Christoph Papenfuss

Data is my passion!

Welcome to the Performance Ideas blog! My name is Christoph Papenfuss and I have run this blog since October of 2010.

Christoph Papenfuss
Christoph Papenfuss

Analytics and data have been a passion of mine for a long time. As a management consultant at KPMG’s Silicon Valley office, I worked with many companies on improving their performance management processes. In 2003, I joined Cognos as a client director in charge of managing the US West Coast professional services business. It was a fun time working with many different succesful businesses on gaining value from their data. In 2007, I moved to Europe to develop and manage the Cognos Innovation Center. Our team was focused on defining best practices and on providing advisory services to the global Cognos customer community. Following the Cognos acquisition by IBM, I also spent a lot of time speaking at international conferences about analytics related topics.  You can see me in action on the Video tab of this blog.

Christoph Papenfuss

Following IBM/ Cognos I joined OSIsoft as Regional Manager for Central Europe.  OSIsoft is the company that makes the famous PI System – a fantastic solution to manage all your high-speed industrial data. In this role, I managed an awesome team of key account executives that help our customers develop strategies for gaining value from the massive amounts of data generated by sensors and machines.

Today, I am a board member of msg global solutions and focus on driving our analytics and insurance business globally. It’s a super fun company that you might not have heard of. We actually co-develop software with SAP and help customers with their implementations. One of our joined flagship products is the amazingly capable SAP PaPM (Profitability and Performance Management).

When I am not traveling, you can often spot me somewhere around the Bavarian Alps hiking with my family, riding my roadbike or taking photographs with one of my Fuji cameras.

Thanks much for your interest in this blog. Please feel free to share your comments. Discussion is essential for progressing our thinking.

Christoph Papenfuss


Please note that this is a personal site and the views expressed in this blog are my own and are not necessarily representative of those of the companies that I am working for or have worked for in the past.

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