Dr. Robert Harms is cofounder of 5thIndustry, an Industrial-IoT-startup that develops user-centric IoT-Applications for production and logistic use cases. Also, he co-founded NextGenerationWorX, a company that guides organizations through its way towards New-Work. Until 2019 he has been heading the future manufacturing network optimization department of the Siemens Power and Gas Division, responsible for footprint optimization and network collaboration. Robert was leading several factory planning and realization projects within the Berlin gas turbine manufacturing plant. In 2010 Robert finished his Ph.D. in the field of production technology at the Berlin University of Technology and led various international research projects. For his transformational initiatives, Robert Harms has been awarded the Xing New Work Award 2018 and the German “Personalwirtschaftspreis” 2018 for the Category of Leadership.