Digital Rail Manager

The program guides you through the main topics of the digitalization of the rail industry and the possible changes in operation, maintenance and interaction with customers.

Digital Rail Manager
Product Area
Course Level
Type of Course
Method
Certificate
Requirements

- Professional experience of min 3-5 years in the transport sector
- Current position as a decision-maker in a transport company, governmental entity or any other organization related to transportation
- Minimum attendance of 80 % and completion of assessment

Your benefits
  • Increase your understanding and strengthen your management skills in your role within the transport sector
  • Understand the principles of digitalization in the rail and mobility ecosystem as well as the connection between different technologies and trends.
  • Raise your level to international standards by having access to cutting-edge benchmarks of the Deutsche Bahn Group
  • Develop new ideas and discuss your experience directly with our DB consultant
  • Gain impulses to apply the learnings directly in your daily business and support the evolvement of the sector

Course content
Digitalization is here to stay and will fundamentally change the rail, logistics and mobility sector with borders between sectors vanishing and new players entering the markets. Knowledge about the chances and possibilities of digitalization is no longer only the task of the IT-department, but in a generic understanding needed for every management position. 

This program will help you understand the influence of digitalization aspects into management decisions: The most important aspects of each of the basic areas of digitalization in the mobility sector will be highlighted by introducing the state of technology, use cases and common misconceptions. This new perspective focuses on the direct transfer of knowledge of DB consultants who have proven to be successful in digitalization projects for the mobility and railways industry. 

The program has a minimum workload of 60 hours distributed on 20 days within 16 weeks and will be conducted as online sessions.

Module 1: Rail Companies in the Digital Age
Content:

  • Self-reflection: Where does our company stand in the age of digitalization
  • Identify a challenge for the course of the program
  • Digital trends in the mobility market
  • Social trends related to mobility
  • Changes in business models in the mobility market
  • Impact on strategy, leadership and cooperation

Module 2.1: Core Technologies of Digital Railways I  
Content:  

  • Blockchain
  • Cloud
  • Internet of Things and Connectivity
  • Big Data & Artificial Intelligence
  • Example cases of the Deutsche Bahn Group
  • Scenarios for usage in your company

Module 2.2: Core Technologies of Digital Railways II
Content:

  • Digital Workplace and digital collaboration to speed up your processes
  • Workflow automation for reoccurring tasks to focus on important tasks
  • Mixed reality: Augmented and virtual realities change human machine interaction
  • Cyber security for rail companies
  • Example cases of the Deutsche Bahn Group
  • Scenarios for usage in your company

Module 3: Digitalization of Rail Assets 
Content:

  • Optical and acoustic infrastructure monitoring
  • Data as an asset: Analytics, big data and machine learning
  • Smart infrastructure: Switch monitoring, smart scotch blocks
  • Digitalized maintenance
  • Automated and autonomous driving
  • Blockchain for steering infrastructure
  • Example cases of the Deutsche Bahn Group
  • Scenarios for usage in your company 

Module 4: Digital Customer Experiences for Railways 
Content:

  • New digital services with ridesharing and autonomous vehicles
  • Mobile applications everywhere
  • Digital services onboard and at stations
  • New user interfaces: Voice, Chatbots, avatar systems
  • Wearables bring technology to workplaces where hands free is key
  • Example cases of the Deutsche Bahn Group
  • Scenarios for usage in your company

Module 5: Foster Digital Innovation at your Rail Company 
Content:

  • Agile mindset and iterating to your goal
  • Design Thinking & Lean Startup
  • Scrum, Enterprise Kanban
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Hackathons & Open Data
  • Case examples of the Deutsche Bahn Group and other rail companies
  • Scenarios for usage in your company

Module 6: Assessment    
Content:

  • Final assessment


Methodology

  • Online training 
  • Assessment

The program is led by a moderating guide from DB Systel, the digital hub of the Deutsche Bahn Group. In addition, experts in the field will present up-to-date and innovative business cases.

Each module will provide an introductory overview of each subject by integrating best practices and lessons learned of the Deutsche Bahn Group. Depending on the content, the duration of the individual modules varies from 1 to 4 days and the whole program spans a course of 16 weeks in total. 

Assessment 
Final assessment: The overall assessment of all modules is held in module 6. This will reflect on what has been learnt in the individual modules in relation to one’s own business.

Certification
Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive an international certification. The certificate will be awarded to the participant who obtains a minimum attendance of 80% (eighty percent) and approval in the formal learning evaluation held in the final course module.
After successful participation in the program the participants receive a certification from DB Rail Academy.

Date
Location
Duration
Availability
Price
Start date

Hide dates

Show all dates

Tue 19 Jan 2021, 9:00am–12:00pm
Wed 20 Jan 2021, 9:00am–12:00pm
Thu 21 Jan 2021, 9:00am–12:00pm
Mon 1 Feb 2021, 9:00am–12:00pm
Tue 2 Feb 2021, 9:00am–12:00pm
Wed 3 Feb 2021, 9:00am–12:00pm
Thu 4 Feb 2021, 9:00am–12:00pm
Tue 2 Mar 2021, 9:00am–12:00pm
Wed 3 Mar 2021, 9:00am–12:00pm
Thu 4 Mar 2021, 9:00am–12:00pm
Mon 22 Mar 2021, 9:00am–12:00pm
Tue 23 Mar 2021, 9:00am–12:00pm
Wed 24 Mar 2021, 9:00am–12:00pm
Thu 25 Mar 2021, 9:00am–12:00pm
Tue 6 Apr 2021, 9:00am–12:00pm
Wed 7 Apr 2021, 9:00am–12:00pm
Thu 8 Apr 2021, 9:00am–12:00pm
Tue 13 Apr 2021, 9:00am–12:00pm
Wed 14 Apr 2021, 9:00am–12:00pm
Thu 15 Apr 2021, 9:00am–12:00pm
Venue
Online Central European Time
20 days
Availability
Available
Price
7000.00 excl. VAT

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Our free newsletter provides regular e-mail updates about new products, special offers and developments.

To register for our newsletter, we require your e-mail address. Data provided within the scope of this registration will only be used to send the newsletter to you and will not be shared with third parties.

To subscribe, please provide your e-mail address and confirm the information for consent.