Profilbild von Matthias Herz Data Product Owner | Solution Architect | Innovation Manager aus Forchheim

Matthias Herz


Letztes Update: 05.12.2022

Data Product Owner | Solution Architect | Innovation Manager

Firma: IPB Innovation & Product Builders GmbH
Abschluss: PhD, Applied Mathematics
Stunden-/Tagessatz: anzeigen
Sprachkenntnisse: deutsch (Muttersprache) | englisch (verhandlungssicher)




Key areas as Product Owner / Product Manager
1) Early Phase Product Developments
2) Team Leadership
3) Data Products

Key Areas as Solution Architect
1) Knowledge Graph Solutions
2) Cloud-Based Data Products
4) Cloud-based Mobile Apps

Key areas as Innovation Manager:
1) Innovation Portfolio Management
3) Incubation Projects

List of Skills
  • Agile Project Management
  • Algorithm Development
  • AI Services
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • CI/CD
  • Confluence
  • Data Analytics Services
  • Data Products
  • Digital Business Development
  • Digital Industrial Services
  • Docker
  • FastAPI
  • GCP
  • GitLab
  • Innovation Management
  • Industrial IoT Services
  • JIRA
  • Knowledge Graph
  • Kubernetes
  • Machine Learning Products
  • NLP Natural Language Processing
  • Ontology 
  • Product Management
  • Product Owner (PSPO I Certified)
  • Product Incubation
  • Product Portfolio Management
  • Predictive Maintenance Services
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Software Development
  • Team Leadership
  • Team Development



04/2021 - bis jetzt
Product Owner & Solution Architect
RTL DATA (>10.000 Mitarbeiter)
Medien und Verlage
In this project I work as a freelance product owner & solution architect and lead the 10-person development team. The data product is a metadata platform that is implemented as a media knowledge graph together with a content exploration app. 

The development focus is on a complex data pipeline that transforms a raw data lake into a standardized and harmonized data platform - the Enterprise Knowledge Graph. In addition, we are developing a web application that allows users to easily interact with the content of the knowledge graph to develop new data-driven services.    

The solution includes a custom ontology, numerous machine learning technologies, and a complex data ETL pipeline. Our multi-cloud environment includes Google Cloud Platfrom, AWS, and Azure. On the data engineering side, core technologies include Terraform, Docker, Kubernetes, Pub/Sub, Microservices, CI/CD pipelines, ArgoCD, and many more.

 Key Words: SCRUM, Data Science, Data Engineering, Machine Learning, Knowledge Graph, Graph,  Embeddings, Natural Language Processing, GPT-3, Ontology, Google Cloud, Kubernetes, Pub/Sub, Streaming, DataFlow, DevOps, Argo CD, GitLab CI/CD, Solution Architecture, ETL Architecture

09/2018 - 03/2021
Product Manager / Product Owner
Siemens (>10.000 Mitarbeiter)
Industrie und Maschinenbau
Product-lifecycle manager resp. Product Owner for 6 projects. 

Reference Projects:
  1. Product Owner for an internal data analytics tool: Internal tool for demand forecasting over the next five years. Project started and first product released under my leadership
  2. Product Owner for  a predictive maintenance service: Service to monitor the health index of machines and to predict failures in advance. Project started, prototype developed, and product release prepared under my leadership. Development in collaboration with an external machine learning start-up.
Key Words: Customer Co-Creation, Design Thinking, BizMo Navigator & Canvas, 4P, SCRUM, Start-Up Collaboration, Stakeholder Management, Project Team Lead, Project Team Coach, Data Analytics, Machine Learning, SAP HANA, Tableau, AWS, Jira, Confluence, Machine Learning, Anomaly Detection, Edge Computing, Cloud Computing, IIoT, Kubernetes, Docker, Grafana, NATS

09/2018 - 03/2021
Innovation Manager
Siemens (>10.000 Mitarbeiter)
Industrie und Maschinenbau
  • Built an end-to-end innovation process for a fast evaluation of innovation ideas.
  • Developed a validated innovation project portfolio which systematically covered horizon 2. 
  • Digital strategy development
  • Created innovation culture, e.g., by coaching of all innovation project teams
Key Words: Design Thinking, Innovation Horizons, Innovation Funnel, Stage-Gate Process, Business Model Navigator & Canvas, 4P

03/2015 - 08/2018
Software & Algorithm Developer
Siemens AG (>10.000 Mitarbeiter)
Industrie und Maschinenbau
Summary: Successfully made novel technologies accessible for business units. This included building new collaborations, allocating budget, agile project management (SCRUM), and software development (C/C++, Python, Java).

Reference Projects:
  1. Product Owner and Developer for a Simcenter Plugin: Plugin to compress huge 3D Finite-Element models to small and real-time capable input-output systems. Target users are simulation engineers. Projects started and plugin released under my leadership.
  2. Product Owner and Developer for a Toplogy Optimization Prototype: Prototype for topology optimization filter algorithms. The algorithms allowed to include symmetrical constrains in the optimization process. Target users are simulation emgineers. Project started and prototype released under my leadership.
Key Words: SCRUM, Topology Optimization, Structural Mechanics, Finite Element Method, SimCenter, C++, SCRUM, Model Order Reduction, CAE, Finite Element Method, SimCenter, C++, Pyhton

10/2010 - 12/2014
Research Associate
University Erlangen (>10.000 Mitarbeiter)
Öffentlicher Dienst
Development of mathematics and algorithms for ionic fluids

Zeitliche und räumliche Verfügbarkeit

  • Remote: preferred way of working
  • On-Site: I can travel within D-A-CH regularly for one night per week
  • On-Site: Scheduled on-site weeks are possible, too.



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