Team2022-06-02T13:51:48+02:00

TEAM

Team

We are multi-disciplinary

Our team consists of researchers from various fields including entrepreneurship, technology and innovation management, information systems, computer science, engineering, and psychology. 30 additional researchers work at associated institutes at ETH Zurich and the University of St. Gallen.

Chair and Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann
Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann
Chair of Innovation Management, Institute of Technology Management, University of St.Gallen (ITEM-HSG).
Prof. Dr. Elgar Fleisch
Prof. Dr. Elgar Fleisch
Chair of Information Management, ETH Zurich, and Chair of Operations Management, Institute of Technology Management, University of St.Gallen (ITEM-HSG).
Prof. Dr. Heiko Gebauer
Prof. Dr. Heiko Gebauer
Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy, Guest Professor for International and Strategic Management at Linköping University, Sweden

Leadership Team

Dr. Wolfgang Bronner
Dr. Wolfgang BronnerDirector Bosch IoT Lab
Wolfgang wants to implement digital innovations and identify new business approaches how companies can successfully realize sales & profit in the era of Internet of Things. He is also very interested and an expert in breakthrough technologies.

He had his first insights into the high-tech industry as a student at IBM in Silicon Valley. During his PhD in physics at the University of Stuttgart he founded two IT start-ups. Since 2002, Wolfgang has been working in different industries, functions, and management positions at Robert Bosch GmbH in Germany and the USA. In his last position at Bosch Research, he was responsible for several strategic foresight projects focusing on transformations caused by new disruptive technologies and advised Bosch’s executive management.

Prof. Dr. Felix Wortmann
Prof. Dr. Felix WortmannProfessor, Senior Lecturer, Scientific Director Bosch IoT Lab
Felix is the scientific director of the Bosch IoT Lab. His research interests include the Internet of Things, Machine Learning, and Business Model Innovation. Felix activities are geared towards digital innovations in domains such as mobility, industry, energy and health. From 2006 to 2009 he worked as an assistant to the executive board of SAP. Felix received a BScIS and MScIS from the University of Muenster, Germany, and a PhD in Management from the University of St. Gallen.

He received various awards for his research (e.g., HSG Impact Award 2020, HSG Impact Award 2019, different best paper, prototype, poster awards). Moreover, he has been recognized for his overall research performance (WirtschaftsWoche Top 10% resp. Top 5% scientists in business administration in the German speaking countries in 2020 resp. 2018).

Research Team

Robin Deuber
Robin DeuberPh.D. candidate and doctoral researcher
Robin Deuber is a PhD candidate at ETH Zurich. His research focuses on driver health analytics based on in-vehicle sensor data of connected cars.

Robin studied at the ETH Zürich and holds a Master’s degree (MSc) in Management, Technology, and Economics and a Master’s degree (MSc) in Robotics, Systems, and Control. During his studies, Robin worked for robotics companies, e.g., Kiwi Campus in Colombia and USA, where he mainly worked on local robot navigation, control systems, and systems engineering. At other companies, he gained experience as a product manager for various projects.

Simon Föll
Simon FöllPh.D. candidate and doctoral researcher
Simon Föll is a PhD candidate at ETH Zurich. His research focuses on the analysis of physiological signals obtained by smartwatches based on explainable/interpretable machine learning.

Simon holds a Master degree in Industrial Engineering (M.Sc.) from the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology. Besides his Master studies, Simon studied Mathematics in Economics and is currently pursuing his second master degree (M.Sc. cand.). During his studies, Simon Föll completed several international stays abroad for example in Japan (Daimler Trucks Asia) and Switzerland (ETH Zurich) and worked for two years as a student research assistant in the field of data analysis.

Sven Jung
Sven JungPh.D. candidate and doctoral researcher
Sven Jung is a PhD candidate at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). His research focuses on exploring strategies to build, scale, and monetize platforms in B2C and B2B.

Sven holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Strategic Management from Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen (HSG). During his studies, Sven completed several international stays, including an exchange at the University of South Carolina. He gained practical experience working for a management consultancy, in the business development of a biotech start-up and an investment bank advising technology start-ups.

Johanna Knapp
Johanna KnappPh.D. candidate and doctoral researcher
Johanna Knapp is a PhD candidate at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). Her research focuses on the successful scaling of Equipment-as-a-Service business models, emphasizing IoT-enabled outcome-oriented solutions.

Johanna holds a Master’s degree in Business Innovation (M.A. HSG) from the University of St. Gallen and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration (B.Sc.) from the University of Tübingen. Her practical experience roots within the Robert Bosch GmbH, where she held several positions in strategy, business development, and product management with a strong focus on IoT-enabled business opportunities.

Kevin Koch
Kevin KochPh.D. candidate and doctoral researcher
Kevin Koch is a PhD candidate at the University of St.Gallen (HSG). His research focuses on the potential of the connected car for driver state analysis and driving performance.

Kevin holds a Diploma (M.Sc.) in Information Systems from Technische Universität München (TUM) and a bachelor degree (B.Sc.) in Business Information Technology from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. During his studies Kevin worked for several large companies, e.g. Deutsche Telekom or Siemens. In addition, he completed several international stays, including a research stay at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo (NII).

