Dr. Götz Brasche
CTO Huawei Cloud Europe / Director Intelligent Cloud Technologies Laboratory
Dr. Götz Brasche is responsible for the research and development activities of Huawei's Cloud division in Europe. At the Munich Research Center of Huawei he is member of the senior management board and runs the Intelligent Cloud Technologies Laboratory.
Dr. Brasche holds a master’s degree in Computer Science with a minor in Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. He joined Huawei in December 2013 from Microsoft where he co-founded the European Microsoft Innovation Center (EMIC) in 2003. At EMIC, Dr. Brasche led Microsoft’s Cloud Computing Research engagements in EMEA and initiated the establishment of the Microsoft Embedded Systems Development Center to facilitate an integrated R&D approach of Microsoft in Europe. In his prior roles at EMIC as Director Embedded Systems R&D and Program Director, he was in charge of EMIC’s collaborative R&D activities in the fields of »embedded and mobile computing« and EMIC’s overall research program management.
Back then, he was involved in more than 20 national and European co-funded research projects. On invitation of the Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF, Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung), he contributed to the German research agenda for embedded systems as member of the corresponding committee. Moreover, he acted as chairman of the corporate members of the industry association of ARTEMIS, a Joint Undertaking and public-private partnership in the area of embedded systems between key European R&D actors, EU member states, and the European Commission and served on the ARTEMIS Steering Board.
In the earlier stages of his career, he held various management positions at Ericsson and pioneered Ericsson’s partner program for Central Europe which aimed to foster the mobile Internet market through evaluation, design and marketing of promising mobile application and solutions. At Ericsson he was also involved in sales of solutions for the emerging Universal Mobile Telecommunications Systems (UMTS). While at the Ericsson Eurolab Germany, one of Ericsson’s major European research centers, he played a decisive role in the development and standardization of future mobile communications systems and was in charge of the commercial pilot implementation of one of the first world-wide General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) networks.
As research assistant in the Department of Communication Networks at RWTH Aachen University, Dr. Brasche explored various aspects of embedded systems and mobile Internet as early as 1992. In particular, he looked into packet oriented speech and data services for existing and future mobile networks. His numerous publications prove he is knowledgeable in innovation management and ICT technologies.
As one of Huawei's first interdisciplinary competence centers in Europe, the Intelligent Cloud Technologies Laboratory deals with AI, Big Data, and Cloud Computing technologies and embedded and intelligent computing systems. In joint innovation projects with partners and customers, Dr. Brasche and his experts develop and validate new products and services. An ideal environment for Dr. Brasche to realize his vision of a customer-oriented, profitable business and open and efficient R&D which leads to utilizable technology rather than producing dust catchers for the archives.