Florian is CEO and owner of SOTEC (sotec.eu), a 2nd generation family-owned boutique software and hardware development company based in Stuttgart, Germany. SOTEC develops end-to-end solutions for international clients of all sizes since 1980. Florian and his team are actively contributing to major Industrial IoT research efforts (e.g. pICASSO Project) to enable cloud-based control (PLC) systems. Their passion for solving real-world problems drives them to build innovative IoT solutions across multiple sectors (e.g. (SCITIS.io, SOTEC CloudPlug, Cigsor and more) utilizing public cloud infrastructures. Florian holds a Master (Dipl. Ing.) in mechatronics from the University of Stuttgart. Prior to joining SOTEC, he worked at Voith Paper Automation as Product Manager for Information Systems.