Bernd Gross - CTO of Software AG - Empowerment, Trust and The Best of Startup and Corporate Worlds

Bernd Gross became the CTO of Software AG after he chose the company to acquire his successful IoT startup, Cumulocity.

In this episode of Leadership Deep Dive, Hendrik Deckers is exploring what makes a leader successful in product-based companies, like Software AG. Bernd has a unique perspective of someone who went a long way from nearly two decades in corporate IT in Germany, to co-founding an IoT startup in 2012 in California - a little too far ahead of the market curve at the time - only to realise that Europe was actually a better environment for the innovation that he brought to the market.

Bernd shares his very interesting take on combining the best of the corporate and startup world, on attracting engineers and IT managers to companies that are definitely not startups anymore, on the thin line between empowerment and chaos, on trust and authenticity, and on other aspects of leading a big team in a fast-moving market.


Published on 05.12.2019

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