My Life

 

Welcome to my life!

I am a Germany based IT specialist, a passionate photographer and own a small web design firm.
05.10.2011

Steve Jobs, American computer entrepreneur and inventor, co-founder of Apple Inc., dies of cancer on 5. October 2011. Farewell, old friend...

22.07.2011

On 22. July 2011 a right-wing extremist conducted two sequential terrorist attacks against the governmental quarter and a summer camp in Norway, killing 77 people.

21.07.2011

On 21. July 2011 Space Shuttle Atlantis lands successfully at Kennedy Space Center after completing STS-135, concluding NASA's space shuttle program.

13.07.2011

The eighth and the final installment in the Harry Potter film series is released to cinemas worldwide on 13. July 2011

01.05.2011

U.S. President Barack Obama announces that Osama bin Laden has been killed during an American military operation in Pakistan.

29.04.2011

An estimated two billion people watch the wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London on 29. April 2011.

17.03.2011

The United Nations Security Council votes 10-0 to create a no-fly zone over Libya in response to allegations of government aggression against civilians

11.03.2011

A 9.1-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit the east of Japan on 11. March 2011. Nuclear power plants at Fukushima melt down and expose radioactivity.

14.01.2011

The Tunisian government falls after a month of increasingly violent protests.

2011

CompuGroup Medical Software

Krankenhaus- und Arztinformationsysteme wachsen stärker zusammen, und die neue Funktion der Solutions Architecture kümmert sich um die Definition und Erstellung gemeinsamer funktionaler Komponenten. Hosting medizinischer Daten in der Cloud erfordert neue Sicherheits-Architekturen.
  • Product Manager Hospital Information Systems
  • Vice President Solutions Architecture

CompuGroup Medical Software

Hospital and ambulatory information system continue to consolidate, the new solutions architecture function cares for the definition and creation of common components. Hosting of medical data in the cloud requires new security architecture.
  • Product Manager Hospital Information Systems
  • Vice President Solutions Architecture
Frohes Fest!
24.12.2011
Frohes Fest!
The road ahead
23.12.2011
The road ahead
Way up
20.11.2011
Way up
Last light of October
31.10.2011
Last light of October
Cafe de Nice
20.10.2011
Cafe de Nice
NYC - Financial District
18.09.2011
NYC - Financial District
Where is my medical file?
17.09.2011
Where is my medical file?
Comic-style images with Photoshop
11.09.2011
Comic-style images with Photoshop
Summer dream
12.08.2011
Summer dream
Summer day
07.08.2011
Summer day
Clouds
26.07.2011
Clouds
Fish market
20.07.2011
Fish market
Santa Cruz highlands
20.07.2011
Santa Cruz highlands
A grey day
20.07.2011
A grey day
Charles Darwin Station
20.07.2011
Charles Darwin Station
The mangroves
18.07.2011
The mangroves
Sierra Negra
17.07.2011
Sierra Negra
Living on an island
17.07.2011
Living on an island
First light
17.07.2011
First light
Sea Turtles
16.07.2011
Sea Turtles
Marine iguanas
15.07.2011
Marine iguanas
Floreana highlands
14.07.2011
Floreana highlands
Floreana Sunrise
14.07.2011
Floreana Sunrise
At the waters edge
14.07.2011
At the waters edge
Out in the open
13.07.2011
Out in the open
Floreana
13.07.2011
Floreana
Kicker's rock
12.07.2011
Kicker's rock
Galapagos - San Christobal
11.07.2011
Galapagos - San Christobal
Galapagos - sea lion beach
10.07.2011
Galapagos - sea lion beach
Otavalo market
09.07.2011
Otavalo market
Quito
08.07.2011
Quito
Need for speed
05.07.2011
Need for speed
Red Symphony
02.07.2011
Red Symphony
Maulbronn monastery
26.06.2011
Maulbronn monastery
Koblenz
26.06.2011
Koblenz
Flow of time
03.06.2011
Flow of time
Inflight Service
30.05.2011
Inflight Service
Flower show
29.05.2011
Flower show
Inner Circle
29.05.2011
Inner Circle
Fairy Land
16.05.2011
Fairy Land
Dandelion
17.04.2011
Dandelion
Sweet pink
16.04.2011
Sweet pink
Heart of the flower
15.04.2011
Heart of the flower
Into the blue
13.04.2011
Into the blue
Underground room
09.04.2011
Underground room
Sweet Cherry
03.04.2011
Sweet Cherry
Tentacles
02.04.2011
Tentacles
More Green!
30.03.2011
More Green!
Floral structure
27.03.2011
Floral structure
The road ahead
26.03.2011
The road ahead
Sleeping boats
25.03.2011
Sleeping boats
Ghostly Flower
20.03.2011
Ghostly Flower
Spring Green
19.03.2011
Spring Green
Chandelier
13.03.2011
Chandelier
First greetings of spring
07.03.2011
First greetings of spring
Wish I was in Venice...
04.03.2011
Wish I was in Venice...
Haunted by shopping
26.02.2011
Haunted by shopping
Alien structure
20.02.2011
Alien structure
Schloss Brühl
13.02.2011
Schloss Brühl
Late flight
10.02.2011
Late flight
Early morning flight
10.02.2011
Early morning flight
Cologne Cathedral
30.01.2011
Cologne Cathedral
I am the night
22.01.2011
I am the night
Space Station
11.01.2011
Space Station
13.10.2010

Thirty-three miners, trapped 700 meters underground in Chile, are brought back to the surface after surviving for a record 69 days

03.10.2010

Germany made the final payments for its World War I reparationson 4 October 2010, the twentieth anniversary of German reunification.

