32-bit Embedded Systems Design since 1989

Bernhard Kockoth

Kreuzstr. 37
D-76133 Karlsruhe
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Work Experience

2010-2016 QNX Software Systems automotive solutions architect

Field Application Engineer - Systems Solutions Architect - Product Manager - Marketing technical interface to automotive tier-1 and OEM customers in Europe
european front end for canadian product management and marketing
customer success stories within infotainment, driver information, and ADAS

2004-2010 Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics, project lead for software production

technical manager of international development team
interface to OEM customers in Germany
introduction of tools and methods to augment the quality of automotive ECU software
active particitation in AUTOSAR consortium workpackage 1.2

2002-2004 Robert Bosch GmbH, Diesel Systems software production

quality and support manager of international distributed software development and tools for 32-bit drive train engine controller
Introduction of Eclipse-based Development Environment

2001-2002 Project at startup-company

Hardware Development Manager
trivum technologies GmbH
  • selection, coordination and supervision of internal and external resources in context of advanced media distribution system based on 32-bit ARM

1996-2001 Wind River Systems Inc. / Embedded Support Tools Corp

European Development Tools Support Manager
for Wind River Germany in Karlsruhe, 2001
  • coordination of european tech support resources, interface to engineering
  • post- and presales support for Diab Data, EST and SingleStep development tools
Product Marketing Manager
for Wind River HSI in Boston, MA, USA, 2000
  • introduce new products and coordinate engineering, production, marketing activity
  • manage small software projects, adaptation to new processor architectures
European Technical Support Manager
for Embedded Support Tools in Boston, MA, USA, 1998..2000
  • manager european tech support team
  • 1999: office launch for EST in Germany
  • technical supervisor off-site engineers in US, Israel and France
  • key role in adaptation of new architectures to existing product
  • responsible for software product packaging (CD-design and production)
Ingenieur d'Application Européen
for Embedded Support Tools Europe, Paris, France 1996..1998
  • 1997: office launch for EST in UK
  • pre- and post-sales technical support in key european countries

1994-1995 Texas Instruments / SEI, Nice, France

European DSP Product Specialist and Application engineer
  • training of field personnel and customers on digital signal processors
  • support position for SEI sales and marketing from within Texas Instruments

1990-1993 Bull Ingenierie SA, Paris, France

Software / Hardware Development
  • software design C/C++ on embedded network equipment for the banking industry
  • design, construction and verification of 32-bit RISC multiprocessor DES cyphering system


1984-1990 Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany

  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - degree "good"
  • 1990 Thesis on Real-Time Adaptive Digital Signal Processing
  • 1988 Development of animated simulator for Motorola's 680x0 processors
  • 1987-1989 PC-room supervisor and trainer on PC-Systems

Selected Publications

  • B. Kockoth. Embedded Automotive - Horizon 2020 Embedded World Conference, Nürnberg 2005
  • B. Kockoth. Digital Personal Stereo Vision System, BK media systems, Nice 1996
  • B. Kockoth. Natural Language Recognition and Digital Signal Processing, DSP Conference, Paris 1994
  • B. Kockoth. Adaptive Algorithms on Digital Signal Processors, MS Thesis, Department of Electrical Engineering, Ruhr University Bochum, 1990.

Special Skills

  • Fluent in English, French, and German
  • Strong background in digital signal processing, audio/video coding, automotive
  • Specialist for high end 32-/64-bit real-time embedded systems
    microcontrollers and microprocessors, FPGA, SOC
  • Advanced problem solving skills and experience in root cause analysis and developing/test countermeasures
  • Ability to express complex technical concepts in clear and legally sensitive language
  • Multi-cultural international work and management experience (Europe, USA, Russia, Middle East)
  • Pragmatic and creative within cross functional international teams

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