Born 1961 in the UK, grew up in Manchester in the punk era. B.Sc. & Ph.D. at Durham in 1982 & 1985 then worked in electronics research in London for 5 years before moving to Germany in 1989. Midwife to the WWW, eCommerce and general Innovative stuff at IBM since then. Board member of the BITKOM BigData WG, board member of the Institute for New Media. I engage in media and arts and am a passionate bass player. Mostly Hardcore Punk. I taught Cog Sci at the University of Frankfurt, DHBW Mannheim and LMU München. Electronics geek. Obsessive book collector. I build synthesisers.