Kathrin Brecker, M.Sc.

Kathrin Brecker, M.Sc.

  • Kaiserstr. 89
    76133 Karlsruhe

Work Experience

CIO Advisory - Digital Strategy, KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (11/2018 - 12/2021)


  • 10/2020 - 12/2021: Assistant Manager
  • 11/2018 - 09/2020: Senior Associate


  • Leading international consulting projects, predominantly Pharma, Life Science, and Retail industry clients
  • Development and implementation of new digital strategies for CIO, CDO, and CTO functions of leading DAX companies
  • Evaluation of existing and design of new IT solutions to optimise the IT value contribution
  • Process analysis and target state modelling for business process optimisation in IT-Service Management
  • Business case development to assess IT- and digital initiatives and establishment of IT transformation plans
  • Conceptualisation of the technical architecture required to implement strategic digital initiatives and consulting advice on technology trends such as AI, Robotic Process Automation, Industrial IoT and Cloud
  • Program management for strategy implementation following SCRUM and the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) in agile software project teams
  • Mentoring, coaching, and developing associates and interns of the CIO Advisory - Digital Strategy team in Frankfurt
Dual Student, IBM Deutschland GmbH (10/2015 - 09/2018)
  • 08/2018 - 09/2018: SW Services, Ehningen (improving development & sales of SW assets)
  • 02/2018 - 05/2018: SW Services Nordics, Stockholm (sales process optimisation)
  • 10/2017 - 11/2017: IBM University Programs, Ehningen (platform for start-ups)
  • 09/2017 - 10/2017: Watson & AI Innovation Team, Hamburg (demos, watson summit)
  • 05/2017 - 08/2017: SW Services, Madrid (process optimisation)
  • 11/2016 - 02/2017: Key Account Management, Bonn (distribution activities, CeBIT)
  • 06/2016 - 08/2016: SW Services, Cologne (enterprise solution sales)
  • 01/2016 - 03/2016: Financial Operations, Böblingen (test system/AIX, knowledge mgmt.)


  • Since 01/2022: PhD Student at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • 10/2019 - 08/2021: M.Sc. in Information Systems Engineering & Management, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • 10/2015 - 09/2018: B.A. in Business Administration, Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg and IBM Deutschland GmbH


DIRECTIONS-Kriterienkatalog: Fassung 0.7, Stand 12.06.2024
Brecker, K.; Danylak, P.; Helmke, J. T.; Hornung, G.; Kohpeiß, M.; Link, H.; Lins, S.; Schild, H.-H.; Schindler, S.; Späthe, E.; Sunyaev, A.
2024. Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF). doi:10.5445/IR/1000172025Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Conference Papers
Artificial Intelligence Systems’ Impermanence: A Showstopper for Assessment?
Brecker, K.; Lins, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2023. Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS 2023) 
Why it Remains Challenging to Assess Artificial Intelligence
Brecker, K.; Lins, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2023. Proceedings of the 56th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences : January 3-6, 2023, 5242–5251, University of Hawaii Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Artificial Intelligence as a Service: Trade-Offs Impacting Service Design and Selection
Brecker, K.; Lins, S.; Trenz, M.; Sunyaev, A.
2023. ICIS 2023 Proceedings. 5, Hyderabad, 10th-13th December 2023, 17 
Certifications to Safeguard Data Protection Standards? How Superficial Internalization Thwarts the Plan
Danylak, P.; Brecker, K.; Lins, S.; Sunyaev, A.
2022, October 13. Forum Privatheit (2022), Berlin, Germany, October 13–14, 2022 Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document