Director Innovation & New Technology
Karel van Gils is Director Innovation & New Technology and member of Executive Committee of ProRail. He has a career in the Railway business, working for Dutch Railways NS, Amsterdam Public Transport GVB and ProRail in the Netherlands, London and Duisburg. He has broad experience in operations, Engineering, Program- and Asset management. In his current position he is responsible for the introduction of innovations, e.g. a new signaling system, automatic train operations and innovations for sustainability and digitalization. He enjoys working in complex organisations where people, change and technology all come together. Karel has two daughters and lives in Utrecht.
Van Gils's presentation at RailTech Europe 2021
"Data-driven approach of Rail freight logistics in the port of Rotterdam"
Karel van Gils is giving his presentation at the Main stage on 1 April during the session on the topic "Practical applications".