Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Kfm. Christoph Runde is CEO of the Virtual Dimension Center (VDC), a cluster network for virtual engineering technologies. He holds a M.S. in electrical engineering and a MBA. He started his professional career at Porsche, working in the Weissach development centre in car chassis control and project management. From 1999 to 2006, he was leading the VR activities at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) in Stuttgart. He has extensive project management experience, numerous publications and patents on his name. Since 2003 he is a lecturer for virtual reality at the University of Heilbronn and he has established virtual reality programs at 2 other universities. Dr. Runde further works as editorial advisor of the Virtual Reality Magazine.