Head of Sector "Internet of Things", DG CONNECT, European Commission
Rolf Riemenschneider drives the research and innovation agenda under the programme Horizon Europe where he coordinates
the R&I strategy related to the strategy on Cloud-Edge Computing and Internet of Things. Since 2015, he coordinates
the cross-cutting activities related to Internet of Things in Horizon 2020 across different policy streams
with DG AGRI, DG ENER, DG MOVE and DG GROW.
As senior expert, he leads the research, innovation and deployment of the next generation of the IoT with strong
computing capacity at the edge exploring features like device virtualisation, interoperability, real-time, energy
efficiency and distributed intelligence and emerging topics like the Industrial Metaverse
In the context of the key horizontal activities related to achieving the targets of the Green Deal, he works together
with DG ENERGY on the Digitisation of the Energy System with the recently published Digitalisation of Energy Action Plan.
Actions include data-driven interoperable solutions and products to enable an increased flexibility in energy consumption,
foster the integration of renewable energy, and innovative application and services across sectors like home, building,
energy and mobility.