10.08.2010

The World Health Organization declares the H1N1 influenza pandemic over on 10. August 2010.

29.07.2010

Heavy monsoon rains begin to cause widespread flooding in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.

25.07.2010

Wikileaks publishes over 90,000 internal US government reports about the War in Afghanistan as public information, sparking a wide discussion on data privacy.

11.06.2010

2010 FIFA World Cup is held in South Africa, with Spain and the Netherlands in the Final.

20.05.2010

Scientists announce that they have created a functional synthetic genome.

07.05.2010

Scientists announce that they have sequenced enough of the Neanderthal genome to suggest that Neanderthals and humans may have interbred.

27.04.2010

Standard & Poor's downgrades Greece's sovereign credit rating to
junk four days after the activation of a €45-billion EU bailout.

20.04.2010

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded killing 11 workers and setting off what is considered to be the largest oil spill in U.S. history.

04.04.2010

Volcanic ash from one of several eruptions beneath Eyjafjallajökull, a glacier in Iceland, begins to disrupt air traffic across northern and western Europe.

12.01.2010

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake occurs in Haiti, devastating the nation's capital, Port-au-Prince.

04.01.2010

The tallest man-made structure to date, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is officially opened.

2010

Ernst & Young Global IT Services

Als die globale IT-Abteilung vor einem Jahr eingerichtet wurde, waren meine Hoffnungen und Erwartungen hoch - endlich würden wir ein Team werden, wir würden zusammenarbeiten, um effizienter zu werden, wir würden eine neue, gemeinsame IT-Strategie haben, wir würden neue Chancen und Möglichkeiten schaffen.

 

Ein Jahr später haben sich die Dinge nicht so entwickelt wie erhofft. Wahrscheinlich war es einfach die Größe und Komplexität der neuen Organisation, ihre Begrenzungen der Hierarchie und Komitee-Entscheidungen, die Verzögerung von Entscheidungen und die interne Politik.

 

Während ich noch über einer Entscheidung brütete, hin und her gerissen zwischen der engen Gemeinschaft von klugen und engagierten Mitstreitern aus vielen Ländern, und meiner wachsenden Unzufriedenheit mit der generellen Richtung der Organisationsentwicklung, tauchte plötzlich ein neues Angebot auf, und ich nahm es an. Richtig, falsch - ich weiß es nicht, aber ich bin gespannt auf das, was mir der neue Weg bringen wird.

  • Global Business Architekt

 

CompuGroup Medical Software 

Ein guter Start in einen interessanten Job!  Nach einer Reihe von Zukäufen "besitzt" die CompuGroup mehrere verschiedene medizinische Informationssysteme, die alle auf verschiedenen Technologien basieren und in verschiedenen Lebenszyklen stecken. In der Zukunft möchten wir dagegen ein internationales Kernsystem haben, welches im Modulsystem um lokale und funktionale Erweiterungen ergänzt werden kann. Dieses Produkt zu managen ist ein aufregender Job, und er umfasst so unterschiedliche Aspekte wie Systemarchitektur, User Experience, Anforderungsanalyse und -Management oder Marketing.

  • Produktmanager Krankenhaus-Informations-System

Ernst & Young Global IT Services

When the global IT department was formed one year ago, my hope and expectation was high -  finally we would become one team, we would work together to gain more efficiencies, we would have a new, joint IT strategy, we would create new chances and opportunities.

 

Now, one year later, for me things have not quite worked out as expected. Maybe it was just the size and complexity of the new organization, it's restricted org-chart boxes and decision committees, the slack of execution and the corporate politics. 

 

While I was pondering over a decision about my future path, torn between the desire to be part of a close-knitted community of clever and committed professionals from around the world, and a growing discontentment with the general future direction and organizational development, a new opportunity appeared out of the blue, and I took it. Right, wrong - I don't know, but I am looking forward to whatever my new path will bring me.

  • Global Business Architect

 

