Dr. Karl Popp´s Expertise and Thought Leadership
Karl Michael Popp´s Expertise
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Mergers and Acquisitions: Digital M&A processes, due diligence of tech companies and merger integration. Besides being an author of books (German and English) and articles on this topic and i created merger integration due diligence. I am driving several thought leadership initiatives e.g. in two German M&A associations and in circles of M&A leads of the largest German companies and I am member of the program comittee of the European workshop on merger integration.
Software Ecosystems: Creation and successful execution of partnership strategies, partnering models and platform business models. Besides being an author of books and articles and working on the program comittee on several workshops on the software business, I am in the program committee of the European workshop on software ecosystems, the prime workshop where professionals and academics discuss recent advances in software ecosystems and platform strategies.
Software Business Models: Successful business models for software vendors, such as open source business models and the corresponding revenue models, in the cloud, on mobile devices or for the internet of things. I published a highly referenced article in IEEE Software on Software business models and i am the editor of a special edition of IEEE Software on "Managing Software Platforms and Ecosystems" together with Michael Cusumano from MIT and with Slinger Jansen from Utrecht University. In 2018, i ran three sessions at the First European Platform Economy Summit, supported by MIT Initiative on the digital economy, London Business School, Acatech and the World Economic Forum.
I run one of the largest network of executives within the two topics “mergers and acquisitions” and “software business” with over 9.000 contacts on LinkedIn. I consistently rank in social selling
in the top 1% in my industry
in the top 1% regarding network
and i have a social selling index of 80 (and more) on LinkedIn.
Mergers and Acquisitions in the software industry. Holistic analysis of acquisition opportunities and setting the framework for successful execution of post merger integration (10 years, Experience of over 25 successful mergers and acquisitions in the software industry incl. merger integrations in the US, Canada, Germany, Norway, Poland, Italy, Switzerland, Vietnam and the UK). See my merger due diligence book on amazon as well as my upcoming book on merger integration.
Business Models in the software industry ranging from open source business models and open source best practices to commercial, from on premise to the cloud, from mobile to IOT. From theory to creation to successful execution of business models. (20 years) see my books on amazon and my key article in IEEE Software issue on the software business (IEEE Software).
Presenter at major conferences, workshops and companies. I regularly deliver motivating presentations about the software business, software ecosystems, business networks and mergers and acquisitions in the software business. See my presentation page for more.
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