Welcome to my life!

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

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1969 - 1988
Winner 1984 Photokina Youth Photo Contest
20. July 1969 The Apollo 11 mission lands the first humans on the Moon.
8. Januar 1973 The German Version of Sesame Street, Sesamstraße, premiers and is discussed highly controversial. Some local stations refuse broadcasting.
17. October 1973
Members of Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries proclaim an oil embargo in response to the U.S. supply of the Israeli military during the Yom Kippur war.
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".
18. October 1977 GSG 9 troopers storm a hijacked Lufthansa passenger plane in Mogadishu, Somalia; 3 of the 4 hijackers die.
4. November 1979 A group of Islamist students and militants takes over the American embassy in Tehran in support of the Iranian Revolution.
August 1982 The Commodore 64 is introduced, the best-selling single personal computer model of all time.
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...
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...
IGS Obere Aar
  • Grundschule und Gymnasium
    IGS Obere Aar Taunusstein
    Abschluss Abitur 1988
  • Elementary and High School
    IGS Obere Aar Taunusstein
    Diploma 1988
1988 - 1990
15. May 1988 After more than 8 years of fighting, the Red Army begins withdrawing from Afghanistan.
21. May 1988
Pan Am Flight 103 is blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing a total of 270 people.
24. March 1989 In Alaska's Prince William Sound the Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels of oil after running aground.
9. November 1989
Günter Schabowski accidentally states in live broadcast press conference that new rules for traveling from East Germany to West Germany will be put in effect "immediately". East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall, and begints tearing down the wall later this month.
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?
I was endowed with photography from birth. And my future professional way was always clearly defined. Was it really?
  • Ausbildung als Photograph
    Fotostudio Wilms
  • Abschluß Gesellenprüfung 1990
  • Education as photographer
    Fotostudio Wilms
    Strinz-Margarethä, Germany
  • Fial Exam 1990
1990 - 1998
15. March 1991
Germany formally regains complete independence after the 4 post-World War II occupying powers relinquish all remaining rights.
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.
31. October 1992 Pope John Paul II issues an apology, and lifts the edict of the Inquisition against Galileo Galilei.
1. January 1993
The European Community eliminates trade barriers and creates a European single market.
6. September 1993
Computerworld magazine publishes "Doomsday 2000", the first known reference to Y2K – the 2000 Year problem.
20. July 1994 Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9's Fragment Q1 hits Jupiter.
20. March 1996
The British Government announces that Bovine spongiform encephalopathy has been likely transmitted to people.
11. May 1997
IBM's Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov in the last game of the rematch, the first time a computer beats a chess World champion in a match.
German Red Cross / Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
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.
On one of my worst emergencies my ambulance was first at the accident site with two very badly injured persons. In these cases you must decide fast 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.
  • Zivildienst als Rettungssanitäter
    Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Gießen
  • Nach Ende des Zivildienstes neben dem Studium Teilzeitarbeit im Rettungsdienst.
  • Civil Service as Paramedic
    German Red Cross Gießen
  • After end of civil service part time work in the emergency service
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.
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 behaviour of its participants.
  • Studium der Betriebswirtschaftslehre an der Justus Liebig Universität Gießen

    Tiefenfächer Controlling, Informatik, Öffentliches Recht
  • Abschluss als Diplom-Kaufmann 1998
  • Study of Business Administration at Justus-Liebig University Gießen, Germany

