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Dr Frank-Stephan Hardt, Chief Financial Officer, T-Systems Ltd.

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PRESENTATION: Smart Cities – Smart Port Logistics and Air Pollution

Connecting the energy regimes with the communication system is seen as the fundamental step that shifts mankind from the Second to the Third Industrial Revolution. The development of the digitised Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure enables the convergence of the energy infrastructure with the communication infrastructure which is seen as the kernel of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Technical devices and appliances equipped with sensors help complex ecosystems such as cities and ports to manage the information flow of its partners and use Big Data and analytics to improve economic activities more effectively.

Deutsche TelekomT-Systems present two Smart City solutions – Smart Port Logistics and Air Pollution – which help multiple partners to accelerate their efficiency, increase their productivity and more importantly to establish a more sustainable low-carbon ecosystem to mitigate climate change.


Dr. Frank-Stephan Hardt is T-Systems Limited’s Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for various finance operations such as the company’s corporate controllership as well as legal, compliance and procurement.

Frank-Stephan started his career by studying Economics and Mechanical Engineering at the Universities of Hanover and Hamburg and has a PhD in Economics and Social Sciences focusing on Business Strategy, Strategic Controlling and Organisational Behaviour from the European Business School at Oestrich-Winkel. He is a Member of the Think Tank set up in WHU Business School of Management in Koblenz and is highly interested in New Technologies such as Digitisation and in particular in Artificial Intelligence.

After University Frank-Stephan worked for a time at leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus, Mannesmann Automotive, Plaut Consulting and PA Consulting. In 2002 Frank-Stephan joined Deutsche Telekom Group and since then he holds various senior Executive positions within T-Systems International. Since 2012 he is the Chief Financial Officer of T-Systems Limited. Besides this position he is a Director of

T-Mobile Holding Limited and a Director of ClickandBuy International Limited as well as sitting as a Non-Executive on the Supervisory Board of T-Systems Austria.