Since 1992 the mathematician with a doctorate took on varying functions in Hamburg’s administration. Being the head of the state office for information technology he kept a significant stake in preparing the fusion of IT-services of Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg. From 2004 to December 2008 he was a management board member of the technology department of the resultant information and communication provider Dataport AöR.
Since January 2009 Dr. Sebastian Saxe is part of the Management Board of the Hamburg Port Authority. Initially, he was the Chief In-formation Officer and the head of the service department, responsible for the areas purchasing, human resources, internal services and legal department. In November 2015, Dr. Sebastian Saxe was awarded as "CIO of the year" in the medium-sized companies category.
Since April 2017, Dr. Sebastian Saxe is focusing on his role of the Chief Digital Officer at the Hambug Port Authority. He is also re-sponsible for the unit Management Control Systems. Furthermore, he holds supporting staff functions in the innovation, digitalization and process management departments. As the CDO, Dr. Sebastian Saxe manages and forwards the digital transformation which is the main lever for the sustainable development of the Port of Hamburg. He is strongly involved in building the smartPORT of Hamburg. The main goal is to make use of different IT megatrends to maximize the efficiency in the logistic hub of Hamburg and to foster HPA’s role as a leading port in Europe.
Since January 2018, Dr. Saxe has also held a dual function as CDO of the Ministry of Economics, Transport and Innovation (BWVI). His additional tasks at BWVI include the development of a digitization strategy, the development of a culture of digital innovation and the strategic integration and networking of digitization projects and initiatives in BWVI's area of responsibility. The aim is to ensure an integrated orientation of digitization activities.