Dr. Markus Kirchberg serves as the head of OA Labs, Singapore and has responsibility for driving and delivering technology innovation across the Asia Pacific region. Markus has over 15 years of experience in research and technology-driven innovation. His career spans across academia and dedicated research centers as well as industrial research and incubation labs.
Prior to joining OA Labs, Markus headed Visa Labs, Asia Pacific with responsibility for technology innovation and incubation in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to Visa, Markus held the role of expert at HP Labs Singapore, where he led various innovation initiatives on next generation, cross-domain data analytics platforms; research fellow and principle investigator at the Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR; and lecturer at Massey University, New Zealand.
His skill set includes full innovation lifecycle management (ideation — research — incubation — production), automating infrastructure, cloud computing, data management at multi-petabyte scale, data privacy, emerging technologies, Internet-of-Things, large-scale data analytics, and extreme transaction processing. Markus has extensive experience across healthcare, logistics, payments analytics and processing, and risk management (compromise/fraud detection/prediction).
He currently holds an adjunct associate professor position with the Department of Computer Science at the National University of Singapore (NUS), where he teaches master degree courses focusing on Applied Data Analytics.
Markus holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems from Massey University, New Zealand and a Master of Sciences in Computer Science degree from the Clausthal University of Technology, Germany.
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