HIMA Rail Webinars 2021
On The Right Track

Rail Webinar Series 2021

Date and Venue

  • Thursday Apr 01 - Wednesday Jun 30, 2021
  • live and recorded webinars

Rail applications with COTS technology? Hear what rail experts around the world say about it!

For railway operators, a self-determined and uncompromising modernization of existing, outdated or defective control technology in an intelligent, economical and future-proof way, is key success factor.
In order to manage the balancing act between cost and modernization pressure, railway companies are looking for control solutions that are future-proof, interoperable (standard interfaces), globally available (certification), digitally enabled (cyber secure) and flexible (non-proprietary)..
Commercial Off The Shelf Technology (COTS) is disrupting railway safety solutions and making the playing field equal for end operators to benefit from.
Join our rail webinar series where rail experts exchange their experiences.

HIMAs rail webinars „On the right track“ are a series of live and recorded webinars – hosted by the HIMA Group. Get COTS insights from topics that are in the headlines, such as digitization, standardization or cyber security.
Case studies waiting for you, covering all the different kind of rail applications such as digital interlocking, level crossing solutions or on board solutions.

15 April 2021, 11 am (SGT)

Railway Safety: Digitization and Modernization
Deepak Naik
Director Business Development ,HIMA Middle East FZE

22 April 2021, 9 am (CEST)

COTS for Rail – assessment considerations
Guido Neumann
Rail Automation Department Manager Embedded Systems, TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH
Christian Blechinger
Deputy Head of Department Signalling Rail
Lead Assessor Signalling,TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH

29 April 2021, 11 am (GMT +8)

Functional Safety According to the CENELEC standards - a practical approach to EN standards
Hardik Patel
Safety Consultant HIMA Middle East FZE

6 May 2021, 10 am (CEST)

Our challenges, the customer’s benefits
Development of a SIL 4 digital interlocking system with COTS

Christoph Lerch
Head of Sales & Product Management BÄR Bahnsicherung AG, Switzerland

19 May 2021, 10  am (CEST)

Benefits of COTS products in railway applications
Pros & cons from a practical and safety qualification point of view

Dr. Peter Biechele
CEO of SafeinTrain GmbH, Germany

27 May 2021, 10 am (CEST)

Open COTS HIMA PLC removes vendor lock-in and accelerates your innovation
Frits Makkinga
Chief Technology Intrapreneur, Movares Advisors & Engineers, The Netherlands

2 June 2021, 10 am (CEST)

Flexible railway signaling development with COTS hardware
José Fonseca
Head of product management in the Transportation business unit, Efacec, Portugal

17 June 2021, 10 am (CEST)

Fiber Bragg Sensing Technologies for Monitoring Railway Assets in real time
Sreenivasa Rao Ganapa
Founder and Managing Director Lab2Market, India
Prof. S. K. Sinha
Founder and Chairman Lab2Market, India

1 July 2021, 10 am (CEST)

Remote Access Solutions for the Secure Operation of Railway Industry
Genua IT Security, Germany
Heiko Schween
Head of Automation Security, HIMA Group


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