Werner Goertz advises product marketers with disruptive and emerging technologies, across markets and roles: Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and new device categories such as robotics, AI-enabled smart speakers and autonomous vehicles. Mr. Goertz covers the evolution of the human-machine interface (HMI) and multimodal I/O technologies: voice/speech processing and recognition, facial recognition and eye tracking, biometrics, and motion/gesture control. Technology product managers benefit from his advice on how to develop ecosystems and revenue streams from service offerings and cloud business models. With a deep background in semiconductor processing and storage technologies, a strong business acumen, and a global mindset and international work experience, his advice is appreciated by global megavendors as well as SMB and startups.
At ARM, Mr. Goertz supported segment marketing efforts for ARM's embedded processor cores and peripherals as well as for segments including consumer, mass storage and networking.
At LSI, he was responsible for marketing HDD and solid-state drive electronics in consumer and enterprise systems. Most recently, he led the product marketing efforts for a fabless startup in the space of Li-Ion battery-charge controller technology and power management ICs for consumer devices, specifically, smartphones. He is a contributor to the Extended Battery Life Working Group, managed by Intel, with a mission to identify battery safety, runtime and cycle-life optimization in consumer devices.
Segment Marketing Manager
Director of Product Marketing
Product Strategy and Launch for Tech CEOs
Messaging and Differentiation
Technology Marketing Effectiveness
Master of Business Administration, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor's Degree, Dusseldorf University
1Understanding today's technology life cycle and disruptive forces, such as AI and ML (from buying through owning)
2Creating differentiated, customer-centric stories focusing on the Human-Machine Interface: multimodal UI technologies, e.g.natural language, gesture/motion control, eye tracking, emotion detection
3Adapting go-to-market efforts to align to customer interests, leveraging devices and cloud ecosystems
4Understanding the psychographics of organizational and consumer attitudes toward technology adoption
5Using storytelling to drive strategy, leadership and culture