Johannes Stiehler is chief technology officer at ayfie, where he heads product development of the company’s embedded search and text analytics solutions.
Stiehler has worked with advanced linguistics and information retrieval throughout his entire career. Prior to joining ayfie in 2016, Stiehler founded ideenplanet GmbH (later searchgears GmbH) which focused on developing unique search-based applications for a wide range of customers.
He began his career in 2000, at a small technology company which was soon acquired by Fast Search & Transfer (FAST), a leading firm in enterprise and site search software at the time. At FAST, Stiehler headed the Linguistic Software Development team and worked on many challenging search projects for international companies as well as on FAST’s global internet search engine alltheweb.com (later sold to Overture / Yahoo!).
In 2007, Stiehler joined SEARCHTEQ, a subsidiary of German Telekom, where he built the consumer search application suchen.de that enriched yellow page business data with information available on the public web.
Stiehler is based in ayfie’s Munich office. He holds a master’s degree in computational linguistics, computer science, and romance languages from the renowned Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.