Prof.dr.ir. Wil van der Aalst is a full professor at RWTH Aachen University leading the Process and Data Science (PADS) group. He is also part-time affiliated with the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e). Currently, he is also a distinguished fellow at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) in Trento and a member of the Board of Governors of Tilburg University. Next to serving on the editorial boards of over ten scientific journals, he is also playing an advisory role for several companies, including Fluxicon, Celonis, Processgold, and Bright Cape. He is called the Godfather of Process Mining and the research he started in the late 1990-ties led to a wave of process mining tools, including Celonis, Disco, ProcessGold, MyInvenio, Minit, PuzzleData, Everflow, PAFnow, ARIS Process Mining, Stereologic, Logpickr, Mehrwerk, QPR, Lana Labs, Signavio, etc.