Volunteer (w / m) – IDG – Media, Data and Services for the technology industry

Volunteer (w / m)

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IDG is the world’s largest media, data and marketing services company for technology audiences. In 97 countries, IDG provides IT decision makers and tech enthusiasts with guidance and decision support on the purchase of technology products across all relevant markets. The IDG premium media brands CIO®, Computerwoche®, ChannelPartner®, PC-Welt® and Macwelt® form the basis for the broad, high-quality service portfolio, which offers customers unique added value in achieving their marketing goals: The IDG Data Intelligence enables targeted and efficient marketing and communications solutions that IDG Marketing Services design and create tailored content with great marketing impact across all media channels (video, mobile, social, digital), helping clients achieve their marketing goals conversationally with highly integrated, innovative marketing Programs (including technical development, professional content production and targeted distribution). IDG’s 360-degree service portfolio includes high-quality conferences and seminars as well as thematically relevant study projects and executive education programs.

To support the “Team hell” we are looking for the 01.02.2019 one

 

Volunteer w / m

limited to 1.5 years

 

That awaits you in your daily work:

  • Learning the online – publishing craft including media – appropriate writing and editing of content including design
  • Writing, editing and publishing of high-coverage articles for the website PC-WELT
  • Support in the management of the social media channels of PC-WORLD
  • Supporting our video team in designing and hosting videos for PC World’s Youtube channels.
  • Learning and firing of cross-departmental and international business mechanics of B2C publishing.

 

You bring:

  • completed humanities or technical studies or equivalent education
  • pronounced interest in consumer technology with a focus on PCs and peripherals
  • very good knowledge of German in spoken and written
  • Linguistic skill and pronounced understanding of the text
  • First journalistic experience, for example through internships or freelance work
  • Show talent, not afraid of appearances in front of the camera and on stage
  • High affinity to PC hardware
  • Organizational skills, high personal responsibility and initiative
  • Fun at work in the team

 

Our range:

A collegial and international environment with open communication, fair pay and diverse opportunities for cross-functional networking creates the basis for creative development in the growth markets of the new media and services of our company.

We offer true team spirit, high collegiality and fun at work in a modern office building and in a contemporary corporate culture (flat hierarchies, a lot of personal responsibility, flexible working time models and many benefits such as free corporate sports, a canteen in the office building and bicycle leasing).

Have we sparked your interest?
Then send us your detailed application documents by e-mail indicating your salary expectations and the earliest possible starting date to bewerbung@idg.de

We are looking forward to meeting you!
IDG Communications Media AG • Marion Richtmann

 

 

 

 

IDG's "TechNuggets" and "Bizrupt" Lead the Technology Social Sharing Segment – IDG – Media, Data and Services for the Technology Industry

IDG’s “TechNuggets” and “Bizrupt” Lead the Technology Social Sharing Segment

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Each month, 220,000 fans and approximately 25 million Facebook impressions / monthly 450,000 shares, likes and comments / Data collection for viral content / Attractive environment for native advertising for young, technology-savvy target groups

Munich, April 5, 2016 – IDG’s social sharing platforms are steadily expanding their position in a growing market segment. Posts by “TechNuggets” and “Bizrupt” cumulatively reach around 220,000 fans per month and generate around 25 million impressions on Facebook. The posts on both platforms generate about 450,000 shares, likes and comments month after month.

Both platforms are part of the new media genre with which media companies address young target groups in order to reach them beyond traditional media offerings. While other social sharing portals mainly focus on general interest topics, “TechNuggets” and “Bizrupt” focus on specific technology interests. Both offer with their technology-affective user groups a large range potential, which are characterized by high user engagement. Both IDG platforms, which distribute their own and curated content via social media, are among the most successful offerings in data-driven content production and distribution.

As the user profiles show, the creative implementation of contributions from the fields of technology and gadgets, business and work-life significantly increases the engagement rate. Therefore, these are also the ideal environments for corresponding Native Advertising or content marketing offers. With the analysis of usage data, their real-time utilization and content tailored to the interests of the topic, high interaction rates are generated in the short term and sustainably.

“With built-in campaigns that IDG offers to fit its customers, social engagement and audience reach are the key performance criteria. Controlling the campaigns with data and experience with viral and sharing-optimized content enables such creative content production that brings great viral effects to the customer, “said York von Heimburg, CEO of IDG Communications Media AG. “Initially launched as a pilot, TechNuggets and Bizrupt have far exceeded our expectations and have established IDG in the fast-growing social sharing business. For IDG in Germany, they are an important building block in our cross-media portfolio for the target group of social natives, “added Heimburg.

“TechNuggets” was founded in October 2014 by IDG Tech Media GmbH as a social sharing platform for special net finds, so-called “nuggets”, on the topic of consumer electronics, cars and flying objects. The site www.technuggets.de serves as well as www.bizrupt.de only as a link target for posts on the Facebook page. The mostly 18- to 25-year-old technology-savvy users are thus addressed on their intensively used social network. In the past six months, TechNuggets has gained about 10,000 new fans each month. Thus, the fan community of the portal today consists of more than 135,000 users.

