Dr. Hermann Gumpp is an IT consultant and entrepreneur based in Munich.
Currently he is head of the German-Japanese Business Association's IT working group, technical procurement advisor with Munich University (LMU) and alumnus of the LMU Center for Entrepreneurship where he co-founded the mobile application deployment platform Pocketsite®.
Prior to his work in the field of computing science, he stayed in Japan as a member of the executive training program of a global German industrial group and at the National Institute of Informatics Tokyo (NII).
He received his Dipl.-Phys. and Dr. rer. nat. from Munich University (LMU) where he was member of the research and teaching staff in the field of nano biophysics.
Together with an international team of renowned experts Dr. Gumpp develops business concepts for emerging fields of technology, evaluates case studies and implements prototypes for various computing platforms.
His main areas of interest are technology and service strategy, process optimization and platform migration with a special focus on international collaborative environments.
Business Concepts und Prototypes
Clouds and Clients
As computing power and storage capacity continue to grow dramatically, slow networks and laggy connections often become a bottle neck. In Germany, even with VDSL and LTE available now, this will continue to be a challenge for carriers, especially considering the steady growth of traffic from mobile devices.
Fast and secure distribution of apps and contents can be accomplished via brokers or “stores” that can take care of payment, security, curation and legal issues.
Hence it becomes clear how healthy hardware / software ecosystems are vital for the distribution of virtual goods and services, and therefore for the success of global companies.
Products and services are more interwoven today than ever before. A central topic is how to communicate a company’s offerings in the context of different cultures and countries. In many cases it is not enough to provide a list of features; companies must specifically address user cases and needs.
Today’s customers need to understand IT products in order to accept and purchase them. Key is communication of values which define every culture, be it national or corporate culture. Here, social media can help to improve transparency and communication.
Corporations have strategic planning departments staffed by analysts
who work with top executives to develop direction. The more
traditional approach used in business is to develop plans that are
highly analytical and data-driven, producing projections and measurable
consequences which eventually serve as targets for success. In the field of emerging technologies however, this approach is not feasible since there are to many unknowns. That's why strategic prototyping is essential.
Every software design process starts with a use case analysis. But what is in greatest demand today isn’t analysis but in synthesis,
recognizing patterns, crossing boundaries to uncover hidden
connections and making bold leaps of imagination.