Michael has more than 15 years of experience in Information Technology. During the last eight years he has specialised in Business Intelligence topics such as OLAP, Dimensional Modelling, and Data Mining. He has consulted for a number of clients in the automotive, insurance, banking, and non-profit fields. His work includes research on massively parallel processing (MPP) systems for building artificial intelligence (AI) systems for the analysis of unstructured data. After realizing the value of Data Vault 2.0 to the business intelligence industry, he partnered with Dan Linstedt to distribute the knowledge of Data Vault 2.0 within the industry. Michael holds a diploma (FH) from the University of Applied Sciences in Bingen (Germany) and a Master of Science in Information Systems from Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley, California. Michael is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Scalefree where he is responsible for the business direction of the company.