Gerhard P. Fettweis, earned a Ph.D. under H. Meyr at RWTH Aachen in 1990. After a postdoc at IBM Research, San Jose, he joined TCSI, Berkeley, USA. Since 1994 he is Vodafone Chair Professor at TU Dresden, Germany. Since 2018 he is also founding director/CEO of the Barkhausen Institute. He researches wireless transmission and chip design, coordinates 5G++Lab Germany. His team spun-out 18 tech and 3 non-tech startups, and he initiated 4 platform companies. Gerhard is member of the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), and German Academy of Engineering (acatech), and active in helping organize IEEE conferences.