Prof. Dieter Wegener
Siemens AG, Germany
After graduation in Aeronautical and Aerospace Technology Dieter Wegener worked as scientist at „Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)“. After four years as consultant for McKinsey he joined Siemens in 1996 as Head of Gasturbine Engineering at “Power Generation”.
During his career within Siemens he had different responsibilities: personal Assistant for an Executive Board Member, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Division “Industry Solutions” and Vice President “Advanced Technologies & Standards (ATS)” for Industry Sector.
Today he is Head of External Cooperation at Siemens Corporate Technology. Additionally he is
(1) Speaker of „Führungskreis Industrie 4.0“ for ZVEI (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers‘ Association)
(2) Vice-President DKE (German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies)
(3) Executive Board Member at Digital Europe
(4) Speaker of Advisory Board “Standardization Council Industrie 4.0 (SCI.40)”.
Towards Private Industry Networks
New “Industrie 4.0” scenarios require high available wireless communication services, similar to wired communication. These communication services are operated by the production staff (operate, maintain), independent from the IT staff and infrastructure. 5G will become an extension of the wired Industrial Network. Production managers expect similar direct access to the complete 5G infrastructure, avoiding dependencies on external 3rd parties. Private networks based on slices of public network doesn´t fully meet that requirement. This makes dedicated spectrum for private non-public 5G networks, operated by the production owner, necessary.