Julian is a CGS PhD fellow under the supervision of Prof. Jan Recker. His research foci lie on digital innovation in very small (e.g., new startup firms) and incumbent organizations. Julian is a founding member of the Association of Information Systems (AIS) Special Interest Group on Digital Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (SIGDITE). He holds an M.Sc. in Information Systems from the University of Cologne and had prior engagements in the IT consulting industry.