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Top 7 German Tech Podcasts About Automation, Trends & New Work

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Our world is changing faster than ever before. New technologies are emerging every day, new marketing and business ideas are being developed, new insights are being gained, and new and interesting insights are being shared. Because of the diversity of information, it's becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with the information overload. Our top 7 most exciting tech podcasts will help you stay on track.

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It is particularly important for decision-makers to stay informed about the latest trends and developments, not only in the technological field. Satisfying the general thirst for knowledge and absorbing new ideas is never wrong. But not knowing what is state-of-the-art or what will become state-of-the-art in the foreseeable future can quickly lead to companies lagging far behind their competitors and waiting for the end.

Staying up-to-date, however, is no longer a mammoth task as it was a few years ago. In fact, today there is an easy, fun and free way to learn about innovative ideas and new insights and keep up to date without having to spend precious time or a lot of money - it's listening to podcasts.Podcasts, which can be downloaded for free from the Internet, are a great way to not only learn about current technologies, developments, ideas and trends, but also to discover entirely new topics and fields for yourself.

And the best part is that you can listen to podcasts anywhere, on your commute to work, while jogging, on vacation at the beach, while gardening, or just relaxing on the couch. Even though the name suggests it, you don't need an iPod to listen to podcasts. Any kind of media player, smartphone or computer can play the files, which can be easily downloaded either through a podcast manager or from a website, or even streamed.

Not only because we ourselves make podcasts on interesting topics, but also because we have already gained many new ideas and insights from listening to podcasts, we have compiled a number of interesting podcasts below.

1. Tech Podcast: T3N

The t3n Podcast is the audio offshoot of t3n magazine and is one of the leading tech podcasts in Germany. Every Friday, the podcast team, which sees itself as a digital pioneer, discusses current digital topics of our time in compact episodes of 30 to 45 minutes in an appropriately provocative and playfully irritating, but always useful and practical way with changing guests.

The thematic spectrum is wide and ranges from innovative leadership concepts, new work, the golden era of blockchain, the current state of research on AI, smart gadgets, new mobility, the startup scene and future technologies. Every Monday, Editor-in-Chief Stephan Dörner also deals with five hot topics in his weekly briefing. A feast for the ears for "techies" and friends of digital change.

2. Tech Podcast: OMR

Tech podcast - OMR

OMR Podcast is the knowledge and inspiration platform for the digital and marketing scene in Europe OMR is the first major podcast channel to focus on the topic of "digital marketing. Every Wednesday and every second Sunday, Philipp Westermeyer invites interesting (founder) personalities such as Xatar, the founder of Gorillas, the philosopher Richard David Precht, Tim Mälzer, Barbara Schöneberger and Mats Hummels to talk to them about digitalization, marketing and new business models.

The result is interesting and inspiring stories about people garnished with digitization knowledge. The authenticity conveyed by the conversations is refreshing, thanks to the interviewer's personal interest in his or her interviewee, which is palpable at all times.

3. Tech Podcast: Digital Kompakt

Digital kompakt is the largest label for business and digital podcasts in Germany. They use various formats to explain backgrounds on topics such as digital trends, industries, business models and companies, to forecast trends and to analyze essential processes in the individual industries. The podcast label is aimed at insiders and decision-makers in the digital scene and reports in a diverse and entertaining way and on several channels and in several podcasts from the areas of business and lifestyle.

The podcast team, three women and two men, is dedicated to knowledge transfer and sees itself as a competence center around the topic of digitalization. The team always makes a well-prepared impression. The topics are well-structured, so you can easily derive a personal guideline for yourself from the podcast. Because of the short episodes, a podcast is also suitable for a short walk around the block with the dog.

4. Tech Podcast: brand eins

Tech podcast - Brand eins Podcast

The brand eins podcast aims to change the way people look at business, with two audio contributions for each current print issue. Conversations about progress, new ideas and special experiences from marketing to product development to corporate management with exciting people are intended to provide new impulses every week. The in-depth, well-researched contributions are more in the journalistic style of reporting, provide an inspiring, and to a certain extent also entertaining, insight into the global economy, and tell exciting stories.

5. Tech Podcast: On the Way to New Work

The Podcast by the two entrepreneurs Christoph Magnussen and Michael Trautmann offers cutting-edge information on the topics of new work, society, business and politics in a very pleasant, authentic format with exciting guests from a wide range of fields. In times of cloud computing, artificial intelligence and the like, the two podcasters always pursue the question of the meaning of and fulfillment through work and provide inspiring answers.

In the 216 episodes so far, the two Hamburg-based entrepreneurs have surprised their listeners time and again with interesting, fascinating perspectives on the topic of New Work, in which people are always at the center, and which are thought-provoking. The somewhat longer podcast episodes (approx. 70 min.) are more suitable for a longer car ride or a longer jog.

6. Tech Podcast: Hotel Matze

The Hotel Matze podcast is literally an interview podcast "Mit Vergnügen", when Matze Hielscher meets with exciting artists, with smart entrepreneurs and smart guys, interviews them with a lot of time and calmness and from this inspiring stories about people emerge. The 40-year-old is co-founder and one of the two managing directors of the digital agency "Mit Vergnügen".

In his in-depth conversations, Hielscher always manages to gain insight into the lives of his interviewees, be they celebrities like Wolfgang Joop, politicians like Heiko Maas and Annalena Baerbock, or Flixbus founder Daniel Krauss. Hotel Matze is definitely an inspirational podcast that is perfect for a vacation due to its length and still has some learnings in store, for example about entrepreneurship or new business models.

7. Tech Podcast: Bots & People

Tech podcast - Bots and people

As a final podcast, we would of course like to recommend our in-house Podcast to anyone who is enthusiastic about the topics of process automation, new work and digitization of the business world.

So far, our guests have included well-known names such as Wil van der Aalst, the inventor of Process Mining, Bastian Nominacher, founder and CEO of the German Decacorn Celonis, and Bernd Rücker, founder and CTO of Camunda.

Furthermore, you can listen to exciting topics about RPA myths, effective change management, real use cases from the practice of process automation or the future of cloud automation. 

Final Thoughts

Helpful, informative and entertaining - that's what the podcasts discussed here are all about. But in general, it has to be said that podcasts have now become a new standard of modern infotainment.

The almost inexhaustible wealth of knowledge and experience available as podcasts on various portals is not limited to the topics of marketing, entrepreneurship and digital business. Whether education, politics, film & television, music or health, there is almost no topic that does not have a suitable podcast.

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