CompuGroup Medical Software 

A great start into a very interesting job! After a series of acquisitions CompuGroup "owns" several different medical information systems based on various technologies and in different lifecycle states; in the future we will have one international core system which can be extended by local and functional modules. Managing this product is an exiting job, and it includes different aspects like system architecture ,user experience, requirements analysis and management or system marketing.
  • Product Manager Hospital Information System
Happy 2011
31.12.2010
Happy 2011
Silent Night
24.12.2010
Silent Night
Merry Christmas to all out there!
24.12.2010
Merry Christmas to all out there!
In the bleak midwinter...
19.12.2010
In the bleak midwinter...
Walk in the snow
19.12.2010
Walk in the snow
Winter Wonderland
03.12.2010
Winter Wonderland
Broccoli
28.11.2010
Broccoli
Railway station, Düsseldorf
25.11.2010
Railway station, Düsseldorf
Train Station, Limburg
22.11.2010
Train Station, Limburg
Alligator
13.11.2010
Alligator
Sea of Clouds
10.11.2010
Sea of Clouds
09.11.2010
November 9 - Destiny's Day
8. November 1895 - Discovery of the X-rays
08.11.2010
8. November 1895 - Discovery of the X-rays
Flight OS 7215 LNZ-FRA
04.11.2010
Flight OS 7215 LNZ-FRA
Medical Illustrations
01.11.2010
Medical Illustrations
Terminal B
01.11.2010
Terminal B
Clouds
31.10.2010
Clouds
Weikersheim
19.10.2010
Weikersheim
Yellow and Green
17.10.2010
Yellow and Green
London Nights
13.10.2010
London Nights
Limburg Cathedral
10.10.2010
Limburg Cathedral
Nightflight - Approaching Home..
06.10.2010
Nightflight - Approaching Home..
Steyr
04.10.2010
Steyr
Nightflight
04.10.2010
Nightflight
Autumn Evening, Steyr, Austria
04.10.2010
Autumn Evening, Steyr, Austria
Munich Airport, in a hurry..
01.10.2010
Munich Airport, in a hurry..
Colors of Autumn
27.09.2010
Colors of Autumn
Agile cathedral development
25.09.2010
Agile cathedral development
Clothes Shop
04.09.2010
Clothes Shop
Shopping Gallery
04.09.2010
Shopping Gallery
Summer Flowers
22.08.2010
Summer Flowers
Dragon Fly
22.08.2010
Dragon Fly
Coral Reef, Key West, Florida
02.08.2010
Coral Reef, Key West, Florida
St. George Island, Florida
26.07.2010
St. George Island, Florida
Regensburg
27.06.2010
Regensburg
Sankt Emmeram
27.06.2010
Sankt Emmeram
Little Dragon
27.06.2010
Little Dragon
Donaudurchbruch
26.06.2010
Donaudurchbruch
Geyser Andernach
13.06.2010
Geyser Andernach
Holzmaden
08.06.2010
Holzmaden
Xanten
27.05.2010
Xanten
Rheinsteig
22.05.2010
Rheinsteig
Altitude 1275
02.04.2010
Altitude 1275
Thunder in the mountains
31.03.2010
Thunder in the mountains
Gardone
30.03.2010
Gardone
Microcosmos
15.03.2010
Microcosmos
Infrared with Photoshop
07.03.2010
Infrared with Photoshop
Greetings from stone age
21.02.2010
Greetings from stone age
Frozen life
15.02.2010
Frozen life
16.12.2009

Astronomers discover GJ1214b, the first-known exoplanet on which water could exist.

27.11.2009

Dubai requests a debt deferment following its massive renovation and development projects, as well as the late 2000s economic crisis.

03.11.2009

The Czech Republic becomes the final member-state of the European Union to sign the Treaty of Lisbon, thereby permitting that document's initiation into European law

04.09.2009

On order of a German officer an airstrike against two tankers captured by Taliban in Afghanistan kills 142 people, this leads to a political crisis in Germany. 

25.06.2009

The death of American entertainer Michael Jackson triggers an outpouring of worldwide grief, crippling major websites and services and pushing internet traffic to potentially unprecedented and historic levels.

20.06.2009

The death of Neda Agha-Soltan, an Iranian student shot during a protest, is captured on what soon becomes a viral video that helps to turn Neda into an international symbol of the civil unrest following the presidential election.

11.06.2009

On 11. June 2009 the outbreak of the H1N1 influenza strain, commonly referred to as "swine flu", is deemed a global pandemic.

01.06.2009

On 1. June 2009 General Motors, the world's second larges automaker, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and was taken into American government ownership.

25.05.2009

North Korea announces that it has conducted a second successful nuclear test in the province of North Hamgyong.

21.04.2009

UNESCO launches The World Digital Library, an international digital library of significant primary materials from cultures around the world.

26.01.2009

The Icelandic government and banking system collapses.

17.01.2009

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai reaches its maximum height of 828 meters, the tallest man-made structure ever built.

15.01.2009

Pilot Chesley Sullenberger forces landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River in New York City. All 155 passengers are saved.

2009

Ernst & Young Global IT Services

Dokumentenmanagement für die Area wird zur Vollzeitbeschäftigung – es gilt. die innere Logik des Systems und die Anforderungen einer zukünftigen landesübergreifenden Kooperation zu verstehen, und einen Systemaufbau zu definieren, der diesen Anforderungen gerecht wird. Mitten in diesem Prozess wird der Auftrag geändert – nun soll eine globale Version entstehen, welche die Besonderheiten der bestehenden Systeme in den USA und Australien berücksichtigt. 

 

Am Ende benötigte das ursprüngliche Konzept nur kleinere Anpassungen. Immer schneller greift die Krise um sich, und getrieben von dem Drang nach Einsparung von Kosten und der Notwendigkeit eines einheitlichen Serviceangebots schließen sich die Area-Organisationen zu einer einzigen globalen Organisation zusammen. Wir gehen die neuerliche Integration mit der Ruhe der Routine an. Als das Jahr zu Ende geht, spricht man morgens mit den Kollegen in Australien und endet spätabends mit Telefonkonferenzen mit den USA.

 

  • EMEIA Manager Requirements Engineering und Business Analysis

Global Business Architekt

  • Anforderungsanalyse für area-weite Implementation eines Dokument-Management-Systems auf Basis von EMC® Documentum®

Projekt Management für

  • EMEIA Implementation BrandMaker® Marketing Resource Management System 

Ernst & Young Global IT Services

Document management for the Area takes becomes a full-time task - understanding the intrinsic concepts and the business needs of future cross-country collaboration, and defining a system setup that would serve these needs. In the middle of this process there is a scope change – now we need to expand to a globally aligned version, taking into account a migration of the already existing implementations in the US and Australia. In the end the initial concept needed only minor adaption... 

 

The global financial crisis accelerates, and driven by the need to save on costs and the necessity to create a common service offering the remaining area organizations merge into one single global organization. We approach the new integration relaxed, building upon our routine. As the year ends the day begins speaking to the colleagues in Australia and ends late in the night with phone conferences with the USA.

