Marcel Donges, CTO of Digital Leads Initiative, Deutsche Bahn

Marcel Donges

CTO, Digital Leads Initiative, Deutsche Bahn

Configuration Management at Deutsche Bahn - a Graph-based CMM 4 Managed Environment for Data Centers

In this talk, Marcel and Axel will illustrate how a team at the Deutsche Bahn subsidiary DB Systel built a CMM-4 (Capability Maturity Model) configuration and environment management tool using graph technology.

DB Systel GmbH is the internal Information and Communication Technology (ICT) partner of Deutsche Bahn, both on national and international levels. To optimize the whole lifecycle of ICT solutions – from planning and development to operation and optimisation – the team at DB Systel created a central and highly automated solution for the management of configuration data for any application, storage and computing environment including software, hardware and network components within the DB AG group.

While Marcel's part is primarily on the customer's business requirements, architecture, design decisions and why they ended up using Neo4j and Structr, Axel will focus on the technology and products used in this approach.


Over the past 20 years, Marcel Donges has worked for renowned companies like Deutsche Post, Huawei and Deutsche Bahn as a software architect, business designer and executive coach. His passion is to accompany organizations on their exciting path of digital transformation.