Contributor Profile

Didier Pinson

Job TitleCIO & COO

Company NameRail Europe


Didier Pinson began his career as a teaching assistant at Georgia Tech while doing his Master's degree in electrical engineering. He then joined SNCF, the French national railway company, to work on various projects on Robotics, signal processing, IT. He introduced email and web into the SNCF as well as the smart card ticketing system still used to this day in Paris. He then worked for Eurostar as IT Director before moving to the finance department of SNCF where he dealt with payment systems and the international credit card scheme for SNCF. He subsequently became Director of Revenue Accounting for the traveller BU and was in charge of over 800 people across France.

Didier has been working for the railway industry for 30 years, most of them in an international environment within Europe and he has worked in close collaboration with several American companies. He has strong management experience in Finance, HR, Information Technology, Operations, Customer Service, ticketing and distribution.

Didier joined Raileurope in late 2013 as CIO then CIO and COO, managing over 200 people on four different continents. 

Former basketball player and coach, Didier loves watching NBA games.

Conference Sessions

  • Panel discussion: The road to be travelled - how technology is reinventing the travel experience

    Monday12:00 - 12:305 Nov 2018
    Travel Forward Keynote Theatre

    While a wealth of new technologies might be revolutionising the industry, less clear is where to place your bets, and indeed, money. On this panel, we bring tog...

    • Language: English

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