Since 1997 I’ve been navigating the online world with my company Interlake. Here I’d like to give you some background on Interlake and the other things I do.
Interlake is a digital change agent with its own software developers and cloud experts. With a focus on e-learning, Interlake has served customers in over 30 countries for more than 25 years. Interlake is among the top 1% of Microsoft partners in Germany and was the oldest Articulate software partner worldwide until we sold our Articulate business to TicTac Group in Sweden in 2022. I started Interlake in 1997 with Stefan Salzbrunn and we’re the only shareholders of the Interlake companies around the world: Interlake System GmbH, Interlake Media GmbH and Interlake LLC (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA).
The Volucap Volumetric Studio in Potsdam is the first studio for the production of walkable film in the EU, the three-dimensional recording of humans. This is a joint venture of ARRI, Fraunhofer HHI, Interlake, Studio Babelsberg and Bertelsmann UFA. Interlake is a founding member of Volucap and holds about a quarter of the company. We started volumetric film production together with Microsoft in 1996, when I took the Porsche 911 head of design to Microsoft Research to make a life size hologram out of him that would later explain the evolution of the 911 design lines to the visitors of the Porsche Museum. Only one and a half years later our own Studio opened as the first one on the European continent. See the article on Volucap on LinkedIn.
MediaTech Hub Potsdam
When Interlake opened an office in Potsdam in 2008, the Babelsberg Film Studios were just that – a place for traditional media. From the beginning we tried to add technology to the ecosystem to move it beyond entertainment and joined forces with a small group of people to create an awareness for the much wider use cases of mediatech. Today, we’re the only MediaTech Hub in the 12-hub German De:Hub ecosystem and not only Netflix and Warner Brothers come here to create content. Meanwhile our 120-company one square mile of MediaTech Hub produces technology for content creation and distribution in e-learning, mixed reality and more for customers like Daimler, Lufthansa, Deutsche Telekom and many others. I’m one of the MediaTech ambassadors and the MediaTech Hub Management is based in our office. See the German MediaTech Hub interview with me on LinkedIn.
Since 2003 my company Interlake operates one of the largest credit check platforms in Germany. creditPass is a joint venture between Interlake and creditPass and offers easy access to almost all data providers that have background information on individuals, companies and bank accounts. We also include terrorist checks and much more to payment services providers and large online shops.
In the past I’ve also been active as a board member of the Swiss German Business Club in Munich and of the Munich IT Association. With Interlake we also co-founded Metropolis VR and became a shareholer of Wonderlamp, a company producing a 3D authoring tool. Both of them did not survive.