Founder & CEO axzoom AG, Zug & Frankfurt
"Digitalization changes everything – not least ourselves"
Dirk Sebald was born in 1962 in Dortmund and grew up in Bavaria. He is the founder and CEO of axzoom ag, based in Zug and Frankfurt. Founded in 2011, the company specializes in innovation, digitalization and career placement.
From the age of 27, Dirk Sebald had the opportunity to immerse himself in the fields of IT, insurance, finance and consultancy and gained valuable hands-on experience in top managerial roles and as a CEO. Equipped with a solid background in marketing and IT, he has headed and run many successful multicultural and multilingual projects during his over 30-year career. These ventures were dominated by key themes such as strategy, change management, innovation and reorganization.
Over the last few years, Dirk Sebald has specialized (among others in the role of Group Head Innovation at the largest infrastructure provider to the Swiss banks, numerous projects and consultancy mandates as well as coaching and as a start-up investor) in the field of innovation and digital transformation. He enjoys passing on his extensive practical expertise and understanding of the daily leadership challenges in relation to permanent change.
"Digital transformation is not a technology solution. Digital transformation is about a customer-oriented, digital way of thinking that is driven and cultivated by a culture of innovation within a company."
"Successful companies properly utilize the opportunities available at the time. They lay the foundation of success with a culture of innovation, continuous improvement and the courage and openness to constant change."
Dirk Sebald is a creative and at the same time empathetic individualist who enjoys challenging received wisdom. Despite a deep appreciation of traditions, he is a lateral thinker who is persistently questioning the meaning of things. His varied knowledge base combined with an acute intuition allows him to quickly and unerringly assess companies, products, projects and processes. Dirk Sebald helps you quickly understand and experience innovation and digital transformation – enabling you to either stay or get on track.
Dirk Sebald is a family man who enjoys nature as a mountaineer, skier or gardener, practises music and opera singing and loves great movies and literature on an eclectic array of current topics.