Living The Connected World…

Reminiscing in the future
Quite interesting how history repeats itself. Dreams grow until they turn into reality. I wrote my last book 30 years ...
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Today, I've finished yet another beehive making it a total of 3 in our backyard. Currently, it seems as if this was ...
I'm happy to have you here!
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History In A Nutshell

I have spent 33 years in the information technology world as an author, in various international management positions in channel marketing, product marketing, business development and strategic sales management; during the last 16 years with a strong focus on IT-/information security: At Symantec, I was in charge oft he green field development of strategic alliances in EMEA which acted as a blue print for the global roll out. I also served in the advisory board of Comsec and was lately instrumental in the turnaround oft the security business unit at CA Technologies as a Director Solution Sales EMEA. Currently, I work as a founder and director at TecHarbor B.V..

In the past four years, I have dedicated significant efforts to all aspects of social media in the business space, with a strong focus on use cases, monetization, information security and privacy protection. For this subject, I've been a founding member and regular contributor to the social media workgroup at the German BITKOM. I'm also a member of the German Cyber Security Allianz and serve on the advisory board of the Web 3.0 startup semcona which will revolutionize the online advertising space by allowing contextual advertising while adhering to GDPR and strongest privacy ethics. Last not least, I'm a founder of the i-val network of seasoned IT professionals.

I'm a regular speaker on information security- and social media-events where I focus on the business enabling nature of information security.

Focus In A Nutshell

After having spent a decent amount of time in various functions in IT, it is about time to recollect the experience from the last 33 years in that arena and connect the dots for a more holistic view on this industry. It seems as if I might close the loop and ultimately go back to where I've started: Writing books. Two book projects bug me for years now. Both of them with a strong connection to business and IT.

  • The first book will shed some light on our digital existence and how that plays along with our physical limits. How do things come to an end? Do they actually come to an end? The physical side for sure, that much we know.
  • The second book will shed some light on how particularly US companies conduct business in Europe. This, of course, with a twinkle in my eyes. However, considering the current events, that twinkle might turn into a sour one…

The work on my first book will be kicked off on 1-MAR-17. A related blog will follow in May. The second book which is actually my pet project, will likely be kicked off beginning of 2018. It will also start with a blog to collect ideas and anecdotes. Stay tuned!

Another project I'm currently kicking off will focus on the wonderful place of Porto Pollo on Sardegna and here mostly around windsurfing.

Business wise, I'll stay in the security discipline with TecHarbor complemented by semcona.

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