Mr Michael Ziesemer ZS

PRESIDENT of ZVEI

Michael Ziesemer was appointed Vice President of the Endress+Hauser Supervisory Board in June 2016. The 65-year-old electronics engineer began his career as a developer in the telecommunications industry. He joined Endress+Hauser in 1981 and became managing director of the company’s largest Product Center in 1990. He joined the Endress+Hauser Executive Board in 2002 and was named Chief Operating Officer in 2008. Mr Ziesemer was head of the measurement technology and process control division of the German Electrical & Electronic Association (ZVEI), as well as a member of the board of the automation division. He has been a member of the ZVEI board since 1991 and was appointed president in 2014.

Synopsis of topic: Digitisation – fundamental change of industry and society

The digital camera substituted film within 15 years. Newspapers lost advertising revenue as people started to apply on internet platforms for new jobs. Hotels lost their direct customer relationship when customers started booking rooms through apps. So the main change of digitisation goes far beyond technology. New Business models substitute old ones with a strong impact on consumers, suppliers, jobs and society.