Look ahead

Looking ahead and always setting new challenges. This is more important than ever before in today's business world. Innovations in products and processes offer new opportunities. These must be recognized in time and successfully implemented.


At the same time, the complexity of products and services is increasing. Thus it is becoming increasingly important to think about networking and to bundle the competence from different sectors. In the "Look ahead" series, experts from various sectors outline their expectations of the future and address the innovation drivers in their industry.

Mario Nowack, Project Manager ABSOLUT

Interview: Mario Nowack

Project Manager ABSOLUT, Leipzig Transport Authority (Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe GmbH, LVB)
Mario Nowack is the Project Manager for the project ABSOLUT.

Mini buses without drivers, which can be ordered by mobile phone: This should be a reality in Leipzig in two years. The Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (LVB) is planning to implement the ABSOLUT project, a test route between the suburban railway stations at the exhibition grounds and the BMW plant in the industry park “Nord”. The eight-seater should guarantee a good connection around the clock - thus also outside the peak times of the commuter traffic, the bus should be ordered on read more ...

Jörg Friedrich, COO Leesys

Interview: Jörg Friedrich
Leesys GmbH, COO    

Packing things, dragging boxes, just don't forget anything and then reassemble everything in the new apartment. Such a move can be a real challenge. And now imagine that a factory with almost 600 employees is moving - without interrupting production. That's what happened when the telephone plant moved from its Leipzig location in Stötteritz to its new location in the Hertzstraße in Leipzig- Heiterblick in 1999.



Sabine Bredemeyer - Coach und Expertin für persönliche und unternehmerische Veränderungsprozesse

Interview: Sabine Bredemeyer

coach and expert for personal and entrepreneurial change processes

Sabine Bredemeyer is an expert in the healthy growth of companies and their development into attractive employers. As a mentor for executives, board members and managing directors, she helps companies to develop loyal and inspired employees and thus promotes employee retention and continuous growth. Her book "Happy Leaders: Happy People: Great Results!" will be published in spring 2019.

Our environment is constantly changing. Innovative growth markets are emerging, but some products and services are becoming less important. How must a company react to such read more ...

Dr. Gunther M. Wagner

Interview: Dr. Gunther M. Wagner
Deloitte GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Director Technology Strategy & Architecture

The range of so-called Smart Home products is constantly increasing. But how does the consumer react? Are the offers being used extensively? To find out, you conducted an extensive survey of over 2,000 German consumers as part of the "Smart Home Consumer Survey 2018". How widespread are Smart Home solutions today and how great is the continued interest?

I cannot tell you whether the consumer really uses the products. In our study, we investigated which components the user has bought or plans to buy in the next years. But the read more ...

Prof. Dr. Petzold

Interview: Prof. Dr. Matthias Petzold

Head of Fraunhofer Center for Applied Microstructure Diagnostics, Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS Halle


>>What we have known so far from science fiction films is now real on our streets: Cars communicate with each other, send their owners e-mails, control deviations in the middle of the trail and warn in time of an obstacle. So electronic systems take over, but the responsibility remains with the driver. Experts speak of partially or highly automated driving. In your view, has the future already begun?                                                              


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Sehnsucht nach Glück

Judith Glück is a wisdom researcher and knows that life satisfaction can be increased


Judith Glück, born 1969, is a wisdom researcher. Since 2007 she has been working as a professor of developmental psychology at the Institute for Psychology at the Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt. Her research focuses on development in adulthood and the psychology of wisdom. The publishing house “Kösel Verlag” publishes her book "Wisdom. The 5 Principles of a Successful Life ".


>>There is an amazing variety of literature on happiness. You, too, have published a book about a successful life. Is there a particular longing for happiness?

Hm, of read more ...

Interview: Daniel Schwendener
TeleAlarm SA, Quality Manager

>> TeleAlarm is offering to its customers “Swiss design – Made in Germany”. What does this mean?

We are creating a synergy in combining the advantages and expertize of two long term market leaders in their domain of competence. So, our customers get the benefit from the long term experience of the Swiss company “TeleAlarm” in creation and marketing of Social Alarm and Nurse Call systems and the reliability and sustainability of the German production site of “Leesys” by getting high quality products. 


>> How can TeleAlarm guarantee this quality approach?

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Interview: Thomas Sauer
Director/Auditor: Deloitte GmbH Auditing Firm


» Brexit referendum, US elections and the coup attempt in Turkey: 2016 was a year characterized by political decisions that will also influence the world’s economic situation heavily. Deloitte captures the prevailing mood of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) of German companies with regular surveys. How can this be evaluated currently?

The fact of the matter is that the last Deloitte survey of fall 2016/spring 2017 clearly reflects this. About half of the interviewed CFOs of German companies have perceived risks in the geopolitical developments. This is the highest level of this read more ...

Interview: Dr. Georg Bräuchle
Executive and Chief Market Officer Marsh Deutschland

» Like us now the whole world is currently talking about the topic of Industry 4.0: what does it mean for you? For example in the future will an app replace the insurance broker?

This thought suggests itself easily, since the insurance industry is also subject to digitalization and is facing great changes. At Marsh modern technologies have been supporting us for many years already in the most diverse processes. But as it concerns the topic of an app, we see its application primarily in the area of private clients or smaller businesses. Wherever processes can be more or read more ...