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Dr. Ludwig Nastansky
Professor of Business Information Systems
Dr. Ludwig Nastansky is one of the first "Groupware" users, architects, developers, solution designers, and consultants in Europe starting with the Lotus-Notes-Rel.-1/IBM-Domino business collaboration software framework back in 1990. He is Professor emer. of Business Information Systems at the University of Paderborn, Germany, and Adjunct Prof. of Business Information Systems at the Chinese-German College (CDHK) of Tongji University (Shanghai, China). He has founded several companies centering on innovative and groundbreaking services & products which focus on people and team aspects in collaboration and process management of modern enterprise solutions. He has founded Pavosoft GmbH in 1990, one of the first companies focussing on e-Collaboration services, embedded in computer networks. After Pavosoft was acquired by Lotus Development Corporation (Cambridge/USA) in 1992, he founded Pavone AG (Paderborn) in 1994. He was Chairman of Pavone's supervisory board until 2012, the year PAVONE was acquired by a US company. He has been Vice Chairman of the supervisory board of Accent GmbH & Co. KG a.A. (Salzkotten, Germany) from 1996 to 2018, 2018-2019 being its Chairman.

His international engagements in teaching, research, publications, software development, and consulting have concentrated on technologies for creation of innovative collaborative environments and workplaces; e.g.: human workflow within business process management, integrated process and project control in collaborative solutions and social business, people driven activity and knowledge management applications, document and mail management, paperless office, mobile computing, and e-learning. Prof. Nastansky's teaching and research assignments comprise, amongst others: University of Saarbruecken (Germany), Université de Montréal (Canada), University of Paderborn (Germany), University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), and Tongji University (China). In 2008 he was awarded the "IBM Faculty Award". The innovative workflow framework, created collaboratively in his team at the University of Paderborn together with business partners in the UofPaderborn Technology Park and IT-Cluster, was licensed by IBM to some 10 million business users worldwide. Since 2006 he is giving regular seminars in business information systems at CDHK (Chinese German College) of Tongji University (Shanghai, China), the current focus being on artificial intelligence and deep learning neural networks.

In his current working areas he has reinvigorated his inclination to modeling, system design, and system development, themes he had pursued in his first academic years of Operation Research oriented teaching, research, and consulting. He is curiously following and actively participating in the fascinating exponential growth and innovations brought by machine intelligence/AI, especially with deep learning neural networks. In 2013/2014 he followed his wife Prof. Dr. Pei Wang-Nastansky on her journey to teaching the academic year in Tianjin (China), at the Tianjin Campus of the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University. The China-related consulting projects have intensified since 2016, the focus being on building up privately initiated higher-education infrastructures and organizations for vocational-centered education in management and technology, including the growing role of AI and deep learning especially in China.

In his free time Prof. Nastansky is pursuing gym activities & running; playing with Lua scripting, Torch and MATLab Deep Learning SDKs; enjoying photography and designing photo books; and traveling and consulting together with his wife.
Dr. Ludwig Nastansky
Prof. emer. of Business Information Systems / Universitätsprofessor für Wirtschaftsinformatik
University of Paderborn / Universität Paderborn

Faculty of Business Administration and Economics / Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Groupware Competence Center (GCC)
Warburger Straße 100
33098 Paderborn - Germany
Website/Blog gcc1 1992+ / gcc2 2013+
1966: Dipl.-Kfm - MBA / Mainz and Saarbruecken
1972: Dr. rer.oec. - Ph.D. U of Saarbruecken
Academic Positions
1972 -1973, 1974, 1982: Misc. Visiting Professorships, Département d'Informatique, Université de Montréal, Canada
1973 -1974: Assistant Professor, U of Saarbruecken
1974 -1984: Full Professor of Business Management & Operations Research, U of Paderborn
1985 -1991: Full Professor of Business Computing at Dept. of Business Information Systems, U of St. Gallen, Switzerland
1991 - 2009: Full Professor of Business Information Systems, Dept. of Business Administration / Wirtschaftsinformatik,
..................... Fac. of Business Administration and Economics / Fak. für Wirtschaftswissenschaften, U of Paderborn
2005 - now: Adjunct Prof. of Business Information Systems, Chinese-German College (CDHK), Tongji University, Shanghai, China
2009............Prof. emeritus, U of Paderborn
1975 -1977: Dean, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, U of Paderborn
1985 -1987: Chairman, Scientific Committee of Business Information Systems ( WK WI),
....................Section of German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB)
1985 -1990: Member of the Swiss Federal Committee of Information Technology in Higher Education (CICUS), Bern
1985 -1991: Managing Chairman of IS-Services at U of St. Gallen
1988 -1991: Co-founder and Director of the Institute of Information Management (IWI), U of St. Gallen
1990 -1992: Pavosoft Information Management GmbH, Co-founder and Director R&D, acquired by Lotus Development Corp. in 1992
1993 -1997: Peacock Computer AG, Member of the Supervisory Board
1995 -1997: Dean, Faculty of Bus. Administration, Bus. Information Systems, International Bus. Studies & Economics, U of Paderborn
1995 - now:.Director of Groupware Competence Center - GCC, U of Paderborn
1998 - 2004: Managing Director of Intranet-Services, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, U of Paderborn
1999 - 2009: Chairman Doctoral Examination Board, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, U of Paderborn
2001 - 2007: Member of Executive Board / Vorstand, German Academic Association for Bus. Research (VHB), Vice President 2002-2004
2004 - 2009: Vice Dean IT-Services, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, U of Paderborn
1994 - 2012: Pavone AG, Co-founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board
2009 - 2011: Steering Committee OpenNTF.ORG Alliance - The Open Source Community for Collaboration Solutions
2002 - 2019: Accent, Member of Supervisory Board, Chairman 2018-2019
Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft / VHB - German Academic Association for Business Research
Tönissteiner Group / Association of internationally Experienced German Leaders in Science, Business ans Politics
DNUG - The Enterprise Collaboration Professionals, Co-founder and Honorary Member