Philipp Greder

Senior Projektmanager

Interview with Philipp Greder

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Philipp, tell us about your background!

I am 29 years old and grew up in southern Schleswig-Holstein. My father was an IT project manager at one of the largest IT consulting firms in the world. Little hint: only 3 letters.

Therefore, IT and project management were always part of me growing up. I then studied in Kiel - both bachelor's and master's degrees in industrial engineering with a focus on electrical engineering and information technology. During my studies, I was more or less permanently employed as a working student, also always in project management. So, when I finished my studies, it was a natural decision for me to start my career in IT or consulting/project management.

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

As previously described, it was very clear to me that I wanted to work in consulting or project management after my graduation. Due to my personal interests and my studies, it was also clear that I wanted to work in IT and digitization. I then focused on a job in Hamburg, why? Of course, Hamburg meine Perle! Joking aside, the deciding factor for me was that Arkwright Digital seemed to me as a young and dynamic company that combines the advantages of IT and consulting and that offers great career opportunities due to its enormous growth potential and the possibility to participate in the company's upbringing right from the start.

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

Currently, Arkwright Digital is very based strongly in payment and insurance. Especially during (and maybe sometime after) Corona, these are sectors of incredible growth potential, in Germany, Europe and worldwide. Here we support, among others, global market leaders to expand their digital capabilities, acquire new customers and help with digital transformation. We are experts for our customers in every aspect, advise them on a daily basis and try to find solutions commonly to complex problems.

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

There is actually no such thing. Sure, we have routines and regular meetings, but every day brings something new. I'll try to outline a "normal" day: we usually start with dailies with the project team and with different development teams and development partners, working out presentations about e.g. project-related content or new sales leads, analysing cost calculations and creating new offers, a bit of design in prototyping tools to give customers the best visibility of new developments, various customer calls with colleagues in and from all around the globe, lively exchange with our colleagues from Arkwright Consulting, working out joint projects and developments, participating in various internal social events and team activities... and everything sometimes remote and sometimes in the office. And if it happens to be Friday, we like to end the day with an after-work beer in our kitchen overlooking the rooftops of the city.

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

Amazing! Since Arkwright Digital is still a young company, everyone counts basically as an employee of day one. There is almost no other option but to advance very quickly if you perform well, take new responsibilities, and grow with the projects. The training opportunities are also great. These consist of various internal trainings, trainings per career level, trainings with the other Arkwright offices and of course several individual trainings a year. Depending on personal interest or preferences, individual trainings can be done. One person may want to focus on design, another on management, and someone other may want to take their English to the next level. Everything is possible.

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

Just apply, be yourself, be communicative, have the desire and joy to make a difference and to be part of an awesome team.