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My little story

Passion for digital

My passion for digital started over 30 years ago. Initially with amber monitors and Multiplan as a programmable calculator. Beyond the operational police field, I was able to certify as a Microsoft Solution Developer and Microsoft Certified Trainer in networking and database development. The beginnings of fighting cybercrime and forensic analysis then continued to excite me. With over 25 years in various roles in IT management at the NRW State Police and the Federal Criminal Police Office, I was able to gain a lot of leadership experience.

The cooperation with great colleagues, regional and worldwide software suppliers as well as external consultancies and analysts in the most diverse process areas of the police motivate me again and again every day.

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Focus and concentration

Current focus

My current work is, of course, much influenced by external factors and daily priorities that need to be adjusted. Nevertheless, I try to focus about 30% of my personal capacity on my three current priority goals and regularly check their progress.

  • Further development of the processes for evaluating and analysing unstructured mass data from national and international service providers.
  • Within the framework of the EU legal regulations on the so-called DSA, CSA, AI Acts, new processes for recording, classifying, analysing and passing on transmitted data must be designed to improve the fight against crime in outstanding offences. This is no longer possible without modern, explainable, transparent and legally defensible methods of analysis. The use of hybrid and scalable cloud infrastructures is necessary due to the data volumes in order to be able to implement these processes economically and sustainably in the long term. All cross-border actors and institutions must work hand in hand here.

    #GenerativeAI #SovereignClouds #ZeroTrust #DataAnalytics #DataManagement #DataFabric #DataGovernance

  • Rethink and accelerate decision-making processes.
  • Operational decisions are to be made at the level of decentralised and agile teams, insofar as these can also be revised again with reasonable effort. The overarching architecture and security management defines guidelines, the deviation of which results in expenses that are not easy to revise. These decisions must then be prioritised accordingly within the framework of strategic portfolio management. Try out the ways of thinking and cultural changes and adapt them as necessary. Simplify work processes consistently where they have become complicated over time.

    #Leadership #Portfoliomanagement #Multiprojectmanagement #Productmanagement #DigitalTransformation

  • Taking a new look at personal productivity.
  • DReview meeting culture and mail response and try out new behaviours in the team. Apply 30/30/30 rule. 30% reduction in meetings per week. 30 minutes maximum meeting time. 30% fewer participants. After each meeting, ask what we learned from it today. Block out time gained in the calendar for substantive work on focus topics and learning with new generative AI models and together as a team. Continue to establish daily routines (daily journal, weekly reviews, running and core exercises). Staying calm and enjoying the moment.

    #CultureHacks #FutureWork #GenerativeAI #DeepFocus #FlexibleMargins

Current focus

Exciting work experience

My Story

  • 1981-1983

    Selm Police Forces

    Training as a police officer

  • 1984-1986

    Bonn Police Headquarters

    Patrol duty

  • 1987-1991

    Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences

    Bachelor of laws

  • 1991-1992

    Police Headquarters Cologne

    Economic and cybercrime

  • 1993-1995

    State Office for Education and Further Training Münster

    Lecturer for Information Technology

  • 1996-1997

    Ministry of the Interior NRW Düsseldorf

    Personnel Department

  • 1998-1999

    Police Leadership Academy

    Council course for the senior police service

  • 2000-2002

    State Office for Central Police Services Duisburg

    IT Coordination office

  • 2003-2012

    Ministry of the Interior NRW Düsseldorf

    Speaker for Information and Communication Technology

  • 2013-2018

    State Office for Central Police Services Duisburg

    Head of IT department

  • 2018-2020

    Federal Criminal Police Office

    Programme Manager Polizei 2020

  • ab 2020

    Federal Criminal Police Office

    Chief Technology Officer

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Personal favourites


Windows or Mac? Books or podcasts? Favorite apps? Beer or wine? Short or long distance?  Here you can learn more about my current personal favourites ...


In my private life, I move in the Apple ecosystem. Apple Watch Ultra, iPhone, iPad Pro, Macbook Pro and iMac. I try to make my setup as mobile and location-independent as possible.


Here is a list of the most important apps I use. Everyone has their favorites and certainly individual workflows, but these are things that make me more productive. I am a follower of the GTD method, which I adapt to my individual needs.

Fast initial capture: All new information, ideas and unstructured notes go directly into drafts. As a voice note from the Apple Watch or as text via iPhone, iPad or Macbook. Quickly capture directly from your head and check later how and if more steps are needed.

Assignment to specific tasks: I manage all tasks using the GTD method in Things with automated references to Drafts text notes. In my end-of-day routine, I check the inbox of Drafts and automatically transfer the information where I judge a subsequent task to be useful.

Developing solution ideas: For any more complex tasks, longer article or presentation preparations, I use mindmaps in Mindnode to start with. Here I can easily re-sort things, put them in different contexts and create a suitable structure for writing them out.

Planning: Scheduling, blocking focus times, and coordinating and inviting people to private video and phone conferences is done in Fantastical. Different calendars with different colors are managed here and categorized into different groups. Scheduling with others is easy via the individual publication of free appointment blocks.

Reflect: The daily short journal, my personal goals and the weekly and monthly reviews are done in DayOne. What worked well, what didn't work so well? What routines can I improve or make easier? What were my museum days this month?



My favourites on the subject of personal productivity.


My favourite podcast on the topics of the new world of work, process automation in the Apple environment and more focus on the essentials.


Beyond all digital, I am a friend of good wine. Rather more traditional on the road. A good German Riesling or a red wine matured in barrique, depending on the dish. But there is so much to discover here that it is difficult to name some of the favourites. But here's some of my list, which I also visit locally or have a wine sponsorship with some vines....


To make sure I can drink the good wine again, I try to run regularly in the morning and to incorporate a small training program for a half-marathon into my daily routine. The last half marathons were in Cologne and Palma. My best time is currently 1:53 hours. But let's see what else is coming ;-)

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