Steve Pscheid


Interview with CEO Steve Pscheid

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Steve, tell us about your background!

I am 49 years old and grew up in Bavaria at lake Starnberg. My father was an aerospace engineer at ESA/ NASA (SpaceLab) and Manager at EADS.

After my military-days – German Navy – I learned banker – from these days on I was infected by the combination of technology and financial services. During my studies – Media-Management and -Design – I was working at a huge publishing-house in Germany.

In the middle of the nineties we start producing web-sites and network-based applications and i finished my days there as a triple Management Director. Great early days.

2000 my journey as a consultant for digital disruption, digital transformation and digitalisation was starting. It was an interesting, international journey – the one half of my career "development" – the other half "consultancy".

I love to combine both today at Arkwright Digital.

Why did Arkwright Digital become your home and not another IT consulting/project management agency?

More than others Arkwright Digital was able to deliver the emotional connection between business and modern work – or in other words: Arkwright Digital combines consultancy and development in a clever and highly effective way – ADG works with worldwide, huge and experienced partners – ADG is able to deliver projects in every size, all over the world, state-of-the-art and high secure.

… and – for sure – don’t forget these crazy, great and highly educated people. It's pure fun to work with all this possibilities and such nice people - for interesting and huge clients and corporates.

Tell us about some of the projects you have worked on during your time at Arkwright Digital?

During the last 18 moth we highly concentrate on the payment-industry. Partly automated application forms – end-2-end – for onboarding or for existing-clients-campaigns. I was really intrigued how complex an application form could be – but if you try to automate as much as possible – if you try to use as much API’s as possible – and finally – if you want to deliver all data into an ERP-System … you’ll have fun, I’ll promise.

It is a real challenge to build systems, which are able to use existing data from ERP- or CRM-Systems – for pre-filling the application form – it will optimise the conversion-rate. But when you’ve taken some interesting obstacles, you’ll love to see Data-Import – Pre-Filling – API’s – Digital ID – conclusion of a contract … End-2-End User-Experience – Cool stuff.

And what is a normal working day like at Arkwright Digital?

What is normal in the times of the new normal – well, … our job was always close to a computer and a lot of useful tools. After more than 25 years IT the PM-Profile changed just a bit – the tools are more powerful – today// we work most of the time with JIRA to organise development, time-tracking and more. During the corona period, we immediately switched to virtual working methods – simple thing – we work international, and we work internationally and are used to having several digital calls a day.

Short// Get-Up – Shower – PC – go-to-bed … that’s the rhythm.

.. and every day calls with interesting and nice people – the team spirit is great.

What do you think about the career opportunities at Arkwright Digital?

Well – I will try to answer from a management point of view – we will offer a great, open minded and professional base – we will work with our employees as a team member – in one great, intelligent and technical interested team. Passion and attitude and all the possibilities that we can use today open up limitless visions. To implement this technically is more than just exiting – there is still a lot of pioneering work – it’s simply fun.

Last but not least, what is your tip for all new employees at ADG?

Beware of the boss … ^^ … and: if you want to be part of a great team, if you want to be part of great ideas and projects, if you want to work for huge and international clients, if you want to work with brand new methods and technologies …. You want to be part of Arkwright Digtial. …