 

  • EMEIA manager requirements engineering and business analysis

Global Business Architect 

  • Business analysis for areawide implementation of a document management system, using EMC® Documentum®

Project Management for

  • EMEIA implementation of BrandMaker® marketing resource management system
Life is good
27.09.2009
Life is good
Sunlight greets the new day
24.09.2009
Sunlight greets the new day
Rauschermühle
17.07.2009
Rauschermühle
Art exhibition – In the City
26.04.2009
Art exhibition – In the City
Venice
24.04.2009
Venice
A warm day in the sun
01.03.2009
A warm day in the sun
The deep sea
08.02.2009
The deep sea
Rotterdam
29.01.2009
Rotterdam
Night on Earth
11.01.2009
Night on Earth
Berlin
09.11.2008
Berlin
25.05.2009

NASA's Phoenix spacecraft becomes the first to land on the northern polar region of Mars

27.12.2008

Israel initiates a series of airstrikes followed by an invasion in Gaza Strip, killing at least 1300.

04.11.2008

Barack Obama becomes the first African-American President-elect

15.09.2008

Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection - the beginning of the largest economic crisis in 80 years.

15.09.2008

Following a major banking and financial crisis in Iceland, the Icelandic Financial Supervisory Authority takes control of the three largest banks in the country.

25.07.2008

A series of seven bomb blasts rock Bangalore, India, killing two and injuring 20.

12.05.2008

Over 69,000 are killed in central south-west China by the Wenchuan quake , an earthquake measuring 7.9 Moment magnitude scale. For the first time China formally requested the support of the international community.

13.02.2008

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of Australia delivers a formal apology to the Stolen Generations.

02.01.2008

The price of petroleum hits $100 per barrel for the first time.

2008

Ernst & Young EMEIA IT Services

Der Winter sah die Vorbereitung der CE-Einführung des neuen CRM Systems, einschließlich einer Systemauswahl, der Einarbeitung in die Funktionen sowie die Erstellung einer begleitenden Definition der Wertschöpfungsprozesse. 

 

Im Januar startete auch die Globale Rebrand Initiative, die Umgestaltung des kompletten äußeren Erscheinungsbildes, mit Ziel 31. März. Unter den vielen IT-Aufgaben waren die Einführung der Mail-Signaturen, die Umstellung verschiedener Webseiten sowie die Entwicklung der nächsten Generation der User Interface Standards, die dann später zum globalen Standard wurden.

 

Ab Juli 2008 gibt es eine neue Area – EMEIA, der halbe Planet, Europa, Mittlerer Osten, Afrika und Indien. Und während der Rest der Welt in die Wirtschaftskrise stürzt, müssen wir fast 90 Länder mit verschiedenen Kulturen und Reifegraden in eine Organisation integrieren – schnell, mit sofortigen wirtschaftlichen Ergebnissen und einem Reise- und Trainingsbudget von fast null.

 

Plötzlich gibt es zwei Business-Analysis Teams, mit zwei Teamleitern, verschiedener Historie und Erfahrungshorizonten. In kurzer Zeit entsteht ein gemeinsamer Servicekatalog, und basieren auf einer Analyse des Teams entsteht ein Trainingsplan, um die angebotenen Services auszufüllen. 

 

Und nach einiger Verzögerung kommt eine Welle neuer Projekte angeströmt, darunter die Einführung des Area Dokument Management Systems auf Area-Ebene und die Implementierung eines Marketingproduktions-Systems.

  • Manager EMEIA Business Analysis
Projektmanager für
  • CEA neue Visual Identity IT Implementation
  • neue (globale) User-Interface Standards
Business Analyst für
  • Document Management (EMC® Documentum®)
  • Master Data Management
  • CRM (Interaction®)
  • Marketing Resource Management System (BrandMaker®)

Ernst & Young EMEIA IT Services

Winter saw the preparation of the CE implementation of the new CRM system, including an evaluation and exploration of the system and creation of a generic Value Chain Integration Concept.

 

January also saw the start of the Global Rebrand Initiative, a change of the complete external brand, targeted to March 31. Among the variety of IT-related tasks were the implementation of mail signatures, the transformation of various websites and the development of the next version of the user interface standards, which later were adopted to become the global standard.

 

From July 2008 we formed a new area - EMEIA, half of the globe, Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. And while the rest of the world tumbled in the economic downturn we had to integrate nearly 90 countries with different cultures and maturity levels in one organization - fast, with immediate economic results, and with a travel and training budget of nearly zero.

 

Suddenly we had two Business Analysis teams, with two team-leads, different histories and maturity levels. In short time a common service catalog is created, the skills of our team members are established and a training curriculum is developed to meet the offered services.   

 

And after some delay a wave of large projects floods in, among them the implementation of an area document management system and the area implementation of a marketing production system.

  • Manager EMEIA Business Analysis
Project Manager for
  • CEA Visual Identity IT implementation
  • new (global) UI standards
Business Analyst on
  • Document Management implementation (EMC® Documentum®)
  • Master Data Management
  • CRM implementation (Interaction®)
  • Marketing Resource Management System (BrandMaker®)
  • Definition of new common IT processes
New York
12.02.2008
New York
13.12.2007

EU leaders sign the Treaty of Lisbon, a predecessor an European Constitution.

20.11.2007

UK's HM Revenue and Customs admits the loss of 2 computer discs containing sensitive data, leaving up to 7.25 million households susceptible to identity theft.

26.09.2007

The first death in the crackdown on anti-government protests by Buddhist monks in Myanmar.

17.08.2007

Russia is to resume the flight exercises of its strategic bombers in remote areas.

27.07.2007

Military police raids the Complexo do Alemão favela in Rio to fight drug dealers.

21.07.2007

The last Harry Potter novel is released.

