Associate Director of the Applied R&D Centre Vicomtech-IK4 (Basque Country/Spain), President of the international Applied R&D network GraphicsMedia.net. Ph.D in Computer Science & Engineering from the Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany) and an Executive MBA from the IE Business School. Before joining Vicomtech-IK4 in 2001, he worked for 4 years in the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, and had stays of several months at Kawasaki Heavy Industries, the National Centre for Software Technologies and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Basque Country Science & Technology Council, and of the Strategy Pilot Group of the Basque Country for Industry 4.0. Part of the Industry 4.0 Commission of AMETIC (Spanish Association of Electronics, IT and Digital Content). Representative in the subgroup "Industrie 4.0 - Engineering of Smart Products and Services" of ACATECH (German National Academy of Science and Engineering).