Thomas Aidan Curran has worked in the software industry for over 25 years. His experience includes independent software developer, founder, executive, investor and advisor to numerous software companies. He recently served as interim CTO of Hybris during the company's aquistition by SAP. Before that he held numerous roles at Deutsche Telekom AG including CTO Products and Innovation, and DT Fellow. Previously he worked for SAP, Microsoft, Groove Networks, IBM and Bertelsmann,. Thomas has founded five high tech software companies in his career. He has also held research and teaching roles at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, the Science Center Berlin, Technical University Berlin, and the University of Arts in Berlin. Thomas also serves on the Board of Directors of Zoobe, the animated messaging service company.