“Bizrupt” started in March 2015 as a pilot project of IDG Business Media GmbH on topics related to business and lifestyle. The platform now has around 65,000 fans, ages 18 to 45, who are actively involved in the digital disruption of the economy. In the post-interactions “Bizrupt” has significantly expanded its leading position in the market in recent weeks. The portal recently received around 50,000 shares, likes and comments within a week.

 

Flagship projects of digital transformation in Germany: Over 90 applications for the Digital Leader Award under the patronage of Federal Minister of Economics Zypries – IDG – Media, Data and Services for the technology industry

Flagship projects of digital transformation in Germany: Over 90 applications for the Digital Leader Award under the patronage of Federal Minister of Economics Zypries

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Munich, April 26, 2017 – Can Germany Transform Digital? A look at the Digital Leader Award – the second edition of the IDG Business Media and Dimension Data Germany initiative that was successfully launched in 2016 – leaves only one answer: yes! Around 90 companies from various industries will participate this year in the competition for the Digital Leader Award 2017 ( https://www.digital-leader-award.de/ ) under the patronage of Brigitte Zypries, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy. Given the volume, but above all the high quality of the submissions, a lot of work has to be done on the high-caliber jury to honor the best achievements of important digitization projects until the award ceremony on June 29, 2017.

The application phase for the Digital Leader Award 2017 has ended. By the deadline of the application deadline at the end of March, a total of 96 projects had been received that impressively demonstrate how German companies are seizing the opportunities of digital transformation, driving innovation, transforming existing business models and developing new ones. Federal Minister of Economics Brigitte Zypries is convinced that competitions such as the Digital Leader Award play an important role in shaping the future of the German economy. “The digital transformation of our economy can only progress if there are brave founders and courageous pioneers in already established companies. That’s why the Digital Leader Award pays tribute to those leaders who are breaking new ground, “says Zypries, commenting on the award, whose patronage she has taken on.

The 96 submissions are divided into six categories. The submitted concepts are extremely diverse, for example, the submissions include the development of an eGovernment platform, strategies for mobile work or a modular system for digitizing business processes. It is also exciting to see that digitization opens up opportunities for everyone: Submissions include projects from small and medium-sized companies as well as large brands and corporations.

“We’re excited about so many top-notch applications,” said jury member Anke Anderie, General Manager of Human Resources, Operations and Workplaces at Dimension Data in Germany. “This shows that not only are there many outstanding digitization projects in Germany, but also that we have successfully established the award and created a platform that is relevant for the companies with the Digital Leader Award. For the certainty that German industry needs leaders of a new type in order to successfully master digitization is becoming ever clearer. With the Digital Leader Award we want to strengthen the perception of the important topic of leadership in the digital age in Germany and distinguish role models in this area. It is now up to the jury to decide who will be able to decorate themselves with the coveted title ‘Digital Leader 2017’. “

A top-class jury with experts from the media, business and science will select Germany’s best digitization projects in six categories from all submitted applications. The prizes will then be awarded at a festive gala on 29 June 2017 in the AXICA Congress Center at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in front of around 250 top decision-makers in the German economy. The program of the evening will be moderated by Ilka Groenewold.

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About the Digital Leader Award
With the Digital Leader Award, IDG Business Media and Dimension Data Deutschland want to offer a broader platform for digital leadership. In six categories, awards will be given to executives who will accelerate the digital transformation of their business, ensuring the competitiveness of their business in the future digital age. The decision is made by an independent jury of renowned experts from business, science and media. Patron of the Digital Leader Award 2017 is Brigitte Zypries, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy.
Web: www.digital-leader-award.de/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/digitleader

About IDG
IDG connects the world of tech buyers with insights, intent and engagement. IDG is the world’s largest media, data and marketing services company and engages the most influential technology buyers. Our premium brands, including CIO®, Computerworld®, PCWorld® and Macworld®, engage the most powerful audience on the evolving technology landscape. Our global data intelligence platform activates purchasing intent, powering our clients’ success. IDG Marketing Services creates custom content with marketing impact across video, mobile, social and digital. We carry out complex campaigns that fulfill the marketers’ global ambitions seamlessly with consistency that delivers results and wins awards. Visit IDG.com for more information.

IT COMPUTE STUDY COMPUTER WEEK: Wages increase by just over two percent – IDG – Media, Data and Services for the technology industry

IT COMPUTATION STUDY OF THE COMPUTER WEEK: Wages increase by just over two percent

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Among the IT specialists without personnel responsibility, the security experts are currently the top earners / salaries in small companies have risen above average / pay gap between West and East continues to expand / Industries consumer sector, the chemical industry and medical technology pay IT consultants the most / companies slowing down in company cars / overtime compensates for time off

Munich, November 10, 2016 – Wage growth for IT professionals has dropped significantly. After the strong increase of 6.2 percent in the previous year, salaries rose this year only by 2.2 percent. This is the result of the exclusive IT compensation study 2016/2017 of the IT magazine COMPUTERWOCHE (issue 45-46 / 2016, www.computerwoche.de ) and the compensation consultancy Compensation Partner from Hamburg.

