Hans Pongratz studied informatics and economics (Diploma) at the Technische Universität München (TUM). He worked as consultant and journalist and gained international experiences during a stay at Princeton/NJ at Siemens Corporate Research (SCR) before he returned to TUM as scientific assistant in 2005. He worked in different positions and projects. In 2011 Hans Pongratz got Senior Vice President “IT-Systems and Services” and Chief Information Officer (CIO). He focuses on the consequent implementation of TUM’s IT-Strategy “Digital University” and is member of several boards, program committees, reviewer groups and chairman of the working group “New Business Models, Technologies and Lifelong Learning” of the Higher Education Forum on Digitalization (Hochschulforum Digitalisierung) and part of the Advisory Board of CIONET Germany.