Speakers and panelists

Our speakers are listed in alphabetical order:

Michael Fritz
Michael Fritz holds a PhD in media sciences and a degree in business administration and specializes in marketing. He worked for several associations, e.g. as head of an institute for lifelong learning.
Since 1996 he is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Gesellschaft für Technische Kommunikation - tekom e.V. and since 2013 also CEO of Europe’s largest association for technical communication – tekom Europe.
He is also CEO of tcworld GmbH, a company providing services for tekom / tekom Europe.
Sissi Closs

Sissi Closs is a professor of Information and Media Technology and course director of the master studies at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences in Germany. She has been active in the field of technical documentation for more than 25 years and has widely contributed to the development of technical documentation in Germany. Sissi Closs is an internationally-recognized expert on the area of online documentation, single source publishing, XML, and DITA. She has defined the class concept© method which helps to define and maintain an efficient information architecture for a topic-based environment of any size.

Torsten Machert

Torsten Machert is Managing Director of EasyBrowse GmbH. He is specialized in the conception and implementation of workflows based on SGML and XML.

Core themes of his work are such varied industries as aviation, defense, engineering and publishing. In recent years he has been focused on developing industrial processes for the creation of powerful electronic publications and their distribution.  

Udo Merz

Udo Merz is the “Product Manager for the Marketing Solutions” at euroscript International. He began his career in 1999 as an IT Manager for a newspaper publisher before joining the euroscript group in July 2008 in Luxembourg.

Initially responsible for the creation of a nearshore production unit for a large, single-source XML publishing contract, he later assumed the role of Managing Director with additional responsibilities for DTP contracts, Quality Assurance and Proofreading. At the same time, he oversaw the development of a large, company-wide application.

In his current role, he manages the euroscript marketing solutions, which provide support to companies in tackling day-to-day marketing tasks.

Jörg Plöger
Jörg Plöger studied mathematics. He has worked in technical communication in a wide variety of industries for more than 20 years. As consultant and trainer, he has travelled around Europe many times.
Since 2000, Jörg Plöger has been working in the software industry (Translation Memory Systems (TMS) and Content Management Systems (CMS)).
He is sales representative of SCHEMA and based in Bremen, Northern Germany.

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