Current top earners among the IT specialists without personnel responsibility are the security experts with an average of 71,100 euros (2015: 70,600). They are thus replacing the project managers, who are now earning a yearly salary of 70,300 euros after 72,440 euros in the previous year. Third place is followed by consultants with SAP know-how with 68,600 euros. At the bottom of the ranking are employees in user support (43,000 euros) and web designers (37,000 euros).

The size of the company still strongly influences the salary level. The bigger the company, the higher the remuneration. However, salaries in small firms have risen faster this year than in large firms. Regionally, the east of the republic has lost more ground. While employers in the top cities of Frankfurt am Main and Munich are still paying 20 percent more than the national average, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is at the bottom of almost 30 percent and even the high-tech region of Dresden is around 20 percent below the average. Two years ago, the eastern German regions were only ten to 20 percent below the national average.

Significant income differences exist according to the IT compensation study also between the industries. The consumer, chemical and medical industries pay the best. In these areas, IT consultants receive an average of 84,900 euros. The consultants earn the least with 61,000 euros in the call center and hotel and restaurant industries.

As the COMPUTERWOCHE IT compensation study further determined, companies are facing a cost brake on company cars this year. Only 30 percent of executives drive a company car (2015: 38.5 percent). And while the managers were still allowed to order service coaches worth an average of around € 50,500 in the previous year, the new value of the car fell to € 43,750 this year.

Overtime is part of everyday life for IT staff. However, only seven percent (previous year: eight percent) of the respondents have a monetary compensation of the overtime worked in the employment contract. Those who have such a regulation can increase their salary once again by around 4,680 euros a year. Much more common, however, is a time off.

About the IT Compensation Study 2016/2017:
The study was attended by 38 companies from the IT industry this year, which provided a total of 1,024 data sets. Another 14,555 data sets come from direct interviews with specialists and executives. In total, 15,579 data sets were included in the study. The survey took place from May to August 2016.

The IT compensation study can be ordered at the price of 599 Euro plus VAT and shipping and handling fee under the e-mail info@compensation-partner.de. It is aimed at managing directors, HR managers and personnel managers from the IT industry as well as at personnel and management consultants.

 

IDG Germany boss York von Heimburg reschedules management for October – IDG – Media, Data and Services for the technology industry

IDG Germany boss York von Heimburg reschedules management for October

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Michael Beilfuß is responsible for the international IDG event business outside the USA
Jonas Triebel becomes Managing Director of IDG Germany
In addition to the tasks of the CTO, Stefan Huegel will also take on the responsibility of the COO

Munich, July 30, 2018 – The Executive Board of IDG Communications Media AG in Munich, York of Heimburg, reorganizes the management structure of IDG Germany with effect from October 1, 2018. Around nine months after his appointment as President International IDG Communications (IDGC), he hands over IDG Germany’s management to his senior management colleagues, who have been successful for years. “In this way, we continue to focus on innovation and customer focus, it gives me the time to focus even more on my international responsibilities and to be able to realize the growth plans in all the exciting regions outside the US,” said Heimburg.

As of October, Michael Beilfuss, 48, Senior Vice President International Events, will be responsible for IDG’s international event business outside the US. After about 14 years with IDG Germany, Beifuss changes to an international management position at the IDG Group. In its new role, Beilfuß will continue to be responsible for and expanding the local event business in Germany. With the creation of the new position of Senior Vice President International Events, for the first time a transnational event strategy for the more than 800 IDG specialist events per year will be developed and implemented with the involvement of local business units and numerous licensees. He reports to York of Heimburg. In addition to the operational leadership of various publishing divisions such as IDG Business Media GmbH, IDG TechNetwork and, at times, IDG Tech Media GmbH, Michael Beilfuß has been a major driver in the development of new, innovative business areas and services.

Jonas Triebel, 36, already Chief Operations Officer and Chief Product Officer of IDG Germany since 2015, will assume the role of Managing Director in Germany in the future and will be responsible for the entire operative business of the media brands operating in Germany. With the new position, Triebel will also be part of the global network of IDG Managing Directors, who are actively involved in the further development of the global corporate strategy in the relevant country markets and jointly develop new business and revenue models to expand their respective competitive position. Political scientist Triebel began his career at IDG in 2002 as a trainee in the publishing business. From 2004 to 2009, he was Event Manager and then expanded and expanded the Database Operations Department until 2012. From 2012 to 2015, he was responsible for the business of IDG Tech Media GmbH as publishing director. In addition, Triebel is one of the two spokespersons of the VDZ Steering Committee Digital Media.

With another personnel decision, IDG Communications Media AG bundles the responsibility for technology and operational business. Stefan Huegel, 48, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of IDG Communications Media AG since 2016, will also serve as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in Germany from October. In his new role, Huegel is responsible for Customer Success & Custom Services, Data Strategy, Product Management and Operations and reports to Managing Director Jonas Triebel. With overall responsibility for the company’s technological focus, Huegel has also been a member of the Group’s Global Technology Board since the beginning of this year. Huegel joined IDG in 2007 and, in addition to his CTO responsibilities, has been senior vice president of IDG’s content marketing services for the Central and East Europe region.

