Bernhard von Canstein

Angestellt, Head of Innovation, Fiducia & GAD IT AG

München, Deutschland


Professional experience for Bernhard von Canstein

  • Current , since May 2017

    Head of Innovation

    Fiducia & GAD IT AG

    Heading fintech innovation and transformation. Development of systematic innovation management. Driver of customer centric business design. Led initiatives such as chatbot, AI, VR, and DLT.

  • 5 years and 10 months, Jul 2011 - Apr 2017

    Director, Global Head of Solution Management Mobile Authentication

    Giesecke & Devrient GmbH

    Led solution business within G&D's Mobile Security Division: Server - software - device security for value enhancing, convenient, and scalable security. Global product management and business development responsibility for mobile authentication solutions. Initiated the Mobile Connect initiative with the GSMA.

  • 4 years and 1 month, Jul 2007 - Jul 2011

    Director Business Development

    Qualcomm Inc.

    Led Marketing and Sales with leading semiconductor and software provider, which is supporting all major OEMs and MNOs. Responsible for the commercial success of wireless communications technologies and services in the DACH region.

  • 3 years, Jul 2004 - Jun 2007

    Senior Manager Strategy and New Business Development

    Vodafone D2 GmbH

    Headed commercialization of major new consumer product and service initiatives such as mobile video and mobile advertising.

  • 1 year and 5 months, Feb 2003 - Jun 2004

    Senior Manager Commercial Strategy

    Vodafone Group plc

    Led global corporate strategy and service development projects during the 3G services launch. Devised and established corporate venture fund Vodafone Ventures, and guided investment processes.

  • 1 year and 2 months, Dec 2001 - Jan 2003

    Business Development Consultant

    Consulting Services

    Advised management buy-in and turnaround of trade publishing firm.

  • 1 year and 3 months, Oct 2000 - Dec 2001

    Founder and Managing Director

    Tomorrow Technologies GmbH

    Led launch of one of Europe's first Cloud based software service (SaaS) providers. Developed the business plan and implemented go-to-market plan of content management software vendor and managed service provider. Led financing round and management of sales, marketing, and finance.

  • 1 year and 7 months, Mar 1999 - Sep 2000

    Manager Corporate Development

    Gruner + Jahr AG & CoKG (Bertelsmann)

    Initiated and executed investments and new business activities: free-sheet newspaper, yellow pages business re-launch, and internet strategies for magazines. Led project management of merger and subsequent IPO of Lycos Europe.

  • 6 months, Sep 1998 - Feb 1999

    Strategy Consultant

    Euroconsult, S.A.

    Led customer projects with the leading analyst and consulting firm for the global space, rocket, and broadcast industry. Responsible for qualitative and quantitative company and industry analysis and client reports.

  • 2 years, Nov 1994 - Oct 1996

    Corporate Finance Analyst

    Communications Equity Associates (Goetz Partners)

    Corporate Finance advisory services to the telecommunications and media industry. Managed M&A buy and sales side mandates. MBA Summer Associate with UBS in the telecommunications M&A team from July-September 1997.

  • 5 years and 2 months, Feb 1988 - Mar 1993

    Production Assistent


    Freelance production manager and part of editorial team for financial markets reporting.

Educational background for Bernhard von Canstein

  • 8 months, Nov 2016 - Jun 2017

    Advanced Management Program

    IESE Business School

  • 1 year and 9 months, Oct 1996 - Jun 1998

    General Management & Finance

    IESE Business School (MBA 1998), Barcelona

  • 4 years, Feb 1990 - Jan 1994

    Finance, Auditing, and Taxation

    Fachhochschule Rheinland-Pfalz


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