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    • Leadership

      Our leadership is structured according to business responsibility, region and expertise. This facilitates leveraging our specialist knowledge to expand our client base and enhance our market position steadily in order to balance institutional as well as individual growth according to high professional standards. CORE is managed as a partnership acting as first point of contact for both our clients as well as all COREmembers.

    • Experts

      Expert knowledge at CORE: deep vertical domain knowledge, long-standing and specific academic or industrial experience, highly networked in the professional community and accepted in a worldwide peer group. Ready to make an impact with colleagues, acting horizontally aligned, according to the highest professional communication standards. Our secret for success: friction-locked cooperation of experts and generalists.

    • Generalists

      Generalists' expertise at CORE: horizontal context orientation, highly adaptive and analytical competence, communicative strength, will to structure, as well as, to cultivate cooperation as a competitive advantage, for clients and colleagues alike. Willing to ensure results together with colleagues, acting vertically aligned, in accordance with professional requirements. Our secret for success: friction-locked cooperation of experts and generalists.

    • Base

      Our base secures our gradual increase in maturity of the institution CORE: service orientation for clients and colleagues guaranteed at all times, support before, during and after projects, for example in knowledge management, securing regulatory and legal requirements, development of support processes and tools as well as ensuring the highest standards in HR and finance.

    Competence Leads

    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.

    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). 

    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.