Faculty: Heinz Jorg Schwarz, DBA

Heinz Joerg Schwarz, PhD, MSc.

Senior Adjunct Professor
San Francisco, Online
Heinz Jorg Scwarz

Heinz “Jörg” Schwarz is an active IT professional with over 20 years of practical experience in IT Architecture and industry vertical solution development for Government, Retail, Education, Technical Computing, and Healthcare IT. As an award winning Adjunct Professor, Professor Schwarz teaches at Golden Gate University since 2009.

Prof. Schwarz is currently Director for Global Business Development at AGFA Healthcare (with offices in the global HQ in Antwerp and in El Dorado Hills), where he leads new product development for Integrated Care, including clinical Analytics and Image Analytics.  Previously, Professor Schwarz worked at GE Healthcare and Sun Microsystems, where he architected and implemented Health IT solutions for eHealth, Health Information Exchanges (HIE), Picture Archiving (PACS), Revenue Cycle Management (SAP R3), thin-client access (Desktop Virtualization), MDM/EMPI and Identity Management (IDM), and Scientific Computing Infrastructure for customers around the world.

With graduate degrees in Business Administration and Information Systems earned in Germany and California, Prof. Schwarz completed post-graduate coursework in Information Systems and designed and taught at GGU ITM345, ITM340, and ITM351.


MSBA 305
Business Intelligence & Decision Support
ITM 340
Information Technology Management
ITM 344
Governance, PMO
ITM 345
BI and Decision Support
ITM 351
Healthcare IT Infrastructure


  • Graduate Degree in Business Administration (Diplom-Betriebswirt) with emphasis in Information Systems, University of Applied Science in Cologne (Fachhochschule Kln), Germany
  • MS (Information Systems), University of San Francisco, CA
  • PhD (abd) Information Systems at Nova Southeastern University, Graduate School for Computer and Information Science, Fort Lauderdale, Florida


  • 2012 - Present: Vice President Global Business Strategy and Partner Development, NextGate Solutions, Inc.
  • 2010 - 2012: Global Business Strategy and Partner Development, GE Healthcare
  • 2009 - Present: Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University
  • 2009: Founder and Managing Partner, Unlimited Enterprises LLC
Sun Microsystems
  • 2005 - 2009: Director, Healthcare and Life Science
  • 1999 - 2005: Global Program Manager / Team Lead, HPC
  • 1995 - 1999: Regional Sales Manager, Sun Germany GMBH
Bull AG, Cologne, Germany
  • 1993 - 1995: Sales Representative New Accounts
  • 1990 - 1992: Sales Representative State and Local


  • Compute Power when you need it a new generation of compute infrastructure design for discovery life sciences in PriyaRehal (Managing Editor), Future Pharmaceuticals, Q4 Edition 2; 2006
  • SOAs and Grid Computing A New Generation of Middleware for Grid-enabled Data Centers in Thomas B. Tabor (Publisher), The Emergence of Grid and Service-Oriented IT An industry vision for business success, Tabor Communications, San Diego, 2006
  • ISPE CE 2005: Fort Worth, Texas, USA: Michael W. Sobolewski, ParisaGhodous (Eds.): Smart and Concurrent Integration of Product Data, Services, and Control Strategies, Proceedings of the 12th ISPE Fort Worth, Texas, USA. ISPE 2005, ISBN 0-9768246-0-4, 2005
  • "Ethical Use of open source software", published online in itbusinessedge, http://www.itbusinessedge.com/item/?ci=4981, 2005


  • Association of Information Systems (AIS) (2008)
  • ACM Association of Computing Machinery
  • Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) (2005)
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon Computer Science Honor Society