HEY, I AM MICHAEL.
I am an IT allrounder from Frankfurt with more than 20 years experiences in the planning and realization of digital projects. In the last years I’m alternately working as CIO, CTO, founder, managing director, consultant, project manager, conversion optimization expert, designer, marketing expert, web developer, and devops engineer. I am also a sparring partner for colleagues from IT, product management, marketing, as well as managers and decision makers. Currently I am also having a leadership role at a fintech company in the blockchain space.
Throughout my career, I was able to gain a lot of insights in a variety of business models and companies. In the first ten years, my work was mainly focused on B2B solutions, but in between the focus also shifted to end customers. Today I’m back on the B2B side. I have a hands-on approach to my work, because I have actively worked on many digital projects. By combining creativity, flexibility, and perseverance, I became a team player and learned how you can create successful solutions or those which do not work. My work usually involves to lead people to the next step. I don’t just implement IT projects, but also ensure their success as a coordinator: I ensure progress.
I am officially and multiple times certified by Google, AWS (Amazon Web Services), and Scrum.org. From time to time I also write articles and guest posts. I have been working with blockchains and other distributed ledger technologies since 2015. My fascination for solutions in these areas is the reason why I today work full-time with blockchains.
If team members are not motivated, the likelihood of delay increases.
— Michael Wutzke
I AM GOOD AT...
… creating the right solution for a given target audience, evaluating ideas, and justifying my opinions. I am trained to create concepts by myself and know how to judge and implement concepts by others. When someone is presenting a concept to me, I can grasp the capabilities of its author and explain how well it is understandable.
By applying strategic concepts for web projects and attending website optimization trainings, I learned what the drivers are for making a product successful. And by coordinating teams of developers, I was able to learn hands-on IT project management early in my career.
In short: know-why and know-how.
A goal without a concept and a lack of measurable metrics is just an idea.
— Michael Wutzke
TRAININGS AND CERTIFICATIONS
In the last few years I attended a large number of technology, management and communication trainings. Some of these trainings were leading to an official certification. I am constantly educating myself whenever I have time to. That’s why I love to travel by train instead of the car: I can use the time there for getting better and learning new things. I especially use video trainings nowadays.
In January 2022 I took up a new professional challenge as Head of DeFi/Node Operations at Blocksize Capital. This was one of the reasons for taking crypto certifications. The first training of this kind was passing the Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP) exam. Then I took the Certified DeFi Expert exam provided by the Blockchain Council, which was about a general understanding of the market Decentralized Finance.
In addition to these official IT certifications, I have a training authorization in accordance with §§ 28 – 30 of the German Berufsbildungsgesetz (BBiG) from the Frankfurt Chamber of Commerce for the IT educations in application development (Fachinformatiker/in Anwendungsentwicklung) and system integration (Fachinformatiker/in Systemintegration). This means that I am officially allowed to train young IT specialists according to the German labour education law.
From time to time I am also attending technology meetups in Frankfurt, especially of course the DeFi meetup.
Good employees in a company do not need a manager, they need orientation and support.
— Michael Wutzke
MOTIVATED AND IN GOOD MOOD
I love my fields of knowledge and I am grateful for every day that I can work to implement ideas. I am used to working with a wide variety of personalities, whether young or old. I am innovative, active, emotional, and strategically thinking. Thanks to my positive attitude, I motivate people working with me and create solutions which perform.
BLOCKCHAINS AND DLTS
I have been dealing with cryptocurrencies and blockchains since 2015 and follow developments in distributed ledger technologies. I have run my own Bitcoin miners and a Bitcoin Full Node in the past.
In my opinion, blockchains driven by smart contracts have the potential to become the greatest trend since the invention of smartphones. Such modern blockchains will be game changers to many industries in the the years to come, especially in the areas of finance, insurance, and real estate.
A project is doomed to underperform or fail if its management is bad.
— Michael Wutzke
INVESTOR AND ADVISOR
In addition to my passion for IT, I’m active as a business angel, consultant, and investor. I am also a member of the Digital Euro Association, a think tank about central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), stablecoins, crypto assets, and other forms of digital money. Since April 2022 I have also been organizing a Frankfurt FinTech Meetup about blockchains.
When I am not working or self-educating myself, I enjoy my free time with my family. I especially like travelling and visit places I have not been to. As a hobby, I sometimes write articles, take pictures, or I record videos using my drone. Afterwards I publish some of the materials on SKYLINE ATLAS. The SKYLINE ATLAS is an online community about Frankfurt and its high-rise buildings with more than 1 million readers per year. I originally founded the platform in 2017 and today a growing team is taking care of its management.
MY FAVORITE ANIMAL
The cookie monster rocks!