Speaker Profiles

Industry experts featured on the webcast "The Foundation of Your Organization's Online Business."

Mick MacComascaigh | Research Director | Gartner, Inc.

Mick MacComascaigh is a research director with Gartner Research and the lead analyst for Web content management, and he is responsible for IT leaders for enterprise content management (ECM) in Germany.

Before joining Gartner, Mr. MacComascaigh was responsible for business development and strategic ECM consulting for Central Europe and key clients.

Thomas Aidan Curran | DT Fellow, SVP, Products and Innovation | Deutsche Telekom AG

Thomas was appointed DT Fellow, in recognition of outstanding technical achievements, in August 2010. As DT's first Fellow, Curran is developing the Group's program for talented engineers and software developers while driving innovation in a number of strategic software programs including Android, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Phone7, Software Factory and "Five Years from Now."

Thomas joined Deutsche Telekom in March 2009 as DT's Chief Technology Officer, Products & Innovation. In this role, he was responsible for Group's Innovation Management, R&D (Deutsche Telekom Laboratories), ISP ( T-Online), and IPTV platform, (T-Home Entertain) and the three-screen convergent product, “Connected Life and Work.”

Passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship, Thomas founded five high tech software companies in his career so far. His first company made a software product for Lotus Development. After working for SAP as developer and product manager from 1991 to 1997, he founded Component Software, developers of the enabling platform for real time integration with SAP's business software suite, which was sold in 2000.

In 2000, he joined Bertelsmann as Group CTO and CIO, responsible for technology strategy and transforming the IT organization into an international IT and media service provider.

A graduate of The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Thomas has held research and teaching roles at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, Technical University Berlin, and the University of Arts in Berlin. Thomas has written numerous books about software engineering and process modeling.

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