03.03.2007

Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned exactly with the Earth in the middle - lunar eclipse

18.01.2007

The Doomsday Clock is advanced from 7 to 5 minutes to midnight.

09.01.2007

Apple announces the iPhone

2007

Ernst & Young Central Europe IT Services

Es kommt immer anders als man denkt. Im letzten Jahr hatten wir in einem aufwändigen Beurteilungsverfahren ein Content Management System ausgewählt, doch dann wurde entschieden, auf die vorhandene globale Websphere-Infrastruktur aufzusetzen. Das bedeutet Pionierarbeit, denn mit der Version 6 gibt es noch nicht viel Erfahrung. Und unser Ziel war ehrgeizig - das Intranet-Portal für 20.000 User. Die Einführung im Dezember war ein Knaller - in vielerlei Hinsicht. Aber das ist eine andere Geschichte und auch nur eine von vielen in diesem Jahr...

 

  • Manager Requirements Engineering und Business Analysis
  • Portfolio Manager Central European Client Sales and Accounts Systeme

Anforderungsanalyse und Projekt Management für

  • Archivierungssystem für Arbeitsunterlagen
  • Verwaltungssystem für den Angebotsprozess
  • System für die Verwaltung von Angebotsunterlagen
  • System zur Pflege persönlicher Intranetseiten

Entwicklung und Unterstützung verschiedener Projekte basierend auf IBM® Websphere® Content Management

Usability Beurteilungen und Workshops

  • Entwicklung von Standards für die Benutzerschnittstellen in Notes®-basierten Systemen
  • Unterstützung der Konzeption zukünftiger Wissensmanagement Systeme

Ernst & Young Central Europe IT Services

Life is full of surprises. We had selected a content management system last year using a very detailed vendor selection process. But this year it was decided to use the existing global Websphere infrastructure. That meant pioneer work as there is not much experience with the version 6. And our goal was ambitious - the intranet portal for 20.000 users. The roll-out in December was a big bang - in many ways. But that is another story and only one of many this year…

 

  • Manager Requirements Engineering und Business Analysis
  • Portfolio Manager Central European Client Sales and Accounts Systeme

Requirements Analysis and und Project Management

  • Archiving System for working documents
  • Sales Funnel Tracking System
  • System for the management of proposal documents
  • System for the management of personal intranet pages

Development and Consulting for several Projects based on IBM® Websphere® Content Management

Usability Reviews and Workshops

  • Development of User Interface Standards for Notes based Systems
  • Analytical Support for Future Knowledge Management System
A rose in my garden
15.07.2007
A rose in my garden
Shopping in New York
08.06.2007
Shopping in New York
Midnight Walk
08.05.2007
Midnight Walk
Prague
23.03.2007
Prague
A cold sunrise in Amsterdam
07.03.2007
A cold sunrise in Amsterdam
05.11.2006

Former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein and 2 of his senior allies are sentenced to death by hanging, after an Iraqi court finds them guilty of crimes against humanity.

10.10.2006

Google buys YouTube for USD $1.65 billion.

09.10.2006

North Korea claims to have conducted its first-ever nuclear test.

24.08.2006

The International Astronomical Union demotes Pluto to the status of "dwarf planet" more than 70 years after its discovery

01.07.2006

The Qinghai-Tibet Railway connects China and Tibet for the first time.

09.06.2006

On 9. June 2006 the FIFA world cup starts - "Germany's Summer Fairy Tale".

11.04.2006

Iran confirms that it has successfully produced a few grams of low-grade enriched uranium.

04.03.2006

The final contact attempt with Pioneer 10 receives no response.

2006

Ernst & Young Central Europe IT Services

Die Herausforderungen nehmen zu, denn wir bauen eine Organisation auf, die sich vom Rhein bis an den Pazifik erstreckt, mit Kollegen in zwanzig Ländern, einem Dutzend Währungen und noch mehr Sprachen und Temperamenten. Die Maschine quietscht und ächzt noch an so mancher Stelle, aber sie kommt immer mehr in Fahrt.

 

  • Manager Requirements Engineering und Business Analysis
  • Portfolio Manager Central European Client Sales and Accounts Systeme
  • Entwicklung einer generischen Vorgehensweise zur Lieferantenauswahl
  • Lieferantenauswahl für ein Customer Relations Management und ein Web Content Management System
  • Systemanalyse für ein Document Management System
  • Usability Beurteilungen und Workshops
  • Einführung eines Pilot Intranets auf Microsoft® Sharepoint-Basis
  • Project Manager für verschiedene kleinere Systemeinführungen und Reporting-Projekte

Ernst & Young Central Europe IT Services

Challenges are growing because we are building an organisation that extends from the Rhine to the Pacific Ocean, with colleagues in twenty countries, a dozen currencies and even more languages and temperaments. The machine is squealing and groaning at some pieces but is taking up more and more speed.

 

  • Manager Requirements Engineering and Business Analysis
  • Portfolio Manager for the Central European Client Sales and Accounts Systems
  • Development of a generic Vendor Selection methodology
  • Vendor selections for a Customer Relations Management and a Web Content Management System
  • System evaluation for a Document Management System
  • Usability reviews and workshops
  • Implementation of a pilot intranet based on Microsoft® Sharepoint

Project Manager for several minor system implementations and reporting projects

Shanghai
19.10.2006
Shanghai
Königssee
18.10.2006
Königssee
Road Master
12.05.2006
Road Master
19.10.2005

Hurricane Wilma, the most intense hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic basin, hits the Mexican coast.

19.04.2005

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger succeeds Pope John Paul II, becoming the 265th pope - "Germany is pope".

