Dr. Andreas Mueller is Chairman of the Board of the “5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation” (5G-ACIA) and Head of Communication and Network Technology of Bosch Corporate Research in Stuttgart, Germany. 5G-ACIA has been established as a global alliance for paving the way for the use of 5G technology in smart manufacturing and for unlocking the great potential that comes along with it. To this end, 5G-ACIA brings together leading players from the ICT and OT industries and addresses relevant technical, regulatory and business-related aspects. As part of his responsibilities in Bosch, he is coordinating the industrial 5G activities within the Bosch Group across different business units as well as the research activities of Bosch related to future connectivity infrastructures. Andreas holds a German Diploma degree in Electrical Engineering as well as a M.Sc. degree in Information Technology, both from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. Furthermore, he received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the same university (with distinction). His Ph.D. research has focused on wireless communications and particular the further development of 4G LTE towards LTE-Advanced. During this time, he also had two extended stays as a visiting researcher at the City University of Hong Kong. In 2010, he joined Rohde & Schwarz as a Systems Engineer, developing a novel software-defined radio-based communication system for the German Armed Forces. Since 2011, he has been with Bosch in various roles, always dealing with research and innovation activities. Andreas is a frequent keynote speaker at international conferences and events, an advisor to various Federal Ministries, organizations and start-ups and has been one of the early pioneers of industrial 5G.