After his studies of industrial engineering (diploma) at the University of Karlsruhe with exchange semesters at the ETH Zurich (2003), his doctorate (2007) and habilitation (2013) at the TU Munich in Informatics as well as a research stay at IBM Research in New York, he led the research group Corporate Services & Systems as a university professor of the Faculty of Business Administration at the Karlsruher Institute for Technology (KIT) until he came to our Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. His main focus areas is at the intersection of business informatics - business analytics - digital business systems and business models, where he regulary organizes national and international conferences. Furthermore, he leads the area Analytics at the "Gesellschaft für Operations Research" (GOR) since 2014. Since 2012, as an associated director, he is also responsible for the area Big Data Science & Service Management at the "Forschungszentrum Informatik" (FZI) and works as an associate editor for the Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE) journal, one of the leading Business Informatics journals, since 2015. Prof. Setzer publishes his research results, besides articles in conference proceedings, in high-ranked business and technology journals, he won several best-paper-awards as well as the INFORMS ISS Design Science Award and acquired several industrial and public foundings for his research. At the Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Prof. Setzer is also involved in the innovation alliance "Mensch in Bewegung" as a transfer-speaker and supports, in a cooperation with the digital foundation center brigk, the digital start-up scene “from university to digital business” in Ingolstadt.