    Main areas controlling, informatics and public law
  • Degree as Diplom-Kaufmann 1998
Risk Management Methodology
Risk Management Influence Portfolio
Network of risk factors
1998 - 2002
13. June 1998 An InterCityExpress high speed train derails between Hannover and Hamburg, Germany, causing 101 deaths.
19. May 1999 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is released in theaters.
14. January 2000
At the peak of the Dot-com bubble the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 11.722.
07. November 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.
23. March 2001 The Russian space station Mir re-enters the atmosphere and falls into the Pacific Ocean.
11. September 2001
Almost 3,000 are killed in a series of coordinated suicide attacks by terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States of America.
Shared Medical Systems / Siemens Medical Solutions
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...
My first Job - the migration of a financial system to the new, Y2K-enabled version. After New Years Eve everbody 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.
  • Anwendungsberater Finanzsysteme
  • Neueinführung von Finanzsystemen
  • Migration im Rahmen der Y2K-Vorbereitung
  • Consultant Financial Systems
  • Implementation of financial sytems
  • Migration for Y2K preparation
Integration scheint das Leitmotiv meiner ganzen berufliche Tätigkeit zu sein. Eine unfreundliche Übernahme, der Zusammenprall von deutscher und amerikanischer Unternehmenskultur, mehrere inkompatible und doch zwangsverheiratete Produktlinien, Mitarbeiter, die nicht miteinander sprechen. Und diese nur mühsam zusammenwachsende Firma übernommen durch einen globalen Konzern, der an der US-Mutter interessiert, die Integration mit den eigenen Bereichen nur langsam vorantreibt.
Integration seems to be the leitmotiv of my whole career. An unfriendly take-over, the 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 taken over by a global corporation, which, interested only in the US mother, does not speed up quick integration with it's own departments.
  • Beratung und Einführung Finanzsysteme und Datawarehouse Solutions
  • Euro-Zertifizierung Finanzsysteme
  • Projektleitung Einführung Krankenhaus-Informations-System und SAP R/3
  • Consultant Financial Systems and Datawarehouse Solutions
  • Euro-certification financial systems
  • Project Management implementation of hospital information system and SAP R/3
First launch of doktorkarl.de
1. January Euro notes and coins are issued in France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Finland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Austria, Ireland and the Netherlands.
12. February
The trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic begins at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague.
15. June
Near Earth Asteroid 2002 MN misses the planet by 120,000 km, about 1/3 the distance to the moon.
15. JuneArthur Andersen is convicted of obstruction of justice for shredding documents related to its audit of Enron.
22. September Broad support for its opposition to the Iraq War and his personal popularity help Chancellor Gerhard Schröder to win the 15th German federal election.
21. October
9 of 13 global DNS root servers are disabled in a DDoS attack.
Arthur Andersen / Ernst & Young
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?
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?
  • Projektmanager
  • Einführung Dokumentvorlagen Management System
  • Systemanalyse und -bewertung
  • Analyse Recruitingprozesse
  • Project manager
  • Implementation Document Template Management System
  • System analysis and evaluation
  • Analysis of recruiting processes
doktorkarl.de among the Top 10 in the Medical Tribune homepage award
1. February The Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates during reentry over Texas, killing all 7 astronauts onboard.
5. FebruaryU.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell addresses the UN Security Council, presenting evidence of Iraqui production of weapons of mass destruction.
26. February The first SARS case is identified in Hanoi.
1. May George W. Bush announces the end of major combat in the 2003 Invasion of Iraq on carrier Abraham Lincoln. A banner behind him declares "Mission Accomplished".
30. July The last Volkswagen Type 1" rolls off its production line in Puebla, Mexico.
15. August
Global oil production begins a 4-year plateau (and subsequent decline) in the face of rising demand, causing new price increases.
24. October The Concorde"makes its last commercial flight, ending the era of airliner supersonic travel.
Ernst & Young
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...
Two companies, two different cultures, one country - this national integration is the small-scale testbed for the next 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...
  • Konzeption und Entwicklung Approval Workflow System
  • Projektleitung Einführung Personaleinsatzplanung
  • Concept and Development of Approval Workflow System
  • Project management implementation of Ressource Planning System
Process flow approval management system
Purchase approval workflow
24. January NASA safely lands the Rover Opportunity on Mars.
29. February The concluding film of the Lord of the Rings trilogy wins 11 Academy Awards.
22. April
The last coal mine in France closes, ending nearly 300 years of coal mining.
29. October
European heads of state sign in Rome the Treaty and Final Act, establishing the first European Constitution.
26. December 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.
Ernst & Young
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.
It seems to be the normal way: surprisingly you are asked to participate at a vendor presentation, you find out that there are no requirements, you conduct a business process analysis and write a vendor specification, you accompany a new vendor selection and decide for a product. Not later that now you are the lead of a fully grown implementation project. How nice that life holds these little surprises for you.
  • Produktmanagement für verschiedene Systeme
  • Projektleitung und Implementation PeopleSoft® 8 eProcurement und Purchasing für Deutschland
  • Product management for various systems
  • Project management implementation of PeopleSoft® 8 eProcurement and Purchasing for Germany
14. January The Huygens probe lands on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn
20. January
George W. Bush is inaugurated in Washington, D.C. for his second term as the 43rd President of the United States.
15. February The Internet site YouTube goes online
4. March 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
14. March
The People's Republic of China ratifies an anti-secession law, aimed at preventing Taiwan from declaring independence.
19. April Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger succeeds Pope John Paul II, becoming the 265th pope - "We are pope".
1. June
The Netherlands votes to reject the Dutch referendum on the European Constitution, the second country to do so.
19. October Hurricane Wilma, the most intense hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic basin, hits the Mexican coast.
Ernst & Young
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.
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 und Business Analysis
  • System- und Herstellerbeurteilungen
  • Usability Beurteilungen
  • Manager Requirements Engineering and Business Analysis
  • Application and vendor evaluations
  • Usability reviews
Conceptual datamodel for IT configuration database
Online client portal
Tubemap of internal financial processes

