About this Blog

I am using this publication to post (about bi-monthly) some observations, thoughts or just interesting stuff I found on the boundary between life, business and technology; what I see as novel developments and what could be worth to discuss.

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About me:

Following studies in Chemistry and Biology I received a PhD in Biophysics from Freiburg/Br. University. After 10 years in academic research (Max-Planck-Institute, Harvard Univ., Univ. Konstanz) I spent another 10 years in the chemical/pharmaceutical industry in Basle/Switzerland managing SW application development.

In 1995 I moved on to Sun Microsystems where I took on different Chief Technology Officer roles from Swiss Country Technology Manager to CTO Global Government Strategy (more on my professional experience).

May 2012–November 2013 I was working with Infosys Ltd. as “Principal Technology Architect” in the Life Sciences Group.

I have been elected as member to the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences and to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. 2000–2007 I served as Executive Juror for the EU IST Award and since 2008 I am serving as jury member of the Swiss ICT Award. I am chairman for a telemedicine company and member of several advisory boards.

I have been Associate Partner at Innovia Ventures,  Executive Advisor at Experton Group,  Authorized Partner at ABOS-CONWORKS,  Consulting Expert and Council Member with Gehrson Lehrman Group and Guidepoint Global and am member of the Virtual Think Tank TechCast Expert Panel. A complete list of my memberships is found here.


2008–12 and since 2014 I have been offering services with my company (Dr. Hellmuth Broda Consulting) focusing on consultancy in ICT usage and usability.


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“Think of me like Yoda, but instead of being little and green I wear suits and I’m awesome. I’m your bro – I’m Broda!”

(Barney Stinson, “The Master Of Awesomeness” in the TV series “How I Met Your Mother” — quoted from “How I Met Everyone Else,” Season 3)