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Editorial Board

The AIoT Editorial Board is responsible for the high-level direction setting and quality assurance of the AIoT Framework. It consists of senior experts from different, relevant industries.

(Chairwoman of the Editorial Board)

Group CDO, Robert Bosch GmbH
As chief digital officer of the Bosch group, Tanja is responsible for digital transformation and enabling scalable digital business models. Before this, she has been President of the Board of Management for Bosch Building Technologies since 2018. Before joining Bosch, Tanja was President of the IoT and Digital Supply Chain business unit at SAP SE. She holds a PhD in chemistry and has more than 20 years of experience in the software and building industry.

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Chief Technology Officer, ANSYS
Board member, Cray and CUBIC

Prith Banerjee is currently the Chief Technology Officer at ANSYS and Board member at Cray and CUBIC. Prior to that, he was EVP and CTO of Schneider Electric. Formerly, he was Managing Director of Global Technology R&D at Accenture. Earlier, he was EVP and CTO of ABB. Formerly, he was professor of ECE at the University of Illinois. In 2000, he founded AccelChip which was sold to Xilinx Inc.

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(Scientific Advisor)

Professor at Chalmers University
Director of the Software Center.

Executive, professor and consultant with more than 20 years experience in large scale software R&D management and business. Extensive consulting experience with Fortune 500 companies and board member & angel investor in startups.

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Executive Director, Momenta Partners
A Digital Industry veteran, Ken has been building ‘connected’ products, services and businesses for more than 25 years. He has held senior leadership positions at ThingWorx, Syngenta, Coca-Cola and Philip Morris. As Executive Director of Momenta Partners, Ken draws upon his vast network and experience to cultivate Connected Industry companies.

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Corporate Vice President,

Homann is a Corporate Vice President in the Cloud and AI business at Microsoft. As part of the senior engineering leadership team, Homann is responsible for the customer-led innovation efforts across the cloud and enterprise platform portfolio engaging with the most complex and innovative customers and partners across the globe.

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Managing Director EuroCentral,
Dassault Systemes

Dominic Kurtaz is Managing Director EuroCentral at Dassault Systèmes. He is responsible for all business activities of the company in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland as well as in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. The focus is on the three core sectors of Dassault Systèmes: Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Life Sciences.

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(Scientific Advisor)

Heiner Lasi is the Director Ferdinand-Steinbeis-Institut and the Representative Industrial Internet Consortium German Country Team. His area of interest are in Industrie 4.0 (Business perspective),Industrial Intelligence,Business Capabilities and Business Models.

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Founder and CEO, Contilio
Zara is the Chief Executive and Co-founder at Contilio, a game-changing construction tech company that uses advanced 3D AI technology to provide actionable intelligence from construction site data, fully automating construction progress tracking, quality verification and the provision of predictive risks, from a central platform. She brings 13 years of global management, commercial and engineering experience driving growth and productivity for multi-nationals, growth co’s and startups in North America, the UK and Australia.

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Vice President at Bosch,
Research Fellow at Ferdinand-Steinbeis-Institut

Dirk Slama is VP and Chief Alliance Officer at Bosch Software Innovations (SI). Bosch SI is spearheading the Internet of Things (IoT) activities of Bosch, the global manufacturing and services group. Dirk has over 20 years experience in very large-scale distributed application projects and system integration, including SOA, BPM, M2M and most recently IoT. He is representing Bosch at the Industrial Internet Consortium and is active in the Industry 4.0 community. He holds an MBA from IMD Lausanne as well as a Diploma Degree in Computer Science from TU Berlin.

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President, Udacity
CEO, Kitty Hawk

Sebastian Thrun is an entrepreneur, educator, and computer scientist from Germany. He is CEO of Kitty Hawk Corporation, and chairman and co-founder of Udacity. Before that, he was a Google VP and Fellow, a Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, and before that at Carnegie Mellon University. At Google, he founded Google X and Google's self-driving car team.

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President and CEO, TM Forum
As President & CEO of TM Forum Nik Willetts is passionate about the digital revolution and the impact technology and telecommunications can have on business, cultural, societal and environmental issues. Prior to joining TM Forum, Nik ran a successful consulting business working with multi-national companies across the telecoms sector.