+15 years New Business Sales in the IT Industry. Track record of success with 1st tier Enterprise Software Firms IBM Informatica Sybase/SAP CM AG full information on LinkedIN
Longstanding interest in framing objects in my vincinity; passion for Photography and Video focus on Landscape Macro Travel, see a selection in the gallery
Economy & Investing
Thoughts about developments in the macro economy and investment opportunities. Interest on precious metal and future technologies
Who is ?
SALES is the lifeblood of any organisation small or big, local or global, retail or high-tech Over a period of +15 years I have been driving sales results in a diverse range of industry's My Success factors in sales are founded on curiosity towards the potential buyer organisation as well as the individual person who is my counterpart in the sales engagement. In a world of similar product's it up to the sales executive to distinguish the offer trough a well mannered, intelligent and respectful sales approach.
Having worked in the IT Industry for close to 20 years I am always keen to learn about new developments in technology and its use cases. Whereas 20 years ago IT was the preserve of a few large corporations using large and expensive mainframes, IT now in the 2thousands is in the pocket or even[…]
For some years now I am following with interest the wearable tech sector.While this is not a new area as we have seen wearable tech 15 years ago, there are some forces nowadays that should help wearable tech reach real mainstream OS Standardisation The Operating System choice has developed from Windows CE and homegrown OS”s[…]
We all witness the centrification of our living space, people of all levels of society leave their countryside origins behind and flock to the cities in search for a rewarding career and a vivid private life. That means that most countries have just one or 2 real centers of action and the widespread countryside contributes[…]
While the internet of things is top of the agenda for most industries, there are some practical lessons that can be learned right now from the first wave of consumer IOT devices coming to maturity. This article by the WIRED draws some pretty interesting conclusions and suggestions from the recent changes at Google[…]
We are already 1 quarter into the new year and it was not a very pretty one, the world is rattled by terrorist attacks, downed planes bizarre US Presidential hopefuls, near stock market crash in China an unsolved European migration crisis and much more. In Europe especially we get to see the[…]
On the outset of 2016 one may wonder where the next growth engine for world economy may come from. As the potential lenses in the world is so complex I concentrate on my native Germany as a point of reference. Germany in the last 10 years has gone trough 4 distinct phases I labour market[…]
2015 was not a very positive year in the grand scheme of things, Greece issues, migrant crisis, Paris attacks, Volkswagen Dieselgate and a lot more news on the sombre side of things. But there was also a news report that stood out for being so ambitious and positive not driven by the simple reaction to[…]
In my capacity running Sales across Europe it goes without question that I also have an interest and sentiment towards the economic and social developments in this vast and very diverse territory. The Europe I encounter now is very different to the one faced in the year 2008 when I started out my international sales[…]
We are now approaching a decade of Quantitative Easing in the Western World, gradully shifting society from the intrinsic habit of saving to borrowing. I was wondering why there is so little public debate about the very severe negative impact this may have on us all especially on those in full working duty now and[…]
watched the new James Bond yesterday (worth seeing by the way) and while going trough the all american 40 minutes of pre-movie commercials I was struck by a couple of spots created by my native county of Mecklenburg. Aim of this unique campaign is to remind big city stressed people that in the north of[…]