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introduction

Hi! I am Robert Kowalski
Head of Department, Speaker, Consultant

about

Why?

In my role as a leader, I see myself as an enabler, mentor and networker.

How?

Technology is the nucleus of my constant curiosity and enthusiasm for complex challenges. With the help of my empathy, communication skills and enthusiasm, I connect to my fellow human beings.
I build relationships and partnerships with employees, colleagues and customers.
I live and promote interdisciplinary exchange and thus develop creative solutions together with my environment.
The goal is always the triad of entrepreneurial success, the joint growth and further development of my environment and myself.

What?

The promotion and development of my employees in combination with the process and organizational development of jambit is a challenge and a pleasure.
IT consulting as an opportunity to master complex projects together with our customers drives me.
As a speaker and lecturer, it is my passion to share my previous experiences as a leader, founder, software developer and designer.


I am a proud graduate of Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU), as well as the Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM) in Munich. I am a Cal Bear at heart from my time as a Visiting Student Researcher at the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley.

experience

Jun 2021 - present
jambit GmbH
Senior Head of Department Media Solutions
Jan 2018 – Jun 2021
jambit GmbH
Head of Department Automotive Baden-Wuerttemberg
Dec 2017 – present
jambit GmbH
Nearshoring Coordinator
Nov 2016 – Nov 2017
jambit GmbH
Establishment of jambit Stuttgart
Jul 2012 – Dec 2017
jambit GmbH
Senior Software Architect, UX Designer
May 2012 – Dec 2016
Plusme UG
Co-Founder, CTO, Lead-Designer
Oct 2011 – May 2012
BMW Group, Customer Platforms
App Developer
May 2009 – Aug 2011
LMU Media Informatics Group
Research Assistant, Tutor
May 2008 – Aug 2009
Franzis Verlag GmbH
Working Student, Software Department
Feb 2006 – Apr 2008
Deutsche Telekom AG
B2B Sales, T-Punkt Business
Oct 2004 – Nov 2004
Birmingham City Council
Intern, Regional, European & International Division

talks

Dec 2020
Sept 2020
Feb 2020
Lecture on Learnings on App Development
at University of Stuttgart
Nov 2019
Keynote LMU Munich
at Computer Science Graduation
May 2019
jambit
Lessons Learned: Nearshoring
Feb 2019
Lecture on App Development
at University of Stuttgart
May 2018
Jan 2018
University of Stuttgart
Erfahrungsbericht aus der App Entwicklung
Dez 2017
Meetup Innovative App Development
Das Ende der Apps (wie wir sie kennen)
April 2017
Jan 2017
University of Stuttgart
Erfahrungsbericht aus der App Entwicklung
Feb 2016
U-Conference
Das Ende der Apps (wie wir sie kennen)
2015
jambit Coffee Talks
UX im Projektalltag
2015
Afcea Munich
An introduction to User Experience Design
2012 – present
Lightning Talks
Double Diamond design process
UX Instants
Microintractions
Usability Heuristics
Differences between Usability, Interaction Design & UX Design
2014
LMU Munich, Faculty of Physics
Guest lecture: User Experience Design
Jan 2013
TEI Conference
cubble: A Multi-Device Hybrid Approach Supporting Communication in Long-Distance Relationships

publications

2016
NordiCHI Conference
Quantified UX: Towards a Common Organizational Understanding of User Experience
2014
Whitepaper
Appentwicklung am Puls der Zeit
2013
TEI Conference
cubble: A Multi-Device Hybrid Approach Supporting Communication in Long-Distance Relationships
2012
AAEE Conference
Geocentric Contextualized Mobile Learning with the Engineering Pathway Digital Library
2012
IDC Conference
Pretend-Play with Ebooks to Support Social-Emotional Storytelling
2011
ITS Conference
Flow of Electrons: An Augmented Workspace for Learning Physical Computing Experientially
2011
CHI Conference
StoryFaces: Children Exploring Emotional Expressions in Storytelling
2011
TEI Conference
inTUIt: Simple Identification on Tangible User Interfaces
2010
IEEE Tabletop Conference
From Digital to Physical: Learning Physical Computing on Interactive Surfaces
2010
Pervasive Conference
Creating Conversation Opportunities in Urban Spaces through Public Displays and Personal Devices
2010
Tech Report
Prototyping in Physical Computing – Sketching in Hardware
2009
Book
CDTM Trend Report 2009/2010: E-Energy

academia

Oct 2006 – June 2012
Media Informatics (Diploma/Masters)
Ludwig Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich
Aug 2009 – June 2011
Technology Management (Honours Degree)
Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM)
Aug 2010 - Dec 2010
Visiting Student Researcher
University of California, Berkeley
School of Information
Sept 2003 - Jan 2009
Deutsche Telekom AG
Vocational Training, IT-Systemkaufmann (IHK)

teaching

Apr 2011 – present
Paper Prototyping
Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM)
Apr 2011 – Dec 2016
Sketching with Hardware
Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM)