THINKING POSITIVE AND STAYING FOCUSED
I have been working on media and IT projects for more than 20 years. At the beginning of my career, I worked as a freelancer for various multimedia agencies. Then in 1997 I started my own business with my media agency Starconcept. Here we implement projects for a wide variety of customers, not all of which were directly related to the Internet. Projects carried out included websites, printed documents, books, annual reports and multimedia presentations.
In 2004 I founded the Emporis real estate database and built the company into a market leader in its niche area. At that time, I was particularly responsible for product management and the programming of websites and databases. Later KfW Bankengruppe and VC investor Neuhaus Partners invested multiple millions of euros. As managing director, I was responsible for numerous technical and contractual issues. In my role as IT manager and innovation officer, I coordinated the creation of web solutions. Today, Emporis belongs to a group that is listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange. I had since sold my shares in Emporis.
In 2011 I started working for a company in the Burda Digital group as an IT expert and a link between management and marketing. I was responsible for the programming of numerous e-commerce shops, including shops from REWE and Lidl. During this time I built up extensive knowledge in the areas of front-end programming, conversion optimization and analytics.
When a digital expert was finally sought at Policen Direkt, I switched to insurance in 2016. There I built up a digital insurance manager with colleagues, implemented several website launches and relaunches, and coordinated various IT projects concerning insurance contracts and life insurances. Among other things, this includes setting up extensive AWS infrastructure since 2018. Since 2019 I have also been involved in the development of know-how in the areas of Angular, .NET Core and Entity Framework. Organizing, designing and communicating are also my personal strengths here.
I have been working at BLOCKSIZE CAPITAL since 2022, where I coordinate the development of IT projects, especially those related to blockchains. This includes setting up and operating blockchain nodes, providing real-time market data, and coordinating employees from several teams (development team, infrastructure team, product team, sales team). A focus of my current role there as Chief Information Officer is creating and implementing the product vision.
IMPLEMENTED IT PROJECTS
For the projects listed here, I was usually involved in both project management and implementation.
Third Party Awards:
And many more projects…
Many web projects are not clearly designed and thought through to the end.
— Michael Wutzke
I helped to shape the following websites (and many additional ones) in the fields of conception, graphic design, usability, development, conversion optimization, and/or through active project management.
“The best website with the highest order comforts showed Valentins.” (Test of N24 tv station)
Valentins was a leading flower delivery service in Germany with millions of customers. It was sold to Blume 2000 in the meanwhile.
Thanks to my experiences, I can explain complicated issues in an easy way.
— Michael Wutzke
OTHER PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES
Through my work at various multimedia agencies and my founding experience with a startup, I have a very wide range of experiences. I accompanied the following projects outside of my IT roles:
Several interviews with me in the national press, such as FAZ, ZDF, Manager Magazin, BILD Zeitung, Handelsblatt, and others. Guest author for several blogs and specialist media.
Implementation of press work for the projects I manage. Communication with the press and use of social media. Development of social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube with thousands of followers.
FIELDS OF RESEARCH
My personal activities in the area of data management and distributed ledgers are not primarily relevant for my daily work.
I have been working intensively on crypto currencies since 2015 and have also invested in Bitcoin, Ethereum and Altcoins. In the past also had own miners and a Bitcoin full node in operation.
I am currently working on the design of a system for the automated acquisition, evaluation and management of structured information using AI/ML technologies.