Gerke Dunkhase studied German, Spanish and educational science at the University of Hamburg. Initially, he was head of department at Axel Springer Publishing House in Hamburg and in 2002, he founded his own media office, with which he has developed various digital products since then. Here he worked for, among others, the Axel Springer Publishing House, the DFF – German Film Institute & Film Museum, the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek as well as the Deutsche Telekom, Google Germany or the Gruner+Jahr Publishing House. Since 2012, Gerke Dunkhase has been involved in various project branches of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek. Since 2020, he has been the head of technology, development and service of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek.