Thomas Michael Bohnert (TMB) is with the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, teaching Service Engineering and continuing Future Internet research as director of the Service Engineering Research Area.
He holds a PhD from the University of Coimbra and a Diploma degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Mannheim.
His academic tenure originated at the Institute for Software Engineering and Communications , under the supervision of his mentor Prof. Dr. Eckhart Koerner.
He is the founder of BNCS, an ICT Consultancy, which he ran from 2000 to 2004 and prior to joining the Center of Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC) in Portugal as research scientist and PhD student, supervised by Prof. Dr. Edmundo Monteiro.
While working at CISUC he was invited scholar at Tampere University of Technology (TUT), VTT Technical Research Centre and Beijing University for Post and Telecommunication (BUPT).
He joined SIEMENS Corporate Technology, the company’s coroporate research department, responsible for defining and driving a Future Internet strategy in 2008. He then joined SAP AG, working at the SAP Research Labs Zurich, Switzerland first as senior researcher and later as technical director. In mid 2009 he was appointed chief Future Internet strategist. He held this position until start of 2012, when he joined the Zurich University of Applied Sciences.