• en
  • de
  • switch view

    The Authors

    Authors

    Stefan is an industry thought leader for digital innovation and transformation. He has led major digital programs for top-10 global firms across almost all sectors. He pairs boardroom-level strategic thinking and deep portfolio management experience with the ability to execute.

    STEFAN F. DIEFFENBACHER

    Founder & CEO, Digital Leadership

    A deal-making expert having led significant M&A transactions; business leader having built and led significant H1 and H2 businesses with portfolio values above £8bn; innovator who likes to re-imagine the world we live in having successfully launched a global EdTech.

    DOUGLAS LINES

    Corporate Executive who is continuously reimagining the world Chartered
    Accountant South Africa, England and Wales, Alumni of Duke University

    Key Contributors

    Key
    Contributors

    Digital Marketing ace with over a decade of experience building a digital-first culture at international corporations. Rubab is adept at creating and implementing client-centred, lucrative campaigns, aimed at improving the brand.

    RUBAB ZAFAR CHAUDHRY

    Partner, Digital Leadership

    An ambitious and enthusiastic technology leader. Determined and thrive at the intersection of innovation, technology, and business to drive strategic changes.

    ZHAO WANG

    Head of InnovationLab Co-founder, CTO
    Ringier AG Luxnova Suisse GmbH

    Have been a passionate customers fanatic for two decades.

    HELGE TENNO

    Customer Experience Director for Global Human Health at Merck

    Contributors

    MICHAEL KRON

    Innovation & Business Development Director

    IREN BUDOIAN

    Executive Director, Armenian Events

    STÉPHANE LEBORGNE

    Senior Digital Product Designer

    I am a people-first creative leader and a keenly curious designer of human-centered experiences. I am at my best when solving business problems, testing them with users and envisioning experiences that will improve people's lives and transform organizations.

    CLAUS SCHMIDT

    Head of Marketing

    Senior Marketing Leader with a proven track record in consumer goods, retail, consumer electronics and fashion.

    FIRAS HELBAOUI

    Head of Products and Services, Plan.Net Group

    ANDREAS REIN

    Agile Coach. Author. Accredited Kanban Trainer

    Flow Maker. Flight Levels Guide. LEAN Agile Coach. Relationship Intelligence Architect. Critical Empiricist.

    SANDER KRUITWAGEN

    BizOps & Practice Lead, Essense

    Driven by finding ways to do things better, I combine analytical skills with creativity and design expertise to translate challenges into relevant solutions.

    ALEXANDER BLOß

    Head of attempto lab, attempto GmbH & Co. KG

    Creative Mind, Innovator, Critical Thinker, Developer, Hands-on Architect, CTO, Trend Scout and Curious Explorer with more than twenty years of experience

    MARKUS FRICK

    Director Information Management

    Markus' passion is business strategy transformation, collaborative process improvement and the elimination of wasting resources.

    SHANE MCWHORTER

    UX Executive Director, Digital Experience Strategy

    Dr. Shane McWhorter is a UX-driven executive, psychologist, physicist, educator and is honored to have served many organizations as their UX champion.

    RALF WEINGARTNER

    Strategic Designer & UX Management

    Digital Product Designer, Service Design & UX Expert, Managing Consultant.

    FRANZISKA-JULIETTE KLEBON

    Digital Transformation & Sales leader, Microsoft

    MICHAEL LIEBMANN

    Serial Entrepreneur

    LEO RANNABAUER

    CONSTANZE BUCHHEIM

    Managing Partner @ i-potentials

    Constanze Buchheim is a pioneering entrepreneur in Germany's digital economy and is regarded as a thought leader on the subject of "future leadership". As a supervisory board member, she prepares serial entrepreneurs for the strategic challenges of the future.

    ROLAND PECSENYE

    Serial founder & entrepreneur

    Strategic goals and achievements oriented serial entrepreneur and impact-driven angel investor.

