Thomas Keller (Orc-Id: 0000-0002-8100-6900) studied electrical engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich between 1987 and 1993. He completed a one-year traineeship at ABB Switzerland, after which he went to work for the former ABB Transportation Systems AG in Zurich. From 1993 he was responsible for setting up and realizing a hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulator for the propulsion system of rail vehicles. In the two follow-up companies, Adtranz and Bombardier Transportation, Thomas Keller was responsible for setting up a global engineering environment across the group for the calculation and electrical design of rail vehicles and drives, for the final years until 2003 as head of their global center of excellence for drive systems and the calculation of vehicle dynamics.
At the same time, he successfully completed a degree program in information technology at Zurich University, where he also obtained his Ph.D. Thomas Keller is an expert in the definition of complex tool systems, business process automation and emerging technologies.
Since 2003, he has been a senior lecturer at the ZHAW School of Management and Law, since 2007 as a professor of information technology. From 2008 till end of 2015 he acted as the head of the Institute he built up by setting up an R&D division and a service division with a focus on business process management and business intelligence.
He has developed both BSc and MSc degree programs in Business Information Systems and set up an MAS Business Information Systems and Business Analysis.
His field of expertise is business process management, modeling and automation, the application of new technologies, e.g., mixed reality, blockchain, in enterpreneurial contexts and scenarios about our future digital lives.