Henning Banthien has joined the ifok team in 1996, became Managing Director in January 2009, and since 2017 has also been Senior Vice President of the Cadmus Group. He is an internationally requested expert in the fields of Industry 4.0, sustainability, science communication as well as governance and has many years of experience in the development and implementation of sustainability strategies in politics and society. The graduate philosopher, geographer and environmental scientist (Heidelberg and Baton Rouge, USA) is Secretary General of Plattform Industrie 4.0 since 2015. In his honorary capacity, Henning Banthien is active on the board of the Humboldt University Foundation, as a board member of the Education and Science Committee of VBKI (Verein Berliner Kaufleute und Industrieller e.V.) and for the Digital Advisory Board for Schools of the State of Berlin.