// Dr. Helge Hess


Topics & Focus

  • Business Transformation
  • Operational Excellence
  • Process Intelligence
  • AI-based Technologies
  • Automation

Skills & Offerings

  • Strategic Advisory
  • Product Portfolio Innovations
  • Trend Analysis
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Market Intelligence
  • Business Development
  • Publications & Keynotes

🚀 Passionate Pioneer in Business Transformation | 30+ Years of Global Impact

If you’re curious about operational excellence, business transformation, process management, process intelligence, or process automation, let’s connect!


// Work Experience

  • Senior executive / Senior Vice President with 30+ years of experience in the software industry.
  • Leading diverse teams across product management, marketing, R&D, consulting, and corporate university at IDS Scheer (1993-2009) and Software AG (2009-2023).
  • Chief Evangelist for Business Transformation and Operational Excellence.
  • Researcher at the Institute for Information Systems (IWi) (Director: August-Wilhelm Scheer).

// Achievements

  • Pioneer in Business Reengineering and Process Management since the early 90s. Played a pivotal role in the success of the ARIS suite, the leading software in this domain.
  • True innovator in Process Intelligence/Mining: Spearheaded the development and go-to-market of groundbreaking products such as ARIS Process Performance Manager (1st commercial process intelligence product) and ARIS Process Intelligence/Mining.
  • Operational Excellence Advocate: Dedicated to driving Business Transformation and Operational Excellence, directly supporting hundreds of global customers.

// Education & Awards

  • M.Sc. in Computer Science, minor in Mathematics.
  • Doctorate in Business Administration (summa cum laude) from Saarland University.
  • Scholarship from the ‘Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes‘.
  • Dr.-Eduard-Martin-Prize for outstanding doctoral theses.

// Publications & Speeches

  • Author of books and a variety of articles on business transformation, operational excellence, process management, process mining, regulatory compliance.
  • Renowned speaker at global events and conferences.