Helena founded her first digital start-up company at the age 18, while still studying Computer Science. She started her Intel career in ´05 as an Application Engineer within the Software and Solutions Group (SSG), developing good understanding of software products and the ISV market. She moved on building a SW lab supporting internal engineering community as well as external customers. Initially starting out as a local service unit, She lastly was managing a worldwide operating SW enabling lab, supporting, with her constantly growing team, a variety of SSG and SMG (as in press and marketing support) departments along the way. She gained marketing experience during a 6 month rotation to Portland where she was responsible for the definition of an application harvesting process for scale media apps and games, definition of benefits and the design and implementations of a program for ISVs and Intel.
Since 2010 Helena was leading the HPC Market in Germany. Working with the in country resources as well as collaborating and leveraging off the central enabling, marketing, and platform teams to grow German HPC business. In 2018 Helena received the prestigious Intel Achievement Award for her contribution to HPC.
She has Doctorate in Economics (“Strategic change management in post crisis environment”) as well as formal education in Business Administration and Computer Science.
In 2018 Helena received a tenured position as a full Professor of Computer Science at her Alma Mater, the Technical University Deggendorf, where she is building a new HPC department. Helena is also the Director of the IT-Center in charge of University IT.