Nov. 13, 2018 – Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin, Germany

André Uhl

Schneider Electric Automation GmbH

André Uhl has been working for Schneider Electric since 2005, starting as a Manager for Application Function Blocks. In 2011 he became responsible for the Machine Automation R&D team managing different sites in Germany, France, China and India.

In 2016 he joined the CTO office of the Business Unit Industry and was managing cross transversal Innovation projects for Discrete and Process Automation. Since January 2018 he serves as Director System Architecture to define future IIoT automation architectures.

Before joining Schneider Electric, Uhl held several roles in the automation domain.

Diploma in Electronical Engineering with focus on Automation.

Edge Computing Evolutions Needed to Enable Automation for the Digital Age


Technologies such as Virtualization, Orchestration changing and challenging classical hardware structures and architectures. The challenges are in the connection to the real world and to ensure the resilience of local control not just to do data acquisition/storage/processing at the edge. Sensors and Actuators will still need local control and needs to be connected to the edge layer. As traditional communication networks (like Fieldbuses) have limitations, new concepts like TSN will enable OT convergence and at the same time guarantee Realtime. In addition we need end ensure resilience and Realtime control using the edge technologies.