“The strong German market is very important for our entire international business and a core element of our growing global business. We are pleased to be able to entrust three outstanding executives from the German corporate group with even bigger tasks and more responsibilities. Kumaran Ramanathan, President of IDG Communications Inc., said the new leadership position in the international event business is expected to generate even greater growth momentum in all non-US countries. “

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IDG is the world’s largest media, data and marketing services company for technology audiences. In 97 countries, IDG provides IT decision makers and tech enthusiasts with guidance and decision support on the purchase of technology products across all relevant markets. The IDG premium media brands CIO®, Computerwoche®, ChannelPartner®, PC-Welt® and Macwelt® form the basis for the broad service portfolio, which offers customers unique added value in achieving their marketing goals: IDG Data Intelligence enables efficient marketing and communications solutions that IDG Marketing Services designs and creates customized, high-impact content across the full range of media channels – from digital, mobile, social to video – helping clients achieve their marketing goals conversationally with highly integrated marketing programs to reach. The service includes technical development, professional content production and targeted distribution. High-quality conferences and seminars as well as thematically relevant study projects are also elementary components of IDG’s 360-degree service portfolio.

Conference "The Next Now!": Frank Thelen and other experts talk about the opportunities and challenges of digital transformation – IDG – Media, Data and Services for the technology industry

Conference “The Next Now!”: Frank Thelen and other experts talk about the opportunities and challenges of digital transformation.

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Top-class event by Dell EMC and Intel in cooperation with COMPUTERWOCHE and CIO magazine / Theses of the keynote speakers are critically scrutinized in prominent panel discussions / Conference will take place on 16 January in Berlin and is aimed at executives from companies / Free Registration at https://www.thenextnow.de

Munich, 5 January 2017 – IT companies Dell EMC and Intel invite business executives to the conference “The Next Now!”. Organized jointly with the IT specialist media COMPUTERWOCHE and CIO Magazine, this event explores the opportunities and challenges of digital transformation. It will take place on 16 January at the bcc – Berlin Congress Center. Participation is free.

The digital transformation is already in full swing today. All industries are required to adapt to the changing circumstances. For some time now, the only question is how quickly this development will continue. To raise awareness among senior executives, the organizing team has set up a high caliber program with proven experts.

Reinhard Sprenger, the most popular German author of management literature and renowned leadership expert, approaches the topic in his keynote address from the individual side. What challenges exist for me as a person and manager? What does our working and living environment look like in the digital age? What becomes of classic management structures and which qualifications become important, so that the employee gets more focus?

Frank Thelen, a well-known series founder and tech investor among others from the TV show “The Cave of the Lions”, sheds light on the topic from an entrepreneurial perspective. In doing so, he addresses the central question of how one’s own company will survive in the next ten years and talks about progress and obstacles on the way to the digital future.

On a third level, Richard David Precht, the most well-known active philosopher in Germany, deals with digital transformation from a social perspective. Together with the Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Dorothee Bär, MP, he will answer the questions, where the society is developing and whether the advantages or disadvantages outweigh.

In addition, Martin Hofmann, CIO of Volkswagen AG, will explain how the transformation of one of the world’s largest companies can succeed. The people of Wolfsburg are currently working intensively on the networked car, on mobility concepts and on the electric vehicles of the future. Following the keynotes, the theses will be critically scrutinized in top-class panel discussions. Participants of the panel are Philipp Deperieux, CEO and founder of etventures, Florian Gmeinwieser, Head of Digital Business Hilti, Dr. Ing. Walter Grüner, CIO Kion Group and Markus Lipinsky, SVP Telematics and Digital Solutions MAN.

“We are delighted to be back for the conference ‘The Next Now!’ Experts from very different fields could win, “says Heinrich Vaske, editor-in-chief COMPUTERWOCHE. “In this way, we offer participants a comprehensive overview of this important topic. Our motivation is that everyone goes home with an idea of ​​how the challenge of digital transformation becomes an opportunity. “

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Interested executives can register for the conference “The Next Now!” Free of charge at https://www.thenextnow.de . Questions about the event will be answered by Chris Kühn at teilnehmer@thenextnow.de.

 

Wanted Digital Winners! Application for the Digital Leader Award 2018 – IDG – Media, Data and Services for the technology industry

Wanted Digital Winners! Application for the Digital Leader Award 2018

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Today, digital transformation is one of the top priorities in companies, associations and institutions. Although there is still a need for development in many places, more and more digitization projects are being implemented. To highlight the achievements of digitization and to highlight innovative approaches, Dimension Data and IDG Business Media have awarded the Digital Leader Award under the auspices of the current Federal Minister of Economics Brigitte Zypries. For the third year now, executives and project teams can apply for the award with their projects. Submissions will be accepted until 16 February 2018.

