Michael Koch was born in Aachen, Germany. His career in IT started in 1990 as a COBOL and RPG programmer. He soon started a double business degree course at Fachhochschule Aachen, which led to his first adventures in ABAP coding. Michael completed his course at Coventry University, England, where he graduated in 1998. Since then, he has worked on national and multinational SAP projects in both consulting and end-user roles. During his work in the SAP arena, he covered various industries including automotive, FMCG, entertainment, insurance, telecoms, and high tech. In 2002, Michael founded his own freelance business, Pixelbase (http://pixelbase.co.uk), which provides independent SAP development consulting. Pixelbase’s focus is SAP NetWeaver web development, rich Internet applications, application architecture and design, customizations, upgrades, and interfaces. Pixelbase takes pride in its work and aims to give clients value for money by offering independent, real-world advice. Michael now lives in England with his family. He has been a member of the SAP Mentor initiative since 2009.