Beyond Digitalization: an inside of more than 10 years Digitalization at Metro Barcelona through SAVANA’s Platform.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 9:00 AM CET- 10:00 AM CET

In the Webinar, Smart Motors advances SAVANA, the digitalization platform to streamline maintenance and operations management. Together with our first SAVANA’s client Metro de Barcelona and our partner Weidmüller, specialised in electrical connectivity.
We invite you to a journey through benefits and advantages of digitalization in Railway applications.

Topics covered:

  • Concerns about maintenance and operations during hard times.
  • Simple strategies to improve Railway network performance and achieve maintenance plans.
  • How to embrace the unexpected change by consolidating digital strategies within SAVANA.

This topics will be explained through the real case of Metro de Barcelona.
Hosted by:


Detmar Saalman

Business Development Manager at Weidmüller Interface and responsible for the Global Railway Market since 2001. He studied electrical engineering at TU Dortmund and worked as Lead Engineer at Engineering and Consulting Companies TCS Traffic Consult & Services and GVP Gesellschaft für Verkehrs-Projekte.

Ignasi Oliver

Ignasi joined TMB in 1988 in Metro de Barcelona as engineer of Remote Control Systems department. After managing several projects at maintenance departments, he is now the Director of Transit Service, of Maintenance and Projects Area. Leading +200 people in a team in charge of signalling, remote control, communications, ticketing, tracks and catenary. He has been involved in the major changes in the metro network, introducing automation, adapting installations, procedures and organisational charts to the needs of the metro operation and driverless lines. He introduced technical improvements, RAMS management, monitoring systems and the team of engineers to take benefit of it. Now, he is leading the change of processes and culture to get a true transformation by mean of the digitalisation.