 

Munich, 15 November 2017 – Jan Willem Dees, CEO of Dimension Data Germany, and Michael Beilfuß, Executive Vice President of IDG Business Media GmbH, have jointly opened the application phase for the third edition of the Digital Leader Award (DLA). Companies, associations and institutions can now submit their digitization projects at www.digital-leader-award.de. The application deadline is February 16, 2018. The award ceremony will take place on June 28, 2018 in Berlin. Several hundred top decision-makers from business, media, science and politics are expected at the gala.

“Unlike a few years ago, today we see more and more digitization projects that meet the highest innovation standards in terms of strategy, quality, sustainability and, above all, implementation. Digital products and services from Germany are now making a decisive contribution to the further development of the markets, to the development of value and productivity in the company, and to driving competition forward. After the triumph of the ‘Made in Germany’ brand, we need a new quality seal in Germany – ‘Innovated in Germany’, “says Jan Willem Dees, CEO of Dimension Data Germany. Michael Beilfuss, Executive Vice President at IDG Business Media GmbH, adds: “Germany needs digitization – and Germany can digitize. With the award, we want to make results visible and accessible to a broad audience. The Digital Leader Award provides an excellent platform for the much needed exchange between Germany’s thought leaders of digital transformation. “

Image result for digital leader award 2018According to the recent study “Digital Transformation and Cooperation with Startups in Large Enterprises in Germany and the US” by Etventure, GfK and YouGOV, significantly more large German companies have prioritized the digital transformation as one of the top 3 tasks compared to last year. Although only 50 percent of the surveyed companies set this priority, the number of digitization projects in Germany is increasing from year to year. In many places in companies, start-ups, associations, ministries or institutions sometimes first, sometimes courageous transformation projects are planned and implemented. So it’s high time to make the digital transformation visible – and thus on the one hand to create visibility for Germany’s pioneers and thought leaders, but at the same time to inspire third parties to understand the digital transformation equally as an opportunity and a necessity. This is exactly where the initiative of Dimension Data and IDG Business Media comes under the patronage of the current Federal Minister of Economics Brigitte Zypries.

New category structure covers the most important topics

With a total of seven categories, the competition takes into account the most important subject areas that companies are currently cultivating in the course of digitization. While the “Create Impact” category is aimed at holistic digitization projects, the “Shape Experience” and “Invent Markets” categories address products and services – both at the customer level and in the development of entire markets. Issues relating to work 4.0 will find their place in the newly created “Transform Culture” category as well as digitization projects in marketing, which can be submitted in the new “Rethink Marketing” category. Applications from the non-profit sector or public administration compete for the coveted trophies in the “Digitize Society” category. Long-term, complex strategies finally find a home in the equally new “Envision Strategy” category.

For the Digital Leader Award, project teams and individuals can apply online for their work at www.digital-leader-award.de. An independent jury of renowned digitalization experts, media, market research, politics and science will select the best projects from the field of participants. The winners will be announced in a festive gala on June 28, 2018 in Berlin.

The winners of 2017 include executives and teams from Axel Springer SE, the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, Continental AG, Erwin Renz Metallwarenfabrik, FC Bayern Munich, the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, Lufthansa Innovation Labs, the Molecular Health GmbH, the SPIE SAG Group GmbH and Vorwerk International.

 

About the Digital Leader Award

With the Digital Leader Award, IDG Business Media and Dimension Data Deutschland want to offer a broader platform for digital leadership. In seven categories, awards will be given to executives who will accelerate the digital transformation of their business, ensuring the competitiveness of their business in the digital age. The decision is made by an independent jury of renowned experts from business, science and media.

 

Digital Leader Award wins Tijen Onaran for the jury and praises Digital Newcomer Award – IDG – Media, Data and Services for the technology industry

Tijen Onaran wins Digital Leader Award for the jury and praises Digital Newcomer Award

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  • The Digital Leader Award enters into cooperation with the Digital Female Leadership Award of the network Global Digital Women
  • The core of the collaboration is the Digital Newcomer Award for projects of innovative founders and digital go-starters, which will be awarded as a bonus at the Digital Leader Award Gala
  • Tijen Onaran, founder of Global Digital Women, will join together with other experts to select Germany’s best digitization projects as a jury member
  • Executives and project teams from all divisions can apply for one of the seven categories of the award until March 16, 2018

  Munich, 20 February 2018 – The Digital Leader Award co-operates this year with the Digital Female Leader Award and, together with its initiator Tijen Onaran, praises a prize for digital newcomers, which will be presented at the Digital Leader Awards Gala. The goal of the collaboration with Onaran’s network Global Digital Women is to strengthen the digital mindset of the economy and to make the topic of digital leadership even more present. For the Digital Leader Award, digital thinkers and creators can apply with their teams until March 16th at https://www.digital-leader-award.de .

“The Digital Leader Award and the Digital Female Leader Award naturally have strong interfaces and address similar goals. Both Awards are a platform for outstanding and inspiring leaders in Germany, who use their technical skills and digital mindset to drive digitization and shape it. That is why we are joining forces to reach more people together and to further anchor the central role of Digital Leadership in society, “said Tijen Onaran.

