Ralf Lippold is a global connector and boundary-spanner in diverse areas, mainly facilitating organizations to use best digital information technologies to make their processes even better. He is based in Dresden heart of the German SiliconSaxony. His work covers seamless solutions to tricky and complex business problems. Being on the core team building up BMW Plant Leipzig has been amongst the several drivers for understanding large scale group dynamics and collective learning.
Ralf is recognized for building up collaborative workspaces such as LockSchuppen, http://slideshare.com/RalfLippold/lockschuppen-the-story, and CoOrpheum, http://CoOrpheum.de combining the physical and virtual world jointly together.
Areas of Expertise
System Dynamics, Facilitating Creative Problem Solving, Community and Social development, Supply Chain and Logistics, Organizational Design, Lean and Project Management, Testing and Quality, Mentoring and coaching, technology - High Tech
An idea worth spreading
Bringing the InternetOfThinking, http://bit.ly/IoThinking, into life conceptualizing a startup accelerator in the city of Dresden, http://bit.ly/StartupAccelerator
I'm passionate about
Shaping serendipity by bringing art, science, and technology together in innovative ways.
Talk to me about
Lean Thinking, TheoryU, Process Consultation, Singularity, Social Behavior, Social Networks, Architecture, Ballet, Canada
People don't know I'm good at
Connecting knowledge-workers around the globe in diverse fields (e.g. information technology, lean management, psychology, city planning, ...)
My TED story
A severe illness at age of 5 draw me back one year at school and made me an "outsider" due to my tinyness. Over the years I have built up the capability to emerse amongst different groups of interest (at the same time). A few years back I learned that this role is called "boundary spanner. Bringing simple to solutions to present problems it appeared useful to know a large and diverse network of people. During the flood in Dresden in 2002 this enabled me to become project manager of the help organization within the City of Dresden. The internet had slowly emerged into the business life. In 2003 I was invited to join the team of building up the new plant of BMW in Leipzig. Virtual collaboration using the the most appropriate tools brought the team together in order to put up the best, most productive and fastest built up plant in the network. Learned from that experience, the focus on systems thinking and lean let me start @LockSchuppen, a new kind of multi-disciplinary think tank.