Bernhard Koelmel is Distinguished Researcher at McCoy College of Business (Texas State University) and the Scientific Director of the Institute for Smart Systems and Services at Pforzheim University. He conducts research in the area of future-oriented technologies and solutions at the interface of sustainable management and technological potentials (AI, IoT, DLT etc.). Dr. Koelmel works as advisor for international ministries, the European Commission/European Institute of Innovation and Technology. He serves on the supervisory/advisory boards of tech companies and advises them on their future initiatives. He is active as innovation and technology evangelist all over the world and holds the Chair of Strategic Technology Management at the International School of Management (Paris/New York).