Bernhard Schaffrik

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Why Is Europe’s Automation Adoption Different From The Rest Of The World?

Bernhard Schaffrik September 29, 2020
Automation benefits, such as efficiency and productivity gains and improved customer and employee experience at lower cost, are globally valid and understood. But there are significant differences in adoption speed and intensity of software-based automation technologies across Europe compared to the Americas and Asia Pacific. Software-based automation technologies include robotic process automation, digital process automation […]
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Praktische Tipps für Innovatoren: Welche Ideen sollte ich priorisieren und warum?

Bernhard Schaffrik September 29, 2020
Häufig fragen mich Innovatoren, wie sie am besten Ideen priorisieren können. Hier sind vier praktische Tips, die Sie für Ihre Entscheidung nutzen können: Wählen Sie Ideen, mit denen sich ein echtes Geschäftsproblem lösen lässt. Wenn Sie eine Idee wählen und umsetzen, die von einem Geschäftsbereich identifiziert wurde (Vertrieb, Marketing, Forschung und Entwicklung etc.), werden Ihre […]
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Innovators’ 101: Which Ideas To Realize And Why

Bernhard Schaffrik September 24, 2020
Frequently, innovators are asking me which ideas to prioritize and why. Here are some early steps you can take to ensure success in your innovation endeavors: First, focus on ideas that can solve a real business problem. Of course, there’s value in having gathered a bunch of creative people who love experimenting with emerging technologies. […]
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Reflections On IFA 2020

Bernhard Schaffrik September 7, 2020
Last week, IFA 2020 took place both in Berlin and virtually. I attended the virtual fair, which was an excellent experience. You could really feel how people were excited to meet both physically and virtually. However, neither the excitement nor the experience could hide the fact that the consumer electronics industry continues to struggle during […]
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A Post-Pandemic Automation Boost Across Europe Remains Uncertain

Bernhard Schaffrik June 9, 2020
Do European firms receiving public financial support face a conflict of interest in evaluating automation options?
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