Birgit works with Robert Bosch GmbH in different business areas and sectors in an international setting since 1996. She is a Software Engineer and Lead Software Architect with more than 25 years of experience. Her current major interest is on IIoT, semantic interoperability and digital twin concepts, including the asset administration shell. Birgit is active in various committees such as Plattform Industrie 4.0, Industrial Digital Twin Association, and Open Manufacturing Platform, where she supports national and international standardization activities to make the vision of the factory of the future become reality. She is convinced that standardization is a key factor for interoperability.