My name is Egon Lüftenegger. I believe in re-mixing as a life philosophy. This philosophy is backed by my multi-cultural growth from a Chilean mother and Austrian father. The mixed lifestyle has enabled me to take the best from Western Europe and South America.
I was born in Santiago, Chile where I graduated as M.Sc. in Computer Science at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC). My background includes experience in teaching,service development and consulting services. I worked on the implementation and integration of Information Security projects and consulting for leading financial and retail institutions in the Latin American market . In the academic environment, I have teaching experience in the Master’s program in Information Technology and Management at PUC.
I have been interested in e-business since I discovered it during my master’s years. In that period, I participated in a business plan contest, entrepreneurship workshops and management lectures that helped me to develop the business side of my study. In the last years I have been interested in Service Science that is a new initiative that is focused on the innovation in the service sector trough T-shape professionals who are both deep and broad and who can learn and adapt rapidly to change. T-shape people are adaptive innovators who will drive the technological innovation that is key to competitiveness, long-term productivity growth, and the generation of wealth in our global, knowledge-based economy of the 21st century (See Figure 1).
Fig.1. T-Shaped Professionals are capable to apply their functional skills across situations .
In line with my research interests, I have started my PhD study at Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e) in the beginning of May 2009. The project aims at elaborating business and process models and a corporate e-business architecture that will drive innovation in the financial lease services.
In my free time, I like to watch movies from directors like Spike Jonze, and Michel Gondri, Kar Wai Wong and David Lynch. I love to attend music events of electronic music and alternative rock , read technological/business sites, visit modern art exhibitions and take pictures. In Santiago, I was doing Trekking and Mountain Biking and got acquainted with the nature next to the Cordillera de los Andes.