Dr. Markus Kirchberg

Inhaber, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Wismut Labs Pte Ltd

Singapore, Singapore


Research experience
(Web) application development
database design
database administration
database programming
data caching
transaction processing
conference management


Professional experience for Markus Kirchberg

  • Current 4 years and 11 months, since Aug 2018

    Academic Advisor

    Roboto Academy

  • Current 5 years and 5 months, since Feb 2018

    Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

    Kommunity Ventures Pte Ltd

  • Current 5 years and 11 months, since Aug 2017

    Head of Innovation

    Jewel Paymentech Pte Ltd

    Jewel Paymentech is a B2B financial risk technology company with a mission to develop intelligent risk solutions for the banking and electronic payments industry. Mar 2018 - Present: Head of Innovation Aug 2017 - Feb 2018: Research & Development Advisor

  • Current 6 years, since Jul 2017

    Chief Information Officer (CIO)


    Kommerce deploys blockchain, cryptocurrency and data analysis to empower African businesses to access capital markets - and for capital markets to safely and efficiently finance African businesses.

  • Current 6 years and 2 months, since May 2017

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    Wismut Labs Pte Ltd

    Wismut Labs is a Singapore-based technology innovation company. We help our clients stay competitive in their market, primarily through technology innovation to modernise and transform their products, services and operations. We specialise in the full innovation life-cycle, from ideation, to innovation strategy, to culture development, to conceptualisation, till validation and technology transfer.

  • 2 years, May 2015 - Apr 2017

    Head of Technology Innovation

    Deep Labs Pte Ltd

    Dr. Markus Kirchberg served as the Head of Technology Innovation (Global) at Deep Labs (formerly known as OA Labs).

  • 2 years, Jul 2014 - Jun 2016

    Adjunct Associate Professor

    National University of Singapore

    Developed and taught a Masters-level course on Social and Digital Media Analytics as part of the NUS MSc Business Analytics (MSBA) Programme. In addition, I've been supervising student projects covering areas such as Cloud Computing, Data Management, Data Visualization, Emerging Technologies, and Large-scale Data Analytics.

  • 3 years and 1 month, May 2012 - May 2015

    Senior Director, Innovation and Partnerships

    Visa Inc.

    - Head of Visa Labs, Asia Pacific with responsibility for technology innovation & incubation - Full innovation lifecycle (ideation - research - incubation - production; new multi-million dollar revenue stream) - Technology: automating infrastructure, cloud computing, data analytics, data privacy, emerging technologies, IoT, PB-scale data management, transaction processing - Business: compromise detection, fraud detection, payments analytics & processing (authorization, clearance, settlement), risk

  • 4 years, Jul 2010 - Jun 2014

    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    National University of Singapore

    - Instructor for 3rd-year Software Engineering project courses focusing on Best Practises and Industry-grade Software Design & Implementation. - Supervision of student projects covering areas such as Cloud Computing, Data Management, Data Analytics, Privacy and Trust, and Services Computing.

  • 1 year and 7 months, Nov 2010 - May 2012


    Hewlett-Packard Labs

    - R&D Lead of the integrative Data Analytics Platform (iDAP) initiative. - Lead researcher on big data management, data analytics, data provenance, explorative data visualisation, and privacy & trust.

  • 2 years and 11 months, Jan 2008 - Nov 2010

    Research Fellow & Principle Investigator

    Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR

    - PI for the Semantic Service Discovery and Composition Eco-system (S2DanCE) project. - Co-PI for the Hippocratic Data Stream Cloud for Secure, Privacy-preserving Data Analytics Services (HipCloudS) project. - Lead researcher on data and record management technologies for traditional (i.e. centralised and shared-disk), privacy-aware and cloud computing.

  • 1 year, Jan 2008 - Dec 2008

    Honorary Research Associate

    Massey University

    - Supervision of postgraduate students.

  • 6 years and 5 months, Aug 2001 - Dec 2007


    Massey University

    - Lead researcher on data management technologies for centralised and shared-disk database systems. - Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students. - Curriculum development for database implementation, distributed systems and Web-based courses offered in undergraduate and postgraduate levels. - Attracted research funding of more than NZ$ 200,000 as principal investigator and more than NZ$ 300,000 as research co-investigator.

  • 1 year and 2 months, Jun 2000 - Jul 2001

    Assitant Lecturer

    Massey University

    - Supervision of undergraduate students. - Assistance in delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate courses on database systems, programming and distributed systems.

Educational background for Markus Kirchberg

  • 7 years and 1 month, Jul 2000 - Jul 2007

    Information Systems

    Massey University, New Zealand

    Database Programming and Querying

  • 4 years and 9 months, Oct 1995 - Jun 2000

    Computer Science

    Clausthal University of Technology

    Practical / Applied Computer Science, Database Systems


  • English


  • German

    First language

  • Russian



Research collaborations
get to know your database / transaction processing issues
application development collaborations
Web/e-business experience


Research-wise: Data caching
database architectures
database programming and querying languages
distributed object bases
foundations of services computing
persistent object stores
service-oriented architectures
transaction processing; Hobby-wise: Astronomy
scuba diving
sky diving
white-water rafting

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