Dino Frese

Principal Consultant & Head of Demand Germany

I am a Principal Consultant and the Head of Demand for our German business. I support senior executives at various companies to ideate, mobilise and run large portfolios of digital products across the globe. And I work with our teams to leverage the right talent, experience and technology to create business value.

I started my work life as a programmer. I worked in architecture, infrastructure, service management and strategy. There were small teams, projects and large programs. There were waterfalls and COBOL copybooks. I fancy now the agile way of working in cross functional teams, because of the focus on impact and because of the great diversity of skills, culture and opinions that come together there.

The Interview

The thing I love most about my work is

... that I am able to visit and work with many different leaders and teams. It drives a unique view across idividuals, cultures and businesses with valuable insights and learnings.

The best advice I can give a current or future ThoughtWorker is

... to never limit yourself or the abilities of the team. With the right vision in mind it makes sense to tackle the task at hand and craft that trick which yields an improvement by orders-of-magnitude.

The most interesting thing I've learned on the job is

... the power of pairing. If it was during my job-interviews with Birgitta and Michael or during my work with Barry, Hans and Erik. Pairing did it.