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Project Management for Mittelstand

In this episode, together with Frank, we covered quite interesting topics around project management for #Mittelstand. We have talked about the following topics;

  • As a remote-only company for years, what are your learnings that other Mittelstand companies benefit from?
  • How do Project Wizards use digitalization in its daily business?
  • How does Merlin help Mittelstand?
  • Can you give us use-cases from your clients in Mittelstand?
  • What’s Frank’s top suggestion for Mittelstand owners, and managers to apply right away?

Frank is an experienced project manager, and founder of Project Wizards, the company that created Merlin! Merlin is THE project management tool for iOs devices and it’s the number #1 in the world. Frank brings his own valuable experience as an entrepreneur as well as a project manager.

Connect w Frank on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fblome/

Project Wizard’s Website: https://www.projectwizards.net/de

Connect me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/canadiguzel

360 Digital Transformation Website: https://360dt.de

B2B Tech Procurement for Mittelstand

In this episode, together with Cem, we covered quite interesting topics around B2B Tech Procurement and Comparison Platforms for #Mittelstand.

We have talked about the following topics;

  • Can you summarize what AI Multiple does differently?
  • How does AI Multiple help Mittelstand?
  • What are the challenges of Mittelstand when it comes to B2B Tech Procurement?
  • Can you give us use-cases from your clients in Mittelstand?
  • Which B2B Tech trends are emerging for German Mittelstand?
  • What’s Cem’s top suggestion for Mittelstand owners, and managers to apply right away?

Cem is an entrepreneur and the founder of AI Multiple. As an ex McKinsey Consultant, he brings his experience around AI to mittelstand and enterprises by providing transparent data about vendors available for more than 600 categories.

Download Digital Transformation Guidelines for different Industries:

Automotive: https://research.aimultiple.com/digital-transformation-automotive/

Construction: https://research.aimultiple.com/digital-transformation-construction/

Real estate: https://research.aimultiple.com/digital-transformation-in-real-estate/

Connect w Cem on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cem-dilmegani/

AI Multiple Website: https://aimultiple.com/

Connect me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/canadiguzel

360 Digital Transformation Website: https://360dt.de

Digitalisierung Beispiel: Beutlhauser

In dieser Folge behandeln wir zusammen mit Oliver Sowa ganz interessante Themen rund um;

  • Vorbildcharakter der Digitalisierung für andere mittelständische Unternehmen
  • Digitalisierungsgrad der deutschen Bauwirtschaft
  • Wie nutzt Beutlhauser digitale Lösungen, um seinen Kunden zu helfen?
  • Was bedeutet die digitale Transformation für Oliver?

Oliver ist Geschäftsführer der Beutlhauser Gruppe mit 28 Standorten in Deutschland und mehr als 1400 Mitarbeitern. Er hat sehr viel Managementerfahrung. Ihre Geschichte der digitalen Transformation ist ein gutes Beispiel für andere mittelständische Unternehmen. Oliver ist gerne bereit, seine Erfahrungen über seine eigene erfolgreiche digitale Transformation zu teilen.

Verbinden Sie sich mit Oliver auf LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/oliver-sowa/

Beutlhauser Website: https://www.beutlhauser.de/

Vernetzen mit Can auf Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/canadiguzel/

360 Digitale Transformation Website: https://360dt.de/

Smart Factory for Mittelstand

In this episode, together with Steffen, we covered quite interesting topics around Smart Factory for Mittelstand.

We have talked about the following topics;

Can you help us to understand, what is a smart factory?

Which technological prerequisites should Mittelstand fulfill for the smart factory?

How does your company help Mittelstand?

Can you give us use-cases from your clients in Mittelstand?

What’s Steffen’s top suggestion for Mittelstand owners, and managers to apply right away?

Steffen is an expert for Industry 4.0/Smart Factory and Digital Excellence. Changing, improving, and digitalizing have been the key points of Steffen’s professional career from the very beginning. After 15 years in the industry, Steffen decided to offer his expertise to more than one company at a time and started his own business.

