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7: IoT: It’s all about the people!

IoT people

Many years ago I learned of a tech company that hired one of the leading global consultancies to evaluate how they were doing. The company is question owned a multi-million euro asset, and the board of directors was quietly confident that the audit would celebrate the strategic value of their core asset, and applaud the brilliance of their senior management.

The consultants came back to present their findings to the board. They found that the company’s most valuable asset was, in fact, the people who worked there. The board of directors didn’t agree and hired a different consultancy to tell them what they wanted to hear. And guess what… it really did not end well.

In sharp contrast to this management folly, it was such a pleasure to speak with two HR leaders who have a genuine and deep appreciation for the value of people, who understand the vital importance of culture, and were kind enough to share their top tips on how people can unlock the incredible opportunities within digital transformation.

Tune into the Siemens Advanta Podcast with Judith Wiese, Chief Human Resources Officer and Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, and Diane Moody, the VP of Organizational Development & Culture at DSM, and learn why people matter especially in a cutting-edge tech arena like IoT.

Culture By Design

The failure rates of digital transformations remain high because the human factor is often underestimated.

Digital transformation is not just about technology: It is also, above all, about people. This makes it complex – and therefore requires new approaches to managing change, dealing with fears and new demands on employees, building new leadership styles, fostering trust, empowerment and growth mindset, and successfully unlocking the full potential of IoT!

TUNE IN and learn how to bring people along on your digital transformation journey and how you as a company can be an early adapter to stay relevant and ahead of the crowd!

Listen to “IoT: It’s all about the people!”



Do you want to dive into the ocean of IoT but don’t know how to get started? Would you like to know more about the possibilities that lie in the digital future? Are you into digital trends that revolutionize today’s industries?

If so, this podcast is for you!

Welcome to the Siemens Advanta podcast “Unlock the full potential of IoT”, a 360-degree view of the latest IoT trends. We talk to the innovators, experts and visionaries who work and play in digital transformation. Explore with us the practical ways to approach unique journeys in the digital sphere and most important of all: the possibilities and potential beyond the buzzword, IoT!

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Founded in 1996 as the first inhouse consultancy in Europe, Siemens Advanta Consulting has significantly shaped the success story of Siemens, being the consulting partner of choice for its own digital transformation. With headquarters in Munich, Germany, and offices in America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, its more than 500 consultants bring unmatched industry and digital expertise to its consulting projects, creating tangible impact for its clients.

Siemens Advanta Consulting is part of the powerhouse Siemens Advanta, which combines consulting capabilities with the expertise of more than 7000 solution engineers and developers. Siemens Advanta enables clients across various industries to unlock the digital future by offering end-to-end services from strategy definition to implementation.

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