Hans-Christian Brockmann obtained a BA from the University of Göttingen and an MBA from Wake Forrest University Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He worked as sales manager at Baan Solution Center Automotive in the late nineties before starting brox IT-Solutions GmbH in 1998. Hans-Christian initiated the Eclipse project SMILA (SeMantic Information Logistics Architecture) strongly believing in the high potential of Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies and served as a director in the board of the Eclipse Foundation. His vision is to create a standardized infrastructure for information logistics and to develop applications which seamlessly combine structured and unstructured information. In 2013 Hans-Christian founded eccenca GmbH as a subsidiary of brox IT Solutions GmbH and as a partner company of AKSW research group at the University of Leipzig.