It always starts with a bright idea, ideally one that solves an existing problem. It was with this premise that employees of Daimler Business Innovation set out for a workshop to exchange ideas and develop new concepts with participants of the trainee programme “CAReer” in October. One idea immediately stood out: “pacTris”. A concept with great potential, it was chosen for the top-10 from a field of hundreds of ideas to be presented to more than 500 Daimler employees at DigitalLife Day 2015 shortly thereafter.
Daimler’s DigitalLife Day, which is sponsored by Daimler Business Innovation, offers participating employees a platform for discovering and discussing digital developments within the company. Current hot-topic innovations such as autonomous driving and digital services are covered in detail. After intensive pitch training in the run-up, where participants learned skills to help them get others motivated by, and excited about their ideas, Toni Hoang, Gabriel Selbach and Sebastian Thiemt delivered a three-minute presentation on their innovative idea. The goal: to present the idea of “pacTris” and convince other participants to evangelize the product to potential partners in hopes of implementing the idea.