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My offering


My job is to be a sounding board. Somebody you can discuss problems with, brainstorm ideas with or get feedback. It is not my job to give you all the answers, but to help you work through issues yourself and find the right solution for you.

Venture Advisory

I can make your business happen. I have myself been through many of the pitfalls, new ventures go through and I can help you avoid some of them. It is my job to support you in making your venture a successful one.

CDO as a Service

Digital has changed our world. It has changed consumers and it is changing business. You need that represented at the executive level. Some call it a Chief Digital Officer (CDO), others a Chief Customer Officer. Whatever the name, you need an understanding of digital and connected business on your board. Finding those people is hard. It is even harder to pay for another full-time executive. Instead, consider outsourcing the position.

Product Strategy

Product success depends on the right strategy. From user and market identification to competitive and technology analysis, from profitability and innovation checks to a market and portfolio strategy you have to take many decisions. I am an expert in product management and help you find the right strategy for your product.

Tech Team Building

Do you need product owners, engineers, designers, testers or operations experts? I have been hiring and running tech teams for many years and can help you find the right people for your venture and build a real and strong team for you. I can even run the teams for you for a while.

Digital Training

Would you like to inspire your staff about the potential of digital? Teach them how to use digital to provide a better service and be more efficient? Or maybe you need some digital training for your team? If so I can help.

companies that trust my advice

…and what they say about me

Bernhard is a great and visionary leader. With his help, we were able to restructure our entire engineering and product organization and increase efficiency

Sascha Wellershoff CEO Virtual Solution AG

I got to know Bernhard as a top technologist, someone who knows all the aspects of technology in-depth, as a mentor to me in technology at the time, an enthusiastic dedicated worker and fun person to work with and who get things done effortless and inspiring.

Sebastian Tischer Top Global IT + Client Executive, Security, Risk Management Expert @Information Security Forum

As a super straightforward highly experienced product manager and mentor – he was exactly the right one for us. With his help, we restructured our product development process and reduced time to market by more than 8 months.

Emmanuel el-Khoury Entrepreneur, Strategic Investment & Business Development Consultant @EXOR N.V

Die Erfolgsstory von Retarus ist auch geprägt von den qualitativ hochwertigen Produkten. Bernhard versteht es aus meiner Sicht hervorragend, diese hohe Qualität zu sichern und gleichzeit auch Innovationen und neue Trends zu antizipieren.

Eberhard Rohe Eberhard Rohe - Business Development Financial Industry @retarus

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    About me

    I live at the intersection of business and technology — understanding and enabling the links between business strategy and information technology. I spent the early part of my career deeply hands-on with bleeding-edge technology and continued to product management, where I learned how to run a P&L and deal with the entire lifecycle of a product/service, giving me an understanding of markets, business drivers, and strategy.

    I have always been someone who is interested in doing each and everything around software-based products, invent them, create them, bring them to life, watch them grow, let them go.

    I’ve been into product management during almost my entire career and have a deep understanding of various methodologies and techniques.



    Innovative – sometimes disruptive – mostly curious

    Latest news

    Productive use of blockchain technology?

    I did a medium post recently, discussing the current state of production and blockchain, in the year after the hype. Talks and noise in media have cooled down tremendously, but still, there’s a lot going on. Companies are now more looking after a real return on investment and less at a hyped technology, which I […]

    How do you get beyond a PowerPoint slide, that says: “I’m doing something with blockchain.”?

    I think there is almost no CIO or CDO in Europe, who does not do or pretend to do a blockchain project. But what is the reality behind that? Most companies shy away from real life blockchain projects due to the inherent complexity that is typically sold alongside this new technology. IBM sells blockchain as […]

    European Business Interview

    European Business did a spontaneous interview with me about Blockchain. You find it here:  

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