Boesl, Dominik B. O.
In January 2019, Dominik Boesl joined FESTO AG as Vice President & Head of Robotic Futures. Directly reporting to the CTO, he leads FESTO’s robotics business unit and defines its automation strategy. Prior to this position, he had been responsible for Innovation and Technology Management at KUKA since joining KUKA Laboratories as Head of Corporate Strategy, and Member of the Board in 2011.
In 2012, he became Corporate Innovation Manager at KUKA AG, directly reporting to the Management Board. From January 2017 to December 2018 he acted as Vice President Consumer Driven Robotics and Senior Corporate Innovation Manager. His responsibility for innovation and evangelism efforts spanned the entire KUKA group. As one of KUKA’s Technical Fellows he defined KUKA’s digitalization, IoT and Industrie 4.0 strategy.
In order to foster the interdisciplinary discourse about the impact of robotics and automation on society and humankind, Dominik is leading efforts in “Robotic & AI Governance,” working on establishing a framework for voluntary self-regulation regarding the use of disruptive technologies.
Dominik graduated with a diploma in Computer Science from the University of Augsburg and a joint MBA degree from the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to his career, he lectures at various universities, and has authored technical and scientific publications. At IEEE, he currently acts as Chair of the IEEE TechEthics Ad-Hoc Committee, and as Vice President for Industrial Activities of the Robotics and Automation Society.