I am Matthias – thirty years of age and loving husband and father of a bright and beautiful girl. Five years ago, I found a new home in Berlin, a city that is driven by its culture, creative spirit, and technological innovation.
Three hearts beat in my chest: one for my family, one for my work, and one for photography. To keep them at pace, I am also a compassionate cyclist.
I love to play with technology, I enjoy coding, and I find delight in creating useful and beautiful things. That said, I consider my workplace as a playground.
Fun fact: Before going to sleep on a workday, I do a series of thirty pushups for every cup of coffee I drank throughout the day.
As I went through school like many, I've been drawn to the world's mechanics – mathematics, physics, ... and computer science.
I figured that I should either become a science teacher or a computer scientist. Back in 2003, I found myself studying software engineering at the Hasso Plattner Institute; at which I excelled and have been awarded best of class receiving my master's degree in 2009.
Five years on, I have pursued the technological area of business process management further. As a lecturer I enjoy sharing my knowledge with students. As a researcher, I stay curious and challenge myself with behavioral analytics. In my dissertation, I developed a search engine for process models.
I am a highly motivated graduate and research associate in the field of Business Process Management and IT Systems Engineering with a generic and analytical mindset to approach problems and solve them thoroughly.
I collected practical experience in strategic and operative projects with industry partners and sharpened my skills to convey knowledge and insights as a lecturer and speaker at international conferences.
Due to my active involvement in teaching and student projects, I am well connected with researchers at various groups of the Hasso Plattner Institute for future projects or collaborations.
As of April 2015, I will complete my academic career to pursue new challenges in industry. I seek to fill one of the following positions in the Berlin area.
BPM is not a project, it's a unceasing endeavor to continuously adapt and improve the operations of an organization. I would enjoy to contribute to all process management activities as an internal expert.
Beside profound knowledge in theoretical and technical aspects of BPM, I gained a wealth of insight and experience in operational process management in professional trainings and industry projects.
Business process management is closely coupled with the development of IT infrastructure, where technology supports requirements of business processes but also drives improvements through novel and innovative technology.
Additional to my BPM expertise, I hold a master's degree in IT Systems Engineering, which equipped me with comprehensive expertise in software design and the management of complex IT projects.
The majority of business processes are still carried out manually or locked in vendor specific applications. Process-oriented information systems such as process engines are just on the rise. However, to cope with required flexibility, novel approaches to process enactment are demanded for.
I have a strong background in behavioral analysis of business processes — the foundation for their execution — and a solid education in the design of complex software systems and the management of development processes.
I have over five years of experience in diverse task of business process analysis and a broad overview of existing technologies for it, including
I have contributed to a number of industry projects that targeted at different stages of operative management of business processes, for instance,
Additionally, based on experience, professional trainings, and literature study, I am currently compiling a toolbox to support various tasks in process management.
In the course of my studies, I have been educated in methods and technologies for the design of software architectures and processes of software development.
In several positions, I have contributed as a software developer and am familiar with the majority of state-of-the-art technology for
In my position as lecturer and researcher, I have acquired excellent personal skills (soft skills).
In addition to my academic degrees, I have acquired the following, particular skills in professional trainings and courses.
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During my time as a researcher at the business process technology group of the Hasso Plattner Institute, I contributed to a number of projects with other scientific institutions and industrial partners. In many cases, these projects show the relevance of scientific results made in our group and their applicability in practice.
The GET service platform provides logistics service providers with the means to plan transportation routes more efficiently and to respond quickly to unexpected events.
The project funded by the European Commission explores innovative ways to combine real-time event processing, business process technologies, and transportation scheduling to reduce pollution and make transportation in Europe more friendly to the environment.
Together with the newly founded start-up Signavio, the BPT group and five leading academic institutions in the area of BPM joined forces in the academic initiative, providing a process modeler and teaching material free of charge to students and lecturers, likewise. Since 2011, we offer a growing collection of real business process models for empirical research in academia.
Healthcare organizations face the challenge to remain efficient with ever increasing complexity and cost-pressure of treatment procedures. In the project, we developed models to correlate treatment data with business process models in order to monitor and analyze treatment processes in realtime. A prototype has been developed that supports these aspects while maintaining high privacy and security standards.
BPMN 2.0 standardizes not only the process meta-model and semantics, but also an exchange format that aims at the integration of models on different levels.
In a corporate project with development facilities of Signavio and SAP NetWeaver, we investigated the gap between organizational business process models and their technical implementation and execution in a process engine. The report shows that this gap is bridged successfully.
In process choreographies, where business processes of different participants interact, monitoring and performance analysis is difficult, as delays may occur by waiting for certain responses.
To correctly monitor service level agreements of a health insurance company, we developed the foundations to support the monitoring processes interactions, particularly if only few events can be detected. A prototype has been developed validating the theoretical results.
Business process models cater the understanding of how organizations carry out their operations. However, they can also assist in controlling these operations, if they are orchestrated by software.
In a project with a German IT service provider, we developed a methodology and prototype that incorporates data dependencies and a repository of services to configure business processes, ensure their consistency, and run them in a process engine.
In order to understand, optimize, and unify the operations of an organization, they need to be captured in an unambiguous and consistent representation that is easy to understand – business process models.
Together with a German health insurance provider, we developed modeling guidelines and best practices to model business processes of a branch of the insurance company, and supported the elicitation of these processes.
The Oryx modeler emerged from a students' project at the BPT group at HPI in 2006 and has received remarkable attention by both academia and industry. I joined the project as a developer in 2007 and later coordinated development efforts at the HPI. It's success led to the foundation of a spin-off by the original inventors in 2009: the Signavio Process Editor.
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