A blogger for far over a decade on different platforms I like sharing my ideas and getting opinions and engaged into fruitful discussions. It seems that a lot of former bloggers are moving to social media platforms like Facebook, or Google Plus.
My experience is that it’s still better to own your intellectual property and to manage a blog by yourself. Social media platforms are helpful though to spread the word. They are helpfully in getting you further involved with a wider audience than writing in the anonymity of the net.
I am writing about different subjects but mainly IT trends and the impact on society and data privacy. Most of my posts are written in English, but as a multilingual person very few posts might be written in other languages if the public of the subject will most predictably be a regional one.
For years, I was running my own hosted Linux Server with wordpress.org. Whilst this turned out to be very time-consuming (and expensive), I run my blog with wordpress.com. Unfortunately, I had to face a lot of restrictions on that platform, so I finally ended up moving the whole platform of ramgad.com to a public cloud provider.
I started developing in the early Eighties of the last century. Starting with the Commodore C64 it became a passion, and I spend a lot of time in teaching myself the concepts of BASIC and Assembler.
I am not sure if I was an ethical hacker at that time but at least I did not make money out of it.
When I became employed by CIBER I first started as a SAP ABAP developer, this was the first time in my life, where I made my own money by applying what I had taught myself over the years.
Fortunately, or unfortunately, I got quickly promoted into a project leader role and had to give up the active part of coding.
Nevertheless, I still like to solve simple automation tasks by writing smaller scripts or programs. I believe that if you have ever learned to develop you can compare it to ride a bicycle.
Into photography since the beginning of this millennium, I had realized at that time that I did not have many pictures from my years of study - I had 2 (in words ‘two’) physical printouts.
From the simple and cheap point-and-shoot-camera over a professional DSLR camera, I got to my current equipment of a fixed-lens professional camera.
I finally realized that taking excellent photographs is less about the equipment but the photographer only. You need to have the right sight; you need to know the pros and cons of your particular camera by heart, you need to be fast and in the case of portraits neither your camera equipment, not your technique should detract your objects.
Most of my photographs are shot in black & white in J-PEG-format, straight out of the camera. Even though I do know 'Photoshop' and 'Lightroom' well, my goal is not to use any software to optimize my shots.
I am shooting in parallel, in RAW, for those rare cases where I might found out that the colored picture is more attractive than the black & white ones.
The Manager and The Leader
The future is now! The cost of being wrong about IT is greater than it has ever been ...
you really need to get it right the first time these days!
I have worked in different executive management positions with Deutsche Post DHL since 2006. I worked on both sides Business IT and IT Supply with DPDHL Global Business Services. Before my engagement with DPDHL I was employed by CIBER, where I was part of the management team and responsible for project and development management in various IT projects for large to very large international customers.
The Author, The Speaker, The Coach
I always enjoyed writing. I have published a couple of books, some scientific articles in medicine and healthcare. In the Nineties I have produced in the Nineties of the past century, I produced dozens of CD-/DVD-ROMs for both patients and medical experts.
I like speaking at global international conferences, mainly on the subject of cloud computing and social media and the impacts of consumerization of IT on our private and business lives.
I do enjoy sharing my knowledge. Occasionally I am coaching friends on business models and business cases.
I began my career studying medicine in Heidelberg. I am holding a general practitioner licensure and a Ph.D. in medicine from the University of Excellence in Heidelberg. After my studies and before CIBER employed me, I was the acting partner of a German publishing house and responsible as product manager for medical information systems.