Peter Dern

After over 20 years managing and leading global teams in the IT-industry, Peter is now sharing his experience and vast knowledge in his role as trainer, coach, podcaster and author. He knows how demanding the leadership role can be – but believes it can be taught and learned. Peter has a contagious passion for Artificial Intelligence, Design Thinking, Social Psychology and Behavioral Economics.



Peter holds a PhD in Nature Sciences (Quantum Chemistry) and has pursued independent study in the fields of social psychology and behavioral economics.

Based in Germany, Peter works in German and English.



Before starting his own business, Peter was globally responsible for personal development at Software AG, leading the Corporate University, the University Relations Program and the companies’ Startup Initiatives. He was also permanent member of the M&A SWOT team. Prior to that he worked at SAP, running various customer facing departments including Education Sales (20+ Mio € revenue), Service Delivery (60+ Mio €) and Partner Management (10+ Mio €). Since 2015 board member for strategy development of the “European Association of Training Organizations (eato)”, an association of leading learning providers in Germany and adjacent countries.


Worked with

  • Mature companies like AddOn AG
  • Bundeswehr
  • Segafredo Zanetti Europe
  • Bosch
  • INA Schaeffler
  • Merck
  • Pepperl+Fuchs
  • SAP
  • SBH-Gruppe
  • Software AG
  • Software Campus
  • SRH
  • TÜV Rheinland
  • Various Startups and their ecosystem (e.g. bwcon,, Impact Hub Stuttgart, business angels and early investors)