For this year’s edition, the initiators of the Digital Leader Award – the IT service provider Dimension Data and IDG Business Media – have launched the additional prize “Digital Newcomer”. Further information on the award and the application will be announced after 16 March – the deadline for the Digital Leader Awards categories.

In addition, Tijen Onaran, as a jury member with other digital experts, will select the best entries from the main draw of the Digital Leader Award.

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In addition to Onaran, the jury consists of the following members:

  • Heinrich Vaske has been Editor-in-Chief of Computerwoche for 15 years.
  • Anke Anderie has been the Managing Director of Human Resources at the Manpower Group since October 2017, and is a major player in Leadership & Work 4.0 and Learning Organization.
  • Ines Fiedler has been head of the IT Service Center Berlin since May 1, 2016. She brings over 20 years of experience from the different areas of IT.
  • Roger Kehl has been Global CIO and Member of the Executive Committee of Festo AG since 2014
    & Co. KG. For his strategic work on the topics of digitization, Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things, he was honored by COMPUTERWOCHE and CIO Magazine with the “CIO of the Year 2016” award in the category of large companies.
  • Stefanie Kemp has been a digitization expert in responsible positions in the German economy for many years, among others at Innogy SE, RWE IT GmbH and on the Advisory Board of Digital Economy NRW of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia. In 2011, Stefanie Kemp was the winner of the “Global Exchange Award” and “CIO of the Year”.
  • Sylvia List is Director Digital Infrastructure at Dimension Data Germany. It has
    25 years of experience in the IT sector and, in her current position, responsible for the further development of Dimension Data’s digital infrastructure strategy.
  • Harald Schirmer , Manager Digital Transformation & Change at Continental AG, is responsible for Digital Transformation and Change in the Group Human Resources function. For his disruptive approaches and the daily #MutAnfall he is called “trusted irritator” and pragmatic visionary and received the “Leader in the Digital Age” Award from the Lower Saxony Ministry of Economics, Labor and Transport.
  • Dr. Christian Schlereth is Professor of Digital Marketing at the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management. He researches practice-related questions on the pricing of digital services and deals with the microeconomic functioning of digital business models and the challenges of digital transformation.
  • Carlo Velten is Managing Director of the independent IT research firm Crisp Research and advises renowned technology companies on marketing and strategy issues as an IT analyst for more than 15 years. His main topics are Cloud Strategy & Economics, Data Center Innovation and Digital Business Transformation.

The Digital Leader Award 2018 will be presented in a total of seven categories that reflect the complexity of the digital transformation: Create Impact, Digitize Society, Envision Strategy, Invent Markets, Rethink Marketing, Shape Experience and Transform Culture. The jury’s decision is based on a comprehensive catalog of criteria that enables the evaluation of projects based on the technology used, economic success, generated customer value and qualities such as leadership, agility and innovation culture.

The festive gala with around 300 decision-makers from the German economy takes place on the evening of June 28, 2018 in the BOLLE festival halls in Berlin.

About the Digital Leader Award

With the Digital Leader Award, IDG Business Media and Dimension Data Deutschland want to offer a broader platform for digital leadership. In seven categories, prizes will be awarded to executives who will accelerate the digital transformation of their business, ensuring their competitiveness in the digital age. The decision is made by an independent jury of renowned experts from business, science and media.

  About Dimension Data

Dimension Data empowers companies to seize the opportunities of digitization and transform digital transformation into business. The IT service provider accompanies its customers in all phases of technological change, with a focus on digital infrastructures, hybrid cloud, workspaces for tomorrow, cybersecurity and network as the platform. Dimension Data is the official technology partner of the Amaury Sport Organization, host of the Tour de France, and title partner of the South African cycling team Dimension Data / Qhubeka. With sales of $ 7.5 billion and operations in 57 countries, Dimension Data has been part of the NTT Group since 2010. In addition to Dimension Data, the NTT Group in Germany includes Arkadin, e-shelter, itelligence, NTT Communications, NTT DATA and NTT Security. In Germany, the NTT Group represents about 5,300 employees and a turnover of more than 1.2 billion euros. For more information about the global NTT Group, visit www.ntt-global.com

 

About IDG Business Media

Since 1974, IDG Business Media GmbH has been the specialist for B2B communication in the German-speaking ITC environment. The flagship of the media portfolio is the COMPUTER WEEK as a platform for IT decision-makers. In addition, the successful media brands CIO, the multiplatform magazine for linking IT and business, and ChannelPartner as a current source for ITC specialist retailers will be on show at IDG.

About Global Digital Women:

Global Digital Women (GDW) is an international network of female digital designers. The goal is to network, visibility and strengthen the inspirational digital minds of our time.

