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Implico Group announces CTO and Managing Director

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Implico Group, a global IT solutions provider and digitalisation specialist for the energy industry, has welcomed a new senior-level executive among its rows. In October 2021, the studied computer scientist, Dr Volker Braun, joined the company as CTO and Managing Director.

In his new role, the 52-year-old IT expert from the Rhineland will focus on the following key objectives:

  • To refine and expand Implico’s diverse product portfolio.
  • To help the company achieve its standardisation and cloudification goals.
  • To drive and shape Implico’s ongoing transition towards becoming a strong product company.

The latter, he will do alongside Tim Hoffmeister (CEO) and Thomas Ernst (Managing Director) as part of the management team.

“I am really excited about my role at Implico,” said Braun. “Within our industry and beyond, we are regarded as innovation drivers and visionaries. We have a talented team, a top-tier line-up of clients, and a high-end array of products. That is a fantastic foundation to further build upon! The timing is ideal for me to join Implico and commit my experience, know-how, and dedication to this well-established yet go-getting company’s future development and success.”

Hoffmeister added: “Dr. Volker Braun is a first-class complement to both our management team and development department. He has the expertise, the skillset, and the personality we need to take our product development to the next level. I am confident that he will make a strong impact here at Implico and help us achieve the demanding goals we have set for ourselves – most notably to take our solutions to the Cloud in a standardised, scalable form.”

Dr Volker Braun has over 25 years of experience in developing software and realising IT projects. His career stages before joining Implico include, among others, a five-year stint at a start-up focusing on technology transfer from university to industry (Co-Founder and CTO) and a 13-year stint at a leading IT solutions provider in the field of public transport (Head of Development Department, Head of Project Department, and other positions). Over the years, he has not only worked at different locations in Germany and Switzerland, but he also managed projects in Vienna, Budapest, London, and other tech hotspots across Europe.

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