Dr Dominik Grögler

Project Manager Product Development
Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich (VBZ)


We are facing a spectacular growth in passenger counts, car traffic, data availability, internet speed and computing power while space, money and energy are getting scarcer and scarcer.

Can we make better use of data to be prepared for the future and tackle these challenges?

Undoubtedly, the collection, analysation and interpretation of data already allows for things unimaginable just a few years ago. Prediction of departure and arrival times reach our passengers in real time. We keep passengers posted, when something goes wrong and give them personalised recommendations of alternative travelling routes. Our control centres are as sophisticated as never before and soon machine learning might change fundamentally our business models and society as a whole.

Data has repeatedly been called the gold of the 21st century. But is it really? How does society change when data driven algorithms determine the way we operate and where we are headed? Do we know what we are doing – and even more importantly: do we know why we are doing what we are doing?


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Dominik Grögler studied Experimental Physics at the University of Zurich and wrote his Master’s thesis on the detection of antimatter at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva. After working for a few years in IT and web design, Dominik wrote his PhD on voltage gated ion channels at the University of Zurich. From 2010 to 2016, he has been working as Head of Engineering at BERNMOBIL, Bern Switzerland, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of real-time passenger information systems. Dominik has recently started his new job as project manager product development for Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich (VBZ) in Zurich, Switzerland. Amongst his responsibilities will be the further development of the planning and customer information systems and their relevant processes for VBZ.

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