“Life’s a rock show – better be on stage” – following his mantra, Dr. Sven J. Koerner tries to get the best of both worlds by combining academic and corporate life. Sven combines American optimism with German precision which he sees as the secret to his success.
Sven is an award winning cognitive/semantic computing researcher and – according to the media – top 20 global expert in AI technologies with focus on natural language processing and semantics. He is also a cloud expert, and an early adopter of new technologies. In his studies, he collaborates with universities and research facilities world-wide, spanning from Canada to Australia.
Sven is also an outgoing Technology Evangelist with speaker slots at the world’s largest conferences (Dreamforce, CeBit, IEEE, ACM) and likes to get hands-on with customers and peers alike.
In his career, Sven built up many teams within the companies he worked for. All these teams still thrive w/o him which shows his quality as an enabling leader. To name a few, Sven established a development (test) teams, a technical writing team, moved a software solution into the cloud at legodo and Actuate, and ran the PreSales department for the PowerDocs product at OpenText.
Sven has a PhD in computer science and over 10 years of experience with AI augmented software engineering/requirements engineering. His research field falls into the “Cognitive Computing” domain. He published his work in IEEE, ACM, and high-ranked conferences around the globe. Sven is part of program committees in his main research field AI.
In his corporate career, Sven worked with the leading world-wide cloud vendors such as Salesforce, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, etc. He was technical contact and evangelist for global business partners like Accenture, Deloitte, CapGemini, etc. as well as for large customers and communities.
Sven is a co-founder and the thought leader of thingsTHINKING where he and his team apply his research results to real-world problems. They built a machine that has common sense and can therefore take over “human tasks” in different domains.