Dipl.-Ing. Edmund Hain
The Client Side: One of the ICT and IoT business development pioneers in Europe, Edmund Hain, Certified Engineer, has an outstanding high-tech business development, marketing and sales career, building market category leaders and global players. His career is including positions as Director Business Development IoT at KPN, Senior Director Sales, Business Development and Marketing EMEA at UTC (FreightWatch International), as VP Marketing & Corporate Communications at debis Systemhaus/Daimler (now T-Systems) and as VP Marketing & Corporate Communications at Software AG. His roles focused on building global brands, significant growth, thought leadership and market-leading reputation. Thanks to his high reputation, he has been asked by Oracle to join as Marketing Manager Applications DE&CH and EMEA Agile PLM, where he was responsible for a 700 percent pipeline growth within only 2 years.
The Agency Side:As founder and Managing Director (CEO) of Digital Consulting Experts (former MarComSo) and Business Consulting Network International LLC, San Francisco, Edmund shares responsibility for more than 1,700 projects on behalf of European, APAC and U.S. clients. With proven senior management experience and a broad overview over all key industries worldwide, Edmund’s expertise is welcome in large international customer projects in Europe and the U.S.. He is a sought-after speaker at international conferences, has published several expert articles in diverse media and has been interviewed by trade magazines several times. Edmund holds a Master’s Degree in engineering (Certified Engineer).
Mary U. Drost
The Client Side: Always fascinated by technological innovations, Mary U. Drost started her industry career as Manager Public Relations in the main offices of MBB (Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm), a leading global melting pot of high-tech in aviation, aerospace, defense, CHP, photovoltaics, biomass and wind power (with a product portfolio including BO105, BK117, Airbus, Tornado, Ariane, Galileo, Transrapid, ICE, Monopteros), where she implemented the first industry-wide recruitment campaign for BDLI, the German Aerospace Industries Association, with outstanding results. She guided international visitor tours, explaining the technologies and prepared interviews with the management board.
Given the chance to play an active role in the ground-breaking, company-wide Change Management process based on latest methods and led by Thomas Sattelberger, Mary moved to the main offices of the newly formed parent company DASA/EADS. There she managed the International High-Potential Managers Group with a special attention on a certain percentage of engineers, in times, financial controllers were considered more important. She directed PR Projects of the HR Executive Board, implemented company-wide, cross-hierarchical change management processes and HR development programs for executives and furthermore comprehensive HR awareness and recruiting programs on leading international air shows such as ILA, Le Bourget and Farnborough. Additionally, she supported the PR projects during the second German Spacelab mission STS-55 (D2 mission).
Offered an opportunity to establish worldwide corporate communications, Mary moved to the main offices of Daimler-Benz InterServices as Director Corporate Communications, where she managed worldwide corporate communications of the Corporate Financial Services and Corporate Insurance business units. She was responsible for the global corporate communications of 60 subsidiaries in 20 countries as well as for employee communications, she managed the project to set up a corporate intranet and took part in the Internet task force at Daimler’s main offices.
The Agency Side: As founder and Managing Director (CEO) of Digital Consulting Experts(former MarComSo) and Business Consulting Network International LLC, San Francisco, Mary shares responsibility for more than 1,700 projects on behalf of European and U.S. clients.
She has published several expert articles in diverse media and has been interviewed by PR and marketing magazines several times.
Mary holds a Master’s degree and is Certified Public Relations Consultant.