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Why digital transformation is a joint (ad)venture of IT and business

We are in the middle of a digital transformation process at ProSiebenSat.1. Core of our shared mission is to provide people with access to modern, flexible entertainment. To make “moving images” – cool buzzword still needs to be found – enjoyable for everybody at their own demand and customized to individual needs and preferences.

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I guess, this sounds like a big mission for a German TV broadcaster from Munich…

But let’s be honest: At ProSiebenSat.1, we have a unique opportunity as a team. This company has shown over the past decades, that it has the ability to advance its core entertainment business model to trigger new consumers and revenue further and further:

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Believe it or not: It takes more than you see in the movies when it comes to handling a fire close to the playout center or a bomb threat on the set of a TV show. Therefore, emergency plans and security concepts are prepared well ahead to secure sites and react accordingly in time.

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In our day-to-day business at ProSiebenSat.1, we handle a huge number of different technology KPIs. These indicators span from organizational data to the purely technical ones. To keep the KPIs manageable, we developed a so-called Technology Cockpit, a comprehensive KPI dashboard for all the ProSiebenSat.1 technology-related KPIs.

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On July 24, 2018, Munich hosted the fifth “Daho.am – Pure Tech Conference” by Stylight. This year, the 1200 guests were offered a wide selection of talks and workshops from 60 speakers across five tracks (Developer, Deep Tech, Startup Labs, Solutions, and Disruption) The topics included current trends such as Robotics, AI, Blockchain, Mobility, and Machine Learning.

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At ProSiebenSat.1, we currently manage more than 200 business applications, some with up to 1 million lines of code. These applications span a huge variety of purposes, ranging from pure data capturing and management to high-end video analytics and business intelligence applications. Some applications are nearly as old as our very first TV channel (SAT.1 was founded in 1984), and the development of our latest application – an application for scheduling of media content to video-on-demand platforms – just started recently. During this period of time, we have observed many generations of technologies in the market. So, how do we manage the use of technologies at ProSiebenSat.1?

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