Dr.-Ing. Christian Gross is head of the VDE Conference Service since 2010. The Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technology e.V. counts around 36,000 members - including 1,300 companies, 8,000 students and 6,000 career entrants. The chapter Science - Education - Business performs anually around 40 interdisciplinary events in the fields of information technology, power engineering, medical technology, microelectronics nanotechnology and automation. Various outstanding congresses and events of the VDE are recognized worldwide and promote the international dialogue between researchers, developers and users.