Global IT and digitalisation specialist Implico Group has appointed Dr Volker Braun as chief technical officer (CTO) and managing director (MD).
Braun is a computer scientist and joins with the objective of refining and expanding Implico’s already diverse product portfolio, to help the company achieve its standardisation and cloudification goals, and alongside managerial team colleagues CEO Tim Hoffmeister and MD Thomas Ernst, to shape Implico’s transition to being a strong product company.
Braun has 25 years of experience in developing software and IT projects. He has previously spent five years as the co-founder and CTO of a start-up focussing on technology transfer from university to industry, and also held a number of positions over 13 years at a leading IT solutions provider in the field of public transport. He has also managed IT projects in various major European cities including Vienna, Budapest and London.
‘Within our industry and beyond, we are known as innovation drivers and visionaries. We have a talented team, a top-tier line-up of clients, and a high-end array of products. That is a fantastic foundation to further build upon! The timing is ideal for me to join Implico and commit my experience, know-how, and dedication to this well-established yet go-getting company’s future development and success,’ says Braun.
Hoffmeister says that Braun will complement the existing management team, with the right expertise, skillset and personality.
‘I am confident that he will make a strong impact here at Implico and help us achieve the demanding goals we have set for ourselves – most notably to take our solutions to the cloud in a standardised, scalable form,’ he adds.