On the following pages you can find detailed information about me, my earlier and current research and my perspective on sustainability. Sustainability for me is not just meeting "the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" but the vehicle that facilitates the change from a society, harmful for our planet and perceived as outside of nature, to a society that is helpful and beneficial and sees itself as an integral part of nature and our ecosystem.
Dr Marco Blumendorf currently acts as CTO for the smartB Energy Management GmbH. Previously he was heading the development department at yetu AG, one of the holding companies of smartB. Marco has a strong technical research background and has been successfully leading research and development projects for many years. He finished his dissertation about multimodal interaction in smart environments at the Technical University in Berlin in 2009. He worked at the DAI-Labor of the university, where he led the Human-Computer Interaction Workgroup and was co-director of the Competence Center Next Generation Services. He was also the technical lead in the successfull "Service Centric Home" project, selected from over 140 project proposals and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, and significantly contrinuted to the funding of the Connected Living Initiative, currently connecting over 40 industry partners. In 2010 Marco left the DAI-Labor to volunteer in Asia, Australia and New Zealand with the goal to put a stronger focus on sustainability in his research and his private life. Marco now is a strong advocate of sustainability principles.