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IT Circle

IT Talent Program: IT Circle

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Dieses Programm findet nur in englischer Sprache statt.

Who should attend

IT Executives with:

  • Excellent/outstanding performance and a high level of IT competence
  • The ability to think and act strategically
  • Approx.10 years IT experience
  • Significant staff responsibility or responsible function
  • Vertical development potential to take over as head of a major IT function or head of IT of a business unit
  • Good command of the English language

What you learn

The IT Circle is a learning journey that includes the following topics:

  • Key challenges of IT in the digital transformation/the role of IT in the future
  • Future topics and their impact for the business and for IT
  • Scenario exercise: “A short trip into the future”
  • IT transformation and change management
  • Shifting roles in IT leadership

How you learn

  • 4 modules, sponsored by the Group CIO and managed by Bertelsmann University
  • Interactive format with a high degree of participation (best-practice exchange, company visits, peer-to-peer learning)
  • Insights from external experts
  • Work on “My own project” to transfer the learning to your own business reality



  • Develop strategic and business competence with a strong focus on transformational topics including the role of IT in the future, digital transformation, innovation and change management
  • Work in a cross-divisional group with international peers from the Bertelsmann IT Community
  • Act as sparring partners for the IT Board and meet members of the Bertelsmann Top Management
  • Become visible as IT Top Talent

Further details

Please download the following document to learn more about this program.


“The 'IT Circle' offers participants an opportunity to examine topics that are important for the future of Bertelsmann, without distractions from their workaday routine. They also give the IT Board valuable impetus and stimulate good discussions.”

Tom Linckens, Chief Information Officer, Bertelsmann

“Its greatest value in my opinion is that it connects the most talented IT people all over Bertelsmann to address all the challenges of the digital transformation.”

Pietro Tomasino, Chief Information Officer Gruner+Jahr and Member of the IT Board, Germany

“I think the opportunity to interact with the group of your peers, to get reflection, to hear your own challenges through other peoples words and to be questioned about that. That really helps you with your day-to-day job. I think that is one of the things that is really positive about the IT Circle.”

Ben Warren, Arvato Financial Solutions, Ireland