From when to when did you work at Detecon? What was your position?
I worked for Detecon from January 2014 to July 2015. I started as an intern in the team 'Public Sector' and continued as a working student during the final phase of my bachelor studies in politics and sociology. In the summer of 2014, I got an offer to start as a Business Analyst. Since I enjoyed working for Detecon in general and the Public Sector Team in particular very much, I did not have to think twice. In October 2014, I started as a Business Analyst.
What were the most exciting Detecon moments for you?
First of all the initial phase as an intern was very exciting, as I was allowed to participate in a study on IT security for the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. I quickly started to work on my own workstreams and was allowed to conduct interviews independently. I was also intensively involved in workshops and the preparation of the final study. The learning curve for a young bachelor student from a business administration and IT-related study course was enormous, of course. As a business analyst, I then worked for a large German city on a project to implement various e-government initiatives. The independent work in the workstream and the close cooperation with the customer were very exciting.
In the fall of 2015, I went to Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen for my Master's degree in General Management. I am still in contact with some of my colleagues and continue to closely follow what is happening at Detecon. For example, I read many studies and postings in the social media, especially on the topics of Company ReBuilding and 5G.
What company do you work for today? What is your primary field of work there?
After further internships in the business development of a start-up and the corporate strategy at a company, I joined BearingPoint in December 2017 in the Digital & Strategy division with a focus on the telecommunications industry. There I concentrate on topics related to organizational transformation, e.g. the transformation of organizations set up in silo structures into an agile operating model. I am also currently working intensively on the hot topic of 5G strategy for clients in various industries.
What did you value especially highly while at Detecon, and what do you miss from the “old days”?
The most important resource about a company is its employees. At Detecon, I appreciated the motivated, technically outstanding but nevertheless very approachable people. In addition, I was influenced by working in partnership with the customer - not as a consultant "flying in" and "throwing a concept over the fence", but in close cooperation with the customer to develop a suitable solution for him. This is how I have always experienced working at Detecon! Also, the colleagues always knew how to celebrate well. Even that should not be neglected when the workload is high.
What three hashtags would you use to describe Detecon?
Thank you very much for the interview, Max!