    STEFAN HÖVEL

    Geschäftsführer Founder

    JULIE NATHAN

    Customer Experience

    Julie executes qualitative and quantitative consumer research and develops goal-based digital experience, communication, channel and user interface strategies. Today, Julie leads projects that solve problems and create solutions that fulfill both business and consumer goals.

    SIMON THIEL

    Copywriter

    Let’s develop the right message at the right time for the right channel to involve customers for maximum impact.

    RONNIE VUINE

    Serial Entrepreneur

    DANIEL MELTER

    Independent Consultant, M-Squad.COM

    NICOLO MINEO

    Website Manager, European Parliament

    Since 2001, I am at institutions and startups supervising and getting hands-on with website operations and services.

    IRINA HAGEN

    Managing Director

    Irina Hagen is a heart and soul consultant collaborating on high performing teams. She ensures that the most important resource in the company - employees - become a Champions League team. Combined with fun, a can-do-attitude and measurable results, she drives growth beyond own expectations.

    ASTRID GOLLWITZER

    Director Business Development

    After a PhD in low energy nuclear physics, fulfilling Astrid's demand in learning „the inmost force which connects the world and guides its course“, Astrid became a Global Account Manager in the tech world, owning some of the world’s largest organizations as customers.

    MICHAEL LEIBFRIED

    Senior Solution Architect

    Today at Red Hat, Michael leads strategic engagements in the context of complex digitalisation projects and orchestrates global activities focusing on the Digital Sovereignty narrative with customers, partners and various initiatives.

    The Authors

    Authors

    Caroline has had the pleasure of working for both start-ups and leading brands such as Audi, Amazon, BNP and Occhio. A powerful brand is critical to winning the favor of customers and earning their loyalty. Caroline is driven by passion and an aspiration for outstanding design.

    CAROLINE HÜTTINGER

    Partner Experience Design, Digital Leadership

    Susanne is a global culture expert who works with her team as a consultant, trainer, coach and speaker for global players. She has also led organizational change projects for developing the cultural mindset to innovatively co-create in a radically changing work culture 4.0.

    SUSANNE M. ZANINELLI

    Founder & Managing Director, Founder of Culture Contact

    Key Contributors

    Key
    Contributors

    WHY: Make brand (owner) & employer (brands) happy again. HOW: By creating something new, you need to bring the (hidden) best out of the existing. Constructive, substantial, efficient, collaborative, smart, creative. WHAT: Brand- and Communication strategies.

    SABINE PLEVA

    Independent Consultant, Marke und Kommunikation

    Iʼm a Brussels based motion designer, illustrator and art director. Today I work with the biggest companies in town, mainly as an animator and art director, I would like to expand my physical horizons and internationalise my work because I believe imagination and creativity can change the world.

    KARIM FARRIS

    Freelance Motion Graphic Designer, KFStudios

    At Candor, we are excited about amplifying ideas. Through editing, media consulting, and process coaching, we help expert knowledge reach audiences hungry for change.

    TARA DANKEL

    Founder and CEO of Candor

    Contributors

    FRIEDERIKE GROEGER

    Agile Coach, B/S/H Home Appliances Group

    With a 20 years HR track-record, Friedericke has made organizational development her main focus. Combined with a coaching education she is now supporting the transformation towards an agile organization within B/S/H.

    CHRISTIAN BIRTHAELMER

    Head of Division International Solutions

    GERALD KROMER

    CEO, ASC Technologies AG

    Tech leader experienced in transitioning software and service businesses to the Cloud.

    OANA BULIGA

    Expert Innovation Management, Leoni

    SYLVIA VÄÄNÄNEN

    Strategy & Transformation Director

    TAMÁS GRÜNZWEIG

    Head of Watson Media

    An innovation enthusiast and experienced IT/Telco/FinTech leader set to achieve sustainable business impact both in the startup and enterprise scenes with a human centered, data validated design approach.

