Kleine Geschichte

My little story

Passion for digital

My passion for digital topics began over 30 years ago. First with amber monitors and Multiplan as programmable calculation. Beyond the operational police sector, certifications as Microsoft Solution Developer and Microsoft Certified Trainer, speaker in the field of network and database development, fighting cybercrime and forensic analysis, I have now been able to gain more than 25 years of leadership experience in IT management at the NRW State Police and the Federal Criminal Police Office. The transparent and open cooperation with great colleagues, regional and worldwide software suppliers as well as external consulting firms and analysts in the most diverse process areas of the police force motivate me every day again and again.

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Focus and concentration

Current focus

Here are the things I am currently focusing on:

  • Developing the Digital Agenda of Federal Criminal Police Office
  • Design a federal data architecture of the future
  • Develop and design transparent modern analysis methods
  • Read books about productivity, innovation and leadership
  • Daily Journaling and creating weekly reviews
  • Short trips with my wife at the weekend
  • 3x times per week training and running again half marathon
  • Regularly go for a walk in the evening and listen to podcasts

I have many more ideas and things that I would like to implement when the opportunity arises. But at the moment these points take up all my time. If my activities and priorities change, I will update this page regularly.

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 23. April 2020
Current focus

Personal favourites


Windows or Mac? Books or podcasts? Favorite apps? Beer or wine? Short or long distance?  Here you can learn more about my current personal favourites ...


In my private environment I move in the Apple ecosystem. Apple-Watch, iPhone, 11 "iPad Pro, 13 "Macbook-Pro and 27 "iMac. I try to make my setup as mobile and location independent as possible. My Streamcam and my podcast environment (Samson Q2U Micro and iRig Pre HD) accompany me when I record video or audio.


Here is a list of the most important apps I use. Everyone has their favorites and certainly individual workflows, but these are things that make me more productive. I am a follower of the GTD method, which I adapt to my individual needs.

Fast initial capture: All new information, ideas and unstructured notes go directly into drafts. As a voice note from the Apple Watch or as text via iPhone, iPad or Macbook. Quickly capture directly from your head and check later how and if more steps are needed.

Assignment to specific tasks: I manage all tasks using the GTD method in Things with automated references to Drafts text notes. In my end-of-day routine, I check the inbox of Drafts and automatically transfer the information where I judge a subsequent task to be useful.

Developing solution ideas: For any more complex tasks, longer article or presentation preparations, I use mindmaps in Mindnode to start with. Here I can easily re-sort things, put them in different contexts and create a suitable structure for writing them out.

Writing: Writing longer texts or blog posts is done in Markdown using Ulysses. Distraction-free writing and concentration on the actual text is important to me.

Planning: Scheduling, blocking focus times, and coordinating and inviting people to private video and phone conferences is done in Fantastical. Different calendars with different colors are managed here and categorized into different groups.

Reflect: The daily short journal, my personal goals and the weekly and monthly reviews are done in DayOne. What worked well, what didn't work so well? What routines can I improve or make easier?



Here you will find my 5 favourites on the topic of personal productivity.


Here you can find my 5 favorite podcasts about automation, focus and digitalization topics.


Beyond all digital, I am a friend of good wine. Rather more traditional on the road. A good German Riesling or a red wine matured in barrique, depending on the dish. But there is so much to discover here that it is difficult to name some of the favourites. But here are some of my list, which I also visited on site...


To make sure I can drink the good wine again, I try to run regularly in the morning and to incorporate a small training program for a half-marathon into my daily routine. The last half marathons were in Cologne and Palma. My best time is currently 1:53 hours. But let's see what else is coming ;-)


Exciting work experience

My Story

  • 1981-1983

    Selm Police Forces

    Training as a police officer

  • 1984-1986

    Bonn Police Headquarters

    Patrol duty

  • 1987-1991

    Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences

    Bachelor of laws

  • 1991-1992

    Police Headquarters Cologne

    Economic and cybercrime

  • 1993-1995

    State Office for Education and Further Training Münster

    Lecturer for Information Technology

  • 1996-1997

    Ministry of the Interior NRW Düsseldorf

    Personnel Department

  • 1998-1999

    Police Leadership Academy

    Council course for the senior police service

  • 2000-2002

    State Office for Central Police Services Duisburg

    IT Coordination office

  • 2003-2012

    Ministry of the Interior NRW Düsseldorf

    Speaker for Information and Communication Technology

  • 2013-2018

    State Office for Central Police Services Duisburg

    Head of IT department

  • 2018-2020

    Federal Criminal Police Office

    Programme Manager Polizei 2020

  • ab 2020

    Federal Criminal Police Office

    Chief Technology Officer

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My network and community

Start the dialog

Inquiries as speaker for events. Exchange of interesting stories about my current focus topics.
Start the dialogue with me and get in contact with my profiles on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Github or simply under info@lezgus.de.

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Transparency and trust

Public building plan

The program code for this website was created by me personally. The building plan and design principles are public. The open source community contributes to more security and privacy, as all participants can identify potential problems early and help to solve them.

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