With a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University in Karlsruhe, Oliver began his entrepreneurial career immediately after completing his studies, and focused on electronic and ASIC design, hardware, microcontroller and embedded application development for consumer electronics, automotive and industrial engineering. With Marcellus Buchheit at his side, he then founded Wibu-Ssytems in 1989, and remains the company's CEO.
His passion for software protection has resulted in numerous patents covering areas from secure license management and anti-tampering solutions to dongle feature innovations. He is personally committed to R&D projects and organizations for standardization, such as the SD Card Association.
Oliver Winzenried is also member of the board of directors of the Medical Technology working group of VDMA, member of the board of directors of bitkom, and member of the managing board of the Foerderverein of the Research Center (FZI) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
In 2017, he received the Top Embedded Innovator of the Year award by the Embedded Computing Design editorial team, and the readers of the German electronics publication Markt&Technik elected him Manager of the Year twice, in the Automation category in 2015 and in the Pioneers and Innovators category in 2018.
Co-founder of WIBU-SYSTEMS AG, President and CEO of WIBU-SYSTEMS USA
Marcellus Buchheit is co-founder and Chairman of the Board of WIBU-SYSTEMS AG in Karlsruhe, Germany. He currently serves as the President and CEO of Wibu-Systems USA Inc., located in Edmonds, WA where he resides.
Marcellus earned his Master of Science degree in computing science at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany in 1989. In the same year, he co-founded Wibu-Systems together with Oliver Winzenried. As the original architect and first software developer of the company’s successful WibuKey, CodeMeter, and SmartShelter product lines, he is well known in his field for his expertise in designing innovative techniques to protect software against reverse-engineering, tampering, and debugging. The products he designed have never been cracked by hackers in multiple public global contests.
General Manager of WIBU-SYSTEMS NV, WIBU-Systems BV, WIBU-SYSTEMS LTD and WIBU-SYSTEMS SARL
Marcel Hartgerink studied electronic engineering and developed his first software protection system for Atari-ST computers in 1988. He was later involved in developing biometric authentication systems for large corporations. In addition to his technical background, Marcel is also an expert in marketing innovative solutions.
He is currently General Manager of WIBU-SYSTEMS NV, WIBU-SYSTEMS BV, WIBU-SYSTEMS LTD and WIBU-SYSTEMS SARL, and is in charge of sales and marketing in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Portugal, the UK and Ireland.
COO and Sales Director of WIBU-SYSTEMS (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
After graduating at the University of Post and Telecommunication in Beijing with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication & Engineering, Dola gained a total of nine years of experience in software protection and licensing before joining WIBU-SYSTEMS (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., as COO and Sales Director in March 2009. Dola Zou is responsible for expanding the market share of Wibu-Systems software protection portfolio in the Greater China Region and contributing to increasing awareness concerning the company’s core strengths in embedded systems protection throughout China’s manufacturing controls industry.