Digital Leader Award 2016: Jury honors eight digitization projects – IDG – Media, Data and Services for the technology industry

Digital Leader Award 2016: Jury honors eight digitization projects

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Executives and their teams at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Novum GmbH, Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG, KUKA Roboter GmbH and EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG have been awarded the Digital Leader Awards 2016 in Berlin / ING-DiBa AG and MSC Germany SA & Co. KG received the special prizes “Innovation” and “Disruption” / 300 top decision-makers celebrated the best digitization projects and discussed the importance of leadership in the digital age with representatives from politics, business and society

Berlin / Munich, June 30, 2016 – The winners of the first Digital Leader Award have been announced. At the award ceremony in front of around 300 business decision-makers, the jury honored eight outstanding digitization projects and the project teams behind them at the AXICA Congress Center at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin last night. In her keynote, Brigitte Zypries, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), emphasized the importance of leadership in the context of digitization.

“It is important for leaders to be committed to the digital transformation of their businesses,” said Zypries. “Only then can we take the technological and economic leadership of German companies into the digital age. I am pleased that the winners of the Digital Leader Award set a good example and presented innovative design approaches. Such role models are very important for the acceptance and implementation of digital models in your own company. “

During the gala the winners of the different categories were awarded. In the “Create Impact” category, in which the nominees had submitted holistic, company-wide digitization strategies, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG was able to prevail against strong competitors with the digitization platform “Heidelberg Assistant“. Through the “Assistant”, the company relies on the transformation of its own processes in the form of innovative applications, networking and integration at all levels. Numerous services that used to run on different platforms are bundled for the first time into a direct customer channel that combines all the relevant data and information on a scalable platform. For example, the value chain has been expanded from sales to maintenance and proactive consulting services with measurable customer benefits. Behind this is a long-standing digitization story, in which the company systematically equipped machines with sensors to bring the printing press industry into the digital age.

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Novum GmbH accepted the award in the “Invent Markets” category, in which the applicants submitted digitization projects that opened up new markets and customer groups. The software provider for the insurance industry was able to establish itself with the establishment of a platform for the introduction of new cloud services for insurers. With the new solution, a completely new business segment – Insurance-as-a-Service – has been opened up and customer communications fundamentally improved.

In the Shape Experience category, projects were honored to enhance customer experience through digital products and services. Digital Leader 2016 in this category was Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG with the Internet of Things (IoT) project “Kärcher Fleet Management”, which significantly improves the service for building cleaners and redesigns the customer experience with an innovative user portal Has. By networking machines and an associated service app, digital interfaces to the customer are redesigned in terms of user experience, quality and performance.

The “Spark Collaboration” category highlighted projects that have revolutionized the world of work with digital tools and established a digital “working culture”. Here, too, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG was able to assert itself with a second digitization project. The jury was impressed by the “View2Connect” platform solution, which significantly simplifies corporate processes in mechanical engineering. The innovative software solution creates new possibilities for cooperation in the value chain between development, purchasing, manufacturing, assembly and service.

The “Empower People” category focused on projects that improved human resources development through digital technologies and processes and transformed the fields of recruitment, employee retention, internal knowledge management, and employee development. KUKA Roboter GmbH emerged as the proud winner of the evaluation process, which was able to prevail in the competition with the knowledge database “KUKA Xpert @ work 3.0”. The data-driven solution as a digital, web-based, and mobile knowledge base helps the company’s service personnel solve problems worldwide and significantly improves technical support through simplified access and distribution of expertise.

In the “Digitize Society” category, companies had applied for digitization projects in public space, in the social context, as well as in public authorities and state institutions. EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG received the Digital Leader Award in this category. The intelligently networked infrastructure “SM! GHT – smart.traffic.lights” in cities and municipalities convinced the jury and prevailed against the strong competition. Behind the project is the idea that a new generation of street lamps can combine efficient lighting with far-reaching functions for a modern, smart city. Equipped with intelligently networked technology for storing and analyzing measurement data, additional benefits are offered to the public, such as emergency buttons, traffic flow control using environmental sensors, WLAN infrastructures, charging stations for electric vehicles, congestion and parking recognition and much more.

Digital Leader Awards 2016: Special Awards “Innovation” and “Disruption”

In addition to the regular competition, the jury also awarded two special prizes to honor outstanding projects that did not meet all the requirements of their category due to the project structure. For example, ING-DiBa AG received the “Digital Leader 2016: Innovation” award for the project “Digital Customer Communication in Real Time”. With the help of an innovative big data system, the company optimized Customer Relationship Management (CRM), allowing real-time processing to take current data into account in addition to traditional data sets.

In addition, the shipping division of the cruise operator MSC Germany SA & Co. KG received the “Digital Leader 2016: Disruption” award. The “Cloud Bill of Lading” project shows how digital transformation can completely disrupt processes. Following the original digitization of key freight documents, the company fundamentally changed the traditional reconciliation process based on lessons learned and new opportunities. The custom-developed collaboration solution is unique in the traditional shipping industry today and shows particular courage to break through traditional structures and processes.

In total, more than 90 digitization projects had been submitted in advance of the event. An expert jury then nominated 18 companies in six categories and honored the winners at the ceremonial gala in the presence of Brigitte Zypries, the parliamentary state secretary of the BMWi.

About the Digital Leader Award
With the Digital Leader Award, IDG Business Media and Dimension Data Deutschland want to offer a broader platform for digital leadership. In six categories, awards will be given to executives who will accelerate the digital transformation of their business, ensuring the competitiveness of their business in the future digital age. The decision is made by an independent jury of renowned experts from business, science and media. Patron of the Digital Leader Award 2016 is Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy.

