Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Norbert Gronau
Univ. Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Norbert Gronau is holder of the chair of Business Informatics, Processes and Systems. His research interests include Industry 4.0, digital technologies, knowledge management and business processes as well as adaptability of socio-technical systems. As institute director, entrepreneur and keynote speaker he combines science and practice.
Professor Dr.-Ing. habil. Norbert Gronau studied mechanical engineering and business administration at the Technical University of Berlin (TU). In 1994, he received his doctorate in the Department of Computer Science (TU) on the subject of "Conception of a strategy-oriented management information system for decision support in production management". Up to March 2000, he was head of the teaching and research group Production-Oriented Business Information Systems at the TU Berlin, and in October he habilitated on the topic of "Sustainable Architectures of Industrial Information Systems in the Event of Organizational Change". Due to the chair oﬀering in Oldenburg, Prof. Gronau was head of the Department of Business Information Systems at the University of Oldenburg from 2000 to 2004. In 2004 he was oﬀered a C4 professorship at the University of Potsdam and since then he has held the chair of Business Informatics, Processes and Systems including Electronic Government.
Prof. Gronau is a Research Fellow and guest lecturer at Stellenbosch University in South Africa for Knowledge Management. He initiated the Potsdam Consulting Group (PCG) in 2008, which has been operating under the name Potsdam Consulting Advisory GmbH since 2016. Prof. Gronau was also involved in several internet start-ups on the topic of knowledge management and sales acceleration.