Agile in Industrial Automation: The Digital Transformation of Yokogawa

At Yokogawa, digital and agile transformation go hand in hand. New working and collaboration principles and methods are therefore finding their way at Yokogawa to enable the rapid development of customer-centric digital solutions. Thomas Schindler from Yokogawa and Lena Jeßen from borisgloger consulting talk about what exactly this looks like and what the next steps are in an interview with Christoph Schmiedinger from borisgloger consulting.


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Lena Jessen Lena Jessen Strategic thinking and practical implementation - Lena Jeßen can do both. Between these two poles, she creates clarity about the path to the goal. Based on her extensive leadership experience at various levels, Lena always strives for holistic change in an organization and also supports executives with coaching. Her credo: leading through action. Lena stands for directness and "just do it" and thus gets people moving. From Lena's point of view, two things are especially important for the joint development of something new: one's own desire to learn and the ability to actively listen and ask questions. This not only enables open and honest communication, but also the return of simplicity to a wide variety of workflows and processes - and that, after all, is the goal of agility.

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Christoph Schmiedinger Christoph Schmiedinger Complex topics and challenging technologies? That's where Christoph Schmiedinger feels particularly at home. He supports automotive manufacturers and their suppliers in preparing their organizations for the challenges of the mobility revolution. As an experienced executive consultant and industrial engineer, he also provides hands-on support for the transformation from a traditional to an agile company. The native Austrian has been working with agile methods for over ten years. In particular, he has built up expertise in agile transformations and large scaled projects as well as in the agile further development of physical products and safety-critical systems. He has also developed digitization strategies for major banks in Germany and Austria. He shares his knowledge in trainings, as a speaker at conferences and in regular publications. Christoph Schmiedinger is the best proof that determination, openness and humor can be perfectly combined. He particularly enjoys working with people from different cultures. "Commitment" is one of the most important agile values for him, because he values the trust that is placed in him.

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