Christian Maasem has been director of the Center Connected Industry in the Smart Logistics Cluster on RWTH Aachen Campus since 2016. The Center Connected Industry provides a unique environment for industry, research, software and service providers to evaluate prototypes of new and existing IoT technologies for targeted, technology-enabled information delivery. The Center's goal is to directly transfer the new technologies and possibilities of the Internet of Things into productive use, e.g. with the help of prototypes and demonstrators. Previously, Christian Maasem was Head of the Information Technology Management Division at the FIR Aachen, where he was responsible for several research and industry projects. Among other projects, the first publicly funded industry 4.0 research project in Germany.