About | The people behind the rail digitizing system2019-06-05T13:28:09+02:00

WE ARE

Founded in 2015 with the ambition to enable operators to increase operational efficiency with strategic use of sensor technology. Unplanned downtime in vital railway sections can cause extensive economic damage, and this is the basis for all of our solutions. Our mission is to increase railroad uptime by supporting smarter decisions.

Our solutions have the ability to automatically identify patterns and detect anomalies in the data that smart sensors and devices generate. By using analytics to predict infrastructural failure ahead of time can mitigate the damaging economics of unplanned downtime.

The Railmonitor team are experts in IoT technology and with our in-house software development team, we are dedicated to supporting our clients in the process of increasing operational efficiency with the help of advanced technology transformed into a user-friendly decision tool.

WE ARE

Founded in 2015 with the ambition to enable operators to increase operational efficiency with strategic use of sensor technology. Unplanned downtime in vital railway sections can cause extensive economic damage, and this is the basis for all of our solutions. Our mission is to increase railroad uptime by supporting smarter decisions.

Our solutions have the ability to automatically identify patterns and detect anomalies in the data that smart sensors and devices generate. By using analytics to predict equipment failure ahead of time can mitigate the damaging economics of unplanned downtime

The Railmonitor team are experts in IoT technology and with our in-house software development team, we are dedicated to supporting our clients in the process of increasing operational efficiency with the help of advanced technology transformed into a user-friendly decision tool.

Our Vision & Mission

We value digitalization, safety, and trust, and our vision is to digitize rail infrastructure around the globe.

Our mission is to provide a digital platform that will enable our customers to make informed decisions and deliver safe, efficient and economical projects.

We optimize safety by monitoring the condition of the railway in real-time. The Railmonitor software warns stakeholders whenever safety is compromised due to settlements, wear and tear or track buckling. Our solution provides an extensive database that provides a deeper insight into railways and switch point behavior – and thus, enabling our clients to practice predictive maintenance.

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THE TEAM

Bernd Reuß
Bernd ReußHead of Sales - DACH
+45 2061 0022 .

[email protected] .

Bernd joined Railmonitor in 2018 as a part-time employee and he is responsible for the German spoken markets. He is German and his office is based in Copenhagen. Bernd is deeply involved in the rail industry, and is, among other things, the Event Manager of “Light Rail Day”, one of the most important conferences for city trams in Scandinavia. He is also the program director of the European Conference for WTMS – Wayside Train Monitoring Systems. Bernd has experience in LRT and Railways and he is also active as chairman for the NLRA – Nordic Light Rail Association.

Thorvald Horup
Thorvald HorupCEO
+45 4026 0971 .

[email protected] .

Thorvald is the Chief Executive Officer of Railmonitor. He is an experienced business developer, and he founded his first company, Homatic Engineering, in 1993. Today, he is the CEO of both companies. Thorvald isn’t your typical CEO figure. He is all around in the company and has a lot of hands on tasks like personally taking care of our customers and sales. In his spare time, Thorvald is an enthusiastic bicyclist, and he attends to several cycling races yearly.

Niels Juul
Niels JuulCTO
+45 5070 9594 .

[email protected] .

Niels is the co-founder of Railmonitor and has the role of Chief Technology Officer. Thorvald and Niels met many years ago and joined for executing the idea behind Railmonitor. He holds a B.Sc. in electrical engineering and is an experienced project leader. Niels does not limit himself when it comes to taking tasks, he is our octopus. He is taking an active part in developing our solutions, technical matters, sales and customer care. Niels is fascinated by athletics and has a history of being a top athlete, and he still practices athletics when he has the opportunity.

Charlotte Kjeldmark
Charlotte KjeldmarkHead of Marketing & Communications
+45 6019 4132 .

[email protected] .

Charlotte joined Railmonitor in spring 2019. With her enthusiastic and positive spirit she is the one who is in charge of our marketing activities. She makes sure that our website stays up to date, that you will never have to go without exciting blog posts and that your LinkedIN feed never misses an update from Railmonitor.

Anette Bækkelund Ilsø
Anette Bækkelund Ilsø Marketing Assistant
+45 8862 6500 .

[email protected] .

Anette is our cheerful marketing assistant. She is the one sending you updates through newsletters, our homepage and our LinkedIn profile.

Anette Schjødt Thomsen
Anette Schjødt Thomsen Accounting Assistant
+45 6019 4132 .

[email protected] .

Anette is a member of our accounting team, and she handles all tasks regarding Railmonitors bookkeeping.

Henrik Kjær Nielsen
Henrik Kjær NielsenHead of Software
+45 2876 3678 .

[email protected] .

Henrik is our lead of software developing and he is hands-on all coding activities. If you thought that was a big task, it doesn’t stop here. He also installs sensors, makes customer visits, educates and makes sure the system functions continuously. When Henrik isn’t in the office, her takes care of his honey bee farm in his backyard, so that he can make his exquisite batches of honey, which always is available in the office.

