Hybrid Afterwork live from ETEX site. Join us physically or via stream.


Due to our ‘safe move’ hygiene & health concept,  we are about to welcome a few of you to our next Virtual CIOmove, hybrid at the site of ETEX. Don’t worry, if you can’t join us physically, the Virtual CIOmove will take place as usual in Zoom at 06:30 pm CET, streamed live from the site of ETEX. Register now!

Dirk Altgassen is a happy CIO. The magazine DataNews has just named him “CIO of the year 2020” in Belgium. And even better: Just in time he has purchased Office 365 for the more than 10,000 computer workstations from Etex. The remaining IT systems from around 100 subsidiaries in 42 countries have also migrated to the Azure Cloud. So during the first corona lockdown, the employees were able to coordinate themselves at least via teams. But is that enough? Are the employees still happy after more than half a year in home offices? By the way: The Etex headquarters in Brussels are once again considered a corona risk area.

Rolf Haberlah is a happy CEO. Corona cannot really harm fibre cement. On the contrary: More and more people are taking advantage of the time of social distancing and beautifying their properties. In addition, Haberlah is based in Beckum in Westphalia, which – apart from the quarrels with the neighbouring company Tönnies – has come through the lockdowns reasonably blameless. By the way, since October 1, Haberlah’s company is no longer called Eternit but Etex Germany Exteriors. “The new name strengthens our market presence and underlines our growth targets”, says Haberlah. Over the next five years, Etex plans to invest around 100 million Euro in the new Beckum headquarters and the old Heidelberg headquarters. But is that enough to ensure smooth production in corona times?

Kirill Menshov is another happy CIO. His company Rostelecom is the largest telco company in Russia and suffers only partially from corona. The 130000 employees of Rostelecom are not complaining about too little work. In addition, Gartner has just praised Menshov’s “Karma IT” project as exemplary in terms of IT culture. Altgassen also considers Rostelecom’s architecture to be groundbreaking for its “Future IT”.

Together with Altgassen, Haberlah and Menshov we have the chance on the first Thursday in November (5.11.2020) to go deeper into the topic of leadership and the right IT. As with the last “CIOmove Afterwork”, a limited number of participants will also have the opportunity to learn more about Etex on site. Our host Rolf Haberlah will be showing the new showroom in Beckum. Dirk Altgassen will join us from his home town Düsseldorf – so he won’t need to travel from Brussels. We will connect Kirill Menshov via video from Moscow. Register now!

The Agenda for Nov. 5:

  • 16:00: Arrival at the Innovation Center in Beckum
    Welcome by Rolf Haberlah, Country Manager Etex Germany Exteriors
  • 16:30: Factory tour
  • 17:30: Leadership in a VUCA world
    Discussion with Rolf Haberlah and Dirk Altgassen, global CIO of Etex about:
    o   Work from home (WFH)
    o   Wellbeing, connections …
    o   Covid19 measures in a production environment
    o   No business interruptions and collaboration with social partner
    o   Business in time with Covid19
  • 18:30: „Future IT“ Live Broadcast with Dirk Altgassen and Kirill Menshov, CIO of Rostelecom about
  • Etex IT Journey to enable WFH etc.
  • Future IT organisation initiative – #MoveIT
  • Sourcing
  • Future operating model, organisation and agile
  • Blueprint of the future IT (Rostelecom)
  • Agile organisation, “flat model” …

 (join us via Zoom, broadcasted live from the site of Etex)

  • 19:30: End of live stream
  • 20:00: Dinner & Networking under the strictest state-approved hygiene concepts. (Learn more about our ‘safe move’ hygiene & health concept)

Register now!