Ulrich Scholten is an external reseacher at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) where he is leading a project on Strategic Value Nets in cooperation with SAP Research.  He has been active as a consultant and partner for companies such as Deutsche Flugsicherung  and SAP.  Ulrich Scholten has worked in a variety of roles in industry and government agencies in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America.  He is the founder of the  ThinkTank and Seed Sponsor company VentureSkies. His current focus is the development of a sensor platform-as-a-service with SkyRadar. Working and researching in active networks in Asia, Africa, USA and Europe, his applied research is always driven by actual market requirements. Ulrich Scholten lives in France.

For several years Ulrich worked in the headquarters of the Robert Bosch Automation Division (Stuttgart) where he was in charge of the development of international distribution structures.  In 1998 he initiated a spin off for Web Based Learning Technologies and developed it to an internationally active, small but successful pioneer of web based business models.  During all this time his work was characterized by research in conjunction with commercial exploitation.

In 2000, Ulrich initiated the Dassie Project, the first African cross-regional learning networks.  The project reached thousands of learners and motivated companies like Bosch and SAP to join in. It continues to help with developing and implementing ways of improving teaching and learning in Further Education and Training colleges
Ulrich graduated at Fachhochschule Koblenz in 1991 after a final year project at Staffordshire University in the UK.  He then gained an MBA at Leicester University, UK, in conjunction with the Grande Ecole ESC de Poitiers, France. In 2013 he received a PhD (Magna Cum Laude) from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Ulrich is married and has two children.

Fields of interest include:
•    Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
•    Cloud Computing
•    Internet of Things