For more than 25 years, Hans-Jürgen Schmidt has been dedicated to helping the German Automotive OEMs and Tier1 suppliers remain at the forefront of the market by applying the most innovative and future-oriented digital and IT solutions.
The trained engineer embarked on his career as a Systems Analyst of the parts list and CAx systems in the Engineering Data Management at Daimler-Benz InterServices (debis Systemhaus) in 1996.
From 2000 to 2020, he held various Sales and Account Management positions at some of the market leading Global System Integrators and IT Service Providers such as T-Systems, Orange Business Services, GE Information Services, Unisys, Fujitsu, Cognizant, and EPAM. As a trusted advisor to his clients, he has always been committed to bringing measurable business value to his customers and enabling them to continuously innovate and optimize their business along the process chain from R&D over production and logistics to sales and marketing.
As Senior Account Executive at Sitecore, he is focusing on helping his clients from the Automotive industry transform their approach from a traditional product centric view towards a pronounced customer centric one. Customers expect much more than ‘just’ a world-class car, they expect exciting individual experiences across the physical and virtual worlds. To meet these expectations, OEMs need to establish a seamlessly integrated data- and AI-driven digital ecosystem that connects the customer much more closely to the brand – over the entire customer lifecycle.