He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1990 from the Technische Universität München, Germany. Dr. Walter Weigel's current position is Vice President External Cooperations at Siemens Corporate Technology, Munich, Germany. During his career he held several positions including Director General of ETSI (European Telecommuniations Standards Institute), Sophia-Antipolis, France, Vice President Standardization & Regulation, at Siemens Corporate Technology, Munich and Vice President Research & Concepts, at Siemens Mobile Networks, Munich. Dr. Weigel’s scientific background is pattern recognition and communication technologies and he used to be an assistant professor for computer architectures at the Technische Universität München. He is a member of the IEEE Board of Governors, a lecturer for technology management at the Technische Universität München, member of the Key Enabling Technologies group (Sherpa) of the EC and member of the Aalborg University Industry Advisory Council.