Prof. Dr. Kupiek holds a Master of Science in Economics and Social Sciences from the TU Dortmund in Germany, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Vermont, USA and a PhD in Management from the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

His academic focus is on Digital Leadership, Organizational Change Management and the role of Emotion in Enterprise Culture. Current research projects investigate the utilization and issues of artificial  intelligence (AI) as a tool to identify emotion in various social settings. More than 30 years of professional experience as executive consultant and line manager in international companies like IBM, CSC, and Siemens working for the telecommunications and IT industry, as well as the public sector allows him to integrate academic knowledge and practical managerial experience. Strategic Management, Leadership, Organization Development, and Digital Business Transformation are his top themes in management.

Prof. Dr. Kupiek is married and lives with his wife and two children (12 & 14) in the vicinity of Munich. He is the head of the parents councils at the school of this children. He loves to play golf, watch football and to listen to contemporary music like electronic house.