Martin Maritsch
Martin MaritschPh.D. candidate and doctoral researcher
Martin Maritsch is a PhD candidate at ETH Zurich. His research interests include in-​vehicle sensor data analytics, physiological signal processing, and explainable/interpretable machine learning.

Martin studied at Aalto University, Helsinki and Graz University of Technology and holds a diploma (MSc) in Software Engineering & Management. Prior to joining the Bosch IoT Lab he worked as a researcher within EU research projects for AVL List where he was involved in setting up a global, high-secure IoT-platform for industrial equipment in the automotive sector.

Fabian Schäfer
Fabian SchäferPh.D. candidate and doctoral researcher
Fabian Schäfer is a PhD candidate at the University of St Gallen (HSG). His research focuses on the development of a data strategy for IoT and AI.

Fabian holds a Master’s degree (M.Sc.) and Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in Management & Technology from the Technical University of Munich (TUM). During his studies, he completed several international stays, including a stay as a Visiting Student Researcher at the Center for Design Research at Stanford University and as an exchange student at Singapore Management University. Additionally, Fabian gained various practical experiences in multinational companies (Daimler AG, Andreas STIHL AG & Co. KG), as well as in the consulting industry (goetzpartners Management Consultants), and in a start-up company (Personio GmbH).

Eva van Weenen
Eva van WeenenPh.D. candidate and doctoral researcher
Eva van Weenen is a PhD candidate at ETH Zurich. Her research interests focus on the application of explainable/interpretable machine learning to digital health interventions for chronic diseases, specifically involving physiological signals.

Eva studied at Leiden University and holds a Master’s degree (MSc) in Astronomy and Data Science. During her studies, Eva worked as a research assistant in various projects involving data analysis and machine learning for galactic dynamics. After her master’s, she worked as a PhD student at the Chair of Management Information Systems at ETH Zurich, where she worked on various projects within the health care domain.

Alumni

Claudio Lamprecht
Claudio Lamprecht
Doctoral Thesis: How companies turn connected products into product-service systems: Insights from the discrete manufacturing industry

(September 2018 – February 2022)

Shu Liu
Shu Liu
Doctoral Thesis: The Empathetic Car: Detecting Emotion and Well-being of Drivers under Naturalistic Condition

(June 2018 – January 2022)

Dr. Mathieu Chanson
Dr. Mathieu Chanson
Doctoral Thesis: Towards the Economy of Things: Insights from the Convergence of Blockchain Technology and the Internet of Things

(March 2016 – January 2020)

Dr. Arne Meeuw
Dr. Arne Meeuw
Doctoral Thesis: Design, implementation, and evaluation of a blockchain-based microgrid platform: enabling local Peer-to-Peer energy markets

(April 2016 – November 2019)

Dr. Bernhard Gahr
Dr. Bernhard Gahr
Doctoral Thesis: Towards the personalized car : investigating driver identification using CAN bus data

(January 2016 – July 2019)

Dr. Dominik Bilgeri
Dr. Dominik Bilgeri
Doctoral Thesis: The impact of IoT on specific business model elements: insights from multibusiness manufacturing companies

(July 2015 – August 2019)

Dr. Benjamin Ryder
Dr. Benjamin Ryder
Doctoral Thesis: Improving driver safety through the identification, prediction, and warning of traffic accident hotspots

(January 2015 – December 2018)

Dr. André Dahlinger
Dr. André Dahlinger
Doctoral Dissertation: The Impact of Abstract vs. Concrete Feedback Information on Eco-Driving

(April 2014 – April 2018)

Timo Gessmann
Timo Gessmann
Timo was Director of the Bosch IoT Lab from 2016 until 2019.
He is now CTO at Schunk.
Prof. Dr. Markus Weinberger
Prof. Dr. Markus Weinberger
Markus was Director of the Bosch IoT Lab from 2012 until 2016.
He is now a Professor for “Internet of Things” at Aalen University.
Dr. Andreas Bogner
Dr. Andreas Bogner
During his time at the Bosch IoT Lab Andreas initiated CertifiCar – The Blockchain driven Fraud Prevention System for the Automotive Market.
Dr. Dominic Wörner
Dr. Dominic Wörner
Doctoral Dissertation: The Impact of Cryptocurrencies on the Internet of Things – Insights from Prototypes

(June 2012 – March 2017)

Cotizo Sima
Cotizo Sima
Dr. Paul Rigger
Dr. Paul Rigger
Doctoral Dissertation: “Design, Implementation and Evaluation of a Feedback Information System to Promote Sustainable Indoor Air Quality Control”.

(August 2012 – April 2016)

Dr. Thomas von Bomhard
Dr. Thomas von Bomhard
Doctoral Dissertation: Design, Implementation and Evaluation of a Smart Heating Solution to Foster Energy Savings and Improve Comfort.

(August 2012 – June 2016)

Dr. Kristina Flüchter
Dr. Kristina Flüchter
Doctoral Dissertation: The Impact of the Internet of Things on Business Model Innovation – Insights from the Electric Bicycle Industry.

(June 2012 – March 2015)