DR. KAROLINE SIMONITSCH
Business Angel and expert in digital transformation.
The changes in both economy and society resulting from a growing digitalisation as well as accompanying and often partially massive impact for business and company strategies, do constitute my consulting and company expertise.
My focal point lies on strategic development of digital business models, particularly for mobile business and the supervision of digital start-ups.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.
The current challenge
… and how I face it – for you!
With new digital innovations such as apps and the likes there are a lot of opportunities in all aspects of life these days which are still not utilised enough. Traditional processes which are based upon a non-digital-mindset in addition with immense challenges in the field of data protection still create an enormous barrier in taking advantage of that particular potential.
To effectively and carefully handle these opportunities in our world of increasing digitalisation is very close to my heart. Therefore it became one of my top priorities to also include people who are fundamentally sceptical towards new technologies. Without a doubt we must not only address the available potentials but the risks of the digital transformation too.
In order to use these chances and prospects along with creating new business models, extra creativity and additional courage is needed.
Since my doctorate more than 10 years ago I am keeping my focus on the impacts for companies, business models and society in general because of the ongoing digitalisation. I have worked and still do work in different roles and positions as a change manager, business angel and entrepreneur. Over the last few years my emphasis has become prevention and the remaining work in the area of digital health.
Entrepreneurship and (digital) innovations is my personal passion, hobby, profession and calling at the same time. I consider myself to be very lucky, being able to work in a digital environment that is highly innovative, fascinating and challenging… both for me as a person and intellectually as well.
Dr. Karoline Simonitsch
My current challenge
go4health and the development of its corresponding go4health App (Android, iOS).