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Gerhard Barth#

Barth. Foto: Archiv Barth

Personal Data:#

  • Date of birth : July 13, 1949 in Ellwangen/Jagst

School Education#

  • 1960 - 1968 High School, Tübingen

University Education#

  • 1968 – 1970 Mathematics University Tübingen
  • 1970 Bachelor Degree
  • 1970 – 1974 Computer Science University Karlsruhe
  • 1974 Master Degree
  • 1977 PhD in Computer Science University Kaiserslautern
  • 1982 Habilitation University Kaiserslautern (Advanced PhD)

Academic career#

  • 1978 - 1980 Assistant Professor Pennsylvania State University
  • 1980 – 1983 Assistant Professor University Kaiserslautern
  • 1983 – 1986 Associate Professor University Kaiserslautern
  • 1986 – 1988 Full Professor University Stuttgart, Major Topics: Programming Tools, Software Engineering, Systems Analysis and Design
  • 1988 – 1992 Full Professor University Kaiserslautern, Major Topics : Software Engineering, Knowledge Based Systems, Document Analysis. Also Director, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence: Some 200 researchers, annual budget of approximately, 10 million €, Industrial shareholders included Daimler-Benz, IBM, Philips, Siemens, Mannesmann, Nixdorf

Daimler Benz#

  • 1992 - 1996 Senior Vice President, Information Technology within Corporate Research some 500 people, annual budget of approximately 100 million €, Major Topics: Computer Aided Manufacturing, Software Engineering, Image Recognition, Text Recognition, Speech Recognition, Systems, Reliability, E-Business, Data Mining


  • 1996 – 1999 Chief Software Technology Officer, Paris, Member of Alcatel SEL management Board, Stuttgart, Responsibility for business units Access Systems, Transmission Systems, Switching Systems, Mobile Communication, Transport Automation, Software and Services; some 8500 people, annual budget of approximately 2,5 billion €, Responsibility for corporate functions Research and Technology, Patents and Licenses

Dresdner Bank#

  • 2003 – 2004 Managing Director of Busines Operation Systems, Responsibility for product development and key account management
  • 2004 – 2006 Partner and Managing Director of SUP (Societät für Unternehmensplanung), Responsibility for business operations, enterprise strategy and marketing activities, Acquisition and realization of executive search mandates
  • Since 2007 Associated Partner of Atreus Interim Management, Entitlement for acquiring interim management mandates as well as enlarging the Boyden network of interim managers
  • From August 2007 to September 2008 acting as CIO of Versatel AG, Düsseldorf; Member of Executive Committee; Responsibility for CRM and IT departments, streamlining application systems portfolio, development of an IT blueprint, introduction of new platforms for ERP and CRM, management of IT project portfolio, requirements engineering
  • Since 2009 Co-Founder and Managing Director of DCS Consult; Consulting activities in areas like application portfolio management, agile systems engineering, cooperation and communication, project streamlining, architecture design, business transformation, optimization of IT investments, sourcing strategies, requirements engineering
  • Other activities: Since 1996 Member of Supervisory Board GFT AG Stuttgart; 1996 – 1999 Member of Scientific Fraunhofer Institute Advisory Board for Experimental Software Engineering, Kaiserslautern; 1996 – 2003 Member of International Board of Trustees Computer Science Institute Berkeley, USA; 1999 – 2001 President Society for Informatics (GI), Bonn