Coach, Author, Blogger & Speaker


A few words about Dirk

Dirk is a successful serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience, driving digital transformation through strategic and technical leadership; including helping companies across a broad array of industries deploy planning capabilities to significantly improve business performance.

He held various senior leadership positions with companies that pioneered innovations in business planning technology and delivered highly-respected portfolio, demand and supply chain, planning and management consulting services. He is widely respected as a thought leader around Digital Transformation, frequent guest author, book co-author and speaker.


Digital Transformation in short

More mature industries are long confronted with the impact introduced by the rise of an empowered consumer but while they still try to find meaningful responses, the same patterns can more and more be found in nascent industries as well.

The pattern of a dramatic change in consumers behavior. Consumers that have joined up in online communities, they live and communicate online, they do not react to direct advertisement anymore but demand a personalized experience from any company that intends to sell to them.

Consumers that are informed by their peers from the community, that have become extremely knowledgeable or understand their lack of latter one and now demand the industry to bridge that gap. They leave it up to the companies to provide the missing knowledge and often times select the party that does the best job around it.

Digital Transformation is the name of that change and it is very likely the next revolution ….

It is time for corporations to act or run the risk of distinction.


We could have never done this without Dirk’s help. Now we have clear processes and alignment on our data. We can address the market dynamic our business is facing.

Jerry McRealeVP Demand Planning

Dirk helped the team understand and master the complexities our business was facing. We now know why things happen and can act accordingly.

Marcus MeinhardtSVP Central Commerce


Blogger & Writer

Dirk is a regular contributor to leading business and industry publications. Among giving interviews and writing articles for books, e-books and print magazines, he established his blog for Digital Tempus Germany as a widely renowned source of insights around Digital Transformation and Business Intelligence. As of 2015 he moved to a personal blog where he writes in English language for his international audience.


Over the last several years, Dirk has focused on helping global companies embrace digital transformation by driving the implementation of demand-driven business strategies and improve working capital efficiency through process optimization, talent development, and effective analysis of planning data. This work included strategic consulting, architecting and modeling of data-intensive business intelligence solutions, advanced mathematical modeling and business process expertise to establish and advance portfolio and planning capabilities for global companies.


A sought-after speaker, Dirk actively shares his vision and experiences to help organizations understand and embrace the dynamics defining the rise of digital transformation.


Sales planning as it could be

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Are high quality standards an outdated concept?

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Problem solving with the IT crowd: communication is possible!

Why communication between IT and other departments tends to be so difficult – and what you can do about it Using detailed real-life examples, the article describes the communications hitches between IT and operating departments, demonstrating…


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