Classical Orchestra Musician; Diploma, Richard Strauss Konservatorium, Munich; PhD in Computer Science, University of Geneva.
Positions held with: the Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlin; the Staatstheater Kassel; the Symphony Orchestra of the Radio Saarland; the Lucerne International Festival Orchestra. Researcher in parallel computers for the European Community; various positions held with IBM, including: Product Developer; Consultant and Principal, IBM Consulting Group; Consultant for various companies and organizations; Speaker on IT-related topics. Member of numerous committees. Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, World Economic Forum.