Senior Corporate Innovation Manager / Technology Owner „Apps, Cloud & IoT”/ Vice President Consumer Driven Robotics, KUKA AG (DE)
Dominik Boesl has been responsible for Innovation and Technology Management at KUKA since he first joined KUKA Laboratories as Head of Corporate Strategy and Member of the Board in 2011. Since January 2017 he acts as Vice President Consumer Driven Robotics and Senior Corporate Innovation Manager. His responsibility for innovation and evangelism efforts spans the entire KUKA group. As one of KUKA’s Technology Owners (equivalent to other companies’ Technical Fellows or Distinguished Engineers), he profoundly contributes to the definition of the group’s strategy on “Apps, Cloud & IoT”.
Dominik graduated with a diploma in Computer Science from the University of Augsburg and an MBA degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
In 1999, Dominik started his career at Siemens, where he helped establish the foundations of today’s mobile ecosystem by bringing the first UMTS broadcasting cell to market, before joining Microsoft Germany in 2005. At Microsoft, he held various leadership positions including national responsibility in developer evangelism. Instead of moving to Seattle for a leadership position in program management at Microsoft Corporation, he decided to join the KUKA group.
In addition to his career, he has constantly been lecturing at different universities, e.g. Munich Technical University (TUM), and is an author of technical and scientific publications amongst others concerning the topic “Robotic Governance”.