Vice President Development and Managing Director of IBM Deutschland
Research & Development GmbH
The German IBM R&D center, headquartered in Boeblingen in Southwest Germany, is one of the largest R&D sites of the corporation outside of the United States with a broad project portfolio in strategic hard- and software areas. As Managing Director of the Lab, Dirk is responsible for driving innovation and the development for a number of strategic IBM technologies and solutions. Furthermore, he and his teams support clients and partners around the globe on technical consultancy and implementation in close cooperation with IBM Sales, Services and Consulting.
Dirk is a strong supporter of the IBM Global Entrepreneur startup program from the beginning, as he believes in the innovative potential of startups for enterprises around the world.