Berlin 2014 - Proposal

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Y-manage - ensure future success


I shall talk about my experiences as manager in an agile and changing environment. With the following questions I will guide us through the presentation:

  • Y: why talk about agility and management?
  • What goes wrong in classic organizations? About information usury (Zinswucher), artificial prolongment of „value-added-(communication)-chains“, chinese whispers and forgotten nerds…
  • Why am I where I am, at the E-Post?
  • What does the future hold? Creating trust without weapons


I am CTO of the E-POST, the tech/product development subsidiary of the German Post. As manager in a very traditional and durable German company, I am responsible for the successful future and thus the pending change. Agility is required. From 2012 to 2014 in the role of Software Development Lead, I helped Otto GmbH build a new eCommerce System from scratch leading an Inhouse development with the best software development team I have experienced to date. Between 2007 and 2012 I was responsible for Engineering and Operations at XING AG. During this period we developed XING from a 50 person startup to a 400 employee public corporation with more than 10 million customers. Prior to 2007 I gained experience as Project Lead, Developer, Ops guy, Product Manager at Lufthansa working mostly as a consultant for third party companies.

Things that always fill me with enthusiasm are innovative technologies, tube radios and very fast websites. I really get inspired when people within my vicinity and myself learn to become better inhabitants of planet earth.

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