Andreas Schade joined the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory in 1994 where he currently works as Program Manager Strategy and Plans and technical assistant to the lab director. His background is computer science in particular distributed systems and applications management, which was also the topic of his dissertation. Throughout his career in Research he has worked on communication platforms for medical environments, virtual markets and service trading, pervasive computing, device profiles and delivery context information, and most recently applied security such as autonomous tracking devices and authorization languages. He holds a diploma degree (Dipl.-Inf., 1994) and a doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat., 1998) in Computer Science, both from Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany.