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About Thomas Hoberg


Technical Director R&D, Worldline and member of the Scientific Community

Thomas Hoberg has spent 35 years or his entire adult life in IT. Responsible for Technical Architecture inside Worldline R&D, the European leader in the payment and transactional services industry, he led the transformation of all Linux based production services in Frankfurt and became part of the global Technical Strategy Innovation and Governance leadership team. His passion for innovation and education has made him a founding member of the Worldline Innovation Network, a long-time member of the Atos Scientific Community, a frequent lecturer in Worldline Techforum and Explore conferences. His other hobbies are singing in world class classical concert choirs (active), swimming (active) and diving (awaiting budget).




Articles posted by Thomas Hoberg

The Importance of Forgetting

Few people would say that they just “love to forget”. In social relationships “forgetting” seems as popular as being caught lying or with the hand in the cookie jar. We can’t imagine “Forgetting Made Easy” seminars or a “Forgetting for Dummies” book to be immensely popular. Actually we tend to think "total recall" or eidetic memory is a "genius" skill, perhaps because it seems…

Do you know what makes IoT systems so easy to kill? Quality!

When web-cams or DVRs are mass produced and sold today, they all contain exactly the same software, typically a full Linux system including a web server, some database and other stuff, the actual application you bought it for, bit by bit, each a perfect digital copy. It also very likely includes some…

Value Driven Computing

Facebook and Google sell the power to change your mind They argue that paying them will make you more likely to buy the products and services they promote, because their data and algorithms will give them an edge over any other company or medium: They turn electric power right into mind-changing power via computed analytics driving irresistible advertisement. Electric power has a very real and…

Homo Digitalis - Part Two

If you missed the first part of my blog post, please go here. But something is rotten in the state of Denmark: Many of the vendors believe that because they invented and produced these servants and smart things it means that they should be more loyal to them than their owners: They keep them on a lash, have them report on…

Homo Digitalis - Part One

Few things move me as profoundly as the display of true virtuosity. And it doesn’t have to be a master craftsman blowing, spinning and retouching half molten glass into the most fragile flowers or a pianist which keeps all the voices of a Bach polyphonic partita dancing. The other day it was a girl, a young woman actually, I saw on…