Matthias is part of the global Technology Innovation & Ecosystem team and lead the Emerging & Growth group (E&G) in Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Russia (fka Architecture Innovation or Emerging Technology Innovation). He also serve as global lead for our E&G Technology Incubation team that helps to bring emerging technologies to our clients and shape Accenture's image as a technology thought leader and innovator at our clients, potential employees, analysts and media. Current focus areas include Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Extended Reality, Application Security and Quantum Computing. As a member of the ASGR Technology Leadership team he incubated and grew the ASG Pega practice and handed it over to Emerging Platforms. I have my roots in EAI, SOA, BPM and Cloud and served on multiple projects and proposals as technical architect. He is a certified Master Technology Architect, Solution Architect, Delivery Lead and QA Director. He graduated in Computer Science at the University of Würzburg and completed his PhD at the Technical University of Munich in Geographical Databases. Before joining Accenture he spent his first years as a professional at Siemens and worked abroad at the JPL in Pasadena, California.