Dr. Max LemkeHead of Unit for "Complex Systems & Advanced Computing", Directorate General CONNECT, European Commission
Max Lemke is the Head of Unit for "Complex Systems and Advanced Computing" in Directorate General CONNECT of the European Commission. In the European Commission's Research and Innovation Programme HORIZON 2020, Max is responsible for the areas embedded and cyber-physical systems, advanced computing, and ICT for manufacturing. Max is involved in the Joint Technology Initiative ECSEL (Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership). He also has launched the I4MS initiative (ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs).
As Deputy Head of Unit for “New Infrastructure Paradigms and Experimental Facilities" from 2007 – 2010 he was responsible for building the European FIRE Future Internet Research and Experimentation Facility under the ICT Programme, and for stimulating the deployment of internet-based services in smart cities by using open innovation methodologies. He was also involved in starting the Public Private Partnership initiative on the Future Internet. Since 1995, Max has worked as scientific officer in different ICT domains of the research, development and innovation programmes of the European Commission, e.g. Grid technologies, Simulation and Visualisation, High Performance Computing, Security.
Before joining the Commission, Max has worked in research and industry in Germany, the US, and the UK. With a Doctorate in Natural Sciences, he has a scientific background in numerical mathematics, parallel computing, and software engineering.