Impact for business -
value from technology. 

About DSI

Our purpose: 

Today, digitalization is being discussed, extensively. Many initiatives focus on technological aspects (e.g. S4HANA, IoT, CPS, 3D) rather than business. In order to improve competitiveness, however, our clients cannot afford happy engineering. Most of the companies are beyond the proof-of-concept phase. They want to scale and create real business impact. DSI helps companies to transform towards a smarter, greener and commercially viable business at scale. Together with our clients, we create impact by developing even more sustainable and competitive businesses.

Our pragmatic tandem-approach:

In a digitalised business world, most challenges are too complex to solve in a silo, but require cross-functional expertise and speedAs DSI, we combine in-depth business know-how in various industries with signature IT and implementation skills based on many years of experience in management positionsWe pragmatically work based on judgment and hypotheses, rather than comprehensive baselining and analyses, which often is too time-consuming. This is what we call our pragmatic tandem-approach. Our firm believe is that this combination makes a difference as it provides proven solutions and business impact, efficiently and on time. 

Our services:


How to drive digitalization as a business transformation  and change process with focus on value?

Please see our CEO advisory services: 

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How to benefit from future operating models including end-to-end supply chains and optimized shop floors?

Please see our COO advisory services:

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How to monetarize on digital business models, new customer experience and innovation?

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Our clients:

Our client portfolio focuses on Process Industries (Life Science, Chemicals, Energy, Steel ...) and Manufacturing (OEMs, Automotive Suppliers, Mechanical Engineering ...). We work for global and mid-sized companies including so-called hidden champions. We work together with our clients on all levels, board, executives, managers and staff. 

We do not focus on Public Sector, Telecommunication and Financial Services.

 „Digital programs are often too techy, don't scale and don't create business impact as expected. Together with its clients, DSI makes digitalization a business success.“ 

Our leadership:

DSI has been founded as a think tank for digitalization in 1997. Over time, we have developed towards a professional service firm, which is managed by our partners:  

Jan Schreiber, Exec. MBA, is the DSI Managing Partner and an experienced advisor with more than 15 years track record in Manufacturing and Automotive industry. Jan`s fields of expertise include Large Scale Digitalization programs as well as Sales & Marketing. He has worked on digitalization topics for more than 10 years, with DAX as well as mid-sized companies.. Jan lives with his wife and two children in Bonn / Germany.

Tim Barg, PhD, is a partner of DSI, specialised on Manufacturing, Process Industries and Utilities in particular. His fields of expertise include M&A and operational excellence . Tim is working in consulting for more than twenty years. Before DSI he was a Director at a global M&A advisory firm and worked for a so called "big four" for many years. Tim is married and lives with his family in Düsseldorf / Germany.

Hans Kihn, PhD, is a DSI partner with a focus on Life Science & Chemicals. Hans is a Chemist by education and has a track record of large scale transformations  and digitalization initiatives for the past 13 years. One of his special fields of expertise is sustainability amongst others. Hans has worked for a global strategy consulting firm, before he joined DSI. Hans is married and lives with his wife and two children kin Düsseldorf / Germany.  

Christoph Parkell, MBA, is a DSI partner and an expert is enterprise architecture, best-of-breed solutions as well as big data science. Christoph drives digitalization initiatives across industries and is working in consulting since more than 10 years. One of his special interest items is cloud migration. Christoph also founded and grew a number of start-ups and small companies over the past years. He has worked for a so called "big four" before he joined DSI. Christoph lives with his familiy in Berlin / Germany.

 Our team and eco system:

We work in a team of colleagues and partners, including experienced business advisors with relevant industry expertise, proven IT consultants with sound implementation skills, best-of-breed vendors, eco system partners or solution providers for leveraging the technology portfolio and seasoned sponsors to leverage on relationship networks and eco systems where necessary

Our values:

With build on our 5 values:

1) Value & client focus - We live "clients first" and create impact for our clients
2) Integrity & collaboration - We work as one team together and respect each other 
3) Boldness & entrepreneurship - We think big and put skin in the game
4) Sustainability & social responsibility - We care for stakeholders and society
5) Pragmatism & execution - We aim at implementation as well as scale and we approach agile

As we suggest, our tandem-values provide us with orientation what's right or wrong and can make a difference!

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