Member of the Management Board of WIBU-SYSTEMS AG, Germany
Thomas Oberle holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Karlsruhe. He began his professional career as a hardware and embedded software developer for industrial fieldbus systems, machine controls, and operating devices.
After completing his postgraduate studies in industrial engineering at the Kaderschule St. Gallen (CH), he moved into management consulting. Working initially as a process consultant for innovation management, product development, and project management initiatives, he then became a senior consultant for production, purchasing, and supply chain management endeavors. As project manager for the implementation of SAP ERP systems, he gained profound knowledge of common best-practice business processes in manufacturing.
At WIBU-SYSTEMS AG, he is a member of the management team, responsible for organizational development, process optimization, and the use of methods and tools, as well as for program and product portfolio management.
After earning his degree in mechanical engineering at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Tadashi has served in software sales and marketing positions at HP, Agilent Technologies, and MathWorks, for 28 years. He has helped customers succeed in model-based design and computational analytics/algorithm software design in various industries including automotive, robotics, communication systems, and semiconductor design, where security and safety integrity requirements such as ISO26262 and IEC61508 are increasing.
As Country Manager for WIBU-SYSTEMS K.K., Tadashi is now responsible for sales, support, and marketing in Japan. His main focus is contributing to the success of customers implementing secure protection and licensing mechanisms to achieve higher software monetizations goals.