André's passion lies in enabling organizations and their employees to build better products by moving to a modern IT architecture. Before André co-founded LeanIX, a software-as-a-service vendor for enterprise architecture and application portfolio management, he gained extensive experience as a management consultant at the world's largest logistics company. In this role, he advised CIOs and IT leaders on strategic topics at the interface of business and IT. Projects included the execution of a global IT complexity reduction program and the definition of an IT service and cost charging model for their world-wide data centers. During his studies of information science in Germany and France, he built modern software architectures for both startups and large enterprises. He is a global thought leader and has spoken at several high-influence industry events including the Gartner EA Summit, Hamburg IT Strategy Days and Rethink.