Innovation Catalyst @ Former Head of Innovation Management, Deutsche Telekom
While currently on sabbatical until Feb 2020, partly caregiving for his father, partly doing some side projects as investor, Helmut was heading Innovation Management within Deutsche Telekom Products & Innovation since May 2010 and was responsible for seeding and driving innovation dynamics & culture and thus supporting the setup of new business in products, services and platforms, such as currently Big Data, CyberSecurity and Global Cloud Education.
Deutsche Telekom’s annual Innovation Day, T-City from 2007-12 and today building an ICT Open Innovation Ecosystem just to name a few examples. Besides that various engagements as mentor and partner of entrepreneurial programs and consortia fostering cooperation between DT and start-ups of the digital space. Helmut actively shaped DT’s innovation and new business development since 2003. Before that, he helped set up Deutsche Telekom’s digital broadband cable business until 2002.