Digital Transformation is one of the most protruding topic of our times. Profound changes are taking place in the economy and society: New business models arise, competitive factors are shifting, customer relationships are becoming partnerships, and new ways of work under the influence of a new business culture are established. This entails major consequences for the way we work and live as a society as well as for politics. The Swiss Informatics Society SI and Fraunhofer take a look on how digitalization is tackled by business leaders and politics as a societal challenge, what actually matters for an individual enterprise and draw some conclusions what future initiatives should focus on in order to make digitization a success for Europe.
Wolfgang Beinhauer has graduated as physicist and computer scientist in Darmstadt, Germany and Grenoble, France. After a stay in Singapore, he moved to Fraunhofer IAO in Stuttgart. In 2003, he took over the management of the newly founded market strategy team Web Application Engineering. Since 2018 he is heading the department for Digital Strategies and Organizational Design.
Wolfgang Beinhauer is initiator of “Digital Transformers”, an innovation network of companies that drive their digital transformation. In the frame of this network, a box of tools and methods for the digital transformation has been developed and validated. This systematic approach has been applied for the systematic transformation of various larger organizations successfully.