the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.


Airy Magnien

Head of Data, Stats & Economics Unit


Andreas Kronawitter

Head of IT-Strategy, Enterprise Architecture and Portfolio Management; Deputy CIO


Bernhard Maier

Head of Plasser & Theurer Connected

Bjorn Westerberg


Association of Swedish Train Operating Companies, Sweden

Bob Huisman

Manager Maintenance Research & Development


Christian Schang

Director of Operations


Daniel Dötzl

Data Management Consulter, Data Compiler

Wiener Linien GmbH & Company KG

Douglas Young

Asset Information Manager

High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd

Emiliano Cevenini

Vice President, Sales and Business Development


Florian Pototschnig

Infrastructure Asset Supervisor

Wiener Linien GmbH & Company KG

Florian Auer

Director Technology

Plasser & Theurer GmbH

Henk Samson

Senior Programme Manager Business Development & Innovation

Strukton Rail

Dr Jochen Holzfeind


Voestalpine Railway Systems

John Easton


School of Electronic Electrical and Systems Engineering, Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education

Jürg Balsiger

Head of IT, Infrustructure Division

Swiss Federal Railways

Marc Antoni

Rail System Director


Maria Price

Head of European Policies and Public Affairs

UIP International Union of Wagon Keepers

Marius Pigulla

Director Acceleration Beyond1435

Deutsche Bahn AG

Prof. Nalinaksh S. Vyas

Chairman Technology Mission for Indian Railways

Indian Railways

Patricia Marty

Head of Diagnostics

Rhomberg Sersa Group

Philippe de Laharpe

Head of Remote Diagnostics Project, Rolling Stock Division

SNCF (France)

Pietro Pace

Advanced Services Product Line Manager


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