Walter Weigel has been Vice President of the European Research Institute of Huawei, based in Munich Germany, since April 2015. Previously he was the Director General of the European Telecommunication Standards Institute ETSI from September 2006 to July 2011. Weigel he held several positions within Siemens AG, between February 1991 and February 2015, including VP of External Cooperations and Head of Standardization in Corporate Technology, VP of the Research & Concepts- department of the Mobile Networks business unit as well as Head of the business segment Video Processing for the semiconductor business unit (today Infineon). He is a lecturer at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen, member of the IEEE Board of Governors, of the Key Enabling Technologies working group of the European Commission, the Innovations dialog of the German Government and of the Aalborg University Industry Advisory Council. Weigel graduated from the Technical University in Munich, Germany, with a Master Degree in electrical engineering in 1984 and with the Ph. D. degree in 1990. From 1984 to 1991 he was assistant professor at the Institute of Data Processing at the Technical University in Munich.