Three years ago, Julian founded a StartUp to bring together measurement analysis and big data. In recent times, he is also strongly engaged in multiple "industry 4.0" projects. As there is a strong history of "gated communities" in industrial applications he tries to break down these walls by using an Open Source Software Stack. Thus, he contributes to multiple Projects in that area, most notably Apache PLC4X, Apache Edgent and Apache IoTDB.