Dr. Bernd Wild studied Physics at the university of Karlsruhe (Germany). After the diploma he worked at the FZI, the research center for computer sciences at Karlsruhe where he received his Ph.D. in computer science for his work on artificial intelligence in road traffic simulations. After 3 years at a banking computing center he founded together with others the company intarsys in 1996 where he focused on IT consulting, process automation and electronic document technologies like PDF/A and digital signatures. He’s founding member of the PDF Association and up to now member of the board. Beside the he’s engaged in standardization organizations like ETSI, FeRD or ISO on topics like digital signatures, electronic invoicing or the advances of the PDF document format.