Uwe is a keynote speaker, digital futurist, Chairman of MESA EMEA, innovation advisor, and digital consultant. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the manufacturing environment and with industrial software and automation products. He was educated in a major manufacturer machine tool builder before he started to be involved in the development of the first industrial PCs. Uwe joined Wonderware in 1994 as regional sale manager in Germany. In 1995 he moved to the headquarters in the US to develop the OEM program. In 1997 he led the sales organization of the German operation including the ERP and Maintenance sales. In 2001, he became managing director in Scandinavia. In 2003 Uwe added the additional responsibility of the German operation as Managing Director. In 2005, he excepted the position as Director Business Development and Marketing EMEA. In 2006 he founded his own company Incuity Systems representing Incuity Software in Europe in the area of business intelligence for manufacturing. Since the acquisition of Incuity by Rockwell Automation, Uwe has been responsible as Director of Software for the EMEA region for information solutions and since 2012 he has been a senior business consultant focusing on the CPG and discrete segments. Since October 2020 Uwe has been Manager Consulting Services EMEA of Kalypso, a professional services firm and a wholly owned Rockwell Automation company.