    ANDRAS RUNG

    Founder, CEO @ Ergománia Ltd

    A real veteran of financial User Experience (UX) with 20 years in the business and a strong focus on business needs and innovation. Dr. András Rung is the founder of Ergomania Product Design and he obtained his PhD in linguistics backed with AI in 2012.

    SHADI YOUNES

    Tech Investor/Co-Founder

    A CXO strategy advisor and moderator on a wide range of challenges in the areas of strategy, innovation, emerging technologies, and digital transformation.

    MARKUS A. LAUNER

    Managing Director charitable Institute

    Martin Permantier

    entrepreneur, author and keynote speaker

    Martin Permantier is a industry thought leader, coach, author and keynote speaker for value-based communication, marketing and culture change.

    JURGEN ASCHENBRENNER

    General Manager Life Science

    SABINE AMEND

    AI Conversation Designer

    Sabine is a conversation designer with Drift, Co-Founder of the Project ASK, and Facilitator at Samikawise. She cultivates internal complexity and robust adaptive capacity through a multi-dimensional life in the US and in Germany.

    ALEXIS TERRÉE

    Business Coach, Full of Joy

    Design Thinker (and Doer) : Making your teams & business more creative, inspiring and glorious!

    DANIEL NIEDERBERGER

    Managing Director

    Daniel advises leading automotive and mobility players how to transform in a world of accelerating change, centering around technological and digital issues with a functional focus on strategy, innovation and business models.

    LAURA JOSEPH

    Real Estate Investor & Consultant for Investment Properties

    End-to-End customer consultancy and customer support for the purchase of investment properties.
    Moreover: investor for buy & hold as well as fix & flip properties.

    CHRISTOPH BOCKELMANN

    Management Consultant and Project manager

    Consultant, Coach & Project Lead for digital transformation & innovation. Passionate advocate of user-centric approaches and agile management.

    JULIA VON WINTERFELDT

    Founder & CEO, Soulworx

    MILANA TSYHANENKO

    Graphic & Web Designer

    SASCHA MARTINI

    Partner for Innovation & Digital Transformation at Digital Leadership

    Sascha is an experienced business leader who has led the development of world-class offerings at the intersection of creativity, technology and innovation. As the long-standing Razorfish and R/GA CEO in the DACH region, Sascha has a proven track record of business growth, business strategy, (digital) business innovation and entrepreneurial thinking. Sascha pairs a highly empathetic & purposeful leadership style with extraordinary people and communication skills.

    SIMON MARVILLE

    Head of IT Strategy & Innovation

    Simon is a driver and change maker in the digitization of companies and their business models with a focus on new technologies.

    DIETER STEFANOWITZ

    Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Product Owner

    FERDINAND GRAH

    Creative Leader and Founder

    Practice-oriented design and innovation consulting. I help to understand the dynamics of social practices to design meaningful solutions.

    MARC DEGEN

    Serial Entrepreneur

    Marc urges to eliminate complexity by simplifying reality with striving technologies as an entrepreneur, trusted advisor, and board member.

    BEAT WALTHER

    Co-founder, Vendbridge AG

    Beat is driven by creating innovations that customers truly want. After positions at Procter & Gamble and McKinsey, Beat has become a thought leader in customer-focused innovation and Jobs to be Done.

    DANIEL ZUTAVERN

    Agile Coach & Scrum Master

    Daniel transforms companies and their culture by eliminating waste in product dev, tech, digital marketing & management. As an experienced enterprise agile coach, strategy consultant & "doer" – he is there to make it happen.

