This evening, I was attending an event outside my SAP-branded tech world:
The KIT in Karlsruhe is hosting a symposium under the title “design with … A LANDSCAPE ORIENTED APPROACH” and today, Prof. Dr. Antoine Picon, Director of Research at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge (USA), was giving the keynote about “design with cities”.
Ich bin mittendrin in einem Prozess, der aktuell guten Gewissens als “Hype-Thema” bezeichnet werden kann: Digitalisierung.
Eigentlich beschäftige ich mich ja schon damit, das Leben meiner Mitmenschen digital zu machen. Sei es vor 100 Jahren die Installation des 56k Modem bei meinem Großvater, das Entwickeln einer Website für unseren Volleyballverein oder auch der heimliche Endgegner, die Neuanordnung der Senderliste auf einem Fernseher – ich war immer schon der Ansprechpartner für Fragen um “Digitales” im Alltag.
Es kommt mir natürlich ziemlich entgegen, dass genau dieses Thema aktuell scheinbar super gefragt ist, besonders auch bei Unternehmen. Während es für Privatpersonen immer einfacher wird, einen neuen Router aufzubauen oder eine App auf ihrem Smartphone zu installieren, sind Unternehmen immer noch in ihren komplexen IT-Prozessen gefangen, die sich so gar nicht mehr zeitgemäß anfühlen (hat hier jemand SAP GUI gesagt?). Continue reading “Digitale Transformation und die Menschen”→
I could use the time “between the years” to educate myself in a topic that I wanted to understand for a longer time: Docker.
Last year, I bought a book about it, so I knew it is something about containers and portable, scalable software development tools, but as long as you haven’t really put your hands on it, you don’t really know what’s going on. Luckily, there is a very good tutorial, directly delivered by docker.com: https://docs.docker.com/get-started/ that I played through in the last days.
I have to admit: I am pretty deep in the Apple universe.
Since I bought an iPad 2 for my studies, I am a big iPad fan. The portability of the device is just crazy, when I think what I can do now with my iPad Pro, that’s just incredible. For some travels, I can even leave my notebook at home because my iPad is covering the tasks that I need. Combined with the HDMI adapter, I can even do PowerPoint presentations, the Pencil is just amazing to review and comment documents that are sent to me.
An important component for that is actually Office 365 which enables me to access all my OneDrive-documents while on the road and edit them with Word, Excel, PowerPoint. I know I’m just writing down the marketing words, but it really works well. Of course, here is also room for improvement, but in general: it works! Continue reading “Siri, where have you gone?”→
Let me say something about my first days with the new Apple Watch 3.
I was one of the early adopters when the first Apple Watch came out last year (yes, it was only 2016 when I bought Apple watch 1!) Back then, I was of course proud of my new gadget. At that time, you still felt like a Gadget-nerd when you had one of those smart watches. End of 2017, that kind of changed, no one is wondering why your watch is not showing the time anymore if you don’t raise your wrist, so your motivation to wear the watch should be another one. Continue reading “Apple Watch 3 LTE”→
(I write this article in German, because the information is probably only interesting for the local people 🙂 )
Sehr gute Freunde von mir sind Bauern.
Mag für manche vielleicht banal klingen, ist es aber gar nicht. Ich nennen sie mittlerweile auch meistens eher Landwirte, weil der Wirtschafts-Aspekt mir bei dem Wort “Bauer” einfach zu kurz kommt. Es ist wirklich sehr beeindruckend zu sehen, was Familie Dörr in Wiesbach auf dem Bauernhof vollbringt. Wahnsinn, wieviel Arbeit man in Anbau, Ernte, Vermarktung investieren muss, um erfolgreich zu Landwirten (oder heißt es landzuwirten?).
When my girlfriend decided to move to Lisbon for an Erasmus-semester, our shared flat team decided to plan a trip to visit her.
During our preparation, we quickly figured out that Portugal is too nice to only visit Lisbon – we wanted to discover more of the country. And because we think, the best way for discovering a country is a roadtrip, we reserved a IndieCamper campervan. That’s especially cool because you can book a one-way-rent, which means you can rent in Lisbon and return in Porto – that’s just optimal for a roadtrip. Continue reading “Portugal Roadtrip”→
Today, I had the pleasure to connect with a team of students within my company that worked on a project with an organization named “Viva con Agua”.
Did you know that – according to wateraid.org – 844 million people don’t have access to clean water? I didn’t know that! And to be honest, I am really shocked by that number. Of course I knew that poverty is a problem in our world, but WATER??? Water is not a luxury product, it’s not a “nice-to-have”, humans simply can’t survive without water. And with bringing water to people, Viva con Agua is working on changing that number. Continue reading “Viva con Agua OR “how to make the world a little better””→
Today, I won’t write something about tech or travel, but will start a new category… I’ll name it “meta” and collect some stuff in there which doesn’t fit to one of the other categories.
Some years ago, when one of our professors showed us TED, I stumbled upon Simon Sinek. I watched his video because he was one of the speakers with the most views and I was immediately impressed by his rhetoric skills. In that talk, he spoke about “How great leaders inspire action”. His mantra: “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it”. Continue reading “Simon Sinek about relationships”→