Martin Hölz (CIO at EnBW) shares his experiences on how to transform an IT organization from “Cost-IT” to “Value-IT” with over 900 employees in a new episode of the Transformation Leaders Podcast by René Esteban, founder and CEO of the transformation and change management consultancy FocusFirst.
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About Martin Hölz (LinkedIn): Dr. Martin Hölz is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, responsible for the company-wide IT strategy and major transformation and digitalization initiatives. Previously, he served as the CIO at thyssenkrupp AG, where he was a member of the global thyssenkrupp Top Leadership Team and led the Group Processes & IT function. He also served as the Managing Director of thyssenkrupp Management Consulting GmbH, overseeing the Digital Projects division. Martin Hölz earned his doctorate in Business Informatics (WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management) and has held various leadership positions in the industry and consulting sector, including at Mercedes and Audi. He was also the Global Lead Partner for the automotive industry at Deloitte and has been a member of the executive board at VOICE, the Federal Association of IT Users, for several years alongside his role as CIO at EnBW.
About René Esteban (LinkedIn): René Esteban is Founder and CEO of FocusFirst. As a former senior leader in a Fortune 500, he found that too many transformation projects take too long, waste money, and annoy key stakeholders – and that there must be a way to accelerate business transformations sustainably. Today, this belief unites an international FocusFirst team consisting of former top executives and subject matter experts. He is an international keynote speaker, author and senior advisor for top executives to achieve challenging goals and accelerate complex transformations.
About FocusFirst (LinkedIn): FocusFirst is a boutique consulting firm for transformation & strategic change projects. We are the specialised firm in the industry that combines former top executives and an award-winning method to accelerate transformations. This unique “double helix” of capabilities equips us to help our customers deliver results faster against demanding business goals. Executives work with FocusFirst to develop organisations, structure & accelerate transformations. FocusFirst works with leading Fortune 500 companies such as Merck, Novartis, E.ON, BASF, as well as established mid-sized companies.