Prof. Dr. Henning Kagermann Henning Kagermann has been President of acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering from 2009 to 2018. Since 2018 he holds the chair of the acatech Board of Trustees. acatech pro-vides independent and science-based advice to policymakers and civil society. In 2017 Henning Kagermann was appointed “Global Representative and Advisor of the Plattform Industrie 4.0” by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Federal Ministry of Education and Re-search. He holds the chair of the Steering Committee of the Innovation Dialogue between the German gov-ernment and the scientific and business communities. 2010 to 2018 Henning Kagermann was Chair of the NPE, National Platform for Electric Mobility. In September 2018 he was appointed Chair of the National Platform Future of Mobility by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. As a former member of the German Federal Government’s HighTech Forum and the Industry-Science Research Alliance, he plays a key role in the promotion of strategic projects such as Indus-trie 4.0, web-based service innovations (Smart Services) and autonomous systems. Henning Kagermann holds a post-doctoral thesis in physics and is former CEO of SAP.