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About Dr. Matthias J Förster


Partner, Vice President and Global Consulting Industry Leader, Manufacturing

As Global Consulting Industry Leader for manufacturing, Matthias Förster brings to life multimillion-euro implementations of artificial intelligence, analytics, software factories, automation, robotics and customer experience solutions.

Before Atos, Matthias held leadership positions at Computer Sciences Corporation, IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

He has decades of experience advising large organizations on how to use technologies to improve business performance and was, in fact, first appointed partner in July 2000.

Matthias earned a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and a doctorate in Economic Sciences from Berlin University of Technology, and today he lives near Frankfurt, Germany.




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Articles posted by Dr. Matthias J Förster

Success in consumer packaged goods? It’s built on trust.

Several business differentiators can help fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies gain momentum and generate revenue growth: brand, speed, smarter supply chains/factories and customer trust. In our fourth installment of blog posts focused on FMCG, we will discuss how to improve customer trust in our industrial processes to better meet the needs of every consumer. Earn…

Harnessing the power of smart factories for future growth

In previous posts, we’ve outlined brand and speed as differentiators that can help FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) companies gain momentum and generate revenue growth. In this, the third installment, the key differentiator revolves around creating a better, more efficient supply chain through smart factories. Build better processes with smart factory concepts Big FMCG players have…

Speedy adjustments to market fluctuations are key to FMCG success

In the previous post of this four-post series (How consumer brands can win in a virtual world) we offered advice on protecting your brand from digital threats. Brand is one of four differentiators that can help fast moving consumer goods companies gain momentum and revenue growth: Brand Speed Supply chain Trust Speed (aka Agility) is the…

Bad impersonations: How consumer brands can win in a virtual world

For decades, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies have been the choice for investors looking for moderate but constant growth and high profitability. Since December 2000, the FMCG industry outperformed the market by an average of 2.4% per year, returned 0.6 points more dividend and delivered these returns with a significantly lower risk1. And…

Digital Workplace on the Shop Floor: Long Neglected, Now More Important Than Ever (part 2)

The first post in this series talked about integrating huge data volumes and utilizing constant innovation. These are the first two of three new-ish and connected developments that will fundamentally change the digital workplace on the shop floor. Now we’ll continue down the list to employee experience.…

Digital Workplace on the Shop Floor: Long Neglected, Now More Important Than Ever (part 1)

Advances in technology mean that most office workers can now access all relevant company applications from anywhere. We communicate and collaborate with colleagues through a range of channels using powerful mobile devices that are always connected. However, a similarly profound digital change to workplaces is happening right…