Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer - Mastermind and Pioneer of the Digital Economy
Prof. Dr. A.-W. Scheer is one of the most influential scientists and businessmen in the German computer sciences and software industry. His books belong to the most definitive in the field of business process management: ARIS, the business process and IT management method developed by him, is in operation in practically all DAX listed companies, many medium sized firms and also internationally. He has founded successful software and consulting companies, with which he remains actively involved. His Scheer Group of companies includes IDS Scheer Consulting GmbH, Scheer Management GmbH, imc AG, e2e Technologies, IS Predict and Backes SRT.
In 2014 he founded the AWS Institute for Digital Products and Processes GmbH to support application-oriented research.
He is working actively on the design of the future digital economy with his work as a businessman and protagonist for the Government led projects "Industrie 4.0" and "Smart Service World".
Since September 2015 and together with Federal Minister Prof. Dr. Wanka, Prof. Scheer has been Chairman of the "Digitisation in Education and Science" IT summit platform founded by the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research).