Tech & Transformation

Digitalisation, global integration and the fallout of the Corona crisis make an organisation’s ability for transformation an existential success factor. We enable companies - from start-ups to global market leaders - to shape this fundamental change and win the support of their stakeholders.

Together with our clients we foster the new “Gründerzeit”. We support start-ups and VCs to shape a strong digital ecosystem in Europe. We help innovation leaders to find social acceptance. Together with our clients, we develop the organizational operating system for communication in the digital world. Through new technological solutions, we expand the capabilities of corporate communications.

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Raphael Neuner Partner
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Raphael Neuner heads Hering Schuppener's Digital Practice and focuses on strategic communication in the digital age. He advises venture capital funds, start-ups and established companies on their positioning in the digital space and communicating the digital transformation. Before joining Hering Schuppener, Raphael was Head of Public Policy at Metro AG. The digital and social dimensions of public affairs and communication were a focal point of his work; among other things, he developed the "digital head office" of the company. The political scientist also worked as personal advisor to a party chairman at the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany in Brussels and in a Federal Ministry.
Prof. Dr. Christopher Storck Partner
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+49 211 430 79 250
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Christopher Storck is a partner in the Tech & Transformation Practice of Hering Schuppener. He deals with the transformation of companies and the new demands this places on their communication functions. His consulting activities focus on the formulation and dissemination of strategies, the establishment and protection of economically relevant reputations as well as the reorganization and further development of communications departments.

Christopher combines practice and science through a professorship for strategy and communications management at Quadriga University Berlin. He is also a member of the steering committee of the specialist group for communications controlling in the International Controller Association (ICV) and the scientific advisory board of the German Association of Communicators (BdKom). Prior to joining Hering Schuppener in 2000, Christopher was an assistant professor at the University of Cologne and headed the editorial team of a scientific magazine for international and ethnic conflict management. Christopher is a certified business coach of the EBS University for Economics and Law in Wiesbaden.
Ali Azimi Managing Director
Active in Berlin
+49 30 5900 46 984
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Ali Azimi works at the Berlin office of Hering Schuppener and advises clients on all issues regarding digitalization and strategic communications, with a particular focus on international clients from the tech sector and the start up industry. Prior to joining Hering Schuppener, he has worked for one of the most debated companies from the Silicon Valley. There, he headed corporate communications in the German-speaking area. Ali Azimi studied economics and finance in Mannheim and Frankfurt. 

Start-ups and venture capital

We accompany startups on their growth path. We understand both the language and the pace of these up-and-coming companies and support them in positioning themselves not only within the European start-up ecosystem. We also help them attract attention in the financial markets and to be heard in the political arena. We empower start-ups and VCs that contribute to economy and society.

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Ali Azimi Managing Director
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Ali Azimi works at the Berlin office of Hering Schuppener and advises clients on all issues regarding digitalization and strategic communications, with a particular focus on international clients from the tech sector and the start up industry. Prior to joining Hering Schuppener, he has worked for one of the most debated companies from the Silicon Valley. There, he headed corporate communications in the German-speaking area. Ali Azimi studied economics and finance in Mannheim and Frankfurt. 
Susanne Arnold Director
Active in Berlin
+49 30 5900 46 993
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Based in Berlin, Susanne Arnold focuses on positioning strategies and digital financial communications. She mainly advises emerging start-ups, tech companies and venture capital funds. Prior to joining HERING SCHUPPENER, she worked as a communications consultant with CNC AG in Munich. Susanne holds degrees from the University of St. Gallen and the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has also qualified as Certified Investor Relations Officer (CIRO) from the German Investor Relations Association (DIRK) and is an Alumna of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes).
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Tech-Comm

Society is not always ready for change, technological progress and innovation. Fintech start-ups feel this just as much as car manufacturers in upheaval or companies that apply artificial intelligence in everyday work and personal life. We help these pioneers to gain social acceptance. This includes short-term, high-impact campaigns across all channels to initiate and shape opinion-making processes.

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Raphael Neuner Partner
Active in Berlin
+49 (0) 30 59 00 46 994
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Raphael Neuner heads Hering Schuppener's Digital Practice and focuses on strategic communication in the digital age. He advises venture capital funds, start-ups and established companies on their positioning in the digital space and communicating the digital transformation. Before joining Hering Schuppener, Raphael was Head of Public Policy at Metro AG. The digital and social dimensions of public affairs and communication were a focal point of his work; among other things, he developed the "digital head office" of the company. The political scientist also worked as personal advisor to a party chairman at the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany in Brussels and in a Federal Ministry.
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Future-Proof Communication

In order to transform themselves and win the necessary support of their stakeholders, companies must communicate more and differently. Their communication functions need a new operating system. We combine practical experience, technological know-how and scientific expertise to design the goal and path of this modernization in line with the needs of our customers.

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Prof. Dr. Christopher Storck Partner
Active in Berlin
+49 211 430 79 250
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Christopher Storck is a partner in the Tech & Transformation Practice of Hering Schuppener. He deals with the transformation of companies and the new demands this places on their communication functions. His consulting activities focus on the formulation and dissemination of strategies, the establishment and protection of economically relevant reputations as well as the reorganization and further development of communications departments.

Christopher combines practice and science through a professorship for strategy and communications management at Quadriga University Berlin. He is also a member of the steering committee of the specialist group for communications controlling in the International Controller Association (ICV) and the scientific advisory board of the German Association of Communicators (BdKom). Prior to joining Hering Schuppener in 2000, Christopher was an assistant professor at the University of Cologne and headed the editorial team of a scientific magazine for international and ethnic conflict management. Christopher is a certified business coach of the EBS University for Economics and Law in Wiesbaden.
Till Achinger Director
Active in Berlin
+49 30 59 00 46 989
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Till Achinger works at the Berlin office of Hering Schuppener and advises clients on all issues regarding digitalization and strategic communications, with a particular focus on international clients from the tech sector, the start up industry and data driven communications. Prior to joining Hering Schuppener, he headed digital strategy and communications for a global pharmaceutical company. Before, he founded and headed two startups in the e-commerce sector as well as advised companies on digital communications over many years. Till studied Communication Science, Arabic Studies and History in Aachen and Münster.
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Comm-Tech

If communication executives want to deliver what companies need for a successful transformation, they need to invest in technology and talent in order to become more agile, digital, data- and analytics-driven. We help our clients to promote cultural change, build specialized teams and equip them with the appropriate “tech stack”.

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Till Achinger Director
Active in Berlin
+49 30 59 00 46 989
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Till Achinger works at the Berlin office of Hering Schuppener and advises clients on all issues regarding digitalization and strategic communications, with a particular focus on international clients from the tech sector, the start up industry and data driven communications. Prior to joining Hering Schuppener, he headed digital strategy and communications for a global pharmaceutical company. Before, he founded and headed two startups in the e-commerce sector as well as advised companies on digital communications over many years. Till studied Communication Science, Arabic Studies and History in Aachen and Münster.
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