Living The Connected World…

Who Dunnit?
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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
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
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History In A Nutshell

I have spent 38 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 21 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 15 years, I have dedicated significant efforts to all aspects of artificial intelligence (NLU) and since 9 years 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 the concept of "Identity Free Online Advertising" 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 38 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 which is, I have to admit, quite challenging. The work on this first book since 1989 has been kicked off on 1-MAR-17. Visit my blog „Coterminus” to find some fun reading!
  • An unplanned book slipped in between as a warm up. See „Focus in a nutshell”. It's been published in June 2023.
  • After some „interesting" encounters lately, I'm seriously considering revisiting a book that will shed some light on how near- and offshore companies conduct business in Europe. Or, at least, try to do so. Constantly ticking off the list of the usual mistakes and adding some new ones. 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 in 2025.
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