ITS Finland autumn seminar

Thursday 24 November at 13.00-17.30 Kilta hall, Lapinrinne 1, 00180 Helsinki!

Digitalisation of rail transport

The autumn seminar will focus on “The digitalisation of rail transport”. The Finnish rail industry is facing a variety of pressures for change. Growing environmental awareness, the requirements of sustainable development and the fight against climate change require a comprehensive change in intelligent logistics and mobility.

Welcome to ITS Finland’s autumn seminar to hear the latest news on the winds of change in rail transport. Above all, come to network, enjoy topical presentations, nice dumplings and good company.
Please, notice that event is in Finnish.

A warm welcome!


13.00 Kahvit, suolaista ja makeaa

13.30 Welcome
Karri Salminen, chairman of the board, ITS Finland

13.40 Digitalisation of rail transport

13.40 – 13.55 Saara Reinimäki, Head of Unit, Ministry of Transport and Communications
Automation and data – Regulation and business on the tracks

13.55 – 14.10 Juha Lehtonen, Siemens Mobility
Digital expertise towards sustainable, comfortable and cost-effective rail transport

14.10 – 14.25 Markus Melander, The Director, New Technologies, Relesoft 
Digital project and open standards for railways – an opportunity for Finnish growth-oriented technology companies

14.25 – 14.40 Markus Helelä, Senior expert, Project Manager, Sweco
Future Railway Timetabling and Operations Optimization In Finland

14.40 Break

15.10 Digitalisation of rail transport 

15.10 – 15.35 Jari Pylvänäinen, Hankejohtaja, Fintraffic & Juha Lehtola, Project Manager, Chief Inspector, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency
Digirail – Laying the foundations for the digitalisation of rail transport

15.35 – 15.50 Kai Hermonen, SmartRail Ecosystem Program Manager,
Skoda Transtech

SmartRail The ecosystem and how it works

15.50 – 16.05 Anssi Krooks, The Director, New business, Proxion
A digital railway traffic management solution for private railways

16.05 – 16.20 Olavi Keränen, Business Finland
Finland’s rail sector in the European market – Finland’s offer and the EU Partnership Programme

16.20 Summary 
Marko Forsblom, Executive Director, ITS Finland

16.30 Networking and cocktails

17.30 Event ends

Päiväys ja aika
Date(s) - 24.11.2022
13:00 - 17:30