When I started at Univention’s Professional Services in Germany, one of the questions I was asked was “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”. Being prepared for the interview, my answer was a mixture of showing my idea of working with customers, my understanding of the technologies of UCS as well as my personal goals and dreams. Looking back to my answers in our HR folder, I have to admit that life has taken many turns that I didn’t plan for. Today, I’m no longer working in Professional Services. For a bit over a year, I’ve been Univention’s North American Operations dealing not only with technical projects but also with Sales, PR and Management as a whole.
What better chance is there to look back at the challenges and opportunities our move to the US has presented to us at Univention. I will look at the problems we could solve for our customers, the technical challenges UCS has mastered and how it changes us as a company when striving for perfection. For this reason, I’m happy to introduce this short series of blog posts looking back at the past and giving an outlook into the future:
- Working on the go – How UCS helps you to stay productive and the IT-Department in control
- After the Sale – A day with Univention’s Professional Service at customer migration
- The Local Expert for fast growing IT-Needs – Why partners are important for Univention and for our Customers
- Long Distances, a love for new Opportunities, Slow Internet … – Unique challenges and opportunities in the US
- … and a push for the cloud – The future of UCS in the ever changing IT-World
So let us dive into this blog series and look at the unique challenges UCS can solve in the US and global market and what funny stories we have experienced in our strive to bring UCS to world domination.
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Kevin Dominik Korte studied computer sciences at the Jacobs University in Bremen. He graduated as a Master of Science in 2011. Afterwards, he worked in the Professional Services Team at Univention for two years. Since 2013 he is President of Univention North America Inc. and responsible for the business development in the USA.