Prof. Dr. Thomas Schildhauer studied computer science at the Technische Universität Berlin (TU) and holds Phds in the field of information management and public health. He led the software development and merchant support of a software company – the Bertelsmann AG – from 1984 to 1986. As of 1986 to 1990 he acted as sales manager and then managing director of a middle sized software company, later belonging to the ATOS Group (now: axway Deutschland). Since 1990 Prof. Schildhauer led the Lufthansa Informationstechnik and Software GmbH as managing director for seven years (now: Lufthansa Systems Berlin). Thenceforwards he paid more attention to the teaching.
From mid 1996 to 2000 he worked as professor with focus on business management and marketing at the University of applied sciences in Eberswalde. From December 1999 to March 2002 he taught international marketing and telematic at the University of applied sciences in Wildau. In March 2002 Prof. Schildhauer has been appointed to an University professor at the University of Arts in Berlin and holds the chair for marketing with focus on electronic business.
Prof. Schildhauer is founder and director of the Institute of Electronic Business – the first affiliated institute of the University of Arts Berlin since April 1999. In October 2000 he started the ‘electronic business’ course of studies. This course was the first of its kind in Germany and Europe on a university level. In 2005 he developed a Master study program in partnership with the University of St. Gallen, which is called ‘Leadership in digital communication’. Beside the setup of the course of studies, the Institute of Electronic Business concerns with practically orientated research especially in the fields of e-business strategies, e-learning, knowledge-management, e-government and social media design in relation to electronic business. Since May 2007 he is appointed as executive director for the Berlin Career College at the Central Institute for Postgraduate Studies and further education at the University of Arts, Berlin.
Since 2012 Prof. Schildhauer is one of the executive directors of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society gGmbH, where he is responsible for the research topic ‘Internet based innovation’. Since 2000 Prof. Schildhauer works as university lecturer at the University of St. Gallen. Further international experience he got by visiting and working on research projects at the MIT in Boston, USA. Furthermore Prof. Schildhauer worked in 2003 and 2012 as visiting professor at the Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia. In the field of science Prof. Schildhauer realized many national and international publications, e.g. the ‘Lexikon of Electronic Business’ published by the Oldenbourg Verlag and the ‘Social Media Handbuch’ published by the Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft.
As a member in many scientific boards of direction he gives advices to many start-ups, e.g. www.jovoto.com and international companies in relation to e-business, marketing and IT strategies. Furthermore he is a member of the jury of Innovationspreis Berlin-Brandenburg and Prix Ars Electronica in Linz.
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