"Future is a good Word” - IFU-Alumna Dr. Edeltraud Leibrock
Dr. Edeltraud Leibrock loves the opera, the mountains, a range of sports, and this physicist has been supporting businesses with her IT expertise ever since she was 16 years old. It all started with a holiday job working on programs for capturing production data and analyzing cement at a lime manufacturing plant near Regensburg. For her doctoral dissertation, the triathlete swapped Regensburg for the Alps, so that she could perform atmospheric research work at the Fraunhofer IFU in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. After that, she was appointed to the executive board of KfW Bankengruppe as CIO, where she was responsible for IT. But as a Fraunhofer alumna it is only natural for her to ask - #WHATSNEXT. Since 2016, as partner and managing director of Connected Innovations, one of the digital and KI consulting firms co-founded by her, she advises cross-sector enterprises on the complex issues concerning digital transformation.