Patrick Wheeler

Premium

Partner, Chief Innovation Officer (CIO), Steinbeis

Berlin, Germany

Looking for a different Patrick Wheeler?

Skills

Leadership
Virtual Reality
3D Design
Digital Innovation
Digital Transformation
Digital strategy
E-Commerce
Start-ups
China mobile market
Consultancy
Investor Relations
UX/UI Design
Digital marketing
Growth Strategy
Growth hacking
Internationalization
Business Development
Software Development
IoT
Scrum
Agile
Product Owner
Software Release
Mobile Marketing
User Acquisition
entrepreneurship
People Management
Mobile Development
Fundraising
Public speaking
Games
Globalization
Online Gaming
MMORPG
Strategy
presentation skills
Prototyping
Service Level Agreements
Pitch Consulting
Contract Review
Language Laws
Regional Market Expertise
Social Games
Team Building
Mentoring
Language technology
Process improvement
China SNS
Localization
Global Software Development
Social Media Strategy
Going Global
Software-Entwicklung
User Experience
KANBAN
F2P
Web design
Web development
Graphic Design
Project management
Program Management
blockchain
DLT
Solidity
Ethereum
Design
Drupal
HTML5
Unity3D
Unity 3D
Virtual reality
Augmented reality
Recurly
Magento
PHP
C#
JavaScript
M-Commerce
Digital transformation
eCommerce
IBM BlueMix
IBM Watson
AWS
Digital Ocean
Amazon Web Services
Digital Design
Coaching
Blender
3D Studio Max
Maya
ZBrush
Unreal Engine 4
Augmented Reality
AI

Timeline

Professional experience for Patrick Wheeler

  • Current 1 year and 5 months, since Sep 2020

    Chief Innovation Officer (CIO)

    Steinbeis
  • Current 5 years and 8 months, since Jun 2016

    Freelance Technical Designer, Digital Manager & VR / AR / Unity 3D Design Expert

    Set Fire to Digital Media GmbH.

    As managing Director of Setfire, I work on agency and freelance projects. Setfire (www.setfire.to) is a digital agency focused on building cross-media digital experiences (web, mobile, VR, AR, XR). Expertise: • Founding & scaling startups • Establishing & leading cross-functional digital teams • Analysing & bridging Knowledge Gaps • Design thinking & digital product design • Product Owner mentoring & coaching • Gaming & gamification expert • VR / XR & 3D designer & Unity builder

  • Current 5 years and 8 months, since Jun 2016

    CTO

    Set Fire to Digital Media Gmbh.

    • Lead cross-media design, development, and go-to-market projects for various clients. • Run client VR / AR / AI prototyping workshops for clients. • Design, develop and release setfire’s own Unity based VR / AR Experiences and games. • Established and run www.herebepandas.com successful China digital enablement business as a spin- setfire. • Manage China development team, external agencies, and freelancers.

  • 1 year and 2 months, Mar 2018 - Apr 2019

    Product Owner & Technical PM (a setfire client project)

    Bibliographisches Institut GmbH

    As PO & Tech Project Manager I was responsible for eCommerce architecture & integrations for Duden’s first digital subscription / e-Commerce product (Duden Mentor) as well as areas relating to user migration, OAuth2 / SSO implementation, platform & infrastructure migrations, information re-architecture (coordinating with UX teams), spike / sprint planning & prioritization plus coordinating with external agencies.

  • 3 years and 2 months, Apr 2013 - May 2016

    CEO & FOUNDER

    Smartions AG

    A China focused eCommerce, mCommerce, & social media app publishing platform & SDK (SinoMoGo). Enabling foreign developers to publish & monetize games & apps in China’s mobile market, whilst building their Chinese audience through social media engagement. My role as Founder & CEO covered pitching, fund-raising, investor relations, business strategy, service design, UX design & managing development teams (agile) in China & Berlin as well as key account management & corporate governance.

  • 10 months, Jun 2012 - Mar 2013

    CTO

    88tc88 GmbH

    As CTO I hired, managed, & mentored Berlin & China development & tech teams. Designed & managed development of 88tc88’s China based digital entertainment platform PaiShouBa (music, games, eBooks & mobile apps). Responsibilities: • Technology, R&D • Infrastructure, local & remote development teams. • Program manage all tech projects • Integration partner coordination • Vendor Mgmt. • China Social & User Acquisition Strategy • Business strategy & dev roadmap. • Investor Relations

  • 9 months, Sep 2011 - May 2012

    Head of Release

    Aeria Games

    Achievements: • Formerly established localization function, language teams, PR & marketing, & technical release under Aeria's international release dpt. • Lead release department. • Managed multiple releases to different regional markets including 5 concurrent game release projects. • Designed & implemented localization process & tools to reduce necessity for in-game QA & improve quality of content. • Significantly reduced cost of localization & time to market through better use of team, tools, & process.

  • 5 years and 6 months, Mar 2006 - Aug 2011

    Localization & Internationalization Development Manager

    Sage Technologies

    • Manage internationalization of all global CRM products • Manage internal localization development team & external vendor / partners (Dublin & China). • Manage global opco stakeholders • Coordinate with programme mgmt. & product dev teams in the US • Implement & develop tools, processes, & strategies to streamline the localization process. • Coordinate the creation & maintenance of end-to-end localization kits. • Educate dev teams on G11N , I18N best practices • Advise on globalization & regional laws.

  • 6 years and 3 months, Jan 2000 - Mar 2006

    Senior Software Developer

    Creative Labs

    • Manage localisation project workflow for all of Creative products. • Manage localisation resources; TMs, glossaries, terminology etc for doc, help, software, Internet and marketing. • Engineer 3rd Party software integration on Creative software builds. • Manage/engineer localisation projects across the entire range of Creative’s products. • Develop internal localisation/QA/process automation tools/software for Creative Europe, Americas and Asia.

  • 1 year and 4 months, Sep 1998 - Dec 1999

    Software Developer

    CBT Systems Ltd (Now SkillSoft)

  • 1 year and 8 months, Feb 1997 - Sep 1998

    Analyst/Programmer

    Delphi Technologies

  • 1995 - 1996

    Network & PC Support

    Lake Communications

Educational background for Patrick Wheeler

  • Current 4 years and 5 months, since Sep 2017

    Digital Media

    University of Edinburgh

    • Game Design Studio (VR / Unity) • 3D & Animated Design (Blender / Maya / Zbrush etc) • Design for Interactive Media (VR / Unity) • Digital Playgrounds for the Online Public • Digital Media & Culture • Design, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • 1996 - 1998

    Information Technology

    Institute of Technology Tallaght

  • 1995 - 1996

    Computer Science

    Inchicore College

    Software Development (COBOL, VB, C++, Java), Digital Systems (Architecture & Design), Business Studies, French, Computational Mathematics, Computer Aided Design (CAD).

Languages

  • English

    First language

  • German

    Intermediate

  • French

    Basic

  • Chinese

    -

  • Arabic

    -

Wants

3D Design
Unity 3D
Augmented reality
Virtual Reality
Digital Innovation
Digital Strategy
IT consultancy
Interim management
Games
China Mobile Market
UX/UI Design
Digital marketing
Team leadership
Product Development
Product Management
Project management
Consultancy
Scrum
Agile
Software Development
Virtual reality
Internationalization
Software Release
Online Gaming
MMORPG
Social Games
Social Media
Language technology
Technical Product Management
Interim Management
Freelancing
E-Commerce
eCommerce
Unity3D
Unity

Browse over 20 million XING members