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Julia Duwe is a consultant and professional in R+D management, digital leadership and organizational ambidexterity.

  • As an author ("Ambidextrous Leadership", Springer Gabler) and blogger (, she deals with the question of how companies can improve their existing core business and, at the same time, successfully enter new digital business fields in the platform economy.

  • Julia Duwe studied communication studies, business administration and American studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and the University of Bergen in Norway.

  • From 2013 to 2016 she completed her doctorate at the European Business School (EBS) in Oestrich-Winkel on the role of management communication in ambidextrous technology companies.

  • Since March 2022 Julia Duwe is a partner at Roland Berger with a focus in operations, digital transformation, design of R+D ecosystems and agile R+D.

  • From 2021 - 2022 Julia Duwe was Head of Global Architecture and Ecosystem Architect at TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG in Ditzingen where she focussed on establishing a modular, open smart factory architecture for sheet metal manufacturing.

  • From 2018 to 2021 she was Head of R&D Production Platforms and Chief Agile Manager at TRUMPF with responsibility for the development of digitally networked manufacturing solutions for a data-driven smart factory. 

  • Until 2017, Julia Duwe was Head of Future Motion Solutions Management in the Pneumatic Automation business unit at Festo in Esslingen, where she managed a digitization project for the market launch of digital pneumatics in industrial automation.

  • In 2019, she joined the "Vordenker" community of Handelsblatt and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in the field of "Digital and Analytics"

  • Since June 2020 she is a member of the University Council of Technische Universität Dresden (TUD).

About this blog

​This blog is a series of notes on technology, innovation and ambidextrous leadership in the era of digital business ecosystems and digital transformation. If you wish to discuss any of these topics, feel free to contact me at info [at]

  • Release date: December 1, 2017

  • Editor in chief: Dr. Julia Duwe

  • Language: German / English

  • Headquarters located in: Stuttgart, Germany

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