 

Germany's leading digitization projects: Jury nominates 18 Finalists of the Digital Leader Award 2017 – IDG – Media, Data and Services for the Technology Industry

Germany’s leading digitization projects: Jury nominates 18 finalists of the Digital Leader Award 2017

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A total of more than 90 applications / awards in six categories / jury awards four special prizes / awards ceremony on June 29 in Berlin

Munich / Berlin, May 31, 2017 – The finalists of the Digital Leader Awards 2017 have been announced. Eighteen projects – three for each of the six categories – were nominated for an IDG Business Media and Dimension Data Germany award by a panel of experts from the media, business and science due to their outstanding achievements in digital transformation. Impressed by the large number of outstanding applications, the jury also decided to award four outstanding projects with a special prize.

“Selecting the most innovative from more than 90 forward-looking projects was really hard,” says Anke Anderie, General Manager of Human Resources, Operations and Workplaces at Dimension Data Germany and member of the jury. “The applications could hardly have been more different: From the start-up to the globally operating group, from industry to the service sector to public administration, the German corporate landscape impressively demonstrated how it copes with the digital transformation.”

The companies presented innovation hubs, novel workplace concepts or completely new business models. “We were amazed at how far advanced the content was across the entire field of applicants,” said Anderie. “The significance of digitization has noticeably increased in companies.”

The “Create Impact” category recognizes holistic, company-wide digitization strategies. The nominees are (in alphabetical order):

  • HOYER GmbH with the development of the intelligent tank container “Smart Tank Container”, which automatically feeds transport data to the logistics chain
  • Lufthansa Innovation Hub (according to job application) with the open data interface “Lufthansa Open API” for the development of new online marketplaces
  • Robert Bosch GmbH with the construction of the cloud infrastructure “Bosch IoT Cloud”

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In the “Invent Markets” category, the jury selected digitization projects that opened up new markets and customer groups. The nominees are:

  • Erwin Renz Metallwarenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG with the project “Paketkastenanlage digital & sicher” for the simple and guaranteed delivery of parcels
  • tilbago AG with the online solution “Legal Collection: Disruptive Innovation with tilbago” as an alternative to collection agencies
  • VTG AG with the project “make rail easy – VTG Connect” for the networking of railway wagons

The Shape Experience category focuses on projects that enhance customer experience through digital products and services. The nominees are:

  • Miles & More GmbH with the smartphone app “WorldShop Discover App”, which enables new customer experiences
  • Vorwerk International with the Internet of Things project “TMDE (= Thermomix Digital Ecostem)”
  • wdv group with “The Living Travel Magazine”, the expansion of the print magazine “adventure and travel” through augmented reality

The “Spark Collaboration” category recognizes projects that have revolutionized the world of work with digital tools and established a digital “working culture”. The nominees are:

  • Eissmann Automotive Deutschland GmbH with the remote maintenance concept “Eissmann Smart Maintenance”
  • EOS Serviceline GmbH with the establishment of the new employee bonus system “WIN WIN”
  • SAG Group GmbH with the project “Field Service Management” for the digitization of order processing

The “Empower People” category is about projects that use digital technologies and processes to improve human resource development and transform recruitment, retention, internal knowledge management, and employee development. The nominees are:

  • Continental AG with the project “Big Data as Self Service Analytics for Business Users” for the training of business users without programming knowledge
  • Daimler AG with the “DigitalLife Campus”, a global hackathon series
  • Interface AG with the “IF-Lab”, which drives digitalization in the company as a multi-generation project

Digitize projects are honored in the “Digitize Society” category in public space, in the social context, as well as in public authorities and state institutions. The nominees are:

  • Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) with the “Integrated Identity Management”, a central management system for the registration of refugees
  • Molecular Health GmbH with the knowledge database “Decision support system in oncology”
  • Urban Software Institute GmbH with “Urban Pulse” Smart Analytics platform for citizens of Cologne

“Although some applications did not meet all the requirements of a given category because of the project structure, they were able to impress us with their quality,” said Anderie. “That’s why, in addition to nominations in the regular categories, we’ll each award a special prize this year in the areas of Disruption, Innovation, First Mover and Customer Center.”

The award of the Digital Leader Award 2017 will be presented at a festive gala on the
29th June in the Congress Center AXICA at the Brandenburg Gate in front of about 250 top decision-makers from German industry. Presenter Ilka Groenewold will be leading the program of the evening.

All details about the award can be found on the Internet at https://www.digital-leader-award.de .

 

About the Digital Leader Award
With the Digital Leader Award, IDG Business Media and Dimension Data Deutschland want to offer a broader platform for digital leadership. In six categories, awards will be given to executives who will accelerate the digital transformation of their business, ensuring the competitiveness of their business in the future digital age. The decision is made by an independent jury of renowned experts from business, science and media. Patron of the Digital Leader Award 2017 is Brigitte Zypries, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy.