Michael Otto has a degree in computer science. He is a co-founder and CEO of epublica GmbH. epublica is a technology lab that has implemented large web projects for various clients in the past. One of these projects was XING for which epublica developed the core technology between 2003 and 2009.
From 2009 to 2011, Michael was active as CTO and Executive Board member at XING. He was responsible for the development of new functionalities, the operation of the platform, and project management. In 2011, Michael went back to epublica, having worked with and for XING for more than 7 years.
Back in 1996, Michael and his epublica partners had founded the knowledge-exchange-platform wer-weiss-was.de which was acquired by ProSiebenSat.1 in 2007. After the acquisition, epublica continued to run the platform until 2011. Today, wer-weiss-was.de has over 4 million unique visitors per month.