AOE is a committed and continuously expanding team of agile web development specialists. The management team consists of four personalities who possess an immense amount of experience, knowledge and know-how in developing and implementing state-of-the-art Open Source Enterprise web solutions.

Kian T. Gould – Founder and CEO

Kian T. Gould is the CEO and Founder of AOE, one of the leading global Omnichannel E-Commerce and Digital Transformation experts within the Open Source space. He is a regular speaker at many global conferences, and a well-known expert in airport digitalization. For the past 15 years, his company AOE has assisted global Fortune 1000 companies with their Digital Transformation and Omnichannel E-Commerce strategies.

Kian T. Gould on LinkedIn

Daniel Pötzinger – Chief Technology Officer

Daniel Pötzinger has many years of experience in the development and architecture of Enterprise Web Applications. He is an active member of various Open Source communities, including TYPO3, Solr and Symfony and during this time has worked on the development of nearly 80 TYPO3 extensions. In addition, Daniel has gained extensive experience in building and designing performance-critical applications in an Enterprise environment. Here, the main focus lies on aspects such as scalability and future-proof solutions as well as systems integration.

At AOE, Daniel has provided consulting services, managed and implemented more than 100 Enterprise projects for such renowned clients as Deutsche Telekom, congstar, Rovio, Cisco WebEx, QVC and VMware. In addition, he continues to oversee the development of the product Searchperience, a sophisticated Enterprise search and recommendation engine.

Daniel Pötzinger on Xing and LinkedIn

Steven Bailey – Chief Sales Officer

Steven Bailey is a long-time expert in the digitalization of of international companies and their business/IT visions. As CSO, he is responsible for New Business and advising clients, as well as for business development and digital transformation and Omnichannel E-Commerce strategies. In addition, he has more than 20 years of concept and design experience in “International Brand Communications” (CI and CD), for example for the Munich Airport, Daimler and AEG, and has won numerous design prizes.

As a native of Great Britain, Bailey also is responsible for selected key account tasks at AOE for Heathrow Airport, CommerzReal or Deutsche Telekom.

Steven Bailey on Xing and LinkedIn

Joern Bock – Chief Operating Officer

Since the early 1990s, Joern Bock has been involved in the creation, design and organization of interactive media projects. As the former head of his own advertising agency, as well as senior positions in several international digital agencies, Joern brings plenty of (digital) experience to the table.

At AOE, he has been largely responsible for the global project management operations. To this end, he is instrumental in continuously driving the use of agile development methods, such as Kanban, Scrum or Lean as part of an agile organization and a living agile corporate culture. He also organizes regular meetings of the Agile User Group Rhein-Main.

Joern Bock on Xing and LinkedIn

How we build Agile Teams

The management team approaches its work from a servant leadershop point of view; for the most part, project management is the responsibility of the project teams. For this approach to succeed, an appropriate corporate culture and an optimal team structure are essential. Our agile project teams usually work using the Scrum model. Teams consists of five to nine team members with different roles.

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