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 ist Inhaber der Weber Business Services GmbH.
Seit fast 20 Jahren arbeitet er in der IT-Branche, davon 13 Jahre in der Broadcast Industrie. Im Jahre 2000 begann er seine Karriere als Programmierer im Softwarebereich eines großen deutschen Baukonzerns. Es folgten Jahre im Outsourcing in der Telekommunikationsbranche, bevor er 2006 als Technischer Projektmanager zu einem Hersteller von Software für den Medienbereich nach Köln wechselte. Dort war er für die Inbetriebnahme von Media Asset Management Systemen im In- und Ausland verantwortlich. 2016 wechselte er zu einem deutschen Systemintegrator und gründete Anfang 2019 die Weber Business Services GmbH, um Dienstleistungen rund um die erfolgreiche Durchführung von Technologieprojekten in der Medienbranche anzubieten. Stefan Weber ist zertifizierter Projektmanager und Business Analyst. Die Auswahl der Methoden ist auf die Erfordernisse und Möglichkeiten eines Projektes abgestimmt und bedient sich klassischer Methoden genauso wie agiler Vorgehensweisen.
Even before his study graduation Simon Helwig was working at a public TV Broadcaster in the program distribution department. In 2012 he finalized his studies in media technology and started as project engineer at a service provider for Broadcast and information technology. There he was responsible for playout solutions, automation systems, transcoding (OTT), real time graphic processing systems and IT-architectures and handled projects of different dimensions in Germany and in foreign countries as well. Furthermore he focused on workflow-analysis, -collection-, creation, -optimization as well as the creation of European tender documents.
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 sectors. At sommer + spohr, her area of activity includes process optimization and IT project management.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
David Shapiro has been working in the broadcast industry for over 18 years, specializing in metadata management and end-to-end workflow optimization. With extensive experience in sourcing and implementing broadcast management systems, he helps clients around the world implement complete end-to-end workflows based on their core business information to respond flexibly to ever-changing business needs. Since 2011, David is managing director of DS Media Consulting.
After completing her training as a state-certified commercial assistant in 1992 and then studying law at the LMU Munich until 1995, Patricia dedicated herself first to family management. Since 2004 she worked as a Personal Assistant in various fields. As an assistant to the management, she then worked for well-known companies from 2009 onwards.
Patricia has been supporting the sommer + spohr team since 2018 and is responsible for office management.