How to transform into the digital age (people, process, technology)
Timo von Erdmann is in his current role responsible for the DevOps team and rollout of digital platforms within Airbus Defence & Space DTO. Here he you can get a little impression of him, ahead of his session at Cloud Expo Europe.
Question: What are the big challenges in your role at the moment?
Timo von Erdmann: As every company we are facing a major change to the digital age. Our business model changes drastically from manufacturing to digital services and we need to keep up while on the other hand being in one of the most heavily regulated industries in the world.
Question: What are the next big technology developments you’re expecting?
Timo von Erdmann: We are currently deploying our brand-new digital platforms in our core countries which will delivery IaaS and PaaS to the business. The big difference to how we done it in the past is, that we are aiming for 100% automation – even for a completely new cloud instance, the goal is to have the hardware install (racking, cabling, etc) be the only manual task in the whole process.
Question: Why is it important to you that the industry comes together in events like these?Timo von Erdmann: To let people know, that they are not alone and vice versa to hear from others, that they are overcoming major challenges in their digital transformation, no matter of industry, history or market. I am always keen to speak to as much people as I can to gather valuable insights for my company and me.