Head of Unit Digitisation and Industrie 4.0, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
As Head of Unit “Digitisation and “Industrie 4.0” in the Department for Industrial Policy in the Federal Ministry for Economics and Energy Ernst Stoeckl-Pukall focuses on topics regarding a successful digitisation of the manufacturing sector in Germany. In that role he is also responsible for the “Plattform Industrie 4.0” and he takes care of Germany’s various bilateral and multilateral cooperation activities in the field of Industrie 4.0 e. g. with China and Japan. The Plattform Industrie 4.0 is headed by the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Federal Minister for Education and Research. The platform is a central player in the digital transformation of the manufacturing sector in Germany and includes all relevant stakeholders such as industry, academia, trade unions and politics. It also initiated the project GAIA-X which aims at building a sovereign data infrastructure in Europe. Ernst Stoeckl-Pukall is also in charge of various research and support funding schemes addressing in particular the automotive sector and topics like autonomous driving and the digital transformation of the sector. Before his current post Ernst Stoeckl-Pukall was in charge of the maritime sector after having returned from his post at the German Embassy of New Delhi where he served as economic and commercial counsellor. He graduated in Economics at Ludwig Maximilans-University in Munich.