Walter Hofmann has been working since 2004 for Hitachi High Technologies as a consultant for Product and Services Innovation and Business Development in Europe. Since 2012, he has been developing predictive maintenance solutions for various global industrial customers. He has an M.Sc. in production engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute. His leadership capability and entrepreneurial skills as well as his sound practical experience in various high-tech and international companies has resulted in many actionable strategies, business models, and successful start-up companies.