Business Integration reduces your costs and
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As Director Business Integration EMEA for IBM, Peter Prestele is
responsible for sales, services and strategic development of IBM's
Business Integration range in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The
product range includes CrossWorlds, MQ Workflow, B2B Connector and MQSI
integration solutions. In January 2002 he joined the IBM Software Group
during the course of the acquisition of CrossWorlds Software by IBM.
Peter Prestele previously held the position of a General Manager EMEA for
CrossWorlds Software. He joined CrossWorlds Software as Regional Vice
President in 1998 and has been managing the European headquarters in
Munich since 1999. From 1996 to 1998 Peter Prestele held the position of
Regional Manager for i2-Technologies and built up the organisation in
Central Europe. From 1993 to 1996 he worked as Sales Manager for
Intergraph and before that he was employed as Technical Manager Support &
Services at Wiechers & Partner, a CAD and CAE system vendor.
Mr. Prestele has 10 years of experience in the software industry having
started his career in the Research and Development division of the
worldwide manufacturing company, Aeroquip's European Aerospace, where he
managed European OEM development.
Mr. Prestele was born in Munich and studied mechanical engineering at the
Munich University of Applied Sciences.
IT oriented aspects of KM (Knowledge Management) to increase efficieny in
organizations and enterprises.
Study of Mathematics at the Universities of Vienna (Austria) and Calgary
(Canada) starting in 1959. System Analyst with the Government of
Sasketchewan (Canada) in 1963. Mathematician-programmer with IBM Research
in Vienna 1964-1966. Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Vienna
Assistant and Associate Professor for Computer Science at the University
of Calgary 1966-1971. Full Professor for Applied Computer Science at the
University of Karlsruhe, West Germany, 1971-1977, and Visiting Professor
at SMU, Dallas, and University of Brasilia (Brazil) for three months,
each, and at the University of Waterloo, during the same period.
Full Professor at the Graz University of Technology since 1978, since
October 2000 also Dean of Studies for Telematics. In addition, director of
the Research Institute for Applied Information Processing of the Austrian
Computer Society 1983-1998; chairman of Institute for Information
Processing and Computer Supported New Media since 1988, director of the
Institute for Hypermedia Systems of JOANNEUM RESEARCH since 1990, director
of the AWAC (Austrian Web Application Center) of the ARCS (Austrian
Research Centers) 1997-2000, member of the board of OCG (Österreische
Computergesellschaft) 1979-2003 and since 2001/01/01 chief scientist of
the KNOW Center (K+ Center), the first research center on Knowledge
Management in Austria.
Adjunct Professor at Denver University 1984-1988; Professor for Computer
Science at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, in 1993 (on leave from
Graz), then Honorary Adjunct Professor and since May 2001 Honorary
Since 2002 'Campus Graz 02' Captain (University College of the Styrian
Chamber of Commerce), honorary title 'Visiting Professor' at the Danube
University (Krems, Austria), Central European Evaluation Board Member WGLN
(Wallenberg Global Learning Network); External Advisory Panel Member at
Kuching University (Malysia) as of December 15, 2002 and Visiting
Researcher at Edith Cowan University (Perth, Australia) from February till
He received a number of awards, among them the ADV Prize for Merits for
Informationprocessing in Austria, the Honorary Doctorate of the
Polytechnical University of St. Petersburg in 1992, the "Enter-Price" (a
nice play of words with Enterprise) of the Styrian Chamber of Commerce in
1999, the Integrata-Prize (for Human Software) in 2000, became Foreign
Member of the Finnish Academy of Sciences in 1996 and a member of the
Academia Europaea in February 2000. In January 2001 he was awarded the
"Austrian Cross of Honours for Arts and Science Class I", in July 2001 the
"Large Medal of Honour of the Province of Styria" and in May 2002 the
Honorary Doctorate of the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.
Author of sixteen books, more than 550 contributions in various
publications, Editor-in-Chief of 'Journal of Universal Computer Science'
and 'Journal of Network and Computer Applications'; member of the
Editorial Council of the Journals 'Organizacija', 'Journal of Educational
Multimedia and Hypermedia', 'International Journal of Telecommunications'
and 'Journal on Educational Resources in Computing'; Chairperson of
steering committees and Member of program committees of numerous
international conferences; Founder of the Conference series of ED-MEDIA
and WebNet and of the conference I-KNOW; European Representative on ICCE
Project manager of a number of multimillion-dollar undertakings including
a patent for optical storage device, the development of a colour-graphic
microcomputer (MUPID), an electronic teaching experiment COSTOC,
multi-media projects such as "Images of Austria" (Expo'92 and Expo'93),
various electronic publishing projects such as "PC Library", "Geothek",
"J.UCS" and "Brockhaus Multimedial"; responsible for the development of
the first second generation Web Based Information System Hyper-G, now
Hyperwave and the eLearning Suite (eLS), a modern net based teaching
platform, participation in a number of EU projects (e.g. LIBERATION, HYMN,
EUROPE-MMM, HYPDOC, EONT and others) and MIRACLE.