Matthias Hellmund

Matthias Hellmund

Product & Technology, ShareTheMeal

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

Hello. I am Matthias.a Mobile Guru.passionate.a Geek.a perfectionist.pragmatic.a team builder.a networker.

For the last 12 years I have been working in Agency & Games.

Now I’ve joined ShareTheMeal.

I LIKE

MOBILE

I embrace mobile as a channel, platform and design thinking since phones have color displays. Mobile first.

TECHNOLOGY

I love technology. Across the full stack. I am not the best coder. But I assess new technology thoroughly and learn quickly.

PRODUCT

I help building great products and services. With pragmatic short term solutions and long term strategy.

BIZ DEV

I am an active networker. I speak with a broad range of people in their language. I motivate and build great teams.

MY WORKS

Cloud & Backend

Cloud & Backend

any stack

Award-winning Apps

Award-winning Apps

Mobile Game of the Year

Digital Board Games

Digital Board Games

Settlers of Catan

Project Golden Gate

Project Golden Gate

automotive multimedia

Final Thesis

Final Thesis

Diplomarbeit

Running

Running

Zombies & more

Playing Music

Playing Music

just for fun

OttoBräu

OttoBräu

craft beer project

Nokia Local King

Nokia Local King

video portrait (German)

LET’S GET IN TOUCH

Matthias Hellmund

Matthias Hellmund

hellmund@mitbiz.de

+49 177 3746909

Ottostr. 16, 10555 Berlin, Germany

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WORK HISTORY

2015

Product & Technology

ShareTheMeal, Berlin

I’m excited to work with the great team at ShareTheMeal in Berlin. ShareTheMeal is an initiative of the United Nations World Food Programme.

2014

Mobile Guru & Senior Consultant

EXOZET, Berlin

With my 13+ years of mobile experience, I’m advising Exozet’s clients and development teams in all aspects of mobile technologies. During this time I’m mostly involved with new biz projects.

2004

Head of Mobile Development

EXOZET, Berlin

As mobile apps and games projects were picking up speed, my task in the following years was to build and shape all aspects of Exozet’s mobile development department and strategy. I was also instrumental in building up the newly formed Games unit of Exozet.

2003

IT Developer (Mobile)

EXOZET, Berlin

After two weeks of freelance work, I joined the digital agency Exozet. Initial projects include an SMS-based real-time service for Berlin’s public transport.

2002

Consultant

MOBILE ECONOMY, Berlin

Mobile Economy GmbH (ME), Berlin, provides international business development, management consulting, mobile application development and market research. ME works with a network of partners and also was my final thesis partner company.

2002

Java Tutor

TELE-AKADEMIE, Furtwangen

The ‘tele-akademie’ is an eLearning academy offering online classes to professionals since 1996. I’ve been working as a tutor for the “Java” seminar, accompanying students using email, regular chats, instant messaging and Voice-over-IP communication.

2001

Web Application Developer

ADDWATER, San Francisco

Second Internship semester at the architects of the branding experience: created sophisticated web applications for real-time brand data mining and online design reviewing. Developed architecture of a global e-commerce implementation guide. Technical conception, customer training and rapid prototyping for clients including Chevron Oil, Wells Fargo and Plantronics.

2000

Mobile Web Developer

SIEMENS MOBILE, HOCHSCHULE FURTWANGEN UNIVERSITY

Workshop WAP and m-commerce: developing of dynamic cross m-device wireless applications including migration of existing web-based intranet modules as well as server setup. Concept and implementation of a WAP fastfood restaurant meta search engine.

2000

Student Developer

OASIS SILICONSYSTEMS AG, HOCHSCHULE FURTWANGEN UNIVERSITY

Project ‘GoldenGate’: concept, implementation and realization of a Java bridge software for use with ‘MOST’ media-oriented system transport (fiber optical bus system) and intuitive user interfaces.
Developed a functional prototype, presented at various new media research companies

1999

IT developer

PIXELPARK AG, Berlin / New York

Responsibilities at Pixelpark intranet competence center included technology evaluation, technical conception, producing and customer support for various projects including a global extra- and intranet in English, German, Japanese. Managed a team of software engineers.

1996

Freelancer

CVA GMBH, Liebenau

Started with the project ‘Students for Internet’, development of a chatserver solution; freelancer in webdesign, CGI-programming and update services

EDUCATION HISTORY

2003

Final Thesis

SMART PERSONALIZATION FOR WIRELESS APPLICATIONS

In February 2003 I concluded the ‘Media & Computer Science’ study program with my Final Thesis (Diplomarbeit).

