His career as an audio engineer led Oliver Haustedt-Sommer for television in 1989. After working in broadcasting and news production, he soon took over the responsibility for the on-air promotion at a major German broadcaster. In 1999 Oliver Haustedt-Sommer was co-founder and member of the board of directors of a subsidiary advertisement agency and responsible for production management at company sites in Munich and Berlin. Since 2004 he is working as a senior freelance consultant and project manager for a variety of customers in the broadcast field.
After graduating in physics in Munich and Hamburg, Malte Spohr worked as a freelancer in consulting and software development services for medium size enterprises in trade and production. The experience gained here enabled him to get started in IT consulting for large companies. His clients included both the large German private financial services and later the Public Administration. In 2007 he began his career in the broadcast industry. During this time Malte Spohr led numerous implementation projects in the field of television production, both at home and abroad. As partner in sommer + spohr, he brings strong IT expertise coupled with in-depth broadcast expertise.
Stefan Weber is the owner of Weber Business Services GmbH.
He has been working in the IT industry for almost 20 years, 13 of them in the broadcast industry. In 2000, he started his career as a programmer in the software division of a large German construction company. This was followed by years in outsourcing in the telecommunications industry, before he moved to Cologne in 2006 as a technical project manager for a manufacturer of software for the media sector. There he was responsible for the commissioning of media asset management systems in Germany and abroad. In 2016, he moved to a German system integrator and founded Weber Business Services GmbH at the beginning of 2019 to offer services related to the successful implementation of technology projects in the media industry. Stefan Weber is a certified project manager and business analyst. The selection of methods is tailored to the requirements and possibilities of a project and makes use of classic methods as well as agile approaches. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
After studying electrical engineering at the Technical University of Munich, Ingo Kullmann worked for 30 years in public broadcasting. Initially as an audio measurement engineer, then 20 years as a manager in the service area. During this time he successfully managed projects in the broadcast environment, moderated many workshops with a technical focus on change processes and carried out analyzes of complex issues including the derivation and prioritization of work packages.
With his company kullmann media consulting he supports sommer + spohr with his many years of experience in the IT and broadcast environment in consulting and designing company-wide system architectures.
Even before graduating, Simon Helwig worked in public broadcasting in program distribution. In 2012, he completed his studies in media technology and joined a service provider for broadcast and information technology as a project engineer. There, he was responsible for all topics related to playout solutions, automation systems, transcoding (OTT), real-time graphics systems and IT architectures and handled projects of various sizes both in Germany and abroad.
His main activities at sommer + spohr include workflow analysis and optimization, the development of requirements and (EU) tender documents as well as the support of technical implementation projects as project manager and test manager.
Aylin Vogl studied media technology at the Deggendorf University of Applied Sciences and worked as a project engineer for public broadcasting since 2007.
Her professional focus at sommer + spohr includes the distribution of video and audio streams by means of relevant encoding methods and network technologies as well as metadata concepts for optimizing the production and use of moving image content.
After completing her degree in industrial mathematics in Karlsruhe, Andrea Butsch developed into a business IT specialist with a focus on software-based process optimization, application management and IT project management.
She has already worked in the insurance, strategy consulting and retail industries. At sommer + spohr, her field of activity included process optimization and IT project management.
In the meantime, she has set up her own business together with Kilian Stolz.
As a qualified IT specialist for system integration, Kilian Stolz entered the industry after completing his degree in media technology and economics in early 2014 as a broadcast IT engineer with a major German system integrator.
After several large projects in the field of television production and archive systems, the focus shifted from infrastructure conception and system integration to the overarching thematic blocks of digital transformation, all over IP, virtuality and container orchestration.
His focus is on requirements engineering, process optimization, workflow design and (further) development in current (media) IT. With a pronounced hands-on mentality and strong goal or solution orientation, he feels high level in the kick-off as well as in the machine room.
In the meantime, he has set up his own business together with Andrea Butsch.
Sebastian has overseen teams, projects and product development in the IT environment for more than 10 years. He has profound knowledge in IT service management and classic and agile project execution. His experience in technical projects and the economic-psychological background, as well as the current training as a systemic coach, allow teams to benefit from advice and support on their way to agile ways of working. An agile mindset and an open approach characterize his work style - as a project manager, Scrum Master / Agile Coach or in other project roles.
With 20 years of experience in the broadcast and IT sector, as well as stations with a German private and a consulting company, Tino Preuß has developed his knowledge in broadcast playout, production, archiving and software development. Through the combination of consulting and software development services, Tino Preuß has been able to implement a large number of projects with domestic and foreign customers. Since October 2015, Tino Preuß has been the managing director of "Broadcast Engineering and Software Services UG".
After studying media technology, Michael Meyer initially worked in various companies in the media industry. Since 2008 he works independently in the areas of IT consulting, software development and interim / project management. He worked for well-known clients in the fields of medical technology, trade and real estate, as well as in corporate structures as well as small and medium-sized companies
Michael is an experienced project manager who masters classical as well as agile methods. He supports companies with innovative product development, as requirement manager, with internal change processes, business analysis as well as agile coach.
Dr. Stephan Schneider
Stephan Schneider founded Reelway GmbH in Cologne in 2010 to pursue Cloud-based Media technologies. Previously he was with Blue Order (aquired by AVID in 2010) first as a Project Manager and Coordinator for several national and EU founded research projects. In 2007 he was appointed Vice President Product and Technologies responsible for the Product Development. In this position he was responsible for the development of the Media Asset Management System “media archive” Versions 3.0 – 3.4 (now “Interplay MAM”). He has a Diploma Degree in Electrotechnology and Electronics in 1993 from the University of Stuttgart. With a thesis on compression theory he earned a PhD in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) in 2000.
The media management degree program was the starting signal for Annika Brömel to enter the media industry and laid the foundation for her current know-how.
After completing her studies, she began working for Bayerischer Rundfunk in 2009 as a programmer for BR television with a focus on a special program. In addition to her editorial duties, Annika Brömel accompanied the IT processes of program planning with passion and growing enthusiasm. She also took care of the WHATS'ON users (about 600) and as a super user she was the leading voice in further development projects (including ARD-wide). As a result, she was responsible for further training measures, employee workshops, knowledge management as well as process and data optimization.
In the last few years she finally took over the complete system and application management for WHATS'ON. The daily work in change and requirements management, administration and user support made it possible for her to work for other public broadcasters beyond the BR.
After a decade in public service broadcasting, she now switches to the consultant side and acts as a competent mediator between users, project management, in-house IT and software manufacturers.