04.03.2005

The United Nations warns that about 90 million Africans could be infected with HIV in the future, without further action against the spread of the virus

15.02.2005

The Internet site YouTube goes online

14.01.2005

The Huygens probe lands on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn

2005

Ernst & Young Deutschland

Dieses Jahr ist voller Herausforderungen. Die Zusammenarbeit mit den Kollegen in Europa verstärkt sich rasant. Englisch wird die Hauptsprache für Dokumentation und Kommunikation und kulturelle Unterschiede machen sich bemerkbar. Business Analysis und Usability Engineering werden zu eigenständigen Bereichen. 

 

  • Manager Requirements Engineering und Business Analysis
  • System- und Herstellerbeurteilungen
  • Usability-Beurteilungen

Ernst & Young Germany

This year is full of challenges. The cooperation with the colleagues in Europe gets stronger. English becomes our main documentation and communications language and cultural differences become obvious. Business Analysis and Usability Engineering become own groups.

  • Manager Requirements Engineering and Business Analysis
  • Application and vendor evaluations
  • Usability reviews


Cancun
16.10.2005
Cancun
Bath
07.10.2005
Bath
Riva del Garda
03.04.2005
Riva del Garda
 
26.12.2004

The strongest earthquake in 40 years hits the entire Indian Ocean region, followed by enormous tsunami waves. More than 200.000 people are killed or missing.

22.04.2004

The last coal mine in France closes, ending nearly 300 years of coal mining.

29.02.2004

The concluding film of the Lord of the Rings trilogy wins 11 Academy Awards.

04.02.2004

On February 4, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg launched "Thefacebook" from his college dorm. Within 5 years it became the most used social networking service.

24.01.2004

NASA safely lands the Rover Opportunity on Mars.

2004

Ernst & Young Deutschland

Es scheint der übliche Ablauf zu sein: Man wird überraschend zur Präsentation eines System-Lieferanten dazugeholt, stellt fest, dass keine Anforderungen vorhanden sind, führt eine Prozessanalyse durch, schreibt ein Pflichtenheft, begleitet eine erneute Lieferantenauswahl und entscheidet sich für ein Produkt. Spätestens dann ist man Leiter eines ausgewachsenen Einführungsprojektes. Schön, dass das Leben diese kleinen Überraschungen bereithält.

 

  • Produktmanagement für verschiedene Systeme
  • Projektleitung und Implementation PeopleSoft® 8 eProcurement und Purchasing für Deutschland

Ernst & Young Germany

It seems to be the regular way: you are asked to participate at a vendor presentation on short notice, you point out the missing requirements, you conduct a hasty business process analysis and write a vendor specification, you accompany a new vendor selection and decide for a product. And suddenly you are the lead of a fully grown implementation project. How nice that life holds these little surprises for you.

 

  • Product management for various systems
  • Project management implementation of PeopleSoft® 8 eProcurement and Purchasing for Germany
Swan Lake
06.03.2004
Swan Lake
 
24.10.2003

The Concorde makes its last commercial flight, ending the era of airliner supersonic travel.

30.07.2003

On 30. July 2003 the last Volkswagen "Type 1" rolled off its production line in Puebla, Mexico.

26.02.2003

The first SARS case is identified in Hanoi.

05.02.2003

U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell addresses the UN Security Council, presenting evidence of Iraqi production of weapons of mass destruction.

01.02.2003

The Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates during reentry over Texas, killing all 7 astronauts onboard.

2003

Ernst & Young Deutschland

Zwei Firmen, zwei unterschiedliche Kulturen, ein Land - diese nationale Integration ist der Probelauf für die nächsten Jahre. Das Ringen um gemeinsame Prozesse und die Schaffung von Synergien im Großen und die mühevolle Zusammenführung von Datenstrukturen im Kleinen, die Einführung vom gemeinsamen Systemen und die Überwindung alter geliebter Traditionen.

Rückblickend erscheint dieser Moment als die gute alte Zeit, eine kleine enge Truppe von zwei Dutzend, verantwortlich für ein paar Handvoll kleiner Systeme...

 

  • Konzeption und Entwicklung Approval Workflow System
  • Projektleitung Einführung Personaleinsatzplanung

Ernst & Young Germany

Two companies, two different cultures, one country - this national integration is the small-scale testbed for the coming years. The struggle to create common processes, the creation of synergy and the difficult integration of data structures, the implementation of common systems and the conquest of old beloved traditions.

Looking back this seems to be the good old times, a small tight group of two dozen, responsible for a few handful of small systems...

 

  • Concept and Development of Approval Workflow System
  • Project management implementation of Ressource Planning System
21.10.2002

9 of 13 global DNS root servers are disabled in a DDoS attack on 21. October 2002.

22.09.2002

Broad support for its opposition to the Iraq War and his personal popularity help Chancellor Gerhard Schröder to win the 15th German federal election.

15.06.2002

Near Earth Asteroid 2002 MN misses the planet by 120,000 km, about 1/3 the distance to the moon.

15.06.2002

Arthur Andersen is convicted of obstruction of justice for shredding documents related to its audit of Enron on 15. June 2002.

01.01.2002

On 1. January 2002 Euro notes and coins are issued in France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Finland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Austria, Ireland and the Netherlands.

2002

Arthur Andersen Deutschland

Rückblickend erscheint es ein wenig gewagt, zu einem Zeitpunkt in ein Unternehmen neu einzutreten, welches sich global gerade im Zusammenbruch befindet und einer ungewissen Zukunft entgegengeht. Bei meinem Vorstellungstermin war der Skandal auf den Titelseiten der Zeitungen. Was wäre wohl passiert, wenn ich mich umgedreht und den Raum verlassen hätte? 

