Prof. Dr. A.-W. Scheer is one of the most influential scientists and businessmen in the German computer sciences and software industry. ARIS, the business process and IT management method developed by him, is in operation in practically all DAX listed companies, many medium sized firms and also internationally. He has founded successful software and consulting companies, with which he remains actively involved. His Scheer Group of companies includes Scheer GmbH, Scheer E2E AG, imc AG, IS Predict, Backes SRT, Okinlab GmbH and Inspirient GmbH. In 2014 he founded the AWS-Institute for Digital Products and Processes GmbH to support application-oriented research. Aditionally, he is indipendant advisor to national and regional political decision makers.