Dr. Boenig studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Nuremberg and graduated with distinction in 2011 as MSc. He received his doctorate degree Dr.-Ing. at University of Erlangen in 2016. From 2011 to 2015 he worked there as a research assistant at the Institute of Factory Automation and Production Systems, researching virtual validation in assembly. From 2015 to 2018, Dr. Boenig worked at Siemens AG as Project Manager in Erlangen within the Motion Control Business Unit. Afterwards, Dr. Boenig worked as a Manufacturing Consultant at the Factory Automation Business Unit, where he was responsible for the transformation to a digital factory and heading the Customer Experience group. Since Mid-2019 he is Head of Strategic Digitalization for Factory Automation Manufacturing.