Living in Germany

Germany

Tubingen, Germany

In 2004 I was asked to lead marketing or HP in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) for a new product line they had recently acquired. I had been actively looking for an opportunity to live and work abroad and the timing was perfect.

My wife and I moved to Germany (just south of Stuttgart) and I spent my first year driving strategy and marketing for this new offering. As time passed, I was asked to take over strategic marketing for the entire portfolio as well as special projects such as our annual users conference for over 4,000 attendees.

Over those 3 years I traveled from Scandinavia to South Africa, from England to Hungary and almost everywhere in between. I learned to interact with different cultures, languages and backgrounds. But must of all, I truly learned what it means to drive business in a global environment. It was a fantastic experience both personally and professional.

And to make things even better, we returned from Germany with our first daughter, born in Filderstadt, Germany.

  • Daniel Dorr – Professional, Author, Speaker