TUM-GS TOP-Speakers: Prof. Siegfried Russwurm

Posted on May 9, 2016 by Philipp Bock ‐ 2 min read

TUM-GS TOP-Speakers: Prof. Siegfried Russwurm

The Graduate Center of the Faculty of Computer Science (CeDoSIA) and the TUM Graduate School would like to invite you to the lecture of Prof. Dr. Siegfried Russwurm (CTO, Member of the Board of Siemens AG) on May 09, 2016.

The event will take place at Interims 2, Boltzmannstr. 5, TUM Campus Garching. The lecture will be held in German. Students are also welcome to attend.


  • 16:00 - 16:10 Welcome and introduction - Dean Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Bungartz
  • 16:10 - 17:10 Lecture - Prof. Dr. Siegfried Russwurm on the topic “Digitalization: more than technology”.
  • 17:10 - 17:30 Questions and discussion session


Our world is becoming increasingly networked: sensors in gas turbines, trains or manufacturing plants collect data, monitor operations, automate functions and optimize processes. Advanced algorithms, more powerful computers, improved connectivity, and cloud storage are fueling the emergence of self-organizing systems.

In order to exploit the diversity of these possibilities and the resulting business opportunities, companies not only need technical expertise, but they must also adapt their processes and corporate culture to the new digital world, for example through new working methods or increased interdisciplinary collaboration. More than ever, this requires a culture of experimentation to discover new things off the beaten track. The presentation will shed light on the fundamental changes that are needed in a wide range of areas to exploit the potential of digitalization.

About the person

Prof. Dr. Siegfried Russwurm (51) is a member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and the company’s Chief Technology Officer. After studying manufacturing engineering, Russwurm began his career at Siemens in 1992 as a production planner and project manager in the Medical Engineering Group. This was followed by numerous central management positions in Germany and Sweden, including head of the Motion Control Systems Business Line. From 2006, Russwurm was a member of the Group Executive Board of Siemens Medical Solutions. In 2008, he was appointed to the Managing Board of Siemens AG as Head of Corporate Human Resources and Labor Director. In 2010, Russwurm took over as Head of the Industry Sector. In 2014, he was appointed Chief Technology Officer and Head of Corporate Technology. He is also responsible on the Managing Board for the Middle East and Russia/CIS regions as well as the Healthcare business.


For seating and catering preparation, please register by 11:59pm on Monday, April 25, 2016. For more information, please contact , Executive Director of the Graduate Center in Computer Science.