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Elena
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Meet Elena

She works as Project Manager Internet of Things (IoT) Finance Business Development at Munich Re Germany at our office in Munich.

Nurturing IoT business models, from concept to go-to-market strategy

With a background in economics and management, Elena works with industry partners to co-create IoT driven business models. Her clients rely on Munich Re’s expertise to reduce the downside risk of their IoT business idea and take it to market maturity. For Elena, this means taking on a multitude of roles in an environment with a strong start-up vibe. She develops use cases and offers advice on how to best build products that support the move of service models, such as CapEx to OpEx. As the project manager, she translates customer ideas for accounting, legal departments and hardware developers and discusses frontend requirements with software engineers. Flat hierarchies give Elena daily touchpoints with management that help her push project initiatives. 

There is no such thing as a typical week at the office for Elena. One day at her desk in Munich immersed in an outline for an IoT pilot; another day in a meeting room across the globe, discussing the go-to-market strategy with the executives of an industry partner.

Elena at Munich Re

An insight into Elena´s working environment at
Munich Re

"A typical working week doesn´t really exist. Sometimes I'm sitting at my desk in Munich, immersed in the design of an IoT pilot project, other days I'm travelling around the world discussing go-to-market strategies with the managers of one of our industry partners."
"When I started working at Munich Re Germany, I already had my Master's degree in economics and management. The diverse challenges and start-up mentality in my Internet of Things department were appealing to me right away, and the openness and determination of my colleagues made me feel at home right from the start."
New challenges every single day means my job never gets boring. It’s a fascinating mix of creative thinking and business model development, while being firmly rooted in a traditional  company. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset and a passion for learning – this is a dream job. 
Elena
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Working on IoT projects at Munich Re is quite different from what you might expect. Less than five percent of what I do deals with actual insurance topics.
Elena
Project Manager IoT Finance Business Development,
Munich Re Germany