Rene Alvarenga

Senior Director of Product Management

Rene Alvarenga, Senior Director of Product Management:  Rene brings over 10 years of maritime and rail experience in products and services across a wide variety of operational roles. He has proven to be an innovating and cross functional leader, setting strategic direction, launching new software solutions and growing software businesses in the maritime, rail and logistics space. Rene has been with Wabtec for the past 3 years. Before that, he worked for Navis where he held multiple positions, including leading the water and on-dock rail automation products and the vessel and intermodal yard optimization products. He holds an MBA from the University of Florida and dual degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech. Rene lives in Atlanta GA, enjoys outdoor activities such as mountain hiking, skiing and travelling with his wife Vivian, who is also expecting their first son, Leo, due in April 2021.


New Business Models for Technology Projects in Ports & Terminals of the Future
1st April 2021, 12:15PM – 1:00PM BST
The terminal industry will require new business models that enable collaboration and inclusion if they are to take advantage of the potential benefits of automation and digitalisation. Exciting as it may be to implement new technologies projects must be considered with people and the work force in mind. Collaborating all stakeholders is the key to successful implementation of new technology efforts.

• Successfully training the workforce to fully utilize new technology