Dr. Carsten Günther has served as Managing Director of Heidelberg Mobil International GmbH since December 2012. He joined the company as its CTO in 2007 and managed both the operational side of the business and its strategic and technological direction. His work is currently focused on the continued development and launching of mobile location solutions.
Dr. Günther previously held various senior positions at IBM Germany. For many years, he coordinated IBM’s Europe-wide research and development activities in telephony-related voice technologies, with locations in Cairo, Rome, Seville, Hursley, Paris and Mannheim. From 2005 to 2007, Dr. Günther worked as a development manager at IBM in charge of Europe-wide voice technology research and development (including for embedded devices). He was also responsible for setting up the “Professional Voice Services” business.
Dr. Günther has headed the “Mobile IT and Satellite Navigation” workstream of the Baden-Württemberg technology and innovation network bwcon (www.bwcon.de) since being elected to the organization’s board of directors in 2011.
He is also the spokesman for the “Content for Connected Cars” working group of the Network of Automotive Excellence (NoAE).
Dr. Günther is the author of two books, numerous scientific publications (voice technology, mobile technology, location services) and patents, and has taught at the University of Heidelberg for many years.