Since October 2019, Silke Schmidt has been in charge of setting up the new XR HUB Bavaria - Munich at Medien.Bayern GmbH. Silke Schmidt's most recent position was at the Bavarian State Ministry for Digital Affairs in the field of "Audiovisual Media - Film, Games and XR", and before that at the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs in the Foreign Trade Department. Her focus there was on the management of economic relations of Bavarian companies to the USA and Canada. She gained first-hand industrial experience by working for WACKER Chemie AG, which followed a position as National Expert at the European Commission. She began her career in the Bavarian Ministry of the Environment.