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Yvonne Balzer

Director Innovation & New Work, Kienbaum Consultants International GmbH

Ms. Balzer studied Business Informatics and has worked 20 years as Strategy and Management Consultant. After her study at University of Mannheim she started her career at IBM as system designer. During her 17 years at IBM she received outstanding consulting & technical awards like the highest technical IBM Corporate Award, IBM Engagement Excellence Award and was honored as Pan-EMEA e-Designer. Additional she graduated in Intercultural Studies at Columbia International University and completed her Management Executive Education at Boston University School of Management & M.I.T. Today she is Director and Member of the Management Board at Kienbaum Consultants International GmbH, leads the business location Düsseldorf and established the Digital Unit & Innovation Garage. With her team she is responsible for the Digital Transformation at Kienbaum and for the design & development of innovative formats, digital products and business models. She consults clients within their Digital Change with focus on Digital readiness, Digital Strategy, Organizational Development and Digital leadership. Prior to this she took over several leadership roles within IBM at the end the Business consulting lead for Public Safety. Mr. Balzer acts also as Strategic Advisor and Coach within the Public Sector and introduced new technologies like data analytics, cloud and secure mobile solutions. She initiated the CDO Talk und supports the Global Digital Women initiative. She was a member of the IBM Technical Expert Council, the IBM Corporate Science Corps and is an active member of BITKOM e.V. She published several articles. Personal she was engaged in Development Aid projects in Africa, Brasil and Bolivia.