Kai Hackbarth has been working as an evangelist at Bosch.IO (formerly Bosch Software Innovations) since July 2016. He previously worked at ProSyst Software, which Bosch acquired in 2015. Kai Hackbarth plays a pivotal role in technical standardization in the OSGi Alliance, of which he is also a Board of Directors member. He served as Co-Chairman of the OSGi Residential Expert Group from 2008 to 2018. He also participates in several Industrial Internet Consortium activities incl. the Over-the-Air Special Interest Group. Kai Hackbarth furthermore coordinates a wide range of Internet of Things (IoT) research projects. He specializes in smart homes, automotive applications, and the IoT.