Speaker Bio

Christa Koenen
Executive Insights Speaker

Christa Koenen

CIO/CDO, Member of the Board of Management
Christa Koenen is a Member of the Management Board for Information Technology and Digitalization at global logistics service provider DB Schenker, headquartered in Essen, Germany. Her tenure at Deutsche Bahn Group began in 2004. During this time, she gained extensive executive experience across various subsidiaries in different areas of the DB Group. Most recently, as Chairwoman of the Management Board of the Group's digital partner DB Systel and as Chief Information Officer of the DB Group.
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Wednesday, 09 November, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CET
Executive Insights: Key Lessons from Transforming a Traditional Organization from a Classic Hierarchy into Self-organized Teams – an Application to a New Environment

DB Systel is an IT and Digital service provider and is part of Deutsche Bahn Group, the German, state-owned, 180-year-old railway organization and one of the largest, most complex enterprises in Europe. In this session, I will share insights into how we transformed DB Systel into a self-organized, agile organization despite the traditional environment it finds itself embedded in, thereby overcoming organizational complexity and structures developed over years. I will then outline how the learnings from this transformation can be applied to DB Schenker, a global logistics provider, and it‘s geographically distributed IT and Digital organization.

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