Franz-Josef Goetz graduated with a diploma in data processing technology from FH Nuernberg, Germany. He joined Siemens in 1993 and was working for a R&D group dealing with real time operating and communication systems. He was working on various projects for synchronization, low latency and redundancy to make Ethernet applicable for industrial control.
Since 2005 he is involved in the standardization of synchronization (IEEE 1588), high available automation networks (IEC 62439-3) and deterministic Ethernet (IEEE 802.1 Time Sensitive Networking, TSN). Inside Siemens he is working as project manager on research projects for industrial communication.