Ulrich Ahle is a reputed executive in the industrial sector, formerly Vice President and leader of Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation Consulting & Systems Integration and responsible for Industry 4.0 in Atos Germany. He is also a member of the Board of the International Data Spaces Association (IDSA) in Germany.
After an apprenticeship as Toolmaker at Hella KG, he studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Paderborn. In his career, Ulrich held several positions as development engineer, project manager, sales manager and Director. He has been part of Nixdorf Computer AG, Siemens Business Services, Siemens IT Solutions & Services and Atos.
Since September 2016 Ulrich Ahle is Chief Executive Officer of the FIWARE Foundation. FIWARE is an initiative which mission is to develop an open sustainable ecosystem around public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards that will ease the creation of Smart Applications in multiple sectors.
The FIWARE Foundation is a legal independent body which main purpose is to provide shared resources to help achieving the FIWARE Mission by Empowering, Promoting, Augmenting, Protecting, and Validating the FIWARE Technologies and supporting the whole Community around them.