Ralf Pichler is the New CEO of Detecon
Strategy expert leads Telekom management consultancy
Thought leader in digitization strengthens Detecon's growth path
"Beyond Consulting" is being expanded: Digital strategy, innovation, implementation
New head of the consulting pillar of T-Systems' digital business
Cologne, August 02, 2019 - Ralf Pichler (47) is the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Detecon International, one of Germany's leading management and technology consultancies. The Telekom Group-owned management consultancy and subsidiary of T-Systems supports national and international customers across all industries in their digital transformation. As CEO, Pichler is to continue to push Detecon's growth course in the Group's external business and also further expand Detecon's role as a consulting pillar of T-Systems' digital business.
"I am very pleased that Ralf Pichler is taking over the management position at Detecon. He is an experienced strategy consultant with many proven successes," says T-Systems CEO Adel Al-Saleh. Christian Till Roga, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Detecon emphasizes: "Ralf ideally combines expertise in three core areas which are substantially important for Detecon: Strong expertise in the consulting business for Digital Transformation, excellent background in the telecommunications industry, and broad experience in international markets."
Ralf Pichler was most recently Partner and Associate Director at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Prior to that, he spent eight years at Ericsson in various international executive management roles with stations in Germany, Sweden, Turkey and Iran, including President and CEO Ericsson Turkey & Iran, as well as Global Head of Strategy and Portfolio for Ericsson's Global Services business. In the previous twelve years, Pichler held various top positions at well-known companies such as IBM Global Services, PwC Consulting and Capgemini Consulting. In his various roles, he led numerous strategy initiatives focusing on digital transformation, 5G, and growth initiatives, but also programs to reduce costs and increase efficiency.
Detecon continues on course for growth in business outside the Group
Looking to the future, Ralf Pichler's goal is to continue to push Detecon's growth course in external business. Detecon has made its mark on the external market and is now an important player for digitization consulting in the German-speaking region.
"I am very pleased about the trust placed in me. It makes me proud to lead Detecon, a consulting firm that was recently ranked among the top 3 of the largest German management consultancies in the Lünendonk list. Detecon pursues a leading consulting approach with "Beyond Consulting" and has recognized expertise in future topics such as 5G and the (Industrial) Internet of Things. This is the perfect match for me," says Pichler.
Beyond Consulting" becomes the consulting pillar of T-Systems' digital business
With "Beyond Consulting", Detecon is significantly developing classic consulting methods and adapting them to future digitization requirements: Top consulting is to cover the spectrum from innovation to implementation as well as include technology expertise and a high degree of agility, for example, for flexible, but precisely fitting networking of experts for digital ecosystems.
In this sense, Detecon also forms the consulting pillar of the "Digital Solutions" portfolio unit, a merger of Detecon with T-Systems Multimedia Solutions and T-Systems Global Systems Integration. T-Systems Digital Solutions is becoming the leading digitization provider in Europe, with around 4,800 digital experts and an integrated end-to-end approach with consulting, co-innovation, and integration solutions.
"Detecon is an important building block in our digitization strategy. With Ralf Pichler, we have ideal prerequisites for successfully continuing our chosen path of a joint end-to-end digitization offering. From a single source, we offer the best basis for being the preferred transformation partner for digitization for our customers," says Peter Lorenz, Head of the T-Systems "Digital Solutions" portfolio unit.