Christian Piechnick is CEO and co-founder of Wandelbots – a globally leading robotics start-up. In contrast to traditional programming of robots, Wandelbots enables everyone to teach robots with novel interaction concepts such as demonstrating a task with smart input devices. Unifying the automation space’s technical heterogeneity Wandelbots eases access to one of the key industrial technologies of the coming decade. Before founding Wandelbots Christian graduated from TU Dresden with a Diploma in Computer Science and worked there as a researcher and PhD candidate managing a wide range of international research projects for his faculty. Christian is also the chairman of the advisory board for the ‘Industry 4.0’ excellence cluster Smart Systems Hub in Dresden.