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Bernhard Rytz

Digitisation Manager, SBB

Rytz studied at EPFL and the Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, USA), where completed courses in computer science. He then completed an Executive MBA in Business Engineering at the University of St Gallen (HSG). Since 2005, he has worked as an IT specialist in various roles at SBB, including as Manager of Corporate Development and as Lead IT Architect. He is an acknowledged expert in technology management and, since 2015, has been leading SBB into a successful digital future in his role as Digitisation Manager.

keynote | German

04.00 p.m.


Keep up with the technology of tomorrow

SBB is working hard to keep up with the digital technology of today and tomorrow. Though the company does face many challenges, many of which slow advancement down. High costs and international competition along with local governmental regulations act as obstacles to a faster growth in the tech jungle.A digital platform for all employees exists facilitating internal communication; the SBB App is very successful among the Swiss citizens and the technology used for running the trains is ecologically friendly and safe but runs very high costs. Watch ticket prices grow in 2017!