Living The Connected World…

I learnt that it is extremely hard work to create joy
I was introduced to classical music very early on at the Staatstheater Augsburg (formerly "Stadttheater"),
Painful Privacy
Painful Privacy As an avid fighter and one of the last two people on earth believing in privacy, I tend to always go
Drilling in the past
A well known experience that probably everyone had already: You're searching for one thing and find another. While I was
The Transcription Stint for Coterminus
It could have been so easy: Handing over 70 mp3-files to an agency and have them transcribing all the conversations for
Coterminus project kicking off!
The heat is on! After months of preparation, thinking, testing, structuring, researching and website developing, I
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History In A Nutshell

I have spent 37 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 20 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.

In the past 8 years, I have dedicated significant efforts to all aspects of artificial intelligence in the security space, with a strong focus on use cases, information security and privacy protection.

I served on the advisory board of the Web 3.0 startup semcona which is revolutionizing the online advertising space by allowing NLP-based contextual advertising with up to 4 times CTR while unconditionally adhering to GDPR based upon a concept I had initially developed in 2007. Last not least, I'm a founder of the i-val network of seasoned IT professionals.

I've been 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 significant amount of time in various functions in the IT-world, I felt it was about time to recollect the experience from the last 37 years in that arena and connect the dots for a more holistic view on this industry. In 2017/2018, I closed the loop and ultimately went 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.

  • I took two years off and researched for the first book "Coterminus" which 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. Being back to a fulltime job, I'm currently running on two shifts putting all the research- and interview-work in meaningful order.
  • The next 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. This project will likely be outlined during my planned PCT-Thruhike in 2023.

The work on my first book has been kicked off on 1-MAR-17. The blog "Coterminus" is live since November 17 and slowly gaining speed.

Business wise, I'll stay in the security discipline with PwC developing joint business relations around NLP-based classification of structured/unstructured data and NLP-based GDPR-compliant data deletion amongst others.