Der Moment
der Wahrheit

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Der Moment der Wahrheit - Menschen machen Digitale Transformation

You know that? It is the impulse of an impressive person, a spark of inspiration, a journey, the exchange of experiences at a meeting of like-minded people or finally a comprehensible explanation of a complicated context. An event, a trigger point you have experienced that leads you to change your behaviour immediately.

We call this moment the moment of truth (“Der Moment der Wahrheit” in German).

In our podcast we talk to well-known and also less well-known personalities, from economy, politics, science and civil society about their moment of truth. We encourage you to start the change now.

The Podcast (only in German)

Sequence 1

Michael Pachmajer & Carsten Hentrich talk about their journey. When did they realize that digital transformation is more a people change than a tech change. They are change makers and sought-after sparring partners for leaders. They are founders of d.quarks, the platform for entrepreneurial and societal digital transformation.

Sequence 2

Michael Rüffer is a tinkerer, can drive a tram, loves nature, the mountains and football. He is a family man, loves dogs and trains youth teams.
‘Can’t be done, doesn’t exist’ is the motto of the managing director of the Frankfurt Transport Company, who is responsible for technology and operations. The digital transformation and the mobility turnaround not only play a role for him when it comes to the development of self-driving buses and trains, but also in the context of a completely new public transport image. 

Sequence 3

Not data is the new oil, but knowledge is the new water, says Dirk Ramhorst, who has been working for many years on building and above all on access to knowledge in companies. He was CDO at BASF and is now CIO & CDO at Wacker Chemie. DAX group and family business – both have the same challenges in the digital transformation. And what role do technologies and above all IT play in this. IT, which previously provided hardware and software cost-effectively, is now becoming an innovator. Really? How can that be? Dirk Ramhorst knows his way around, knows what to do and talks.

Sequence 4

No more e-mail! That was Klaus-Peter Fett’s vision when he became Head of Innovation and Collaboration at Google 10 years ago with “Wave”, an application that offered real-time collaborative communication. The idea came several years too early.
Klaus-Peter Fett, who studied economics and computer science, is a digital transformer from the very beginning, an enthusiastic mountain biker and an energetic change evangelist. He worked for the industry giants IBM, HP and Google before he decided to take up the position of Chief Information and Digital Officer at the Röchling Group in 2018.

Sequence 5

His path seemed to be mapped out. Nicolas Reitmeier made a young and fast career in one of the big consulting firms. Fast promotion and high remuneration were tempting.
Then came the year 2017, when Nicolas took part in a social project for Syrian refugees in Lebanon and saw poverty, uprootedness and social misery up close. The  needed medicines cost as much as his new pair of sneakers. A moment of truth that changed his life fundamentally.
After moving from Hesse to Berlin and meeting his co-founder Oshko Mejia Spiegeler, the story of KINAM, an art and clothing label (Social Impact Brand) began, bringing the tradition and culture of the Central American Maya into the 21st century.

Sequence 6

Marco Bühler, family entrepreneur and family man, sportsman and doer, travels a lot and is always on tour. He is the fourth generation of his family to run the family business, Beurer GmbH in Ulm. It started in 1919 with the production of the 1st electric heating pad, among other things. Today, this has given rise to a diverse range of products: medical devices and apps, beauty equipment, activity sensors and special “babycare” products and, most recently, breathing masks. “We want you to feel good,” is the Beurer claim.

Marco is always on the move, always looking for innovations. He is fast – he thinks and acts quickly, and once he has understood what he is doing, he doesn’t hesitate to explore new avenues, which is easy for him thanks to his optimistic outlook.

Sequence 7

German rapper of the first hour, successful producer, free spirit. Moses Pelham is an integral part of the music scene in Germany. Rödelheimer Land/corner of Kleemannstraße where the shit started here…-3p-RHP-Glashaus-Geteiltes Leid-Herz-Emuna…he says the most important award he has received is the Goethe Plaque of the city of Frankfurt am Main. His city. Our city. From Frankfurt with Love.
His moment of truth, however, has nothing to do with music, but with nutrition. He became a vegetarian first, then a vegan. He tells this story to host Michael Pachmajer in a very personal conversation. Both know each other since their common school time. Moses impresses again and again with his thoughtfulness, with the seriousness with which he takes positions, with a clear attitude. His attitude.

Sequence 8

Jeannine Koch was born in East Berlin, moved with her parents to the west of the city as a child at the age of 8 – two months before the Wall fell. She is a child of the Wende and was brought up “East German” and socialized “West German”. When her parents decided to move back to East Berlin in the mid-1990s, it was clear to her that this “return” did not exist at first. Later she studied in Berlin and Sydney and is a certified media consultant and systemic business coach.
As a proven expert in digital communication, she led marketing and communication at the first International Garden Exhibition in Berlin and has been director of republica GmbH since 2018.

Sequence 9

“Keep moving without losing your balance” – the motto of Jutta Rump. As a scientist she knows it’s a priviledge to be able to freely say what she thinks. Without restrictions. She is in great demand as one of the leading 40 heads of human resources – because she takes a stand. She interferes, advises many in business and politics and sees her institute as an incubator for a new working world.

Her personal journey has always been marked by goals and strategy. And she has always wanted to have influence, to be able to shape things, to have a say. As an analytical thinker, Jutta Rump puts people at the center of her considerations.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Sequence 10

She calls her software Tandemploy “a kind of business Tinder” so that colleagues in companies can finally know who has what skills. In order to get jobs done in tandems, she brings together targeted people for projects, jobs and conversations quite simply. Together with her co-CEO Jana Tepe and the company Tandemploy, Anna Kaiser is a pioneer of New Work meaning new forms of work.

Anna Kaiser started out quite differently: she studied to become an elementary school teacher because she was driven by a deep desire to change schools, to fundamentally reform the curriculum and to introduce school subjects such as “utopia”. She wanted to know what it would take to build a different, a new kind of school. And today she is still looking for fellow campaigners.

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