As the Co-CEO & Co-Founder of EDI GmbH – Engineering Data Intelligence, Thomas has been working in the field of semantic web, AI-based algorithms and digital business models for more than 10 years. He started in 2008 when he was a member of the research staff at the IPEK – Institute of Product Engineering Karlsruhe at KIT. While he was a member of IPEK, he also gave lectures to KIT students. Thomas got his doctorate degree in 2014 with a doctoral thesis titled “Ontologies for the Validation of Products based on the Contact & Channel Approach (C&C²-Approach)”. Additionally to the technology area, Thomas is also experienced in marketing and sales.