"The internet is just a hype."
(Bill Gates 1993)

In the age of digitization, technical products are supplemented by further sensors, actuators, communication and information technology as well as software technology. Technologies, which as a mechatronics engineer I have known and used for decades.

The challenge lies in the combination of these very different disciplines in order to generate additional customer benefits: be it the digital enhancement of existing products, the innovation of business models or the commercialization of disruptive digital innovations.

This interplay makes the issue of innovation in the age of digital transformation more complex than ever before, but it is particularly interesting to me.

As a mechatronics expert of the first hour, the issue of digitization is not a new matter for me, but the thread in my current career.