Dipl.-Ing. Bernd Wacker studied power engineering at the Technical University Zittau, Germany. After his entry in the Siemens AG in 1992 he worked on power engineering for power plants. In 2000 he joined Corporate Technology, a central R&D unit of the Siemens AG. In 2009 he joined the Siemens Oil & Gas Division as Head of Technology & Innovation for Onshore Oil & Gas Solutions. In 2012 he has been appointed to the Head of the Segment Function Siemens Mineral’s Technology, which covered the mining & cement industry. In November 2014 he was appointed into his current position as Principal Key Expert & Senior Technology Manager for the Large Drives Business Unit of Siemens, serving for several vertical industries and large drives applications. There he developed in 2014 a white paper for the digitalization strategy of the entire value chain which he is now coaching to get operatively implemented.