Marcus Birkenkrahe

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Marcus Birkenkrahe

(1963-12-29)29 December 1963
Alma materUniversity of Hamburg
OrganizationBerlin School of Economics and Law
TitleProfessor of Business Information Systems
AwardsBest of Web Award 1994[1]

Marcus Birkenkrahe (born 29 December 1963 as Marcus Speh in Bad Kreuznach, Germany) is a physicist and information architect who also works as an executive coach.[2]

After obtaining his Abitur in 1983, Birkenkrahe studied physics, mathematics and chemistry at the University of Hamburg. In 1994, he worked as a research assistant at DESY in Zeuthen near Berlin and earned his doctorate with a dissertation on multigrid computations for lattice gauge theories using object-oriented, literate programming.[3] As co-founder and chairman of the Globewide Network Academy (GNA), he received the awards for "Best Campus-Wide Information System"[4] and "Best Educational Site"[1] at the First World-Wide Web conference (WWW1) in Geneva, Switzerland in 1994. Between 1995 and 2001 he worked as a corporate IT executive for Accenture and Royal Dutch Shell.[5] He was a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (RSA), London (1998–2008) and has been a registered expert and reviewer for knowledge management for the European Union since 1999. In 2002, he served as a visiting professor for knowledge management at the University of Auckland Business School where he won the "Best Paper 2002" award of the University of Auckland Business Review.[6][7]

Since 2007, Birkenkrahe is a professor of management information systems at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, a German University of Applied Sciences[8] and Head of E-Learning (since 2008). He serves as member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Learning and Change[9] and of the International Journal of Innovation in Education.[10]


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