Christian Otto
Global Head of Data Literacy Program; Senior IT Business Analyst
Essity
I started my career as a consultant with SAP based in Walldorf, later in Tokyo and Vienna. At Deutsche Telekom a few years later, I applied analytics to large sales projects to predict success probabilities, among other things. Here I came to be in touch with HR processes, and realised the huge untapped potential of analytics for HR. 

I changed sides once more and joined HR. After an euphoric, and - in hindsight - naïve start, I came to realise that thought patterns and mindsets in HR are very different from those in other company functions. I came to the conclusion that in order to apply analytical techniques in HR, first and foremost a mindset shift has to happen.