Dr.-Ing. Thomas Freudenmann: As the Co-CEO & Co-Founder, Thomas has been working in the field of semantic web, AI-based algorithms and digital business models for more than 10 years. He started in 2008 when he was a member of the research staff at the IPEK - Institute of Product Engineering Karlsruhe at KIT. While he was a member of IPEK, he also gives lectures to KIT students. He finds pleasure in teaching students because to him it is important to teach the younger generation to the direction of what the future will bring. Thomas got his doctorate degree in 2014 with a doctoral thesis titled “Ontologies for the Validation of Products based on the Contact & Channel Approach (C&C²-Approach)”.