Founder and CEO of eccenca GmbH and brox IT-Solutions GmbH. Chris is also adviser to the president of the APICS Supply Chain Council and the APICS Digitalization Task Force as well as head of the APICS Readiness Task Force. He has a BA from the University of Göttingen and an MBA from Wake Forrest University Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Before starting brox IT-Solutions GmbH in 1998 he served as sales manager at Baan Solution Center Automotive. With brox IT-Solutions he developed the brox data management centre – a solution, which became an SAP certified data quality management tool used by organizations like BOSCH, Continental, ZF and MAN. He also initiated the Eclipse project “SMILA” and served as a director in the board of the Eclipse Foundation.
Prof. Dr. Sören Auer
Following stations at the universities of Dresden, Ekaterinburg, Leipzig, Pennsylvania, Bonn and the Fraunhofer Society, Sören was appointed Professor of Data Science and Digital Libraries at Leibniz Universität Hannover and Director of the TIB in 2017. He has (co-)authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications on semantic technologies, knowledge engineering and information systems. He also led several large research projects, such as the EU H2020 flagship project BigDataEurope and co-founded renowned research and community projects such as the Wikipedia semantification project DBpedia and the Big Data Value Association. Sören is an advisor to the industry, European Commission, W3C and member of the advisory board of the Open Knowledge Foundation.
Dr. Sebastian Tramp
As Chief Technology Officer Sebastian is responsible for the technology and product development at eccenca. He holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Leipzig and authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications. Sebastian is a founding member of the renowned AKSW research group and was PC member, reviewer and organizer for more than 30 research and technology events as well as scientific journals including ESWC, Semantic Web Journal, and Journal of Web Semantics. He also has led a number of key Linked Data technology projects, including the development of the data wiki OntoWiki.
Marcel is the director of service delivery at eccenca. He holds a degree in computer science (Uni Tübingen & VU Amsterdam) and an MBA from ESB Reutlingen. Marcel jumped early into the Berlin ecosystem in 2000 founding relevantive, a user experience startup. Afterwards he spent 10 years in the corporate world serving in various management positions in T‑Systems International GmbH. He was responsible for substantial project & consulting business in various industries mostly focused on business information management.
Stefan Reinhardt is Director Sales at eccenca since the beginning of 2018.
He has many years of experience in selling digital B2C, B2B and B2B2C (software) solutions.
Before joining eccenca, he held various management positions, e.g. International Sales Director, Senior Vice President, Chief Sales Officer as well as Managing Director at FirstData/TeleCash, Telekom subsidiaries and several (Internet/Fintech) start-ups.
At eccenca, Stefan is responsible for sales and the international expansion of sales activities for existing and new major customers and partners.
René is the head of product management at eccenca. He has a diploma in computer science and media from Dresden University of Technology. He worked as a test developer and software engineer at IBM Research and Development lab in Böblingen. In his subsequent position at a strategic consulting agency he has been certified as Professional Scrum Master and served as product and project manager in multiple strategic projects for big clients in the German telecommunications industry.
Dr. Robert Isele
Robert is head of the data integration unit at eccenca. He holds a diploma in computer science from the Technical University of Munich and a PhD from the University of Mannheim. The focus of his work is data integration of heterogeneous information sources using linked data. He is leading the development of the Silk Link Discovery Framework and contributed to a number of data integration systems.
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