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Kai Neumann
Born 1970

Studied chemical engineering at the Fachhochschule Bergedorf, fascinated by the possibility of using technology to improve the world.

Key experience when a professor there explained that it is not the technologies but the "lawyers" and "business administrators" who decide what happens in the world ...

... promptly changed to the study of applied cultural sciences at the University of Lüneburg to successfully combine natural sciences with economics, sociology, psychology and philosophy. Topics included logic and the complexity management of human vs. machine. During studies in the research group Cybernetic Enterprise Managemen developed the KNOW-WHY wave as an iconographic representation of an event space to illustrate the necessary duality of integration and development.

Worked in agriculture and forestry and also in various departments of a large company, from human resources to R&D to production. Half year mechanical engineering internship.

Already started my own business with IT training and software development during my studies. A few clever database developments, including a revolutionary Enterprise Information System. Continued with trainings (including communication, motivation, business start-up, negotiation management and leadership).

Since 1998 workshops on systems thinking and KNOW-WHY thinking. Development of own software "ilsa-SEB" for qualitative cause and effect modeling.

Networking with the international research project "Decision Support" and Franc Grimm resulting in the joint spin-off of Consideo GmbH. Responsible for software development, today iMODELER. Previously projects on integration of SAP, OLAP/BI, Traveling Salesman, Theory of Constraint, Knowledge Management etc..

Facilitator and consultant with Consideo for numerous small and large clients on a wide range of topics from product development and team culture to strategy development and process optimization. Clients include banks, automotive, chemical industry, German Bundeswehr, European Patent Office, and many, many more.

Lecturer at Lübeck University of Applied Sciences (Systems Thinking)
Book author, speaker, teacher in school projects.

Scientist on sustainability topics: Transformation, Renewable Energies, Mobility, Agriculture and Forestry, Resources, Climate Change, Welfare, Bioeconomy, Politics.

Various international projects/appearances in Europe (e.g. for the EEA), USA (e.g. GWU) and Africa (ZEF).

I am networked via the Association for Psychological Science, Society of International Development, German Society for System Dynamics, as Elsevier Reviewer, brainGuide, CompetenceSite, etc..

Future: Good mix of consulting and research, workshops and international projects and meetings. Still some book topics, online courses and also some concepts for the iMODELER.