 

  • Projektmanager
  • Einführung Dokumentvorlagen-Management-System#
  • Systemanalyse und -bewertung
  • Analyse Recruitingprozesse

 


Arthur Andersen Germany

Looking back it seems risky to join a company that is breaking up globally and whose future is uncertain. When I had my interview the newspapers were full of the scandal. What would have happened if I had turned and left the room?

 

  • Project manager
  • Implementation document template management system
  • System analysis and evaluation
  • Analysis of recruiting processes
Lego City
06.08.2002
Lego City
Vienna
17.07.2002
Vienna
Zugspitze
04.01.2002
Zugspitze
 
11.09.2001

Almost 3,000 are killed in a series of coordinated suicide attacks by terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States of America.

09.09.2001

On 9. September 2001 at 01:46:40 UTC the decimal representation of Unix time was equal to 1000000000, which was celebrated as the Unix billennium.

23.03.2001

The Russian space station Mir re-enters the atmosphere and falls into the Pacific Ocean.

07.11.2000

Republican candidate George W. Bush defeats Democratic Vice President Al Gore by 900 votes in the closest election in history, with issues in Florida caused by bad usability of electronic voting systems.

14.01.2000

At the peak of the Dot-com bubble the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 11.722.

19.05.1999

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is released in theaters on 19. May 1999.

13.06.1998

An InterCityExpress high speed train derails between Hannover and Hamburg, causing 101 deaths.

1998 - 2002

SMS Dataplan

Mein erster Job - die Umstellung eines Finanzsystems auf die neue, Y2K-fähige Version. Nach dem Jahreswechsel machte sich Erleichterung breit - kein wichtiges Computersysteme hatte sich aufgrund des Jahr-2000-Problems zum Jahreswechsel einfach abgeschaltet oder war Amok gelaufen. Damit nichts passierte, war jedoch eine Menge zu tun. Da blieb nicht viel Zeit für eine langsame Einarbeitung...

 

  • Anwendungsberater Finanzsysteme
  • Neueinführung von Finanzsystemen
  • Migration im Rahmen der Y2K-Vorbereitung

 

Siemens Medical Solutions

Integration scheint das Leitmotiv meiner ganzen berufliche Tätigkeit zu sein. Als ich eintrat, gab es gerade eine frische  unfreundliche Übernahme, den Zusammenprall von deutscher und amerikanischer Unternehmenskultur, mehrere inkompatible und doch zwangsverheiratete Produktlinien, Mitarbeiter, die nicht miteinander sprachen. Und diese nur mühsam zusammenwachsende Firma wird nun übernommen durch einen globalen Konzern, der an der US-Mutter interessiert, die Integration mit den eigenen Bereichen nur langsam vorantreibt.

 

  • Beratung und Einführung Finanzsysteme und Datawarehouse Solutions
  • Euro-Zertifizierung Finanzsysteme
  • Projektleitung Einführung Krankenhaus-Informations-System und SAP R/3

SMS Dataplan

My first job - migrating a financial system to the new, Y2K-enabled version. After New Years Eve everybody was relieved - no important computer system had shut down at turn of the year or run astray. A lot of work had gone into this before. There was no time for a slow introduction...

 

  • Consultant Financial Systems
  • Implementation of financial sytems
  • Migration for Y2K preparation

 

Siemens Medical Solutions

Integration seems to be the leitmotiv of my whole career. When I joined we already faced an unfriendly take-over, a clash of German and American corporate culture, several incompatible and still forcefully joint product lines, colleagues not talking to each other. And this slowly merging company is then taken over by a global corporation, which, interested only in the US mother - that does not really speed up quick integration with it's own national departments.

 

  • Consultant financial systems and datawarehouse solutions
  • Euro-certification financial systems
  • Project management implementation of a hospital information system and SAP R/3
Lego City
06.08.2002
Lego City
Vienna
17.07.2002
Vienna
Zugspitze
04.01.2002
Zugspitze
 
11.05.1997

On 11. May 1997 IBM's Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov, the first time a computer beats a chess World champion in a match.

20.03.1996

On 20. March 1996 the British Government announces that Bovine spongiform encephalopathy has been likely transmitted to people.

20.07.1994

On 20. July 1994 Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9's Fragment Q1 hits Jupiter.

06.09.1993

On 6. September 1993 Computerworld magazine publishes "Doomsday 2000", the first known reference to Y2K – the 2000 Year problem.

01.01.1993

On 1. January 1993 the European Community eliminates trade barriers and creates a European single market.

31.10.1992

On 31. October 1992 Pope John Paul II issues an apology, and lifts the edict of the Inquisition against Galileo Galilei.

24.11.1991

Freddy Mercury, musician, singer, songwriter and lead vocalist of the rock band Queen, died of pneumonia brought on by AIDS on 24. November 1991.

19.08.1991

On 19. August 1991 an attempted coup, led by Soviet Vice President Gennady Yanayev, fails in less than 72 hours. In the aftermath, the Soviet Union collapses.

1990 - 1998

Deutsches Rotes Kreuz

Bei einem meiner schlimmsten Einsätze war mein Rettungswagen als erstes am Unfallort mit zwei Schwerstverletzten. Da muss man sich schnell entscheiden, um wen man sich zuerst kümmert. Entscheidet man sich falsch oder zögert man, kostet das womöglich ein Leben. Beide Patienten haben übrigens überlebt.

  • Zivildienst als Rettungssanitäter, Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Gießen
  • Nach Ende des Zivildienstes neben dem Studium Teilzeitarbeit im Rettungsdienst.

