About me

Hi, I’m Marcus Raitner. I’m convinced that elephants can dance. And I have a dream.

I have a dream that one day economy will serve people and life and not vice versa.

As agile coach, corporate rebel, cultural engineer, consultant, trainer and speaker, I therefore guide companies on their journey to more agility and more human(e) liveliness.

Since 2010 I have been writing in my blog about leadership, new work, agility and many other topics.

Manifesto for Human(e) Leadership

Six Theses for New Leadership in the Age of Digitalization

In a time in which it is “normal that many things are different and become different faster and faster” (Karl-Heinz Geißler), the role of leadership is also at stake. Leadership is no longer a question of position, but a question of attitude. This attitude and the values of new, agile, digital and above all human(e) leadership are described in this book.


  • since 01/2017: Columnist Digitale Welt Magazin
  • since 06/2017: Agile Transformation Agent BMW Group IT
  • 01/2015 – 05/2017: IT-Project Lead BMW Group IT
  • since 07/2010: Blogger, Speaker, Author
  • since 10/2012: Founding member and first chairman of openPM e.V.
  • 11/2011–11/2016: Co-founder and member of the organizing team of the PM Camp Dornbirn
  • 07/2010–12/2014: Managing Director and Senior Partner esc Solutions GmbH
  • 11/2005–06/2016 Senior Project Manager and Head of Department, msg systems ag
  • 11/1999–10/2005 Research Assistant, Universität Passau

Education and Training

  • Dr. rer. nat, Computer Science, University of Passau
  • Leadership Training MCSL Management Centrum Schloss Lautrach
  • Certified LeSS Practitioner



  • Initiator and speaker of openPM.
  • First chairman of the non-profit association openPM e.V.
  • Member of the organisational team of the PM Camp Dornbirn
  • Informatics Ambassador of the Initiative Informatik studieren.