    The Authors

    SUSANNE M. ZANINELLI

    Founder & Managing Director, Founder of Culture Contact

    DOUGLAS LINES

    Corporate Executive who is continuously reimagining the world Chartered
    Accountant South Africa, England and Wales, Alumni of Duke University

    CAROLINE HÜTTINGER

    Partner Experience Design, Digital Leadership

    STEFAN F. DIEFFENBACHER

    Founder & CEO, Digital Leadership

    The Key Contributors

    RUBAB ZAFAR CHAUDHRY

    Partner, Digital Leadership

    SABINE PLEVA

    Independent Consultant, Marke und Kommunikation

    ZHAO WANG

    Head of InnovationLab Co-founder, CTO
    Ringier AG Luxnova Suisse GmbH

    TARA DANKEL

    Founder and CEO of Candor

    KARIM FARRIS

    Freelance Motion Graphic Designer, KFStudios

    HELGE TENNO

    Customer Experience Director for Global Human Health at Merck

    Contributors

    SASCHA MARTINI

    Partner for Innovation & Digital Transformation at Digital Leadership

    Martin Permantier

    entrepreneur, author and keynote speaker

    ROLAND PECSENYE

    Serial founder & entrepreneur

    RALF WEINGARTNER

    Strategic Designer & UX Management

    OANA BULIGA

    Expert Innovation Management, Leoni

    NICOLO MINEO

    Website Manager, European Parliament

    MILANA TSYHANENKO

    Graphic & Web Designer

    TAMÁS GRÜNZWEIG

    Head of Watson Media

    MICHAEL KRON

    Innovation & Business Development Director

    SYLVIA VÄÄNÄNEN

    Strategy & Transformation Director

    MICHAEL LIEBMANN

    Serial Entrepreneur

    SIMON MARVILLE

    Head of IT Strategy & Innovation

    SHANE MCWHORTER

    UX Executive Director, Digital Experience Strategy

    MARKUS FRICK

    Director Information Management

    SHADI YOUNES

    Tech Investor/Co-Founder

    MARC DEGEN

    Serial Entrepreneur

    SANDER KRUITWAGEN

    BizOps & Practice Lead, Essense

    RONNIE VUINE

    Serial Entrepreneur

    LEO RANNABAUER

    LAURA JOSEPH

    Real Estate Investor & Consultant for Investment Properties

    JULIA VON WINTERFELDT

    Founder & CEO, Soulworx

    IREN BUDOIAN

    Executive Director, Armenian Events

    GERALD KROMER

    CEO, ASC Technologies AG

    FRIEDERIKE GROEGER

    Agile Coach, B/S/H Home Appliances Group

    FRANZISKA-JULIETTE KLEBON

    Digital Transformation & Sales leader, Microsoft

    FERDINAND GRAH

    Creative Leader and Founder

    DIETER STEFANOWITZ

    Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Product Owner

    DANIEL MELTER

    Independent Consultant, M-Squad.COM

    CLAUS SCHMIDT

    Head of Marketing

    CHRISTIAN BIRTHAELMER

    Head of Division International Solutions

    BEAT WALTHER

    Co-founder, Vendbridge AG

    ANDREAS REIN

    Agile Coach. Author. Accredited Kanban Trainer

    STÉPHANE LEBORGNE

    Senior Digital Product Designer

    SABINE AMEND

    AI Conversation Designer

    ANDRAS RUNG

    Founder, CEO @ Ergománia Ltd

    ASTRID GOLLWITZER

    Director Business Development

    STEFAN HÖVEL

    Geschäftsführer Founder

    MICHAEL LEIBFRIED

    Senior Solution Architect

    JULIE NATHAN

    Customer Experience

    DANIEL NIEDERBERGER

    Managing Director

    IRINA HAGEN

    Managing Director

    MARKUS A. LAUNER

    Managing Director charitable Institute

    SIMON THIEL

    Copywriter

    DANIEL ZUTAVERN

    Agile Coach & Scrum Master

    CONSTANZE BUCHHEIM

    Managing Partner @ i-potentials

    FIRAS HELBAOUI

    Head of Products and Services, Plan.Net Group

    CHRISTOPH BOCKELMANN

    Management Consultant and Project manager

    ALEXIS TERRÉE

    Business Coach, Full of Joy

    ALEXANDER BLOß

    Head of attempto lab, attempto GmbH & Co. KG

    JURGEN ASCHENBRENNER

    General Manager Life Science
    digital-leadership-book-cover_mockup-two

    How to Create Innovation

    How to Create Innovation is a workbook for innovators, designers, government and corporate leaders who want to shape innovation. It challenges the status quo of our mindsets, beliefs and strategic approaches required for the next part of the journey. Aligned to our values, it is our contribution to the current ecosystem of thriving innovation worldwide.

