In 2000, Gotthard Tischner was co-founder and since then shareholder of cundus AG, a consulting firm focussing on Business Intelligence. Being on the board he was responsible for technology and building up the professional services for BI products of SAP AG and the cundus own software development. After selling cundus to PriceWaterhouseCoopers, he was partner and Leader Business Analytics Germany. Gotthard Tischner is a graduate engineer for mechanical engineering. He began his professional practice in process automation, then continued with the digital implementation of business solutions and entrepreneurship.