#People 11 September 2022

InnoTrans 2022: A conversation with Mark Fisher from SPITZKE

On Wednesday (Sept. 21st, 2022 – 3:30 pm – SPITZKE stand – Hall 5.2 – Stand 320) at InnoTrans 2022, Jens Bergmann, Member of the Board of Directors for Infrastructure Planning and Projects and Member of the Board of Directors for Finance and Controlling at DB Netz AG, Dr. Ben Möbius, Managing Director of the VDB, Jan Grothe, CPO of DB AG, Mark Fisher, CTO of SPITZKE SE and Winfried Zuber, Managing Director of WSP Infrastructure Engineering GmbH held a discussion as part of a SPITZKE panel discussion. The topic was “Consistently rethinking about partnership-based, modern, efficient construction!” We asked the panel participants three questions in advance.

Below you can read the second short interview with Mark Fisher (CTO at SPITZKE SE).

Mr. Fisher, rail transportation is considered one of the key elements for sustainable, climate-friendly mobility. What needs to change so that our rail system can fulfill this role well and how can we manage to get significantly more passenger and freight traffic on the tracks in the future?

In my opinion, there are three key points which need to be pursued and ensured equally. The first is to increase the attractiveness of rail as an alternative means of transport – this must be combined with a high level of user-friendliness. There is also a need for binding offers for railway network operators as well as broad availability and punctuality.


From the perspective of the railroad construction company: What contribution can the railway industry make to achieve these goals?

With our know-how, we are able to complete many construction projects quickly and “quietly”, thereby making our contribution. To achieve this, we have to have sufficient qualified personnel and machine technology available. We also need to develop innovative technologies for service providers.


On SPITZKE’s podium discussion, you’ll discuss the topic “Consistently rethinking about partnership-based, modern, efficient construction!” What aspects do you think will be addressed?

The required resources – particularly personnel and machinery – are limited.  Therefore, construction site needs within the network must be coordinated, bundled and commissioned in a timely manner. In this way, the necessary capacities can also be better managed on the contractor side. Thus, more services can be provided. Working together, we must create conditions which make construction permanently attractive, while at the same time optimizing the use of available resources.

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