Marquart Franz is a Senior Principal Key Expert at Siemens Corporate Technology. He is active in Siemens Digitalization and IoT and his expert responsibilities cover the focus areas Smart Embedded Systems, Cyber Physical Systems, Cloud, Mobile and Social computing. Marquart contributes and drives innovations in close collaboration with Siemens business units. He represents Siemens as expert, technical lead, officer and primary representative in industrial standardizations like Eclipse Foundation, Linux Foundation, Java Community Process (JCP) or OASIS. In European Union research Marquart is active in Software and Services as Siemens delegate in the Steering Committee of the European Technology Platform Networked European Software and Service Initiative (NESSI).