Thomas’s interests are focused on enabling ICT infrastructures, coarsely ranging across mobile / cloud computing, service-oriented infrastructure, and carrier-grade service delivery (Telco + IT).
Prior to being appointed by ZHAW he was with SAP Research, SIEMENS Corporate Technology, and ran his own ICT consultancy. He was a visiting scholar at NEC Network Research Labs, Tampere University of Technology, VTT Technical Research Centre, and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. His works have been published in several books, journals, and conferences. He serves as regional correspondent (Europe) for the IEEE Communication Magazine’s news section (GCN).
He is the founder of the IEEE Broadband Wireless Access Workshop (www.bwaws.org) and holds several project and conference chairs. From 2009-1011 he was on the steering board of the European Technology Platform Networks and co-chairs the EC DG NET FUTURES Future Internet Cluster. Deep involvement in the design of the Future Internet Public-Private-Partnership (www.fippp.eu) led to the appointment as Deputy Chief Architect, presiding the FI-PPP Architecture Board and the FI-WARE project. He is the technical coordinator of the Mobile Cloud Networking project.
Thomas contributes with his expertise to several expert groups of the European Commission on the future of ICT research.