“I am on a mission to inspire and help people to understand more about trends, innovation, new ways of working and our overall digital future options so that we can actively and consciously shape and define the most humane & people- centric technologically transformed world.”

Hi, I’m André.

I am a blogger, thinker, and technology humanist. As a profession, I am an Innovation Strategist & Communications/Storytelling Manager for Deutsche Telekom’s Technology & Innovation board member.

This here is the place where I share my thoughts on technology, innovation and the impact on our society. I contribute my own articles as well as a feed of curated news, data, stats and insightful background reading that I think are worthwhile reading. Every week I issue a comprehensive reading digest newsletter “Am Ball bleiben” with my favorite topics of the week, and what I liked about them.

My professional background

I have more than 20 years of international (Europe, United States) work experience in…

  • digital technology business
  • strategy & foresight
  • business development
  • lean & agile centric working
  • telecommunications
  • internet / mobile internet
  • software
  • digital services
  • online advertising
  • retail and retail technologies.

I live and breathe technology. I have successfully launched services and defined products and partnerships in the areas of mobile web and apps, content management & content adaptation, online search, online advertising, e-commerce, location-based services, mobile payment, smart home, lifestyle accessories, retail technology and many more. All of this accompanied by the respective project management and business/financial case development.

I have worked in various roles ranging from product manager, project/program manager, budget manager, strategy/foresight manager, partnership manager, biz dev manager to consultant. At T-Mobile I was involved in Europe’s very first mobile internet projects.  Yes, there were mobile projects in 2002 and that’s when I became an evangelist for mobile services many moons before the iPhone was launched.

My organizational experience ranges from start-ups to big corporates to the consulting business. It is my passion both to lead, moderate and push forward creative thinking and strategy development processes as well as manage the aftermath execution by developing and launching products that make customers happy.