Connect w Steffen on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steffenwulf/

Digital Liberation Website: https://digital-liberation.com/

Connect me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/canadiguzel

360 Digital Transformation Website: https://360dt.de

Mittelstand & Enterprises Learning Exchange

In this episode, together with Clemens Böhmer, we covered quite interesting learnings between #Mittelstand and Enterprises. We have talked about the following topics;

• How Mittelstand can learn from large corporates …and large corporates from Mittelstand?

• How do you help Mittelstand?

• Can you give us use-cases from your clients in Mittelstand?

• What’s Clemens’s top suggestion for Mittelstand owners, managers to apply right away?

Clemens is the Head of Digital B2B Sales in A1 Telekom Austria AG, Austria’s leading telecommunication service provider. He has recently founded Der Digitalisierer, where he helps Mittelstand to digitalize their sales and marketing activities. Clemens is also a fellow triathlete racing in 70.3 Ironman distance.

Connect w Clemens on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cboehmer/

Follow Der Digitalisierer on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/derdigitalisierer/

Der Digitalisierer Website: https://www.derdigitalisierer.at/

Connect me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/canadiguzel

360 Digital Transformation Website: https://360dt.de

#digitaltransormation #mittelstand

Low-Code & Mittelstand

In this episode, together with Roland Hörmann, we covered quite interesting topics around LowCode for #Mittelstand.

We have talked about the following topics;

• What is low-code anyways?

• How does SIB Visions help Mittelstand?

• Can you give us use-cases from your clients in Mittelstand?

• Does low code decrease the workload of IT?

• What’s Roland’s top suggestion for Mittelstand owners, managers to apply right away? Roland Hörmann is an entrepreneur, the founder of SIB Visions from Austria. He and his team of 20 employees provide the low-code platform VisionX.

Connect w Roland on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/roland-h%C3%B6rmann-04961123/

SIBVision’s Website: https://www.sibvisions.com/

Connect me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/canadiguzel

360 Digital Transformation Website: https://360dt.de

Datenschutz (GDPR) for Mittelstand

In this episode, together with Ralf Becker, we covered quite interesting topics around Datenschutz (Data Protection), GDPR, and Implications for #Mittelstand. Salesforce, O365, AWS and how they process our data.

We have talked about the following topics;

• Why the name daschug?

• How should Mittelstand be aware of when it comes to Data Protection and GDPR?

• Which criteria should Mittelstand have while choosing software like Office 365, Salesforce, etc.?

• How does daschug help Mittelstand?

• What are the use-cases from your clients in Mittelstand?

• What’s Ralf’s top suggestion for Mittelstand owners, managers to apply right away?

Ralf is the founder and CEO of daschug GmbH, with its team serving around 100 mid-size businesses in data protection and information security, located in Darmstadt in the center of Germany. He is an external data protection officer, as well as an information security officer. He has more than 20 years of experience in the field.

Connect w Ralf on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ralf-becker-702909/

Daschug Website: https://daschug.de/

Connect me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/canadiguzel

360 Digital Transformation Website: https://360dt.de

Digital Mittelstand – The Only English Speaking Podcast about German Mittelstand

The Only English Speaking Podcast about German Mittelstand Does that sound contrary? Great! This is what exactly I will explain to you today. If you want to learn why, please hang around, I will cover it soon!

As I am re-branding The Digital Mittelstand YouTube Podcast, I have thought I can share the news with you, what we are up to and which episodes are on the way. Please support me by subscribing, liking, and commenting on my content. First of all, to distinguish between the different contents here we cover in TDM, I have come up with Series names.

To begin with, we have Voices of the Mittelstand series, where I have CEOs, CTOs from Mittelstand all over Germany, you might check out already Tamey and Jörg episodes. The goal here is to have insights from Mittelstand themselves.

