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Principal Expert AI and Digital Cloud Services
Architecture (focus Cloud & AI)

Architectural thinking: designing system and application architectures. Focusing on cloud architectures, end-to-end integration and artificial intelligence to combine innovation with sound architectural design.

Leadership & Coaching

Coaching and developing teams of people to unleash their potential

Natural Language Processing

Multiple years of project experience with current NLP techniques.


Business and technology consulting

Machine Learning

Machine Learning expert, profound theoretical knowledge & practical project experience.

I enjoy bringing together business and technical strategy to solve complex business use cases across multiple industries and research areas, leveraging cloud architectures, DevOps, artificial intelligence and process digitization.

AI Strategy Lead | Principal Expert AI & Smart Analytics
Atruvia AGSince Jan. 2022
  • Responsibility for company-wide cloud and AI strategy, architecture, revenue growth and project delivery
  • Business and operating model development as well as make-or-buy decisions to scale AI throughout the entire organization
  • Consolidating and aligning different AI teams across the company to create a common vision around artificial intelligence
  • Designing, developing and leading a team through the delivery of a digital strategy and digital services for automation, artificial intelligence and scalable architectures in today's cloud-driven world
  • Change management and up-skilling strategy development
  • Bridging the gap between business & IT strategy and cutting-edge technology

People Manager & Lead Architect for Cloud, AI, Data Science
IBM Deutschland GmbHMar. 2018 - Dec. 2021

Architect, Managing Consultant & team lead for Artificial Intelligence focussing on Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and the entire cognitive IBM Watson portfolio. Member of the IBM Technical Expert Council.

  • TOGAF certified Senior IT Architect
  • Cognitive Factory champion for Germany, harvesting and enhancing an asset culture for quick and consistent deployments
  • Senior strategic advisor for business adoption of AI and cloud
  • Lead Architect for full-lifecycle AI projects from requirements analysis to successful delivery
  • Expert for scalable cloud and AI projects
  • Managing a team of data scientists, developers and consultants to shape and deliver state-of-the-art AI projects across multiple industries
  • Head of Department „Cloud & AI“: strategy and budget responsibility + career coach and mentor for career development
Data Scientist & Senior Cognitive Computing Consultant
IBM Deutschland GmbHFeb. 2016 - Mar. 2018
Senior Cognitive Computing Consultant for IBM focussing on Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and the entire IBM Watson portfolio. Developing and applying state-of-the-art methods from natural language processing to solve complex business issues and optimise processes.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Client-facing consultant and architect for Text Mining & Machine Learning, AI
  • Automatic classification and processing of customer communication using Machine Learning and design of chatbot system powered by artificial intelligence
  • Design Thinking workshops
  • Bringing together client stakeholders with development team

Technical skills:

  • Machine Learning, Text & Data Mining, Deep Learning
  • Java, Python and NodJS development, Apache UIMA
  • Deep Learning development with TensorFlow 
  • IBM Watson Services (Watson Explorer, Discovery, Knowledge Studio, Watson Conversation)
  • Database design & development (NoSQL, RDBMS)
  • DevOps, CI/CD
  • Platform as a service (PaaS) using cloud infrastructure (Kubernetes, Docker) and DevOps toolchains

Data Scientist (focusing on Text Mining)
Deutsche BahnSep. 2016 - Dec. 2016
Data Scientist for Deutsche Bahn (DB Fernverkehr AG) focusing on Text Mining and Machine Learning to reveal insights from customer feedback.

Tasks & Responsibilities: 

  • Leading a team of external developers (Scrum) to improve Text Mining processes
  • Analysis and combination of heterogenous data sources to derive KPIs
  • Collaboration with decision makers regarding the instantiation of a company-wide feedback system
  • Consultant for „analysis as a service“ — coordinating data mining requirements between customers and developers
  • Consultant for suitable Machine Learning and Data Mining approaches

Technical skills:

  • Java and Python development
  • Database development and analysis: MS-SQL & NoSQL databases
  • Statistical modeling: R, python, Weka ML
  • Topic Modeling and MS-SSIS

Researcher AI
Institute of Computer Science, Heidelberg UniversityJuly 2013 - January 2016

Researcher at the Database Systems Research group, led by Prof. Dr. Michael Gertz. My work focused on Natural Language Processing in general and Digital Humanities, Information Extraction and Social Network Analysis in particular. Primary research topic: revealing and analysing the evolution of news networks.

Institute for Computational Linguistics, Heidelberg University
Research assistant and LecturerOctober 2012 - July 2013

Research assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Computational Linguistics research group, supervised by Prof. Dr. Anette Frank. Lecturer of the compulsory lecture "Advanced, object-oriented programming with Java".

Institute for Computational Linguistics, Heidelberg University
Student research assistantFebruary 2011 - September 2012

Student research assistant at the project Ritualdynamik, working on Coreference Resolution and Discourse Processing in a Digital Humanities context.

NLP group - HITS gGmbH Heidelberg
Student research assistantAugust 2010 - February 2011

NLP group - HITS gGmbH Heidelberg. Student research assistant, working on machine learning for summarization, supervised by Prof. Dr. Michael Strube and Darla Shockley.

Computational Linguistics (research track)
Master of ArtsJuly 2013

Title of my MA thesis: A Joint Inference Architecture for Global Coreference Clustering with Anaphoricity. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Anette Frank

Heidelberg University
M.A. Computational LinguisticsSeptember 2009 - July 2013
Major: Computational Linguistics, Minor: English Linguistics
Bachelor of Arts (with distinction)July 2011

Title of my BA thesis: Entity-based Coreference Resolution combined with Discourse-New Detection. [pdf] Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Anette Frank

Heidelberg University
B.A. Computational Linguistics and English LinguisticsOctober 2008 - July 2011