The team structure at COREengineering is aligned with the principle of The Golden Circle. We focus on the controlling abilities and differentiate them from the delivery structures, since the code production is now a commodity and the ability of code production management ensures a higher value contribution.
The team is comprised of experienced program managers, senior developers, IT architects, test managers, and business analysts whose joint capability is the overarching control of end-to-end requirements and implementing activities.
The COREengineering team is made up individuals who are among the best in their field internationally, regarded as opinion leaders in their community, and are sought-after contacts for our clients. Together with project partners in research and the industry, they are developing new methods and cooperating with colleagues from CORE institutes.
At COREengineering, we define leadership through competence, empathy and being results orientation. Multiple challenges such as the analysis of professional requirements, design of software and system architectures, operations, implementation, test and deployment, are harmonised with the identification of necessary skills. The combination of complementary characters and moderation of divergent expectations, places the highest demands on leadership competence. Since CORE is largely a flat hierarchy, every executive is challenged of their competence to resolve demands constructively - "Competence leads".
Dr. Carsten Wedekind
As an Expert Director at CORE, Carsten focuses on the strategic alignment of IT architectures. He also acts as co-chairman of the Lending Working Group in the Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN). With a doctorate in physics, he has many years of experience in the implementation of IT projects. Before moving to CORE, Carsten assisted well-known international companies in introducing standard software packages as well as in individual developments.
Gabriele is an Expert Director for COREengineering and, with her teams, makes it possible to carry out digital strategies efficiently on the software side. As a graduate in Business Economics, she has over 15 years of professional experience in the fields of product management, system integration and IT project management in technological contexts within the finance industry. As an Expert Director, she has worked in a leading position in a global retail firm, where she developed the product strategy for a cross-channel mobile payments service. Previously, Gabriele spent a number of years working as a senior IT Project Manager for several large European banks.
The Scrum Master works closely together with the development teams. They run the scrum process and checks its compliance, as well as moderate the software development teams. A key competency lies in the moderation of the conflicting requirements of management, specialist pages and implementation partners. The strict focus on end products that can be implemented in finite time with limited budgets is a determining factor of commitment.
Dr. Enrico Rizzo
Enrico is a Transformation Manager at CORE and, as an expert in information technology, he supports the conceptualisation of complex IT transformations in global contexts for our clients. With a focus on agile project management, he works closely with our engineering teams and heads the creation and implementation of system designs. With a doctorate in electrical engineering and information technology, he has had comprehensive experience with projects in the field of software development for scientific purposes and for the analysis of overly complex structures. One of the focuses of his work is on leading our Scrum Masters, who support our implementation teams in various project situations.
Business Analysts usually perform a role in our clients’ organisations. We often fill this role with a fixed end date in order to bring in market knowledge or absorb peaks in demand. The primary work of business analysts is to analyse the information for consistency and completeness, to structure it and to document it. They form an independent link between the management and the specialist departments of our clients and IT colleagues.
As a Transformation Manager at CORE, Inna contributes her extensive experience of projects in IT strategy development concepts for our clients. She also acts as a point of contact when creating analyses and bases for decision-making, with the public sector in particular. She completed her Masters degree in Business Administration focusing on business informatics and marketing management. Inna gained initial professional experience in different business consultancies, in the areas of planning, reporting and monitoring.
IT Architects consider all static and dynamic aspects of IT in our clients’ organisations and attempt to change these as part of our development assignments.
These include infrastructure (hardware, locations, networks), software (applications), technologies, interfaces, IT-supported functions and processes and the associated architecture management (configuration and capacity planning, load sharing, data security, availability, fail-safe operation, disaster planning etc.).
Karsten is an Expert Director at CORE and has many years of experience in IT architecture and technology consulting. At CORE, Karsten uses his expertise especially in the area of innovative technologies to ensure the optimal implementation of the IT strategy for clients. Before moving to CORE, Karsten was a principal technology consultant at a global software vendor. His main focus was the technical conception and assurance of the solution quality in the introduction of standard software.
Project leaders are responsible for the operational planning and management of software development projects for our clients. Depending on the type of project, they are responsible for achieving the functional, time-related and budgetary targets in our client projects. In the area of planning, they specify targets and the resources required to achieve them, and coordinate the management of resources in order to make the necessary skills available.
Jan Casoli is a Transformation Manager at CORE. He has introduced his experience in the design of software implementations at CORE, especially at a large retail bank as well as at a biotechnology company specialized in gene analysis. He has also experience in strategic outsourcing and corporate banking, which he employs for complex digital transformations in the banking and biotechnology industry at CORE.
Program Managers safeguard the design planning, overall leadership and controlling of a defined number of software development projects with related content over a set period of time. They establish the program targets in terms of time, function and budget.
Generally, program managers have a high degree of methodological and technological skill and demonstrate exceptional capabilities in two respects: they have a high level of empathy and considerable implementation potential based on personal integrity.
As a Transformation Manager, Elisabeth provides support for the implementation of complex IT projects. She completed her studies in Business Informatics at the Berufsakademie in Berlin with a Bachelor of Science degree, and has many years of experience in the field of IT transformations. During her studies, Elisabeth gained her first experience in practical project work for an international consulting firm, before further developing her expertise in the fields of requirements management and process design as a Business Analyst for a global IT service company. At CORE, Elisabeth is responsible for the focus area of programme and project management.
Jakob is a Transformation Manager for the business development of fiscal organisations in the insurance industry, in the context of increasing market dynamics. Alongside his Masters degree that had a focus on strategic management, Jakob gained experience of project work in professional development and the technical implementation of financial products. In addition, Jakob supported the development of a digitisation strategy based on multi-channels, and was involved in establishing systems to implement transparency and optimisation for supply chain processes.