30 Euston Sq, London


300 Rail & Tech Professionals

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It’s been just over a year since we ran the original HackTrain Hackathon. We have done what many thought was impossible by bringing the industry together to collaborate around improving two issues that have previously suffered from stagnation: customer experience and operational efficiency.

The HackTrain Accelerator sourced 10 of the very best RailTech Startups from around the world inviting them to work with 5/6 of the UK’s major transport owning groups and 4 leading industry suppliers. Together they have worked tirelessly over the last 3-months, running trials and testing their solutions in the very hands of customers and staff.

Now it is time. Join us on the 1st of June to see what they have achieved over these 3-months and learn more about how you can get involved and join the RailTech Revolution.

The HackTrain Startups Updates

The HackTrain Startups showcasing the results from the trials they carried out in only three months! They implemented their technologies in stations, trains and depots!

The Transport Owning Groups Updates

The Train Operating Companies sharing knowledge from key learnings on speeding up procurement process, and how they successfully managed to run trials within 4-12 weeks during the Accelerator!

Barriers to Rail Innovation Report

The announcement of the Barriers to Rail Innovation Report! A piece that outlines what are the key points that hinder startups, and TOCs to implement new technologies in the industry!

The HackTrain Legal Framework

We'll be launching the HackTrain Legal Framework! A set of legal resources acredited by 5 out of the 6 largest transpot owning groups that will enable startups and train operators perform inexpensive, low-risk trials much faster!

Cyber Security Showcase

We'll be showcasing previous cyber security hacks, discussing why they happened and how they could have been prevented. The aim is to raise awareness of cybersecurity in the transport sector!

Hack Partners Major Announcement

Hack Partners will be announcing what they will be doing next for the year 2015/2016!


River Tamoor Baig

Co-founder at Hack Partners

Alejandro Saucedo

Co-founder at Hack Partners

Amber Westerholm-Smyth

Project Lead at Hack Partners

Aaron Gowell

CEO at SilverRail.

Malcolm Bairstow

Partner & Infra. Sector Leader at EY

John Crosby

CDO at National Express

Dave Lynch

CIO at First Group

Katy Taylor

Marketing Director at GoAhead Group

Stéphanie Rivet

Commercial director at Stagecoach

Mark Field

Rail Director at BAE Systems

Jeremy Godley

Associate Director at Osborne Clarke

Paul Bowden

Head of Commercial at Chiltern

Debra Charles

CEO at Novacroft


Janneke Dobben

Customer Experience at GWR

Danielle Agius

Head of Marketing at C2C

Robin Shimmin

CEO at Dojo

Jonathan Pett

Researcher at Hack Partners

Axel Katalan

CMO at Pointr Labs

Mark Nicholson

CEO at Vivacity Labs

Charlie Davies

CEO at iGeolise

Matt Wicks

CEO at Ticket

Ali Ahmed

CEO at Dispatch

Joshua Pines

CXO at Sirenum

Igal Aciman

CFO at ParkJockey

Peter Evans

UK Lead at Powermat

Christian Jackenfields

Head of Biz Dev at Nimber

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get tickets for the conference?

You can get them through the registration link.

How much does the tickets cost?

For the supply chain, the cost is £20. For stakeholders of the accelerator, the tickets for the conference are completely free.

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