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Claudius Jablonka

Management Team, Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM)

Claudius is passionate about innovation: His mission is to connect and empower a generation of future leaders to create groundbreaking innovations. Internationality and interdisciplinarity are close to his heart, he enjoys working with bright, diverse people.

As a member of the management team of the Center for Digital Technology and Management, Claudius is responsible for key partnerships. He runs networking and entrepreneurship events for up to 500 participants, with over 100 speakers annually. Claudius coaches student-run consulting teams and provides advice and resources to university spin offs.

Claudius has invented a patentable solution for mobile payment and ordering in the restaurant industry and founded a company around it until 2012.

Claudius currently works on the government research project “German Software Champions” at University of Munich. He focuses on the business environment and internationalization strategies for internet startups in various countries. For his PhD thesis, he interviewed and analyzed over 100 IT-industry founders, executives and VCs in several countries he has acquired deep knowledge in the following areas:

  1. Designing successful internationalization strategies for internet and software companies.
  2. Optimal location choice for internet and software companies.
  3. Building scalable organizations.

Claudius Jablonka completed a graduate level Diploma in Business Administration, with a minor in mechanical engineering, at the TU Munich and the University of California, Berkeley.

Prior to that, he studied Business Administration at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar. Additionally, holds an Honors Degree in Technology Management from CDTM. Claudius is a scholar of the Bavarian EliteAcademy and the German National Academic Foundation. In parallel to his academic education, Claudius Jablonka gathered work experience with BMW, GM, various consulting firms and public utility companies.