CEO, derivo GmbH, Germany
Thorsten CEO of derivo GmbH since 2010. derivo is an SME that supports leading European companies including Siemens, Schaeffler and Festo to successfully build and implement Knowledge Graphs and reasoning technology in complex technical domains. Thorsten studied Computer Science at Ulm University. He received national scholarships to work at the Information Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California and to finish his dissertation at Otto- von-Guericke University in Magdeburg. He also headed the international working group that specified OWLlink, a communication protocol for OWL, that became a W3C member submission in 2011.