Eberhard Schoneburg is a well-known IT , artificial intelligence and mobile industry expert. He is also a multiple entrepreneur and a successful global angel investor. Since the 1980s he founded over 30 high tech companies in Europe, Russia, Asia and the USA.
Eberhard is currently the CEO, CFO, and Chairman of Artificial Life, Inc. He manages all subsidiaries as well. After a management buy-out by him in 1997 he listed Artificial Life Inc. on the NASDAQ National Market stock exchange and achieved a peak market cap of approximately 400 MM USD in 2001. He is currently still the largest individual shareholder of the Company.
Eberhard is also a former full tenure professor for artificial intelligence (Furtwangen, Germany) and a prominent speaker at industry conferences worldwide. He has written five science lecture books and more than sixty research papers pertaining to among others: computer viruses, neural networks, evolution strategies and genetic programming. Mr. Schoneburg holds a Master of Science degree with honors in Mathematics and a minor in Philosophy from Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. In 1990 and again in 1992 he won the Berlin Innovation Award (first prize).
In his rare free time Eberhard is also a regular science columnist and loves boxer dogs and parrots. To keep mentally fit he regularly plays Shogi (Japanese chess) with friends. He holds the 2nd highest amateur (kyu) rank in Shogi and played competitive matches in the 1990s in several European Championships and had his best competitive result in the British Open of 1997 where he won the 3rd place.