I am Benedikt, working on Germany’s future by building digital products at the digital service.
As a product manager I’m working together with the administration on digital services always providing new perspectives through an agile, digital, product, and human-centric mindset. Before that, I was an inhouse public sector consultant and Tech4Germany product fellow prototyping a chatbot and simultaneously proving the administration with an easy to use chatbot-checklist together with my team.
In 2020 I graduated from the information engineering and management master program at the Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT) with a love for design thinking, tha solid basis of a product/service management approach, as well as an agile mindset.
Originally, I am from a small village in the southern part of Germany - but since then I have been living, studying, and working in the US, several German cities, and Estonia.
You normally find me contributing to projects at the intersections of technology, humans, and our environment. Doing so, I am often the person that mediates between different backgrounds to reach a common goal, enabled by my generalist mentality and a continous learning mindset.
Graduating high school with a focus on IT, then continuing with a bachelor in global business management, to carry on with a master that embraces the digital information and servitization economy, trained me to always consider various perspectives of an issue. A skillset that proofed itself useful in various sectors (automotive, mechanical engineering, consulting, and government) and working engagements.
As I am a strong advocat of the power of teams, that yield from the diverse backgrounds of their members, I thrive to enable and empower others to face challenges together with me. You will most likely hear me emphasizing on a thorough team setup, proposing to start by understanding the users needs, asking tons of questions, recommending design sprints, and always reminding everyone to not forget about the synthesis. Feel free to reach out if you want to hear more about my design thinking journey.
If not at my 💻, you will find me clocking miles on my road bike🚴♀️, appreciating nature while hiking🥾 or skiing⛷, enjoying conversations and good coffee with friends☕, embracing art as a Bronnbacher Alumni 🖼, or planting trees in a forest 🌳.
You are still reading? Then you might as well contact me and we can have a proper conversation. Otherwise you can follow me on LinkedIn for my professional network or Medium for writeups on different topics.
And in case you wondered - beliebig is a random joke that was not intended by my parents, although I find it quite handy. To get it you must understand German (Hint).