On Friday, April 7, 2017, Dr Eberhard Kurz, CIO of Deutsche Bahn AG, visited Frankfurt School of Finance & Management to deliver his talk “Technology and its disruptive impact on the business – Digital Transformation at Deutsche Bahn”. Professor Dr Daniel Beimborn, Professor of Information Systems at Frankfurt School, had invited the manager to give a guest lecture for his Master in Management students.
Dr Kurz divided his talk in two parts – one to talk about new digital technologies and developments in the IT sector and the second to look how these changes affect Deutsche Bahn. He particularly pointed out that assisted and autonomous driving would change and disrupt the mobility market. New technologies will open up new business models as well as change the way people work and commute.