Dr. Andreas Both is a computer scientist dedicated to applied research in an industrial context. He received a PhD in Computer Science for his research on component-based systems and service-oriented architectures at the research group “Software Engineering and Programming Languages” of the University of Halle, Germany. At Web-driven companies he is working since many years in leading research and development positions on different aspects of modern Web technologies. In particular, data-driven processes, data integration, information retrieval applications and web engineering are important topics. Currently, he is Head of Architecture, Web Technology and IT Research at DATEV eG a German company dedicated to business software ranking in the top 5 of German IT companies w.r.t. company size. He commits himself to advance in using the World Wide Web (WWW) as knowledge base and developing the next generation of Web applications to open the capabilities of the WWW for both industry and users.

Within the the WDAqua project he particularly contributes together with Dennis Diefenbach and Kuldeep Singh to the Qanary methodology and framework.

Since June 2016 Andreas Both is active as member of the WDAqua advisory board.