Mr. Ludwig Karg is managing director of B.A.U.M. Consult GmbH and Chairman of INEM (International Network of Environmental Management). During his over 25 years at B.A.U.M., he has been responsible for the management of sustainability processes and the development of numerous climate and energy concepts for cities, municipalities and regions. He has led and leads various German and international R&D projects on sustainability and renewable energy usage in the private and public sector. Mr. Karg has broad experience in lecturing and moderation activities in German and English language. Leading an international team of experts, he supports the ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems initiative in more than 20 European countries and is a co-leader of the EC BRIDGE taskforce on Local Energy Communities. Mr. Karg graduated with a master (Dipl. Inf. univ.) in Computer Sciences at the Technical University of Munich in 1981. He gained practical experience in software engineering and held German and international positions in Intel Corp. for multimedia and network products.