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Transformation to a data-empowered organization

Zuhlke supports an organizational unit at Evonik Industries AG, a Producer of Specialty Chemicals, on its journey to becoming a data-empowered organization.

Executive Summary

  • Transparency of the status quo of data empowerment and a common picture of the future state.
  • A structured roadmap paves the way to a data-empowered organization.
  • A scalable approach serves as a blueprint for other business.
'With Zuhlke´s support, we now have the key dimensions of employees, data management and technology in place. This will allow us to take systematic, concrete steps towards becoming a data-driven organisation.'
Dr. Yves-Gorat Stommel
Head of Cognitive Solutions, Evonik Digital GmbH / Deputy Head of Function Evonik Digital

Vision: data-empowered organization

Evonik generates large data volumes along the entire value chain that are relevant to the decision making of employees. However, the data is often only made accessible and information is often only exchanged on a need-to-know basis. Data integration for comprehensive analyses is only possible to a limited extent. For this reason, the organizational unit has the following vision: to improve cooperation, processes and transactions as a data-empowered organisation with a central focus on people. Zuhlke supports Evonik to define and implement a scalable pilot program.

'Technology is just the enabler – people are our main focus area.'
Cindy Marie Schumacher
AI InMotion Project Manager, Evonik Digital Gmb

Roadmap with twelve structured work packages

Zuhlke assessed the current data maturity level and defined the target state of the organization in key dimensions. According to this the project team developed an actionable roadmap with 
twelve work packages. Zuhlke accompanied the entire process – from framework adaptation and maturity analysis to roadmap development.

Roadmap as a blue print for all business units

Within four months, the core team created transparency of the status quo and established a common picture of the future state. A two-years roadmap with concrete work packages paves the way to a data-empowered organization and serves as a blue print for other business units. Zuhlke will continue to support Evonik to reach the envisioned state.