Jens Liengaard Mouridtsen
Jens Liengaard MouridtsenSoftware Developer
+45 6019 4117 .

[email protected] .

As our front-end developer, Jens in taking part in assuring a user friendly and aesthetically pleasing user interface. His knowlegde to a wide variety of technologies assures that we take the best possible functional choices along the way.

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Peter Ladefoged
Peter LadefogedChairman of The Board

Peter Ladefoged has over 10 years of experience working in IT and telecommunication. He has a strong domain knowledge within the software and electronic sector, as well as a broad range of managerial, business development, organizational and strategic skills. Peter Ladefoged holds a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Henley Management College.

Bjarne Henning Jensen
Bjarne Henning JensenBoard Member

Bjarne holds a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering and B. Comm. in strategic planning. In the past 10 years, Bjarne has commercialized novel technologies and developed new technology businesses. His work is done through a management and investor consultancy company and as a board member in different industrial growth companies.

Kristian Madsen
Kristian MadsenBoard Member

Kristian Madsen has a professional engineering background and has been the head of the railway department in Sund & Bælt for 12 years, until his retirement in the fall 2017. He has been working with reinvestments and maintenance on the Sund & Bælt’s rail infrastructure and has focused on innovating these aspects. Madsen has been in the rail industry for more than 30 years, and now figures as a consultant on rail technical management in his own firm, KM Jernbaneteknik

Niels Juul
Niels JuulBoard Member

Niels, our CTO, is also a board member. In the past years, he has been head of different R&D departments developing control & condition monitoring systems in the pump and wind business.

SPECIAL ADVISORS

Sonja Mikkelsen
Sonja MikkelsenSpecial Advisor on Infrastructure

Sonja Mikkelsen holds a graduate degree in economics and business administration from Aarhus School of Business. She has experience as research and IT political rapporteur in the parliament. After the 1998 election, she was appointed as the first woman as Minister for Traffic, a post she had until the conversion of the government in February 2000. She has knowledge of the traffic area from eight years of membership by the Traffic Committee, and she has been a member of the Rail Council. Sonja Mikkelsen implemented the Railway Act and the law that transformed DSB into a self-employed company.

Henrik Christiansen
Henrik ChristiansenSpecial Advisor on Track Technique

Henrik Christiansen graduated in 1984 with a degree in Civil Engineering from DTU. Today he is self-employed and works as a consulting engineer in the railway business. He is an expert in the field of track technology and in the relationship between wheel and track. In 2000-2005 Henrik worked at Banedanmark/Banestyrelsen as Technical System administrator for wheel and track.

Christian Nordal
Christian NordalSpecial Advisor on Business Models

Christian Nordal is an international businessperson. He engages in sales and marketing of technological leading products and solutions, to clearly defined B2B & B2G market segments. He focuses on a strong value proposition, solution selling and close customer relations, and he understands the power of being able to adapt to cultural differences.

Poul-Erik Hansen
Poul-Erik HansenSpecial Advisor on Business Development

Poul-Erik is a civil engineer from the Technical University of Denmark and an eMBA from CBS. He has extensive experience from, among others, Banestyrelsen, DSB and Rambøll and has in recent years worked on international business development in industrial areas such as Railway, Homeland Security, Space and Maritime communications.

Finn Bødtker
Finn BødtkerSpecial Advisor on Business Development

Finn Bødtker is an activity and network manager in CONNECT Denmark, an independent private non-profit organization, which provides free advice and coaching to entrepreneurs and small businesses with high growth potential, through its network of Denmark’s best companies, top business people and prominent research and innovation communities.

PARTNERS

Sund & Bælt Holding A/S

Sund & Bælt Holding A/S  has been our main partner in developing the solution for maintenance. Sund & Bælt is an infrastructure owner and operator, and they have provided a reference site as well as insight knowledge and lots of competent advice. Sund & Bælt Holding A/S is a successful infrastructure operator and they are aware of the value of data. They believe in the concept of smart maintenance and have been a mentor for Railmonitor in this matter.

Aarsleff Rail A/S

Aarsleff Rail A/S is a Danish rail contractor and a part of the Aarsleff Group, a Danish leading contracting company. Aarsleff Rail A/S has been our main partner in developing the solution for construction purposes. This solution has been developed as a warning system. Aarsleff Rail A/S has provided competent advisors as well as a site to help us develop the solution.

Senceive Ltd.

Senceive is a UK based company providing reliable and robust wireless sensor systems for geotechnical solutions in Construction and Rail industries. This has enabled the company to develop and secure widespread deployments of its unrivalled, 3rd generation FlatMesh™ branded sensor architecture and newly launched long-range GeoWAN™ platform. Senceives sensors are a key factor in Railmonitors robust solutions.

Member of Banebranchen

Since 2016, Railmonitor has been a member of BaneBranchen – The Danish Rail Sector Association. Our CEO, Thorvald Horup, is furthermore a member of the board.

Banebranchen