    INSIDE

    Horizontal Book
    An integral part of the book are the UNITE Innovation & Transformation models – a unique set of tools, models, approaches and canvases that help you successfully create innovation. UNITE stands for Understanding and Navigating Innovation and Transformation in Enterprises — an umbrella that reminds us that when we UNITE, we are greater than the sum of our parts. What we really want to create under this umbrella is a movement. Let’s UNITE and together start rethinking how we deliver innovation and transformation. We as a collective sum are greater than any individual part.
    I'm subtitle

    »We at Digital Leadership build digital winners. It's what we are made for. Let's create winning digital businesses - together. And, at the same time, let's create a world worth living in.«

    Munich-City-DL
    Munich
    Zurich-city-DL
    Digital Leadership AG, Zurich
    Dubai-City-DL
    Dubai

    Final call

    [nps-computy]
    <div class="nps"> <div class="zagolovok-nps">We appreciate your feedback</div> <form method="post" id="nps-computy" action="javascript:void(null);" onsubmit="call(5,'https://digitalleadership.com')"> <div class="question-container"> <div class="desc-nps"><div class="sa-desc">How likely are you to recommend our website to a friend or colleague ?</div> </div> <div class="validationError" style="display:none">The question is mandatory</div> <div class="nps-radios" > <input type="radio" id="radio-0" name="radio" value="0" > <label for="radio-0"> <div class="index i0">0</div> </label> <input type="radio" id="radio-1" name="radio" value="1"> <label for="radio-1"> <div class="index i1">1</div> </label> <input type="radio" id="radio-2" name="radio" value="2"> <label for="radio-2"> <div class="index i2">2</div> </label> <input type="radio" id="radio-3" name="radio" value="3"> <label for="radio-3"> <div class="index i3">3</div> </label> <input type="radio" id="radio-4" name="radio" value="4"> <label for="radio-4"> <div class="index i4">4</div> </label> <input type="radio" id="radio-5" name="radio" value="5"> <label for="radio-5"> <div class="index i5">5</div> </label> <input type="radio" id="radio-6" name="radio" value="6"> <label for="radio-6"> <div class="index i6">6</div> </label> <input type="radio" id="radio-7" name="radio" value="7"> <label for="radio-7"> <div class="index i7">7</div> </label> <input type="radio" id="radio-8" name="radio" value="8"> <label for="radio-8"> <div class="index i8">8</div> </label> <input type="radio" id="radio-9" name="radio" value="9"> <label for="radio-9"> <div class="index i9">9</div> </label> <input type="radio" id="radio-10" name="radio" value="10"> <label for="radio-10"> <div class="index i10">10</div> </label> </div> </div> <div class="nps-input-forms"> <div class="textarea"> <div class="title-nps"><div class="sa-desc sa-ans">What could we do to improve your experience ?</div><span class="chto"><div></div></span> </div> <textarea cols="30" rows="3" class="nps-textarea" name="problems" required></textarea> </div> <input type="hidden" name="action" value="nps_computy_ajax"> <input type="hidden" name="url_page" value="https://digitalleadership.com/contributors/"> <div class="clear"> <button name="button" type="submit" class="nps-submit"><span class="spin"></span>Submit</button> </div> </div> </form> <div id="results-nps"></div> <div id="youbil-computy">We have your feedback already, thank you for your valuable input</div> </div>