I studied computer science at the University of Dortmund, becoming an expert in machine learning and the statistical evaluation of non-deterministic systems. After finishing my PhD thesis I started work as a consultant in the financial services risk management division at Ernst & Young. In 2008 I joined Bosch. My first responsibility here was to take care of software quality and fundamental methods for the development of on-board diagnostics functions. Later I focused on the software aspects of functional safety in general, and the functional safety of automotive app systems in particular. In 2014 I was fascinated by the idea behind the Robert Bosch Start-up GmbH and so I joined Deepfield Robotics to become an intrapreneur. Here I am currently coordinating the technical activities concerning agricultural IoT-based services. I have two fantastic little daughters and a wonderful supportive wife, all three of them hopefully not suffering too much from my corporate start-up trip.