Living The Connected World…

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 35 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.

In the past 5 years, I have dedicated significant efforts to all aspects of artifical intelligence in the security space, with a strong focus on use cases, information security and privacy protection. I'm also a member of the German Cyber Security Allianz and served on the advisory board of the Web 3.0 startup semcona which is revolutionizing the online advertising space by allowing contextual advertising with up to 4 times CTR while unconditionally adhering to GDPR based upon a concept I had initially developed in 2010. 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, it is about time to recollect the experience from the last 35 years in that arena and connect the dots for a more holistic view on this industry. During the last 2 years, 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.

  • The first project "Coterminus" 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 has been kicked off on 1-MAR-17. The blog "Coterminus" is live since November and slowly gaining speed. The second book which is actually my pet project, will likely be kicked off end of 2019.

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 PwC.