Dr. Ralf-Michael Wagner is the Chief Operating Officer for the Cloud Applications Solutions portfolio within Siemens Digital Industries Software, Inc. In this position, he is responsible for global operations and further development of MindSphere, the industrial IoT as a service solution. Dr. Wagner began his career as application manager at Siemens in-house domain of IT. He continued his career working abroad in the US and Malaysia in IT-related responsibilities. On his return, he founded and incorporated a VC-backed internet startup whose path led back to Siemens as a Senior Consultant with Siemens Management Consulting, followed by various positions on the executive team of the Industrial Division of the Siemens Corporation, as well as its affiliated companies.