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Michael Backes provides hands-on leadership in innovation as CTO of Otto Group Digital Solutions, a company builder for the Otto Group. With an entrepreneurial-mindset, Backes has recognized expertise in finding technical and business solutions.
His career has focused on change: everything from digitizing regional power grids to revamping Nortel's QA, as a venture capitalist focused on next-generation companies, or in his role today creating the first German company-builder focused on strategically innovating a large corporate.
He is a graduate of Kansas State University in Computer Science and holds an MBA in finance from the Rotterdam School of Management.