Manfred Ritz

Angestellt, Director Program Office, EXA AG

Heidelberg, Germany


Big Data and Cloud
Artificial intelligence
Program Management
Business Analysis
Data Governance
Business Development
Business Engineering
Data Science
BI Management
Condition Monitoring
Deep Learning
Information Security
Neural Networks
Sensor technology
Microsoft Azure
Azure Machine Learning
Self Organizing Maps (SOM)
Behavioral Targeting
Online Marketing - Targeting
Analytisches CRM
Customer Life Cycle Management
Customer Relationship Management Media/Magazin-Sub
Customer Relationship Management - Telecommunicati
Dialog Marketing
SAS-Survival and Hazard/Risk-Modeling
SAS Visual Analytics
Scoring-System for Churn-Prevention
Lifetime Prognosis of Media Subscriptions
Customer Segmentation
Stock Exchange - Index Business
Rapid Miner
Data Warehouse
WEKA Data Mining Tool
Subversion (SVN)
Machine learning


Professional experience for Manfred Ritz

  • Current 1 year and 2 months, since Feb 2022

    Director Program Office

    EXA AG

    Support CEO and Senior Management Team. Responsible for improvement of EXA business processes, support program and project management, consult in architectural and quality reviews, lead creation and marketing management, consult for innovation at EXA.

  • 11 months, Mar 2021 - Jan 2022

    Lead Analytics

    EXA AG

    Manage analytics team, commercial and university partnerships. Define scope, schedule, budget, quality, risks for consulting and service offerings. Project management, design, develop self-sustained AI applications, adaptive learning algorithms and big data platform on Azure Cloud for asset condition monitoring, deployment on edge, premise & cloud. Business plan, go-to-market strategy for generic AI-Applications, DevOps-platform embedding, interface to IoT/Energy/Finance-platforms.

  • 2 years and 1 month, Feb 2019 - Feb 2021

    Senior Program Manager Analytics and Information Security Officer

    EXA AG

    Manage analytics programs, agile projects and cloud application development on Azure, AWS leading project teams on-shore and off-shore, India. Design, execute go-to-market for solutions, products emerging issue detection, predictive maintenance, anomaly detection, digitization of paperwork & NLP. Manage - information security management system, ISO27001/2 certification in additional executing role as information security officer. Consultant to customer project digital target picture definition.

  • 7 months, Jul 2018 - Jan 2019

    Senior Program Manager Analytics

    EXA AG

    Program management, advanced analytics, consulting services for customers of EXA AG. Stream lead - enterprise data governance - agile project to build enterprise - data ingestion platform (Cloudera-Hadoop, Informatica, IIoT/digital twin), central data and analytics services.

  • 3 years and 6 months, Jan 2015 - Jun 2018

    Manager BI/Business Data Analyst

    Hubert Burda Media - BurdaDirect - Burda Ciscom GmbH - Customer Solutions

    Department Customer Solutions: analytics management, consulting, project lead and architecture (analytical CRM, DWH, Data Marts). Cross-profit-center project lead, design and develop machine learning, analytical CRM solutions including churn prevention, cross & up-selling, SAS Visual Analytics customer segmentation. Design, develop, operate subscription & customer lifetime forecasting system. Concept to improve data quality and enrichment across entire ETL chain up to feature formation in DWH.

  • 1 year and 11 months, Feb 2013 - Dec 2014

    Manager BI/Business Data Analyst

    Hubert Burda Media - BurdaDirect - Burda Direct Interactive GmbH - DialogPlus

    Department DialogPlus: Analytics consulting, project management and solution design for advanced analytical CRM. Initiate strategy, design, simulation for optimization of subscription marketing budget via sales channels based on subscription lifetime prognosis/hazard/risk-modeling and customer lifecycle management.

  • 1 year and 3 months, Nov 2011 - Jan 2013

    Manager BI/Business Data Analyst

    Hubert Burda Media - BurdaDirect - Valiton GmbH

    Department Cross- & Up-Selling Platforms: Advanced analytics, BI (eCommerce, Web Analytics) management: Design and develop subscription-survival predictive-modeling- and -analytics (cost per offer calculation, risk-KPIs). Business data analysis for participation management, analyze eCommerce participation candidates and provide sales forecasts. Business data analysis, pre-sales support for Valiton GmbH to internal customers of Burda Holding, including Debitor Inkasso GmbH, XING AG, Cyberport GmbH.

  • 1 year and 1 month, Oct 2010 - Oct 2011

    Senior Business Analyst/Enterprise Business Intelligence

    1&1 Internet AG

    Department Enterprise Business Intelligence - Team Business Analysis & Architecture: Consulting Internal Customer (Product Management, CRM, Offer Management, Customer Sales), Business Intelligence Requirements Analysis, Project Management (Migration of Reporting Solutions)

  • 6 months, Apr 2010 - Sep 2010

    Senior Business Analyst/Customer Management

    1&1 Internet AG

    Department Customer Management - Business Process Management: Development of Churn-, Up- and Cross-Selling Scores. Development of Customer Segmentation System and Customer Lifecycle Management, Customer Sentiment Analysis.

  • 7 months, Sep 2009 - Mar 2010

    Business Engineer/Analyst - Senior Data Scientist/Scoring Systems CRM

    1&1 Internet AG

    Department Media Factory: Project Management, Development of automated Scoring System (Churn-, Cross- and Up-Selling-Scores) for Department Customer Management Consumer, CRM.

  • 1 year and 10 months, Nov 2007 - Aug 2009

    Business Engineer/Analyst - Senior Data Scientist/Online Targeting Systems

    1&1 Internet AG

    Online Marketing - Target Group Planning (TGP) for United Internet Media AG. Design, develop machine learning solutions in big data projects for Target Group Planning (TGP) - Manufacture of United Internet Media AG: premium behavioral targeting models, automated target system (ETL, data mart, models, scores, profiles).

  • 2 years and 11 months, Jan 2005 - Nov 2007

    Functional Analyst Index Business

    Deutschen Börse AG

    Design, develop and test new index products like DAX, VDAX and other indices, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), based on trading systems XETRA, EUREX. Build automated test framework.

  • 2 years and 10 months, Mar 2003 - Dec 2005

    Chief Executive Officer/Member of Company

    4HumanKnowledge GmbH

  • 11 months, Apr 2002 - Feb 2003

    Consultant - Data Science Services

    Self Employed Person

    Data Mining - Services, Development of Data Mining Tools for Customer Scoring in Banking.

  • 1 year and 2 months, Oct 2000 - Nov 2001

    Chief Technology Architect

    Skyon AG

  • 4 years and 7 months, Mar 1996 - Sep 2000

    Solution Architect

    Skyon AG

Educational background for Manfred Ritz

  • macroeconomics

    Universität Heidelberg

    Investment and capital market, investment theory, business informatics.

  • Computer Science

    San Diego State University SDSU, USA, California

    Computer science, parallel computing systems, solid-state-theory.

  • Physics

    Heidelberg University

    Deep learning/neural networks, solid-state-theory, mathematics.


  • English


  • French


  • German

    First language


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