Team

Exploring technological change

The COREinstitute provides an intellectual base for industry experts, researchers and graduates working on the cause and effects of technologically driven change processes. These change processes require novel approaches for society, the industry, politics and individuals, as well as an acceptance of subsequent opportunities and risks. Unveiling these opportunities and risks is the mission of the team.

Leadership

Revealing: identifying and developing topics.

Technological change topics are identified and developed among experts, researchers and politicians. The COREinstitute management team moderates these processes and oversees partners and associates in devising topics.

Dr. Mirko Schiefelbein
Dr. Mirko Schiefelbein
Dr. Mirko Schiefelbein

As a Transformation Director at CORE, Mirko is responsible for COREinstitute’s research activity. With a doctorate in humanities, his focus is on analysing and discussing the effects and potential of technological change, and pointing out opportunities. Mirko has overseen a large number of publications on innovative topics in the context of technology transformations. As well as his commitment to research and publication, Mirko has over six years’ experience in consulting for technology-based businesses, where the experience gained during his studies is particularly advantageous in the area of strategy, analytics and methods.

Dr. Waldemar Grudzien
Dr. Waldemar Grudzien
Dr. Waldemar Grudzien

As a Transformation Engineer at CORE, Waldemar deals particularly with the current regulatory challenges and their technical implementation. With a doctorate in electrical engineering and a degree in Business Administration, he has been a manager in a national banking association in which he was responsible for the areas of retail banking and banking technologies. A particular focus of Waldemar’s is on security regulation and its technological effect on IT infrastructures, on which a large number of his publications are based.

Experts

Researching: pairing knowledge with excellence

The complexity of topics, previously insignificant research, and the efficiency of the changes requires a high degree of openness and precision in analyses in dealing with previously undiscovered factors. Novel solutions resulting from these changes are investigated by COREinstitute experts, in accordance with their applicability in the industry and also within politics.

Dr. Carsten Wedekind
Dr. Carsten Wedekind
Dr. Carsten Wedekind

As a Transformation Engineer at CORE, Carsten focuses on the strategic alignment of IT architectures. He also acts as co-chairman of the Lending Working Group in the Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN). With a doctorate in physics, he has many years of experience in the implementation of IT projects. Before moving to CORE, Carsten assisted well-known international companies in introducing standard software packages as well as in individual developments.

Members

Accumulating: tapping into and allocating knowledge

The exponentially increasing information available requires new ways of acquiring knowledge. Members of the COREinstitute deploy innovative knowledge management methods, processes and tools to make this knowledge available to project partners, as well as to the interested public.

Natalie Lepach
Natalie Lepach
Natalie Lepach

As a Knowledge Manager at CORE, Natalie supports the creation, implementation and continuous development of all knowledge management processes for complex IT transformations. Natalie studied Information Management and has a Master of Arts in Information Science. She has gathered broad practical experience in a number of different contexts, and brings these to the procedural side of COREinstitute.

Kim Hildebrandt
Kim Hildebrandt
Kim Hildebrandt

As a Knowledge Manager at CORE, Kim is responsible for the development of our expert's knowledge and the support of concrete research and project situations. After completing her studies in the field of Media and Political Communication, Kim started out working in academia, where she was responsible for pan-European projects. At COREinstitute, Kim primarily contributes with her experience in project management, organisational communication and quality management.

Thomas Wolf
Thomas Wolf
Thomas Wolf

Thomas is a Knowledge Manager at CORE. As a historian and political scientist, he supports the COREinstitute in research and analyzes for scientific publications, as well as being involved in various projects on the subject of knowledge management. Thomas is currently writing his dissertation at the Dresden University of Technology on the history of the federal intelligence service.

 

 

Research Students

Exactitude: Wilhelm Meister's Journeyman Years.

Students and graduates at CORE have the opportunity to develop seminar and dissertation work which is embedded in concrete research and application constellations. Contact, access, insight, involvement, and effectiveness are all hallmarks of student work.

Frederik Hamann
Frederik Hamann
Frederik Hamann

Frederik is a Transformation Associate at CORE and supports the team in the implementation of complex IT transformation projects and operational procedures. He studied Economics at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz with a focus on Finance and Accounting and successfully completed his studies with a Bachelor of Science degree. During his undergraduate studies, Frederik was a member of the student advisory board "berater e.V." and subsequently worked as a consultant at CORE. Frederik currently holds a master's degree in Management from the European School of Management and Technology.