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Shaping the digital future of ZEISS

Digital Innovation Partners

Welcome to Digital Innovation Partners, a newly formed unit within the ZEISS Group. We have a clear goal: Enabling and accelerating the digital transformation of ZEISS @speed and @scale. We are developing digital solutions jointly with the ZEISS business groups and we are accelerating innovation that delivers a future value for our customers and our company. We will do this by building on our incredible 170 year heritage of successful innovations.

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Focus topics

New solutions that change the world

Globalization and digitalization are changing customer requirements and markets rapidly. It is now more important than ever to understand and implement innovations that customers need and expect in the future. ZEISS will offer its customers increasingly an integrated solution portfolio – consisting of hardware, software and services.

Our challenges are in various fields:

IoT/Industrie 4.0

Customer Interaction Portal


Smart Connected Products

Our approach

Way of working at Digital Innovation Partners

At ZEISS Digital Innovation Partners we encourage creative thinking and innovation. Based in an inspiring environment in Munich, Germany, we work in agile and interdisciplinary teams, believe in flat hierarchies and demand a high personal level of responsibility and commitment.

The ZEISS Digital Innovation Partners combine the drive and the agility of a start-up with the financial stability and the know-how of an internationally successful, established company.

Meet the team

Your colleagues to shape ZEISS' digital future

We accelerate the digital transformation of ZEISS by supporting the business groups to develop cool digital products and services @speed and @scale. We also aim to develop new business models jointly with our business groups.

Head of Digital Innovation Partners

I’m focused on solutions more than problems – sometimes all it takes is some change on how you see the world.

Software Engineer

I like to learn a little bit about everything and use this knowledge to help people from all areas work together.

Senior Software Developer

I am passionate about adding the digital capabilities required for the future on top of our great optical and engineering competencies.

Director Digital Business & Ecosystems

My passion lies in new and innovative projects, where I can contribute many ideas and shape them by critically discussing them with my colleagues.

Business Analyst

I’m not afraid of new challenges, I embrace them, and try to do right things in a right way.

Frontend Developer Customer Interaction

I am a Geographer with a passion for innovative digital solutions - always trying to create the best product for our customers’ needs.

Project Leader

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I build processes and tools to help the team focus on their work and to make sure our projects scale to customers' needs.

Senior DevOps Specialist

I am always and everywhere connected, impatient, a master of procrastination, hybrid traits of a geek and a nerd.

Devran "Cosmo"
Senior Product Engineer

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I love contributing to find the most elegant, scalable, and extensible solution that can be developed at speed.

Solution Architect

I am passionate about building useful products with a delightful experience and learn new things on the way.Igor
Senior Software Engineer

We operate within project, business, technology and design goals. I’m glad to help connect the dots with a rationale from user experience point of view to make our digital projects fly.Isabella
Senior User Experience Designer

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I am using functional programming, deep learning and meta-optimization to build an AI that rules the world - in a good way.

Data Scientist

I love working with people from all over the world, because diversity keeps us thinking, discussing and finally finding new innovative and amazing solutions.

Senior Office Coordinator

I am a creative geek and proactive software developer. But, and this is a big one, I also enjoy designing eye candy user interfaces.Jesús
Senior Product Engineer


With a passion for innovative business models and information technology, I help connecting the dots and building the digital products of tomorrow.Johannes
Digital Business & Ecosystems Developer


I appreciate working in diverse teams while constantly keeping the mastering of my own topics and the exchange with my peers in mind.

Data Scientist

I am passionate about understanding the underlying concepts and creating stuff in this fast-paced, highly creative medium, called the internet.

Software Engineer

I enjoy complex scenarios where you need to pay attention to small details you would not normally think of.

Senior Product Engineer

I love to create and design intuitive experience design concepts and tools that are simple to use.Manuel
User Experience Designer

I create software prototypes and adapt agile development methods to bring innovative digital systems to life.

Software Architect

My passion is to use predictive models and big data tools for creating smart applications and business insights.Marc
Data Scientist


I am an entrepreneurial thinker with a knack for numbers and operations – always approaching a project from the prospective of strategy, delegation and optimization.

Business Analyst

I am a passionate, agile by nature guerrillero, armed with pens and sticky notes, eager to move things forward.Micha
Scrum Master & Agile Coach

I am a creative and passionate code monkey, always on the hunt for new and unconventional solutions with focus on the best possible user experience.

Senior Product Engineer

As a former biophysicist and a user of ZEISS products, I am passionate about transforming the digital spectrum of the ZEISS portfolio and bringing the best digital experience back to my former peers.Muller
Senior Product Engineer

My passion is to create and design intuitive and innovative interfaces and translate customer insights into opportunities for new products and services.

Director of Design & Insights

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For me, strong focus and passion for creative solutions will drive our success.

Project Leader

My passion is to improve the user experience of our products and software to ensure they fit our customers‘ needs.

Service & User Experience Designer

I shape unique experiences across all our products and services at the intersection of user needs and our business goals.

Senior Experience Designer

Conceptualizing and realizing life-improving, game-changing digital solutions, with a talented and open-minded team, is my passion.

Digital Business and Ecosystems Developer

For me, team spirit and capabilities, end-to-end responsibilities and clear focus are the most crucial elements for our long-term success.

Chief Digital Product Owner

I build cool software to help our customers make the most of our solutions in their day-to-day work.

Software Architect

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I am passionate about people development and always open minded for new input and ideas.

Senior Project Coordinator

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Matthias Gohl

Head of Digital Innovation Partners


Upcoming events
ZEISS Hackathon: VISIONary ideas wanted
19-21 January 2018
Past events
ZEISS Hackathon Munich
28-30 April 2017
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