Board member of arago AG. One of three founding members of the Frankfurt, Germany-based arago Institut für komplexes Daten-management AG. Author of many academic and business publications, focusing on automation in IT operations as well as information modeling, IT security and sourcing solutions. Recent winner of the John F. Kennedy National Leadership Award awarded by the Economic Forum Deutschland for exceptional achievements in the IT sector. Studied computer sciences at ETH Zürich and the Technical University Darmstadt. R&D efforts are focused on distributed computing (graph theory) and rule engines (deductive logic).
Both approaches are consistent with the notion of the network being a global area for computation and storage. Similarly they deal with the problem of ever growing information flows and with the desire to find intuitive ways of allowing businesses and their users to be in control of information and knowledge.