Dr. Dirk Slama is the Director of the Steinbeis FSTI Co-innovation Hub. In this role, he is working with large enterprises and start-ups on go-to-market strategies for smart, connected products utilizing AIoT. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Ignite AIoT Framework. In his additional role as Vice President at Robert Bosch GmbH, he is focusing on Co-innovation and IT/IoT Alliances. In his previous role as Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), he helped creating the leading ecosystem for the Industrial Internet.
Dirk has 25 years experience in very large-scale IT projects, Enterprise Application Integration, Business Process Management, IoT and Cyber-Physical Systems. His international work experience includes projects for Audi, Daimler, Lufthansa, Boeing, AT&T, NTT DoCoMo, HBOS and others. Dirk is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences, as well as co-author of four successful books: Enterprise BPM, Enterprise SOA, Enterprise CORBA, and Enterprise IoT. He holds an MBA from IMD Lausanne as well as a PhD in Information Systems and a Diploma (MSc equivalent) in Computer Science from TU Berlin.