|Prof. Dr. Wolfgang
Man muß noch Chaos in sich haben, um einen tanzenden
Stern gebären zu können.
F. Nietzsche, aus "Also sprach Zarathustra"
Wolfgang Koenig received a diploma in Business Administration in 1975 and a diploma in Business Pedagogic in 1977, both from Frankfurt University. At the same university, he was awarded the Ph.D. degree in 1980 ("Hardware-Supported Parallelization of Information Systems") and completed his habilitation thesis - a kind of advanced Ph.D. degree - in 1985 ("Strategic Planning of the Information Systems Infrastructure"). From 1985 to 1991, he was appointed Professor of Information Systems at the Koblenz School of Corporate Management, where he served as Dean from 1986 to 1988.
In 1991, he became Professor of Information Systems at the Frankfurt University, in the Economics and Business Administration Faculty, and since then he has run the Institute of Information Systems, also serving as Dean between 2004 and 2006.
All in all, he spent more than two years working in the US, in particular at the IBM Research Laboratories in San Jose, CA, and Yorktown Heights, NY, as well as at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago/Evanston, IL, at the University of California at Berkeley and at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. From 1995 to 2000, he headed an interdisciplinary research program sponsored by the German National Science Foundation on "Competitive Advantage by Networking - the Development of the Frankfurt and Rhine-Main Region".
Since end of 2002 he chairs the E-Finance Lab, a joint research program of the universities Frankfurt and Darmstadt, together with Accenture, Bearing Point, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Boerse, Deutsche Postbank, DZ BANK Group, Finanz_IT, IBM, Microsoft, Siemens and T-Systems (all tier 1 partners), as well as DAB bank and Interactive Data (both tier 2 partners). In 2005 he received the IBM Faculty Award for his research results on risk mitigation in the context of Business Process Outsourcing.
Moreover, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the leading German IS journal "WIRTSCHAFTSINFORMATIK" until 2008. He is member of the board of external directors of several IS companies. His research interest is in standardization, networking, and e-finance.His list of publications may be retrieved from here Since 2008 Wolfgang König has been Executive Director of the House of Finance.