Manfred is the founder, sole shareholder and CEO of GET Information Technology as well as professor of Business Informatics at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, a national polytechnic research university of Russia.
For 20 years, Manfred has worked as a CIO in corporate structures (RWE, E.ON, Stadtwerke Düsseldorf, Siemens), overseeing IT internationally. He was responsible for company-wide transformation and efficiency improvement programs, large-scale project management in the technical environment, managing IT mergers & acquisitions from the planning stage to post-merger integration, reorganization and centralization of corporate IT functions.
Manfred holds three German engineering degrees (Dipl. Ing.): in Electrical Engineering and Industrial Engineering from the University of Applied Science Niederrhein and in Informatics from the Technical University of Dresden. He received his doctoral degree in Business Informatics from the Technical University of Chemnitz with a dissertation on mastering complexity in the enterprise IT architecture design in relation to the standards for business process modeling.
Manfred is a member and involved in professional organizations such as the Association of German Engineers (VDI), the German Society for Computer Science (GI), the German Society for Project Management (GPM), and the International Association of Controllers (ICV).
His work in theory and practice focuses on the design and implementation of business process management technology, design and establishing enterprise project & portfolio management, large-scale project execution, software engineering, enterprise architecture management as well as the design and control of the corporate IT.
In his free time, he enjoys hiking in the mountains and assembling model train sets.