Edge Computing Forum
Tue., Nov. 07, 2017 – Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin, Germany

Wolfgang Leindecker

Vice President Sales Industrial & Corporate Marketing, TTTech Computertechnik AG

Wolfgang Leindecker is currently responsible for the Business Unit Industrial, focusing on Industrial IoT and Deterministic Networking. In addition he manages the corporate marketing activities for the TTTech Group.

Before joining TTTech, he started up and successfully established 2 new business units at Kapsch CarrierCom with a focus on Internet of Things and Transportation, as Vice President M2M und Public Transport.

Previously, Wolfgang Leindecker has gained some 15 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications field at Alcatel and subsequently NextiraOne where he was managing the overall delivery functions as COO.

Wolfgang holds a degree in Theoretical Physics from the Technical University of Vienna/Austria as well as a degree in Astrophysics from the University of Strasbourg/France and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota/USA.

Fog Computing as Enabler for the Industrial Internet of Things / Industrie 4.0

Abstract

A core element of Industrial IoT concepts is easy mix-and match of components from different vendors on the factory floor. Today, mostly proprietary protocols lock customers in to the product portfolio of individual product vendors and the current hierarchical automation pyramid architecture makes interoperability difficult.

Fog Computing is a new architecture layer for the infrastructure of the IoT that enables true convergence of IT and OT, i.e. apply IT technologies like virtualization and full remote orchestration to the automation world - thus enabling the Industrial Internet of Things.