Dr. Ricco Deutscher is the managing director of SOPERA. Before joining SOPERA, Ricco Deutscher was an architecture and technology expert at McKinsey and in charge of international architecture projects. In this capacity he developed the fields of SOA and Open Source at McKinsey. In addition, Ricco Deutscher was also co-founder and president of flatfox AG, a provider of email marketing technologies. He began his professional career as a software architect at SAP AG in Walldorf. Dr. Ricco Deutscher studied physics at the Universities of Leipzig and Moscow, and received a Doctorate in Theoretical Physics from Hanover.