Bernhard Quendt is CTO of the operating company Siemens Digital Industries. Prior to that he headed the platform segment of the Business Unit Automation Systems and led the R&D activities of the Business Unit Rail Automation. Previously he had various management positions within Siemens Communications, e.g. in Product Management, Technical Sales and R&D. Bernhard Quendt holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and information technology from Munich University of Technology, a M.Sc. in telecommunications from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Télécommunications Paris and a M.Sc. in electrical engineering from University of Stuttgart.