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Ruediger Spies

Ruediger Spies joined PAC’s team of analysts and consultants in July 2013. He has gained extensive experience in over 30 years in management and analyst/advisory roles at international enterprises as well as in the field of cutting-edge technology and innovations, where he mainly focuses on enterprise applications and infrastructure, including server technologies, mobile and communication technologies. In addition, Spies has profound strategic know-how in IT/business alignment, architectures and transformation. He was named one of the 100 most influential people in the German IT industry in 2001 and 2011.

Role and responsibilities:

Ruediger Spies focuses on trends in the extended enterprise applications market, the information agenda, related architectures and delivery models, intellectual property management, mobility and Internet of Things. Newest areas include artificial / augmented intelligence, machine and deep learning and quantum computing. In this role, Spies provides strategic advice to both IT vendors and end-user communities, and he is a frequent keynote speaker and interview partner for journalists (print and TV).

Main areas of expertise:

  • Extended enterprise applications (incl. ERP, CRM, BPM, SCM, and the like)
  • Analytics / big data / cognitive computing
  • Cloud technologies and deployment models (e.g. SaaS, PaaS, IaaS)
  • Mobile technologies, Internet of Things and Digital Transformation (DX)
  • IT architecture development and IT/business alignment

Previous experience:

  • IDC – Independent VP Enterprise Applications
  • Experton Group – Analyst/Executive Advisor
  • META Group – Vice President Enterprise Applications
  • International management roles at IBM, Informix and EDS/A.T.Kearney


  • Master of Physics – University of Hamburg, Germany 
  • Electrical engineering – University of Aachen, Germany
  • Patent attorney (Germany and Europe)
  • Master of Intellectual Property Law and Management, LL.M. – Centre d’Études Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle, Strasbourg, France

Vice President
Enterprise Software Markets
PAC Germany


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Ruediger Spies
Tel: +49 171 821 80 62
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