The second series is the expert interviews. Where I have experts on topics such as Digital Transformation, BPM, Process Automation, Agile Methodologies, New Work, AI, Process Mining, RPA, Test Automation, New Process, QM, and so on. So that’s the concept and I plan to release 40 Episodes in 2022.

If you have any content requests, topics please let me know in the comments. if you think that you can be a guest on my podcast, reach out to me directly. I would love to hear from you! Before I jump into the Why English part, here are some topics already in production: Datenschutz, AI, Insights from the Automotive Industry, etc.

Why English? 2 reasons. First and foremost, I want to debunk the myth: German Mittelstand is conservative! HELL NO! There might be some companies, which are very conservative. That’s fine. However, we are not a good match then. Consuming content in English is already an indicator of the company culture as well as willingness to go outside of the comfort zone. Which makes us a good match. That’s enough for me! I can only build a healthy relationship with open-minded people, let it be an audience, clients, or business partners!

Secondly, as someone, who learned German as a foreign language, I don’t think that I can make a difference. Given the fact that there is already high-quality content in German, by native speakers out there. Adding upon that, the language of IT is English, and my main target group is CTOs. Hope that’s enough of an explanation.

Just as a recap, what we have achieved in 2021 together is 42 episodes, more than 6000 views, 33 podcast guests, more than 120 subscribers, 1000+ minutes of recording, and countless memories. Last but not least, PRECIOUS insights and learnings from the 33 guests that I have interviewed. Wrapping-up: I want to thank you from the deep of my heart.

Thank you to all; the subscribers, supporters, and podcast guests. Your contribution means a lot! Together we will revolutionize the German Mittelstand.

Connect me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/canadiguzel

360 Digital Transformation Website: https://360dt.de

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Voices of Mittelstand: TD Rohstoffhandel Ebenhausen with Jörg Jacob -The Digital Mittelstand Ep. 42

In this episode, together with Jörg Jacob, we covered quite interesting topics around Digital Transformation for #Mittelstand, covering use cases and implementation examples. This is the second episode of the Voices of Mittelstand series. We have talked about the following topics;

  • As a family business owner, then a managing director of a mittelstand company, how do you see the digitalization level of German mittelstand?
  • If no secret, what measures of digitalization are being implemented for your company?
  • Can you give us use-cases from your company, where digitalization already benefited you?
  • What’s Jörg’s top suggestion for Mittelstand owners, managers to apply right away?

Jörg used to work in a family business and is now CEO of a metal scrap company from Bayern. He has more than 10 years in the metal scrap industry. He is also an HHL Alumni.

Connect with Jörg on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/j%C3%B6rg-jacob-30562987/

TD Rohstoffhandel Website: https://www.td-ebenhausen.de/startseite/

Connect me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/canadiguzel/

360 Digital Transformation Website: https://360dt.de/

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New Process for Mittelstand with Mirko Kloppenburg: The Digital Mittelstand Ep. 39

In this episode, together with Mirko, we covered quite interesting topics around New Process for #Mittelstand. We have talked about the following topics;

  • What is New Process all about and how did it start?
  • Is New Process applicable for Mittelstand?
  • So how do you help Mittelstbad?
  • Can you give us use-cases from your clients in Mittelstand?
  • Can you tell us more about Process Purpose?
  • What’s Mirko’s top suggestion for Mittelstand owners, managers to apply right away?

Mirko is an experienced process manager with more than 20 years of experience, working in Lufthansa, but at the same time developed the New Process concept, where he examines how companies, especially Mittelstand, can adopt New Work principles combined with an approach to process management.

Connect with Mirko on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mirkokloppenburg/

New Process Lab Website: https://newprocesslab.com

Connect me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/canadiguzel

360 Digital Transformation Website: https://360dt.de

New Process Checklist: https://newprocesslab.com/get-new-process-update-and-checklist/

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