|Topic:||Incorporating parallel lines of communication|
|Title:||Member; President and Chief Executive Officer|
|Organisation:||Group Executive Management, ICN; Siemens Information and Communication Networks, Inc.|
Andy Mattes, 42, is a Member of the Group Executive Management of Information and Communication Networks (ICN) and President and Chief Executive Office of Siemens Information and Communication Networks, Inc. In this capacity, Mattes is responsible for ICN’s Enterprise Networks business unit, central sales and marketing, manufacturing and has, as well, regional responsibilities for Germany, Europe and Latin America. He is also the president of the European Industry Association for Information Systems, Communication Technologies and Consumer Electronics (EICTA). Mattes has held various sales and management positions throughout Siemens, including President of the Enterprise Networks division at Siemens ICN and was responsible for global product development, strategy and vision for the HiPath product family. He was previously responsible for international sales at Siemens Private Communications Networks. Mattes holds a degree in business from the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany.
De-centralisation and greater division of labour have increasingly isolated workers and processes within many organisations and increased the need for collaboration and communication between diverse teams. The profusion of communications options, though, has resulted in productivity loses. The integration of corporate communications using second generation IP communications systems, reduces repeated, failed, contact attempts and voice mail “phone-tag” Only one contact attempt is needed to complete an interaction. This immeasurably increases the efficiency, and reduces the cost, of doing business.
When we look through the prism of history at the last few years, we see a broad spectrum of new media, devices and networks that has subsequently changed technology, business and everyday life, as we know it. “The split second has been growing more and more important to us. And as human activities become more and more intermeshed and integrated, the split tenth of a second will emerge, and then a new name must be made for the split one hundredth,” remarked John Steinbeck in the classic novel East of Eden.