Markus leads the Global Center-of-Expertise Mobile & User Experience at SAP Active Global Support, SAP AG. He drives the Mobile Rapid Prototyping program and is responsible for the support portfolio allowing customers to improve the user experience of their existing solutions and efficiently adopt enterprise mobility.
Before he headed the Product Management team of the framework group within the SAP Business Objects Product Group for Performance Optimization Applications.
In his past role as a Director of the Research Portfolio Office Markus was in charge of the innovation management and research portfolio planning in SAP Research, the global research organization of SAP.
Markus joined SAP in November 2000 as a senior researcher in the area of ubiquitous computing. After a successful acquisition of a large project funded by the European Commission, in late 2000 Markus took over the project management of this European project. In 2002 SAP Research established the instrument of Research Programs and Markus was nominated as the Program Manager for Device Independent Application Engineering. 2004 Markus joined the Executive Team of SAP Research. As a Director of Research Business Development, he was in charge of the corporate engagement activities of SAP Research. During that time he closely worked together with SAP steering committees and research groups in order to align SAP Research's research activities to maximize the value for SAP.
From 2002 to 2008 Markus hold a special teaching position of the University of Darmstadt, Faculty of Computer Science. In his university main course "TK2 Web Engineering, Web Cooperation and eLearning" he teached software engineering of web-based applications.
In addition to that he also is the head of the company Columbus Consulting focusing on communal IT information systems.
Markus obtained a PhD in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) in 2001 and a Master's degree in Computer Science (Dipl.-Inform.) in May 1994 both from the University of Karlsruhe.
Enterprise Mobility, User Experience, Innovation Management, Web Engineering, Device Independent Software Engineering, Business Development
For quite a while Markus is very active in various engagements supporting sports and young people in computer related topics.
TSV 1895 Oftersheim e.V.
2011 - to date: 1. Vorsitzender
2010 - to date: Assistance Coach Climbing
Vereinskartell Oftersheim e.V.
2009 - 2012: Beisitzer
Judo Club Oftersheim e.V.
2006 - 2007: 1. Vorsitzender
2005: 2. Vorsitzender
2000 - 2004: Beisitzer
1995 - 1999: 1. Vorsitzender
1994: 2. Vorsitzender
1992 - 2007: Coach (Trainer-C Lizenz)
1994: 1. DAN / 1999: 2. DAN (Black Belt)
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