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Management

The management consists of its three founders Peter Schickel, Holger Grahn and Axel Koerfer.

Peter Schickel

Peter Schickel, Chief Executive Officer

Peter Schickel is founder of Bitmanagement Software GmbH and leads the company since its foundation in 2002. Prior he was head of research at blaxxun interactive AG which was focused to the development of 3D internet software. At blaxxun he was directing the development of 3D viewer technology within 6 EC/BMBF R&D projects and built up a network of leading European Technology Companies. Focus of his work was the transfer from R&D results into commercial products, e.g. leading to winning the Digiglobe-Award for E-Commerce of Deutsche Telecom and Focus. At the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) in Munich, Germany and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC) in Milan, Italy, he was working from 1992 to 1998 at the development of graphical systems in the areas of Virtual Reality, Remote Sensing (GIS) and GPS. He is accredited from the Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN) for Standardisation of VRML and MPEG technologies and is active in the Web3D consortium – at the moment member of the Board of Directors – since 1998. Mr. Schickel holds a degree in information science from the University of Technology Munich (TUM).
Axel Koerfer

Axel Koerfer, Director Finance

Mr. Koerfer is also founder of Bitmanagement Software GmbH. He has been responsible at blaxxun interactive AG for accounting, controlling and finance. Prior Mr. Koerfer was Head of Financing of PreussenElektra AG, a major power producer in Germany. Mr. Koerfer gained worldwide experience in international sales- and project financing with SMS-Demag AG, where we worked for almost 7 years in the Finance department. Mr. Koerfer holds a degree in Business and Economics from Münster University with focus on marketing and finance.
Holger Grahn

Holger Grahn, Chief Scientist

Mr Grahn is founder of Bitmanagement Software GmbH and Chief Scientist. He was distinguished engineer at blaxxun for MPEG and 3D. His award winning VRML viewer GLView was chosen and purchased by blaxxun in 1997 as the leading VRML viewer. While at blaxxun Mr Grahn introduced many key 3D advancements to VRML and was lead contributor to several VRML and MPEG-4 specifcations.
Norbert Böcker

Norbert Böcker, Press Officer

Norbert Böcker is responsible for press-relations and external communications. Before, Mr. Böcker has been working for the Siemens AG, Munich, Germany, among others as head of the press department. As journalist he wrote for national and international wellknown newspapers. He studied economics at the LM University in Munich.