#24 How Deutsche Bank Innovation Labs operate – Niklas Grunewald

Niklas Grunewald joined Deutsche Bank in 2016, working out of the Deutsche Bank Innovation Labs on various technological and strategic initiatives across the bank’s business and infrastructure divisions.

Prior to Deutsche Bank, Niklas built and sold an accounting-tech company, helped build, operate and scale Berlin-based VC Redstone as first employee and Investment Manager, and served as an investment analyst at a super-Angel fund.

Niklas holds a BSc. from WHU and MSc. from ESCP Europe

Interesting Quotes:

Deutsche Bank Innovation Labs have 5 Goals:
* Drive technology transfer
* Support digital strategy
* Co-develop digital narrative
* Drive global collaboration
* Foster innovation culture

At the beginning, communicate well and raise awareness with internal stakeholders

Create demand for change by exposing stakeholders to technological possibilities and ventures in the market

Innovation is about adapting to ever shorter product life cycles by challenging the status quo and act on the findings respectively

Align well and work closely with top management and digital leaders to deliver along the right priorities

Build a strong network of internal stakeholders with similar beliefs

Have bold ambitions

 

Book Recommendations:

 

Under the Volcano – Malcolm Lowry

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