OLDENBURG, Germany - The world's largest search engine for chemicals and plastics is growing in management. Marc Riley will be responsible for the technical development of the chembid platform as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) as of February 2020. An experienced technology manager, he worked for the German media group Bertelsmann AG as Chief Technology Officer for over a decade prior to joining chembid. Not only was he able to gain extensive IT and development experience, but also took over the technical management of various start-up spin-offs of the group.

Christian Bürger, Managing Director of chembid, believes that the company is now in a better position for the future. "With Marc, we have gained an experienced technology and data expert who will help chembid - as one of the leading platforms in the digital chemicals and plastics business - advance technologically further to the top of our field, and thus also support our customers and partners even better in their digital business success,” said Bürger.

Riley will coordinate internal and external development teams and manage the technical implementation of new projects. In addition to the responsibility of technical operations, he will also oversee the ongoing development of the platform and the technical expansion of the business model. The CTO will play a key role in advancing search engine technology with the help of digitalization drivers such as big data analytics and machine learning.