Team

Learn more about your educational partner for deep skills, what drives us and who we are.

Expertise from industry and education

Since 2015, we successfully help companies impart relevant knowledge and skills in the field of digitalization to their employees via our blended learning program. We combine industry expertise with the latest technologies and modern didactic approaches to offer an efficient and targeted qualification for digital transformation that leads to action-oriented results.

Our motivation

We want to help companies master innovations successfully. This means rethinking learning and creating value, which requires tailor-made digital trainings specifically geared to the respective activities of each employee so it can lead to action in everyday work. We are convinced this is how to close knowledge gaps in the field of digitalization efficiently in a targeted manner and ensure competitiveness.

Management

Dr. Wolfgang Huhn

Founder and Managing Director

Wolfgang supports customers in the development of tailored curricula and learning paths based on the requirements of customer-specific digital transformations. Wolfgang was a Senior Partner at the McKinsey & Company office in Germany, where he worked primarily in the semiconductor, optics, energy equipment, and industrial IT industries. He studied physics and electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen University, where he earned his doctorate in theoretical physics.

Jan Veira

Jan Veira

Founder and Managing Director

Jan serves high-tech, automotive and automation customers. His focus is on the areas of Industrie 4.0 and industrial security. Prior to founding U4I, he was Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company, where he was part of the global Semiconductor Practice, working primarily for high-tech and technology clients. He has 10+ years of experience in the high-tech industry, an MBA from the University of California Berkeley, and a Diploma in physics from TU Berlin.

Our Team

>40 colleagues work at University4Industry to empower our customers & learners for digitalization. Get to know some of our experts:

Zana Schlotter

Zana has 20 years of experience in IT training consulting and has supported large enterprise customers in their sales roles and the implementation of training concepts. She is responsible for enterprise sales and partner management at U4I.

Wolfgang Lay

Wolfgang takes care of the development of innovative digital qualification concepts with a high level of practical relevance. He also coordinates various partnerships. Furthermore, he is responsible for our additive manufacturing content portfolio. As an engineer, his professional focus is on automation technology and vocational training, in which he has 25+ years of experience.

Dr. Claudia Harms-Schmid

Claudia is responsible for identifying relevant areas of knowledge and learning content and brings lots of experience in strategy consulting to this task. As a computer scientist, she is particularly interested in new technologies, as well as their potential and risks. Claudia supervises projects for our largest customers with a special focus on innovation and the development of new programs and content.

Dr. Horatiu Fantana

Horatiu, who holds a PhD in biophysics, heads the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence department. He is concerned with how complex topics relating to the analysis and use of data can be conveyed in a practical and easy-to-understand way. Together with customers and partners, he is constantly developing new learning content and formats. The focus is always on the transfer to practical application in industry and companies.

Dr. Theresa Teerling

Theresa oversees projects for our customers with a special focus on training programs for managers. It is particularly important that each program is tailored to the needs of the respective target groups and the respective company. Theresa also has a PhD in business administration and is responsible for the courses of “Digital Marketing & Sales”.

Deryk Hopley

Deryk leads our development team. Together with his team, he works to offer our users the best possible learning experience. In doing so, he repeatedly integrates extraordinary innovative learning experiences such as our online labs and always has the efficient, motivating user experience in mind. Deryk and his team ensure that our learning platform makes our offer possible in this form in the first place.

Asbjørn Berg Sørensen

Asbjørn has been with University4Industry right from the start. He heads the Customer Success Management department. With his team, he successfully and efficiently accompanies our customers’ employees through the qualification programs. In addition, he looks after customers proactively as a project manager all the way from the idea to the end of the program.

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