Digitization has not only changed the way we work, but also the way companies offer their services.
Kilchenmann AG, a leading provider of Pro AV solutions, is moving with the times and expanding its service offering in the direction of the Modern Workplace. This strategic decision is underscored by the addition of an outstanding subject matter expert to the Board of Directors, Pascal Schmid. In this article, you will learn more from Pascal Schmid about this exciting development and how this affects Kilchenmann AG's offering and future prospects.
Kilchenmann AG expands service offering towards Modern Workplace by strengthening the board of directors
Kilchenmann AG, a renowned provider of Pro AV solutions, is pursuing an ambitious strategy to expand its Modern Workplace service offering. The aim is to offer its customers and employees an even more comprehensive and hybrid meeting experience. In order to pursue this path, the company is bringing Pascal Schmid on board as a reinforcement as of September 1, 2023.
Pascal Schmid brings with him an impressive expertise gained during his formative role in building and 18 years of operational leadership at managed service and cloud provider Netrics. Today, as a member of the Board of Directors, he steers the strategic development of the Netrics Group and supports companies in their digital transformation.
In addition to integrating IT tools into Pro AV solutions, Pascal Schmid will support Kilchenmann's management in expanding the service business. The long-term goal is to offer all Kilchenmann customers a comprehensive "As a Service" offering that covers all Pro AV requirements. With this strategic orientation, Kilchenmann AG is positioning itself as a pioneer in the Modern Workplace and underlining its leading role in the industry.
What impact has digitalization had on the world of work in recent years?
Pascal Schmid: "The pandemic has drastically affected the way we work and communicate. The sudden need to maintain physical distance forced companies to invest more heavily in digitization in order to make working outside the usual workplace possible in the first place. In particular, companies that had previously been skeptical of remote work were forced to adapt the way they worked.
The need to sustain business activities led to the rapid implementation of tools and technologies that enable remote work. Video conferencing platforms, such as Microsoft Teams suddenly became the communication norm, enabling virtual meetings and real-time information sharing."
Are hybrid work models and the seamless integration of Pro AV and IT the future of work?
"Although the last few years have undoubtedly brought challenges, they have also sustainably accelerated the process of digitalization and technological change. This development will have a positive impact on the world of work in the long term. However, the knowledge gained and the newly created digital infrastructure have also meant that returning to the workplace in a way analogous to the pre-pandemic era is hardly conceivable.
In this new era, hybrid work models that combine the advantages of home office with the physical, social exchange at the office workplace are of great importance. These models not only promote flexibility, efficiency and adaptability, but also work-life balance. In the process, the necessary infrastructures at the physical workplace and at home are merging. Particularly in the area of meetings, hybrid formats with on-site and virtual participants are becoming indispensable. However, this development also brings security issues that need to be carefully addressed.
To ensure an optimal meeting experience and the highest security standards, the seamless integration of Pro AV infrastructures into IT and the Modern Workplace is crucial. This step makes it possible to effectively implement hybrid working models and meet the requirements of an increasingly digitalized working world," explains Pascal Schmid.
Service offer "As a Service
With Kilchenmann "As a Service", we are further expanding our offerings. This means that in the future you will be able to use solutions and services flexibly and according to your needs. The focus is on providing comprehensive end-to-end solutions that cover both the hardware and the necessary services such as maintenance, support and training. "As a Service" allows you to turn your Pro AV infrastructure into an operational cost and benefit from continuous updating and improvement. This approach can reduce costs, improve scalability and focus on core competencies. In the modern business world, "As a Service" is more than just a trend - it is a strategic decision that can have a significant impact on the success of your business. We see this as the future of the Pro AV industry and aim to further strengthen our position as an innovation leader.
As you can see, digitization and, not least, technological change in recent years have brought with them new demands on technology that a company should address as part of a Modern Work concept. Do you also want a technology solution that works smoothly and enables your employees to work efficiently? We would be happy to look at the various options available to your company with you. Contact us today, we look forward to working with you!