Our Media Release: I will resign as the Doodle CEO this summer

Thought it makes sense to publish the news on my own blog too, here is the official medial release going out today to international media: Zurich, 19 April 2016 – Michael Brecht will resign as CEO of Doodle during the summer of 2016. He will continue to be a leader and investor in the digital sector […]

Digital Transformation with Paradigm changes for Retail Banking

Here is my report on the challenges retail banks face with the ongoing digital transformation. I was a speaker at the C-level Forum in Zurich and enjoyed other speeches at the forum through the day. Dr. Patrik Gisel spoke about the ongoing change in retail banking. He highlighted its challenges when integrating digital transformation teams […]

Start-up Essential Workshop with venturelab in Zurich

Last night I had the chance to speak to about 30 young founders in prestigious ETH university in Zurich. The event was organised by venturelab – the accelerator for best start-up talents in Switzerland. Our host Stefan Steiner gave a great introduction into how start-up entrepreneurs could brace themselves. venturelab is actually sorting out the top […]

Michael on stage at renowned Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute in Zurich

I was recently invited to Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute in Zurich to discuss the success of digital disruption case Doodle in a global environment with participants of the CIO Forum 2015. Together with the moderator Prof. Dr. Walter Brenner Geschäftsführender Direktor, Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik, Universität St. Gallen we showed how digital business models can have a great impact […]

Digitalisation and Digital Disruption Opportunities

I was really honoured when asked to be dinner speaker for reputable consulting firm Horváth & Partners in Germany. Here are some of my thoughts and experiences from the event, which took place in Michelin star decorated Gourmet Restaurant Délice in downtown Stuttgart, Germany. Here, about 20+ CxOs were gathering in a casual atmosphere, a […]

September is dmexco time – the digital world meets personally

Whoever feels at home in digital media in Europe had this date in its diary: the dmexco exposition and conference in Cologne in Germany was a melting pot of the advertising industry, the publishers and whatever direct clients there might be; there were plenty of PR people and all sorts of bloggers present that like […]