Social Business Expert Joins SMZ as Senior Consultant

April 2, 2013

SMZ announces the appointment of social enterprise specialist Christoph Rauhut as Senior Consultant for Social Business Strategy. This new addition will add to the consultancy’s ability to devise and deliver high-impact social business solutions.
Rauhut comes to SMZ with extensive knowledge and experience in developing social business strategies and implementation frameworks. He mostly recently served as Senior Consultant at T-Systems Multimedia Solutions, where he headed up a team of consultants and software engineers specializing in Jive technology. This role saw him overseeing the consulting and implementation of complex social software projects as well as setting up the partnership with Jive Software. He is also the co-creator of the Social Software Matrix (, an advanced tool that rates social software suites across of array of uses cases and technology features.
As an expert social software strategist, Rauhut will leverage his skill set and know-how to bolster SMZ’s strategic consulting capabilities in social business and thus enhance the value of the services and solutions provided to SMZ’s growing client base. “With the addition of Christoph and the launch of our new Social Business Strategy Consulting unit, we’ll be in a position to offer our clients a broader range of social business solutions,” said Stephan Müller-Ziebur, Managing Partner of SMZ. “We’ll be now able to provide services like strategy development, roadmap planning, conceptual design and implementation support.”
Rauhut, who holds a degree in business informatics, will also play a role at our joint venture SMZ Pokeshot Technologies. There, he will focus on the sales and marketing of product solutions for Jive. SMZ Pokeshot Technologies designs, develops and markets products (plugins and apps) for Jive, such as multi-language and social learning management solutions as well as connectors for Lotus Notes, Sametime and Cisco.
As a leading social business consultancy and technology provider, SMZ can help your organization get the best results from social business technologies. Contact us to find out more.