Release 4 of doktorkarl.de
doktorkarl.de again among the Top 20 in the Medical Tribune homepage award
4. March The final contact attempt with Pioneer 10 receives no response.
11. April
Iran confirms that it has successfully produced a few grams of low-grade enriched uranium.
9. June The FIFA world cup is held in Germany - "the Summer Fairy Tale".
1. July The Qinghai-Tibet Railway connects China and Tibet for the first time.
24. August The International Astronomical Union demotes Pluto to the status of "dwarf planet" more than 70 years after its discovery
9. October North Korea claims to have conducted its first-ever nuclear test.
10. October
Google buys YouTube for USD $1.65 billion.
5. November
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.
Ernst & Young
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.
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 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
  • 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
  • Usablility reviews and workshops
  • Implementation of a pilot intranet based on Microsoft® Sharepoint
  • Project Manager for several minor system implementations and reporting projects
Analysis of Purchase-to-Pay processes
Concept of an internal social networking site
Prototype of Notes® user interface standards
Homepage medisleep
Wedding site Carolin und Andre
www.amedion.org has been included to Webindex 7
9. January Apple announces the iPhone
17. January Hurricane Kyrill is the worst storm since 1999 with 13 deaths in Germany.
18. January The Doomsday Clock is advanced from 7 to 5 minutes to midnight.
3. March Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned exactly with the Earth in the middle - lunar eclipse
26. May Russia is once again recognized as a full-fledged superpower by the United States
6. June The G-8 Summit aims to at least halve global CO2 emissions by 2050.
21. July The last Harry Potter novel is released.
27. July Military police raids the Complexo do Alemão favela in Rio to fight drug dealers.
17. August
Russia is to resume the flight exercises of its strategic bombers in remote areas.
26. September The first death in the crackdown on anti-government protests by Buddhist monks in Myanmar.
20. November
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.
Ernst & Young
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...
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
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
  • 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
Internal area communications site based on IBM® WCM
CEA Notes® user interface standards

Publication The Trouble with Web 2.0 on Boxes and Arrows
Participation at the Kunstrausch 2008 art exhibition
Minisite aesthetic liner
e107 Template and CMS operations for Keine Südumgehung Limburg e.V.
CMS template and interactive CD for Forschungsflughafen Braunschweig
2. January
The price of petroleum hits $100 per barrel for the first time.
22. January
Russia stages the largest naval exercise since the fall of the Soviet Union in the Bay of Biscay, practising strike tactics off the coast of France and Spain.
13. February
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of Australia delivers a formal apology to the Stolen Generations.
18. February
The British government introduces emergency legislation temporarily to nationalize mortgage bank Northern Rock, due to the bank's financial crisis
25. March A 414 square kilometer chunk of Antarctica's Wilkins Ice Shelf disintegrates, leaving the entire shelf at risk.
12. May 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.
25. May NASA's Phoenix spacecraft becomes the first to land on the northern polar region of Mars
25. July
A series of seven bomb blasts rock Bangalore, India, killing two and injuring 20.
15. September
Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
15. September
Following a major banking and financial crisis in Iceland, the Icelandic Financial Supervisory Authority takes control of the three largest banks in the country.
3. October
U.S. President George W. Bush signs the revised Emergency Economic Stabilization Act into law, creating a 700 billion dollar Treasury fund to purchase failing bank assets.
4. November Barack Obama becomes the first African-American President-elect
27. December Israel initiates a series of airstrikes followed by an invasion in Gaza Strip, killing at least 1300.
Ernst & Young
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.
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
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®)
  • 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
Master Data Management Concept
User Interface Standards
System Selection Matrix

Participation at the art exhibition "In the City".
Reservation system for Parochiezaal Evergem-Centrum
Minisite for book De Coupure
Relaunch and blog setup vaya/marketing
Homepage MGR Law
Wordpress CMS for Motogermania
26. January
The Icelandic government and banking system collapses.
25. May
North Korea announces that it has conducted a second successful nuclear test in the province of North Hamgyong.
11. June The outbreak of the H1N1 influenza strain, commonly referred to as "swine flu", is deemed a global pandemic.
20. June 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.
25. June 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.
25. September
At the G-20 Pittsburgh summit, world leaders announce that the G-20 will assume greater leverage over the global economy, replacing the role of the G-8, in an effort to prevent another financial crisis like that in 2008.
3. November
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
27. November Dubai requests a debt deferment following its massive renovation and development projects, as well as the late 2000s economic crisis.
December 16Astronomers discover GJ1214b, the first-known exoplanet on which water could exist.
Ernst & Young
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.
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.
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04. January
The tallest man-made structure to date, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is officially opened.
12. January
A 7.0-magnitude earthquake occurs in Haiti, devastating the nation's capital, Port-au-Prince.
14. April Volcanic ash from one of several eruptions beneath Eyjafjallajökull, a glacier in Iceland, begins to disrupt air traffic across northern and western Europe.
20. April 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.
April 27
Standard & Poor's downgrades Greece's sovereign credit rating to junk four days after the activation of a €45-billion EU bailout.
02. May The Eurozone and the International Monetary Fund agree to a €110 billion bailout package for Greece.
07. May Scientists announce that they have sequenced enough of the Neanderthal genome to suggest that Neanderthals and humans may have interbred.
20. May Scientists announce that they have created a functional synthetic genome.
June 11 2010 FIFA World Cup is held in South Africa, with Spain and the Netherlands in the Final.
July 25
Wikileaks publishes over 90,000 internal US government reports about the War in Afghanistan as public information, sparking a wide discussion on data privacy.
July 29
Heavy monsoon rains begin to cause widespread flooding in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.
August 10
The World Health Organization declares the H1N1 influenza pandemic over.
Ernst & Young
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.
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.
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