Carsten Bormann received his Diploma in Computer Science in 1985
and his PhD in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) in 1990 from Technische Universität Berlin.
He is serving as Honorarprofessor for Internet Technology at the
Universität Bremen and member of the board of its Center for Computing Technology (TZI), which he has been contributing to for more than a decade.
His technical focus is on protocol and system architectures for
computer-mediated communication between humans.
He has been leading the IETF efforts on Integrated Services for
Low-Bitrate Links (ISSLOW) and has been co-chairing the Robust Header Compression WG (ROHC),
a prerequisite to seamless Internet Multimedia Conferencing over
low-speed links (wired and wireless), including Internet Telephony.
Currently, he is co-chairing the IETF Working Group for IPv6 over Low-Power Wireless Personal Area
Networks WG (6LOWPAN).
From 2002 to 2004, he served as a founding chair of the mobility task force of
TERENA, the European association of research networks.
Besides his technological and research experience, Carsten Bormann has a track record
with technology innovation companies.
This includes the
NetCS Informationstechnik GmbH, Berlin, which he co-founded in 1987.
NetCS was a significant player in making the European ISDN useful for
IP-based communication; it also essentially created the market for
mobile messaging applications in Germany and other European markets.
NetCS merged in 1996 with US messaging company ISOCOR.
This history also includes the formation of Tellique Kommunikationstechnik GmbH,
Berlin, in 1998. Tellique has a track record for research, development,
and marketing of innovative communication software for unusual
IP-based network environments (including mobile and satellite communication),
and enabled many “blue chip” companies, SMEs, service providers,
and European organizations to successfully launch highly innovative products and
services way ahead of competition.
Carsten Bormann founded Lysatiq GmbH in 2007 and since then serves at its CEO.