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Dominik Bösl

Vice President & Head of Robotics Festo AG & Co. KG
Expert in Robotic Governance & Technology


Innovation & Future





Dominik Boesl is Vice President and Head of Robotic Futures at Festo, a leading world-wide supplier of automation technology and leader in industrial training and education programs. Before joining Festo, Dominik worked seven years at Kuka Group where he was responsible for Innovation and Technology Management and as one of eleven KUKA Technology Owners he defined the group’s strategy on Apps, Cloud and Internet of Things.

Dominik graduated with a diploma in computer science from the University of Augsburg and a MBA degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

He started his career in 1999 at Siemens and helped to establish the foundations for today’s mobile ecosystem by bringing the first UMTS broadcasting cell to market, before joining Microsoft Germany in 2005. At Microsoft, he held various leading positions with national responsibility in developer evangelism. Instead of moving to Seattle and joining Microsoft Corporation at a leading position in program management, he joined the KUKA group and in 2011 he also joined KUKA Laboratories as Head of Corporate Strategy and Member of the Board. In 2012 he became Corporate Innovation Manager in the CTO Office at KUKA AG and had the responsibility for all innovation efforts for the whole KUKA group.

Besides his career, he has constantly been working as a lecturer at different Universities, within Munich Technical University (TUM), and is author of technical and scientific publications. In his sparetime, he is publishing educational concepts around serious gaming and works as head of a charity organization that maintains AntMe!, one of the world’s most successful serious games.


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