Patrick Marsch is part of the Digital Rail organization in Deutsche Bahn and responsible for the connectivity and Cloud infrastructure for future digitalized rail operations. Related to this role, he is currently also rapporteur of an ongoing ETSI study item on the Future Rail Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) system architecture. Patrick holds a Ph.D. from TU Dresden in Mobile Communications, which was rewarded with the Johann Philipp Reis Prize for pioneering work in the field of so-called “coordinated multi-point”. Prior to joining Deutsche Bahn, Patrick was with Nokia, where he was heading research, standardization and product departments working on 3G, 4G and 5G radio access and product architecture. Patrick was also the lead editor of the recently published book “5G System Design – Architectural and Functional Considerations and Long Term Research” (Wiley, May 2018).