Meet our colleague Martin Bäumler who works in Bonn for our Smart City/ AI projects.


What I do

When we develop a Smart City product, for example an air quality measurement system, I am responsible for it in a holistic way: for its creation, design, development and finally for its success on the market. To achieve these goals, I’m leading a team of great experts who bring all the skills we need to turn a vision into reality. Here, AI plays a big role. Furthermore, it’s important for my job to connect with a lot of people all around the company, find the right network and thus place the final product in the right context. 

Why I do it

Smart city solutions really show the vast potential of AI. It’s way more than a fancy new technology. It changes our lives and we do everything to make sure it’s for the better. The air quality project I mentioned is a good example of that. We give cities and communities a powerful tool to measure and analyze the air on location. Then they can define effective ways to improve air quality. This has a direct impact on our environment and there is nothing more valuable than a healthy planet. We are thrilled and proud to help communities making sure that this world is still a great place for our grandchildren.

What pushes me 

When you want to be innovative and push boundaries, you don’t have time to rest. I always walk the extra mile and make sure we deliver what we have promised. The theory is that there is no permanent happy customer, there is always something on top that you can do to take your product even further. If you rest, you will bore – in the worst case yourself. It’s about embracing change and leading into the future. 

How I grew with Telekom

I’m currently in my 19th Year in this company. This sounds crazy – and it is. Very soon, I will have spent more days of my life with the Telekom family than without. From a superficial perspective, growing has to do with money and status. But if you look closer growing is about impact: Impacting customers, impacting products, impacting the life of your colleagues, impacting the world by making a difference in people’s lives. For this kind of growth, Telekom is the best employer you could think of and I plan to grow here for many more years.

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