At BTEXX we’re proud of our open, communicative corporate culture. Regular events, such as our monthly staff breakfast, our employee meetings and company outings help promote a culture of sharing and caring. We feel it is important to provide further education and training opportunities for our employees. Qualification programs take place during our employee meetings, through regular coaching sessions here at BTEXX or at a third-party location, like SAP for example.

 - Henkel

Henkel AG & Company, KGaA is a manufacturing company making various chemical products including detergents and adhesives, with brands and technologies for consumer and industrial businesses, headquartered in Düsseldorf. In 2011, Henkel reinforced its position in the emerging markets, where 42 percent of its sales are generated and 54 percent of its people employed.

 - GFT

GFT specialises in designing and implementing IT solutions for the financial services industry. Combining technological expertise and seamless project management with a deep understanding of the industry, GFT is the perfect strategic IT partner for many well-known companies in all corners of the globe. Working flexibly and professionally, emagine takes care of the staffing of technology projects on behalf of companies in a variety of emerging markets. In so doing, we draw on our comprehensive international network of IT experts and engineers.

 - Cisco

Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational corporation headquartered in San Jose, California, that designs, manufactures, and sells networking equipment. The stock was added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average on June 8, 2009, and is also included in the S&P 500 Index, the Russell 1000 Index, NASDAQ-100 Index and the Russell 1000 Growth Stock Index.

 - hybris software

hybris is a software company headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, that sells enterprise multichannel ecommerce and product content management (PCM) software. hybris was founded in 1997 by Carsten Thoma, Moritz Zimmermann and Klaas Hermanns and is subsidiary of (German) software company SAP. The company currently has over 500 companies as customers including General Electric, West Marine, Thomson Reuters, 3M, Toys“R”Us, P&G, Levi’s and Nikon.

 - Siemens

Siemens AG is a German multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Berlin and Munich. It is the largest engineering company in Europe. The principal divisions of the company are Industry, Energy, Healthcare, and Infrastructure & Cities, which represent the main activities of the company. The company is a prominent maker of medical diagnostics equipment and its medical health-care division, which generates about 12 percent of the company's total sales, is its second-most profitable unit, after the industrial automation division.

 - Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Officeoffice suite, and Internet Explorer web browser. Its flagship hardware products are Xbox game console and the Microsoft Surfaceseries of tablets. It is the world's largest software maker measured by revenues. It is also one of the world's most valuable companies.


VOICE e.V. is the association of Chief Information Managers (CIOs) and IT managers of companies from different industries in Germany. The association represents the interests of “IT users” towards IT vendors and politics in Germany and provides different benefits to its members, such as facilitating exchange of experience, collaboration between members and networking. The association was founded in November 2011 as a merger of the three CIO associations CIOcolloquium (large companies), cioforum and CIO-Circle (medium-sized companies).

Joint Projects

Community Platform Redesign for the German Association of CIOs and IT Managers

 - GAD

GAD eG is an IT software and service provider specialized in banking with more than 50 years of experience. The GAD, located in Muenster, provides its customers with an innovative and reliable product portfolio comprising the banking suite bank21. Together with its partners within the GAD group, the company covers all services related to IT in banking starting from a comprehensive analysis to strategy consulting as well as quality-focused technical implementation.

Joint Projects

Introduction and Management of Social Collaboration Platforms in the Banking Sector

 - LVM Versicherung

Over 3.1 million customers with more than 10 million contracts rely on LVM Insurance. With 2.7 billion euros of premium income and capital assets of approx. 13.6 billion euros, the company is among the 20 top primary insurance groups in Germany. On-site customer service is provided by the 2,200 LVM advisors and their 4,200 colleagues in the LVM service offices throughout the country, supported by well over 3,000 employees at the company headquarters in Münster.

The insurance group has a complete range of policies for individuals and businesses. It also offers other insurance and financial services through the LVM-owned bank, the Augsburger Aktienbank AG, and the LVM cooperation partners hkk Erste Gesundheit, Aachener Bausparkasse and Federated Investors Inc.

 - Securitas

Securitas AB is a security services (security guarding and mobile patrolling), monitoring, consulting and investigation group, based in Stockholm, Sweden. The group has approximately 300,000 employees in 53 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Securitas AB is listed at Nasdaq OMX Stockholm, Large Cap segment. In 2012, the group had total sales of 66,458M SEK ($10.1B USD) and an operating income of 3,085M SEK ($468.8M USD). Securitas AB owns the Swiss security company Protectas AG in Switzerland, where there already existed a security company called Securitas AG, part of the Swiss Securitas Group.

Involved Research Areas

Corporate Social Media

 - Dimension Data

The company was founded by Werner Sievers in 1983 in South Africa as an information technology specialist. It listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in 1987.
In 1998 it acquired Plessey South Africa. During the next two years it bought a series of companies in the UK, North America, Europe and Australia. It listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2000. In 2001 Dimension Data acquired ComTech Communications, an Australian company run by David Shein. In 2008 it acquired Data Processing Systems, an IT business based in the United Arab Emirates, and completed the acquisition of Datacraft Asia, which rebranded to Dimension Data in 2011.
In July 2010, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone announced an agreed takeover of Dimension Data in a £2.12 billion ($3.24 billion) deal. The offer was declared unconditional on 11 October 2010, with over 93% of shareholders having agreed to tender their holdings.
On June 30, 2011 OpSource Inc. was acquired by Dimension Data Holdings, naming Steve Nola the CEO of Dimension Data Cloud Solutions, who at the time was CEO of Dimension Data Australia.
In 2012, Dimension Data was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the Gartner Communications Outsourcing and Professional Services Magic Quadrant (COPS) Worldwide report as well as the Gartner Cloud Infrastructure as a Service Magic Quadrant.
In March 2013, Dimension Data was named as a Leader in the Green Quadrant® Sustainable Technology Services report by Verdantix. Dimension Data was named along with seven other companies as having a dedicated sustainability practice, a wide range of capabilities and a strong track record in corporate sustainability.