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
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
|Under the Volcano – Malcolm Lowry|