Ronny Otte-Krüger

Head of IT

With over 20 years experience, Ronny joined btov Partners in 2016 as Head of IT. Previously, he was IT system administrator and IT project leader at Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a Stuttgart based media group, and DP coordinator at Faurecia Automotive (former SAI Automotive AG) in Sontra.

The variety of tasks and the breathtaking speed with which IT technology changes and develops keeps me inspired.

  • With btov since: June 2016

  • Expertise in / interest in the following areas: Everything that has to do with technology.

  • Favourite quote: “Wealth is when you: have ideas, are creative, have energy, can assert yourself and have basic confidence”.

  • Your “favourite futuristic technology”: A relatively light battery that will take a car 1000km and can be recharged in 15 minutes.

Q -Which values are important to you and drive you?
RO -Good friends and a modest and measured life with respect for all life.
Q -Which SciFi "technology" are you missing in the real world?
RO -Clean energy, be it with nuclear fusion or any other form of novelty factor.
Q -Which technological progress do you hope for the most?
RO -The liberation of the environment and nature, from man-made pollutants, garbage and general environmental destruction through megalomania. 
Q -Which trend will most strongly influence the industry of your choice?
RO -Robotics and genetic engineering.
Q -What do you like most about your job?
RO -The variety of tasks and the breathtaking speed with which IT technology changes and develops keeps me inspired.
Q -Do you have a passion that you pursue besides work? 
RO -I very much enjoy going trail running while enjoying nature.
Q -What did you want to be when you were little? 
RO -I know it sounds cliché - but I wanted to be an astronaut. Unfortunately, in 2020 we are still driving around in tin cans weighing tons.
Q -What are you particularly good at, what is your "superpower"?
RO -Implementing things with a lot of patience and then sticking with it going forward. 
Q -Where are you currently educating yourself, what are you learning new things?
A -I’m currently mainly educating myself on IT automation via different cloud tools.
Q -Which startup inspires you the most?
A -Clearly, DeepL with its near-perfect artificial intelligence for languages. Try it - it is a must-have!
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