Personal Information
Name: Michael Urspringer
Year of birth: 1965
Place of birth: Erlenbach/Main, Germany
Nationality: German
Family Status: Single

Education
Sep 1972 – Jul 1976: Josef Anton Rohe-Schule, Kleinwallstadt
(Elementary School)
Sep 1976 – Jun 1985: Hermann-Staudinger-Gymnasium, Erlenbach/Main
(Secondary School)
Oct 1985 – Sep 1988: Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt
(Computer Science)
Sep 1988 – Jul 1991: Fachhochschule Darmstadt, Darmstadt
(Computer Science)
Jul 1991: Graduation to “Diplom-Informatiker (FH)

Employment History
Sep 1991 – Feb 1995: System Engineer (Lurgi AG, Frankfurt)
Feb 1995 – Jul 2008: Senior IT Specialist (IBM Business Services GmbH, Frankfurt)
Since Aug 2008: Senior IT Specialist (IBM Deutschland GmbH, Frankfurt)

Profile
During my study of Computer Science at the technical college in Darmstadt I worked as a freelancer and developed commercial software.After my graduation as “Diplom-Informatiker (FH) I started my career as IT specialist in a leading technology company in the fields of process engineering and plant contracting.Starting with 2nd- and 3rd-level support I was later working on the rollout of new IT systems (desktop and network operating systems).

I started working for IBM as an IT specialist (main focus: Wintel operating systems and networks) in 1995 as the IT department was outsourced to an IBM subsidiary.

For several years I was working as a Technical Solution Architect. My main tasks in the past were the design of Groupware/Messaging solutions based on Lotus Notes/Domino and planning and implementation of Groupware migration and transition projects.

Since August 2007 I am working for IBM Software Services for Collaboration with the main focus on “Social Software” and “Web 2.0” especially the products Lotus Quickr and Lotus Connections. Since the release 8,5 (end of 2009) I am now also working with the product Lotus Sametime.

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