A Fireside Chat with Bernd Leukert, from Deutsche Bank

How can big tech companies embrace new technologies from these up-and-coming new startups to help them grow and stay current?

Watch the Fireside Chat

The Importance of Leveraging technology

On January 27 and 28, Plug and Play Europe’s Fintech vertical hosted their Expo Days which included this fireside chat between Bernd Leukert, Chief Technology, Data and Innovation Officer at Deutsche Bank and our own Saeed Amidi, Founder and CEO at Plug and Play.

Having started his career as a software engineer, Leukert worked in the software industry for more than 25 years helping companies become more efficient in introducing new business models while helping them grow. He moved to Deutsche Bank to transform its technology capabilities and change the understanding of technology from a cost line to a business enabler. He emphasizes in this fireside chat the importance of taking advantage of new technologies. The era of having to do everything yourself is over and we need to take advantage of the new technologies that startups and other partners are bringing to the table.

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The Highlights of the Fireside Chat

  • “We want to join forces and help our customers overcome the current situation, but more importantly to introduce new business models in a much more accelerated way.”
  • “I personally strongly believe that companies who are not leveraging technology and the opportunities of digital will have a tough time to have a healthy future.”
  • “We should talk about technology, about data, and about innovation, and not as IT as a cost center.”
  • “You cannot be the expert and master in all domains, so the notion of partnership is the recipe for success.”

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