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Artificial Intelligence and Digitalization in Chemistry and Pharma, Business Leader, and Entrepreneur

Domain knowledge in AI, Ontologies / Pharmaceutical Industry, GMP, CSV / IT / Solid State Chemistry, Material Science, Chemometrics / MLPipelines, Ludwig / OpenEye, Chemaxon, Gromacs. Author of the book "Data Science in Chemistry" (DeGruyter 2020).

Several years of experience in banking and insurance. Work stays in the U.S. and China. 

Ph.D. in Chemistry and Computer Science, Member of Bitkom (Arbeitskreis Künstliche Intelligenz), Member of American Chemical Society (ACS) Workgroups COMP and CINF and GDCh


Bayer AG


Disruptive Technology Innovation Lead

Responsible for identify disruptive technological opportunities and needs related to digitization and automation (advanced modeling, machine learning and AI, and advanced robotics) as well as new therapeutic modalities. 
Generate ideas bottom-up in day-to-day business of laboratory and pilot operations, responsible for the functional definition and implementation of data principles of laboratory data as part of process development, piloting and transfer to production. Support the establishing of digital laboratory and synthesis concepts as well as prototyping and implementing new modeling approaches in synthesis planning and routing.

Business Leader Artificial Intelligence

Forming the new business unit with recruiting the team as well as driving projects and monitoring the IBM portfolio. Interacting with sales, project managers. Lead AI architect and face to the customers:  

Wacker Chemie, DFE Pharma, Daiichi Sankyo, ECP - European Chemistry Partnering, STO coating, Covestro, Kosmos 

Guest Lecturer

Readings: Introduction to Machine Learning, Reasoning, Digitalization in Chemistry. Every month the KI-Newsflash to a growing follower community


CIO and Co-Founder

Idea and project realization of Clever!Lab, Startup-Pitchings, presentations, European finalist within IBM Build Challenge 2017. Winner of Handelsblatt Chemistry Startup 2018. With context intelligence, reasoning and a new publishing paradigm the system changes the way of work in a laboratory. Integrating the worker in a cognitive way, Clever!Lab  rearrange manual tasks, speed up data capturing and enter a new level of safety and productivity. Based on IBM Watson.

Founder and Managing Director (GmbH)

Founder of AI Consulting Services Startup in Berlin.  Sales and development of services for artificial intelligence in the process industry. Development of pre-trained neural networks in material science. Implementation based on Microsoft AZURE ML and - deep learning - Nvidia GTX GPU's (CUDA). Analysis of customer requirements, representation at trade fairs.

Head of Business Intelligence

Managed the migration of existing IBM Cognos systems to Oracle BI 11. Centralization of systems in Florence / Italy. Member of the strategy team of Menarini Corporate.

Manager Data Warehouse

In a pharma group with a turnover of more than 1 Bn.€ organization of business intelligence (BI). The team was responsible for twenty countries (Eastern Europe to China), hundreds of users. Quality monitoring according to GxP (EMEA and FDA) as well as validation audits. Temporary representation of the CIO. 

Senior IT Architect / Data Scientist

Architecture, planning, implementation and introduction of a global data warehouse for the international 'Private Banking' and parts of investment banking (China). Based on SQL Server and Cognos for 500 users. Work Excursions in New York and Hong Kong. Data Mining for Customer Segmentation (IBM Intelligent Miner)

Introduction of the bank's first J2EE architecture with the development of the largest reporting application (NIS) at that time. Project management and team leader. 3000 users and production responsibility! The first implementation of the metadata repository of the data warehouse of the bank. 

Milestone / Template


Senior Consultant

Various projects, Jahreszeiten Verlag and VW.

Junior Consultant

Establishment of the data warehouse division of the company, stays in Paris, London and Rotterdam, presentations and training throughout Europe. Complete implementation (design, development, training) for data warehouses, planning systems and data marts for:

  • European Components Division Hewlett-Packard
  • Bundesverband der Betriebskrankenkassen
  • Laurens-Späthmann (Messmer tea, Schneekoppe)
  • Langnese / Unilever (incl. EDI and logistics)
  • Beginning as a developer and consultant.


Conception, design, implementation, training and maintenance of a control center for plant control. (Assembler)


PhD Chemistry and informatics

Inorganics: Syntheses and structures of high-temperature superconductors - PhD "magna cum laude" (very good). Implementation of a system for machine learning (regression, gradient descent)

Current Activities

  • Editor and Author of the book "Data Science in Chemistry" (de Gruyter 2020)
  • Patent application "Vorrichtung zur Unterstützung eines Benutzers an einem Arbeitsplatz, Verfahren und Computerprogrammprodukt"
  • Founder and organizer of 'Berlin Artificial Intelligence in Industry' with currently 350 members.
  • 12 Publications in the fields of Computer Science, AI, and Solid State Chemistry: Autochemistry (2019), Periodic table of digital chemistry (2019), DevOps of digital science (2019) ...

Early activities

  • Chair of TDWI Berlin-Brandenburg
  • Conference management and lectures Marcus Evans and IRR
  • Various publications e.g. For Meta Group
  • Leader THW, 1. BZ. Kiel