Dr. Norbert Jesse

QuinScape GmbH/TU Dortmund, Fakultät für Informatik

Graduated from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Department of Social Sciences with focus on Economics and Statistics in 1978.

Received a magna cum laude Ph.D. degree in 1981 from Ruhr-Universität Bochum with an exploration analysis of multi-dimensional spatial data.


  • Research Projects at Ruhr-University Bochum and University of Cologne related to Institutional Change and EDV/IT-Diffusion in Public Institutions; 1979 - 1981
  • Head of Department for Information Technology and Development at the administration of the University of Dortmund; 1982 - 1990
  • Managing Director at the Department of Computer Science, University of Dortmund: 1990 - 1994 and 1996 - 2011
  • Managing Director of the Informatik Centrum Dortmund e. V. (ICD); 1992- 1994
  • Managing Director of the Forschungs- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft gGmbH; 1994 - 1996
  • Member of the task force for the establishment of the dortmund-project – in Co-operation with McKinsey, City of Dortmund and ThyssenKrupp
  • In 2001 Jesse co-founded QuinScape GmbH, an IT services provider with special focus on Data Integration and Big Data, BI & Analytics and Machine Learning. QuinScape has currently almost 140 employees.

Research Interests

  • Business Development, Data Governance, IoT and Machine Learning applications
  • Projects, Publications and Conference Organizations
  • Participation in research projects, most of them on EU scale or in cooperation with companies
  • He is author of approx. 60 conference papers and co-editor of 6 books.
  • Organizer or co-organizer of numerous international conferences (Fuzzy Days, FIRA World Congresses, CIRAS, Enterprise 2.0 etc.).


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