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The Drivers of Digital Transformation

Why There's No Way Around the Cloud

  • Ferri Abolhassan

Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Christophe Châlons, Nicole Dufft
    Pages 13-22
  3. Dieter Schweer, Jan Christian Sahl
    Pages 23-31
  4. August-Wilhelm Scheer
    Pages 33-43
  5. Guido Reinking
    Pages 45-55
  6. Frank Strecker, Jörn Kellermann
    Pages 57-71
  7. Anne Teague
    Pages 73-81
  8. Steffan Heuer
    Pages 83-90
  9. Clas Neumann
    Pages 91-104
  10. Klaus Hardy Mühleck
    Pages 105-113
  11. Michael Weppler
    Pages 115-120
  12. Ferri Abolhassan
    Pages 121-124

About this book


Exciting articles, analyses and practical examples describe how to get started with digitalization and handle the technologies involved, the potential offered by the cloud, the importance of the right partnerships and which factors are most critical to success, particularly as regards quality and security. Why will the cloud soon take the driver’s seat in our cars, and why does Heineken’s long-term CIO Anne Teague say that innovation is impossible without high-quality IT? What can German IT managers learn from Silicon Valley or China, how much does Telekom CEO Tim Höttges think Europe is dependent on successful digitalization, and why does T-Systems director Dr. Ferri Abolhassan view the cloud as the essential backbone of digital transformation? This book is the first to bring together a variety of perspectives and present a 360° view of digitalization. Renowned authors illustrate how industry representatives view the digital transformation of our economy. Its most important component is the cloud! And digitalization and cloud-based processes are the main business drivers of the 21st century.

  • How Germany and Europe can benefit from digitalization 
  • The cloud as the growth driver of digitalization
  • Field reports from China and Silicon Valley 
  • Practical examples 

The Editor

Dr. Ferri Abolhassan is a member of the T-Systems Board of Management, responsible for the IT Division and Telekom Security.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Ferri Abolhassan
    • 1
  1. 1.T-Systems International GmbH SaarbrückenGermany

About the editors

Dr. Ferri Abolhassan is a member of the T-Systems Board of Management, responsible for the IT Division and Telekom Security. From 1985 to 1988, Dr. Ferri Abolhassan completed a bachelor’s degree in computer science at Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany. After graduating, he worked at Siemens and IBM prior to completing his doctorate in 1992. He held various senior positions at SAP and IDS Scheer, before joining T-Systems in September 2008 as Head of Systems Integration and a member of the Board of Management. In late 2010, Abolhassan took on the role of Head of Production, before becoming Director of Delivery in 2013. In January 2015, Abolhassan was appointed Director of the T-Systems IT Division, with responsibility for approximately 30,000 employees and some 6,000 customers. Moreover, to address new IT imperatives, Deutsche Telekom has created an organizational unit for security solutions, to be headed up by Abolhassan. The new business will combine all of Deutsche Telekom’s security activities, and will market its cyber security offerings.

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