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2001

TTVO Interactive Media Programme

SCHOOL OF ART AND MEDIA, Tampere (Finland)

TTVO, School of Art and Media in Tampere, Finland, offers the ‘Interactive Media Programme’ taught in English. The program was organized for the first time in autumn 2000. Participating exchange students came from Canada, Denmark, Germany, Spain and Sweden.
The ‘Interactive Media Programme’ provides advanced digital know-how and additional education in the field of new working methods in media production. The goal of the program is to deepen the understanding of interactivity and improve the students’ abilities to use modern technologies in creating high quality media contents.
The classes, which I attended with only 6 more students from Canada, Spain and Germany, included:

  • DVD-Video / DVD-ROM Workshop
  • Drama goes digital workshop
  • Non-linear Scriptwriting and Interactive Design
  • Information Visualization
  • Video Graphics and Effects
  • Interactive Film Workshop
  • Media Convergence in the 21st Century
  • European Media Scene
  • Digital Audio and Video Editing
  • Animation using Flash

1998

Media & Computer Science

HOCHSCHULE FURTWANGEN UNIVERSITY

A ‘Fachhochschule’ combines theory and practice. The Media & Computer Science academic program (‘Medieninformatik’) includes an in-depth focus on project work, special interest electives and professional work experience within enterprises and organizations where students complete their internship requirements.

  • four year degree program
  • about 60 students graduate every year
  • the program is divided into basic studies (semester 1-3) and in-depth studies (begins with the 4th semester)
  • two required internships, one in the third and one in the sixth semester
  • in the in-depth studies you can choose electives and projects
  • faculty is equipped with modern technology like comp labs, a video and streaming media studio and an audio studio
  • the department was launched as the very first of its kind in Europe in 1990
  • reputation within industry and the public is excellent
1990

Secondary School

ALBERT SCHWEITZER SCHULE, Nienburg

At my hometown Nienburg in Northern Germany I went to a Secondary School (German: “Gymnasium”). My majors were mathematics and physics, I received my secondary School Diploma with Honors in 1997.

TESTIMONIALS

Frank Zahn

Frank Zahn Founder & CEO / Exozet

Working the last 12 years with Matthias was a pleasure, he is 100% committed and pushes all people around him to creativity and top output. He is one of the few people on the planet who really understand the mobile ecosystem and the mobile technology stack.

Christoph Raethke

Christoph Raethke Founder & MD / Berlin Startup Academy

Matthias has been in mobile development way before it became fancy. As a veteran of many projects across all platforms and devices, he asks the right questions and finds solutions. What’s more, he plays keyboard in my band – another device he’s a master at.

Rebekka Wegner

Rebekka Wegner Unit Director / Exozet

I had the honor to work at Matthias’ side for several years. I treasure him as a real guru who knows his stuff, with both a deep technical understanding and a strong business perspective. He is a great networker, high-level sparring partner and a good friend. With his many years of experience, his out-of-the-box thinking and outstanding analytic skills, he will always figure out the best possible solution for individual needs and will bring you and your company a huge step forward. He is the best possible guy to have by your side on business trips, trade shows, presentations and other demanding situations, such as the London underground or late night tech talks over a couple of beers. I highly recommend Matthias as a reliable, passionate and dedicated partner and team player – he will be sorely missed.

Maurice Hüllein

Maurice Hüllein Team Lead / Gamesys

I met Matthias during my internship at Exozet, which was in the early bronze age of mobile gaming. He took me on as his very first intern (a fact that I am still proud of) and taught me what it means to program and test games for mobile devices that are outperformed by a smart gas meter of today’s standards. During this time Matthias has been a fantastic mentor and I learned a lot about the technical and any other challenges that you have to face in the mobile world.
Years later we worked in the same company again, this time on a permanent basis. Matthias’ little party of mobile geeks had grown into a full department with a strong team of professionals. Over this time he has shown why he really embodies the archetype of a “Mobile Guru”: He knows the business end-to-end, from debugging bugs to successfully managing teams and projects, understanding the latest trends – or just having the mobile with the fastest processor.
Matthias is a truly talented guy with a vast experience in the mobile sector and besides a great colleague to work with.

Oliver Vettel

Oliver Vettel CEO / INDIVIS

Having worked with Matthias on various projects I can say that he’s a very dedicated professional with deep technical understanding and an inner motivation for the things he’s doing. He naturally understands the business needs within a project, without even calling that design thinking. He solved quite some tough issues in our projects, even when others thought them to be insurmountable. Oh, and he’s fun to have around. A good guy, and a great team player.

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