Wolfgang Kiess is professor for software engineering for industry 4.0 with the University of Applied Sciences Koblenz. He focuses on the vision of the Internet of Things and the fourth industrial revolution by means of connectivity and virtualisation. Before that, he was
Director of the Network Research Group of DOCOMO Euro-Labs, a subsidiary of Japan’s largest telecommunications company NTT DOCOMO. With his team, he created the 5G core network architecture through projects with Nokia and Ericsson and contributions to 3GPP standardization, pioneering the concepts of network functions virtualization and network slicing. He was a work group leader with Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf and developed car-to-car communication based services and technologies with Volkswagen AG. He studied business information systems at the Universities of Mannheim, Germany and Nice Sophia Antipolis, France and worked as software developer for SAP AG, Walldorf.

His work is published in 40+ articles in top-tier journals and conferences and 25+ filed patents. He regularly contributes to key industry documents like the highly influential NGMN 5G white paper and gives lectures on wireless communication, 5G, software development, and industry 4.0.

Further information on his publications is available via Google Scholar.