Siemens CTO and deputy CEO Dr. Roland Busch held his first online lecture on July 4th.
As a regular keynote speaker of the Product Innovation course of Prof. Ramsauer (Head of TU Graz´ Institute for Innovation and Industrial Management) as well as in his role as Honorary Senator of TU Graz, Busch talked about “Innovation in a connected world". He presented the Siemens Innovation Ecosystem, which bundles resources and people to foster connected innovation. Busch also emphasized new customer value created by combining the physical and digital worlds. He engaged the dialed-in students into an interesting and lively discussion.
It all started with the CKI Talk on May 27th. Dr. Andreas Kind, Head of Siemens Cybersecurity Technology, held the keynote on “Challenges of Industrial Cybersecurity - A Hack. An Art. A Science". A series of targeted attacks on control systems ten years ago (Stuxnet) was the trigger to sharpen the focus on both IT security and safety at Siemens. Based on various hands-on examples (interlockings, hospitals and power supply systems) Dr. Kind presented solutions to securely connect the components in critical infrastructures to external cloud-based environments. Virtual break-out-sessions and an interactive panel discussion enabled the 70 participants to further discuss the insights. Finally, TU Graz students Lisa Kaiser and David Reiter earned an excellent 2nd place in the Railway Engineering Award 2020 for the outstanding performance of their master thesis, innovative strength and the development of solutions for the rail vehicle world of tomorrow.
Many thanks to Helmut Figalist, Ernst Blank and colleagues who made a very interesting and impressive day at Siemens DI possible for our professors and researchers.
f.l.t.r. Thomas Forgber (RCPE), Denis Helic (TU Graz / Know Center), Kay-Uwe Römer, Horst Bischof, Franz Haas, Christine Schichler (TU Graz), Ernst Blank (Siemens), Konrad Diwold (TU Graz / Pro²Future), Helmut Figalist (Siemens)
In appreciation of their inventions Dipl.-Ing. Martin Rieger (l.), Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Dutzler and Dipl.-Ing. Imre Karacsonyi (r) received the award "Inventor of the TU Graz" on 11.11.2019.
Mr. Diemo Wojik, Head of Engineering at Siemens Mobility GmbH, congratulated the three young scientists on their inventions, which will be used for the bogies in Graz (second from the left).