 

Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

Ein Pferd oder einen Hund zu erziehen, ist gar nicht so einfach. Da helfen keine noch so wohlüberlegten Argumente oder Beweisführungen, da muss man sich durchsetzen. Und zwar am besten von Anfang an.

Der Gegensatz von dieser praktischen Erziehung ist das Studium der Wirtschaftswissenschaften. Leben als abstraktes Marktmodell unter vollkommener Information und rationalem Verhalten der Teilnehmer.

  • Studium der Betriebswirtschaftslehre an der Justus Liebig Universität Gießen, Tiefenfächer Controlling, Informatik, Öffentliches Recht
  • Abschluss als Diplom-Kaufmann 1998

German Red Cross

My worst emergency - my ambulance was first at an accident site with two heavily traumatized persons. A quick decision - which person to take care of first. If the decision is false or hesitated it may cost a life. By the way - both patients have survived.

  • Civil Service as paramedic, German Red Cross Gießen
  • After end of civil service part time work in the emergency service

 

Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

To educate a horse or a hound is not that easy. A well reflected argument or an artfully constructed proof does not help here, you have to make your way. From the beginning.

The contrast to this practical education is the study of economics. Life as an abstract market model assuming complete information and rational behavior of its participants.

  • Study of business administration at Justus-Liebig University Gießen, Germany. Main areas controlling, informatics and public law
  • Master of Business Administration (Diplom-Kaufmann) 1998

 
09.11.1989

In a press conference on 9. November 1989 the GDR government accidentally announced  the opening of the Berlin wall.

21.05.1988

On 21. May 1988 the Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels of oil after running aground in Alaska's Prince William Sound.

15.05.1988

On 15. May 1988, after more than 8 years of fighting, the Red Army begins withdrawing from Afghanistan.

1988 - 1990

Fotostudio Wilms

Die Photographie wurde mir gleichsam in die Wiege gelegt. Und so war immer schon klar, was ich später einmal werden würde. Oder doch nicht?

  • Ausbildung als Fotograf, Fotostudio Wilms, Strinz-Margarethä
  • Abschluß Gesellenprüfung 1990


I was endowed with photography from birth. And my future professional way was always clearly defined. Was it really?

  • Education as photographer, Fotostudio Wilms, Strinz-Margarethä, Germany
  • Fial Exam 1990
 
15.08.1982

The Commodore 64 is introduced on 15. August 1982, becoming the best-selling single personal computer model of all time.

18.10.1977

On 18. October 1977 German GSG 9 troopers storm a hijacked Lufthansa plane in Mogadishu, Somalia, ending the German autumn.

06.04.1974

On 6. April 1974 ABBA becomes one of the most popular singing groups of all time after winning the Eurovison Song Contest with their song "Waterloo".

08.01.1973

The German Version of Sesame Street, Sesamstraße, premiers on 8. January 1973 and is discussed highly controversial. Some local stations refuse broadcasting.

20.07.1969

On 20. July 1969 the Apollo 11 mission lands the first humans on the Moon.

1969 - 1988

Ich wurde in dem Jahr geboren, als der erste Mensch auf dem Mond landete, und die Blumenkinder den Beginn des Zeitalters des Wassermanns feierten. Und ich bin Wassermann - Winterkind. Obwohl ich die Astronomie der Astrologie vorziehe, muss ich zugestehen, dass dieses Horoskop mich doch recht exakt beschreibt. Vielleicht ist da doch mehr dran?

 

Der Wassermann ist ein freiheitsliebender und nach Unabhängigkeit strebender Mensch. Der Wassermann verfolgt seine Ziele häufig zu verbissen, so dass er manchmal stur und eigensinnig erscheint. Seine Offenheit kann zuweilen in Taktlosigkeit ausarten und verletzend sein. Erfindungsreichtum und Phantasie lassen Wassermänner zuweilen exzentrisch auf andere wirken. Ihre Reaktionen sind zuweilen sprunghaft, widersprüchlich und rebellisch.

 

Es gibt natürlich auch eine andere Seite. Der Wassermann (und natürlich auch ich) ist kein selbstbezogener, dickköpfiger Dummkopf. Voller Idealismus suchen Wassermänner ihre weitsichtigen Vorstellungen umzusetzen, die meist dem Wohle ihrer Umwelt dienen. So habe ich immer die beste Lösung im Sinn. Wenn Ihr mich das nächste Mal sturköpfig findet, denkt daran, dass ich es nicht böse meine - ich versuche nur, es besser zu machen...

  • Grundschule und Gymnasium, IGS Obere Aar Taunusstein
  • Abschluss Abitur 1988
I was born in the year when the first human landed on the moon and the flower power children claimed the dawning of the age of Aquarius. And I am an Aquarius - winter child. Although I prefer astronomy over astrology I found that this horoscope describes me rather accurately. Maybe there is more than we see?
 

The Aquarius loves his freedom and strives for independence. The Aquarius often pursues his goals too grimly and may appear stubbornly and headstrong. His openness may go too far and appear tactlessly and hurtful. His inventiveness and fantasy may appear as eccentricity. To others his reactions may appear to be volatile, contradictory and rebellious.

 

There is a but, however. The Aquarius (and me of course!) is no selfcentered, headstrong dumbass. Full of idealism the Aquarius seeks to realize his strategic ideas that are mostly intended for the improvement of his surroundings. So I am always having the best solution in mind. So if you find me stubborn next time try to remember that I do not mean to do any harm - I am busy to improve...

  • Elementary and High School, IGS Obere Aar Taunusstein
  • Diploma 1988