Wolfram Irsa, 1967, married, two children. Studies in mechanical/industrial engineering TUG, postgraduate studies APICS, fellow 2003. Department manager-plant manager-general manager. Long-time international experience (Hamburg, Silicon Valley, Shanghai, Seoul) for industrial companies in the automotive supplier industry, semiconductor industry and pharmaceutical wholesale industry; responsible for production, quality, logistics, organization/information systems, and customer service. Professorship for Industrial Engineering at FH JOANNEUM - University of Applied sciences at the Department of Management, Institute of Industrial Management, in the industrial engineering degree programs and the transfer center Industrial Management (Bachelor, full-time, part-time). Lecture focus areas: industrial engineering, production optimization, production technology, quality & risk management, global supply chain management. Current research focus: Overhead cost management in the high-tech industry, digitization in Smart Factories for production optimization.