"I really enjoy the multinational working and research environment with highly qualified and open-minded fellow students from all over the world." Behnaz Gholami, CDSB

Florian Pethig


Florian Pethig was born in Bielefeld, Germany. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in International Business Information Technology from Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Mannheim and with a Master's degree in Business Informatics from University of Mannheim. During his studies he spent one semester in the United States at University of Tennessee, Knoxville and one semester in Colombia at Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá. Florian joined Lufthansa Systems as an apprentice in 2010 and later as a product manager in the company's in-flight entertainment department. Before joining the GESS, Florian worked as a Business Data Analyst at zeroG, a Lufthansa subsidiary focused on digital transformation.

Research Interests

IT Adoption

Digital Inclusion



Why I chose the University of Mannheim and in particular the GESS

I am interested to learn about innovative ways to conduct Information Systems (IS) research and the interdisciplinary approach of the GESS really convinced me that this is the right place to gain the skills. I also had a chance to meet most of the IS faculty at University of Mannheim during my studies and was impressed by the time and dedication that professors put into the personal development of their students.