Dipl.-Ing. Roland Sommer, MBA is managing director of the association "Industry 4.0 Austria - The Platform for Smart Production". The native of Vienna studied at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna and has an MBA in international management of the University of London. During his career, he worked, for example, at the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), the Federation of Austrian Industry and AVL List, a developer of powertrain systems in Graz. In his work, he focuses on research and innovation policy as well as all aspects of the digital transformation.
For Sommer, standards are a basic prerequisite for enterprises to operate successfully in a more and more digital world. Roland Sommer is a member of the International Council of the Organization for International Economic Relations (OiER), vice chair of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC) and a member of the Presidential Council of Austrian Standards.