Experience in the Industry and in the Academia

From 1999 until 2003, I was actively involved in the analysis, design, and development of web-based business applications using a three-tier model.

Later, as a student helper during my M.Sc. studies, I worked on the implementation and evaluation of wireless routing protocols and their extensions in a simulation environment.

During my PhD, my research topics included the provisioning of context-aware services in Converging Networks, the exposure of telecommunication features to IT environments, and the performance evaluation of IMS infrastructures.

From 2010 until February 2014, I worked at Vodafone Germany in Düsseldorf, initially as a Professional Development Engineer and later as a Technical Product Manager.

Then, from March 2014 until April 2019, I worked as Product Definition Manager at Sony Mobile, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation, also in Düsseldorf.

Since May 2019, I'm working as Product Manager Connectivy at Robert Bosch Power Tools located in Leinfelden-Echterdingen, south of Stuttgart.

Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH

Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany

Product Manager Connectivity & HMI

Marketing Product Management - Blue Industrialized Markets | Since May 2019 | 3 years and 9 months

  • Application of UX research techniques for developing connectivity and HMI value propositions
    • Coordination of the development process across the entire product portfolio
    • Cooperation with other Bosch divisions for value proposition development
  • Definition of a customer-centric policy for deciding on the implementation of connectivity and HMI in the portfolio
    • Based on the Value Proposition Canvas concept for mapping Customer Profiles and Value Maps
    • Implemented as an extension to the Tool Bag initiative for industrialized markets
  • Establishment of a CRS and SRS master library for connectivity and HMI features
    • Requirement elicitation and management in cooperation with a cross-functional team including, among others, product owners, SW and HW engineers, Quality Assurance, and product safety
    • Implemented on the requirements management platform at Power Tools
  • Agile product ownership of the Bosch mobile app for connected power tools
    • Streamlining of the SW development process
    • Steering of an external agency for app development
  • Strategic analysis of the competitive landscape in the power tools market
    • Execution and evaluation of user and market research related to connected tools, digital offerings, and IoT business models for the power tool industry
    • Analysis of quantitative and qualitative data with local, national, and international focus

Sony Mobile Communications International AB

Düsseldorf, Germany

Product Definition Manager

Customer Product Management | From March 2014 until April 2019 | 5 years and 2 months

  • Definition and alignment of value propositions in the areas of IoT, 5G, smart products, and smartphones
    • Management of business and consumer portfolio opportunities
    • Consolidation of customer technology roadmaps and alignment with internal stakeholders
    • Monitoring and analysis of the competition at the global and regional levels
  • Management of the portfolio lifecycle for the Global Customer Unit of a tier-1 network operator
    • Go-to-Market planning: Participation in the portfolio line-up process of the Region Europe
    • Sell-In: Execution of national and international product launch activities
    • Demand planning and forecast: Follow-up of the monthly budget reviews
    • Sell-Through execution: Participation in business reviews evaluating account performance
    • End-of-Life: Evaluation of backwards compatibility for applications and services in the new portfolio
  • Business development of the cloud solutions portfolio within the Market Unit DACH / NL
    • Undertaking of the role as technology SPOC for our business offerings
    • Support of sell-in efforts

Vodafone GmbH

Düsseldorf, Germany

Technical Product Manager

Products and Demand Management | From April 2013 until February 2014 | 11 months

  • Accountability for the technical end-to-end product life-cycle management of B2B telephony solutions
    • Execution in line with the feedback from internal stakeholders and from customers
    • Enhancement the product development process by incorporating aspects regarding user experience, online capabilities, and consistent behavior across sell channels
  • Elicitation and management of all functional and non-functional solution requirements
    • Requirement elicitation for the network systems, the Operation Support Systems (OSS), and the Business Support Systems (BSS)
    • Inclusion of all relevant business processes like sales, ordering, fulfillment, operations, and customer services
  • Project management for solution realization
    • Undertaking of the role as technology SPOC for the S&M organization along all the phases of the product lifecycle
    • Execution according to the signed feature scope and within the agreed time and budget constraints

Professional Development Engineer

Network Enabler Engineering | From September 2010 until March 2013 | 2 years and 7 months

  • Alignment of the scope for the delivery of B2B telephony solutions on a hosted IP-Centrex platform (NGIN)
    • Implementation on different end-points like fixed-line phones, mobile phones, and softphones
    • Enablement of features such as multi-ringing, group pick-up, call toggle, and single mailbox
    • Verification of IP line and supplementary services including CLIR, CF, CW, CB, call limiter, and emergency call
  • Management of the technical realization of selected features on the relevant systems
    • Adaptation of front office applications
    • Configuration of unified communications services
    • Verification of the consistent behaviour of the Presence Enabler across end-points
  • Execution of the capacity and release planning of core network platforms
    • Enhancement of the system architecture according to the forecasted growth
    • Preparation of the business case for its approval by the relevant decision boards
    • Execution of vendor selection and management

RWTH Aachen University

Aachen, Germany

Research and Teaching Associate

Chair of Communication and Distributed Systems | From May 2006 until July 2010 | 4 years and 3 months

  • Management of R&D projects in the fields of all-IP mobile clients and infrastructures, service delivery platforms, context-aware services, and Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI)
  • Publication and presentation of research contributions at national and international scientific conferences in the fields of mobile and wireless communications, service oriented computing, and next generation mobile applications and technologies
  • Supervision of Diplom and Master Theses developed in cooperation with selected industry partners

Student Assistant

Chair of Communication and Distributed Systems | From January 2005 until March 2006 | 1 year and 3 months

  • Modification and performance evaluation of network and wireless routing protocols in discrete event simulators

InterPlanet, S.A. de C.V.

Mexico City, Mexico

Software Developer

Software Development Unit | From June 1999 until July 2003 | 4 years and 2 months

  • Development and continuous improvement of cloud solutions using open-source software development tools and platforms
  • Preparation of storyboards, mockups, and detailed customer journeys for the development and optimization of graphical user interfaces
  • Setup, monitoring, and capacity planning of web server infrastructures