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Thomas Magedanz

Head of Next Generation Networks at Fraunhofer Fokus


Since 2003 Prof. Dr. Thomas Magedanz acts as Director of the „Software-based Networks (NGNI)“Business Unit at the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS in Berlin, Germany, and is responsible for the 5GBerlin and Industrial IOT Testbeds.In addition, he is full university professor with his own department for Next Generation Networks(called Architekturen der Vermittlungsknoten – AV – in German) at the Electrical Engineering andComputer Sciences Faculty (IV) of the Technical University (TU) Berlin, Germany educating Masterand PhD students.For more than 28 years Prof. Magedanz is performing applied research and development in the fieldof converging fixed and mobile telecommunications, the Internet and information andcommunication technologies for major operators and vendors around the globe. In this context hehas created various famous software toolkits and open technology and application testbeds in thecontext of 4G, Smart Cities, M2M/OT, SDN/NFV, and since 2015 also 5G and Edge Computing.He also acts as strategic advisor for several tier one operators and major international equipmentmanufacturers. Last but not least he is visiting professor at several leading universities around theglobe.More at