Dr. Johannes Winter

Deputy Managing Director, Chief Strategy Officer, Member of Extended Board of Directors

Dr. Johannes Winter

Chief Strategy Officer, Deputy Managing Director, Member of Extended Board of Directors

Johannes Winter is Deputy Managing Director and Chief Strategy Officer at L3S Research Center.

Research Focus
  • Strategic management of technology & innovation
  • Digital business model innovation
  • Industrial AI

For a list of Johannes Winter’s publications, please visit his Google Scholar page.

Curriculum Vitae

From May 2017 until August 2022, Johannes Winter was the founding managing director of Germany’s National Platform for Artificial Intelligence ( Plattform Lernende Systeme), led by the Federal Minister of Research and Education (BMBF) and the president of the National Academy of Science and Engineering ( acatech).

From 2015 to August 2022, he also headed the technology department at acatech. Previously, he worked as a research assistant and executive assistant to Henning Kagermann, former CEO of SAP and father of the idea of Industrie 4.0.

Johannes Winter received his PhD from the Department of Economic Geography at the University of Cologne in 2008, on a thesis titled ‘Industrial upgrading in the automotive industry’.

Current projects at L3S

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Other projects
The high-tech incubator SMINT supports young talents at universities and research institutions in transforming business ideas into promising business models.