Complexity cannot be reduced, it can only be managed well. Mastering technology management is the key to entrepreneurial success. That is why we focus on the vertical characteristic of domain knowledge, long-standing and specific academic or industrial experience, strong networking in a professionally oriented community and seek the judgement of a worldwide peer group.
Our experts are sought-after contacts and solution partners for highly complex professional or technological matters. They are also sought-after because they work with colleagues, acting horizontally aligned according to the highest professional communication standards. We strive to tune our projects to nominal operation by building friction-locked teams of experts and generalists that always perform well within accepted parameters.
Dr. Carsten Wedekind
As an Expert Director at CORE, Dr. Carsten Wedekind focuses on the strategic alignment of IT architectures. Furthermore, he acts as co-chairman of the lending working group of the Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN). With a PhD in physics, he has many years of experience in the implementation of IT projects. Before working at CORE, Carsten assisted well-known international companies with introducing standard software packages as well as with individual developments.
Dr. Jian Zhang
Dr. Jian Zhang is IT Architect at CORE with extensive experience in the development of optimized system architectures. Holding a PhD in economics, he focuses on the design and modelling of complex IT landscapes. Jian supports clients in the banking and insurance industry, primarily in the planning and implementation of system architectures.
Kenneth Chu Sam
As a Transformation Director, Kenneth Chu Sam focuses on the development of IT strategies. At the same time, Kenneth is a recognized specialist in managing complex development projects based on cloud native and microservice architectures. He completed his bachelor and master studies in Karlsruhe with a focus on electrical engineering and information technology, and deepened his technology studies in the field of biomedical engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
As Transformation Associate at CORE, Oriane Dinse supports the design and implementation of innovative business strategies for financial institutions and insurances. She specialized early in the areas of process and project management, with a focus on vendor management and sourcing. After studying international management, she gained her first professional experience in international project management. Oriane is a sought-after contact and recognized expert for the management of onshore and offshore service providers.
Sócrates Wagner Ponce Ortiz
Sócrates Ponce is an Engineer Associate at CORE and supports our clients as an expert for machine learning projects in the field of Artificial Intelligence. He holds a degree in computer science from the University of Karlsruhe. One of his main focuses in client work is expert support in the introduction of statistical compression methods on platform structures.
Dr. Waldemar Grudzien
As Expert Director, Dr. Waldemar Grudzien deals with security technologies and associated regulations. Together with his teams, he is overall responsible for security aspects in development projects in both, a technical and an organizational dimension. As an electrical engineer with a PhD from the Technical University in Berlin and a degree in economics from the Berlin University of Applied Sciences (FHW Berlin), he was head of a national banking association, being responsible for retail banking and banking technologies. Waldemar is an expert in security regulations and their technological impact on IT infrastructures.