Meet Isaak

Isaak Tsalicoglou

Hello there

I'm Isaak Tsalicoglou. Diverse teams and organizations—including world-class companies such as ABB and Hilti—have benefited from my drive for making things better. While contributing to and leading numerous projects, I have had the good fortune of working with hundreds of great people around the world, and across functions and hierarchical levels.

A pragmatic, people-oriented approach has enabled me and diverse teams to repeatedly set and transfer new standards in development and launch – for technologies, products, mobile apps, service business models and improvement initiatives.

Leading change and improvement

Before starting noito GmbH, I was with Hilti, implementing new and improved operational capabilities to manage an expansive portfolio of both tangible and service products and systems.

As a dynamic change agent, I led numerous strategic projects with stakeholders spanning functions and locations across Europe, North America and Asia. Partnering with stakeholders in all business units, I assisted Hilti to further differentiate products and services, enhance its direct customer contact, and achieve operational improvements in teams around the world.

Turbocharging research and development capabilities

I started my career at ABB, where I developed technology and components of industrial goods for outstanding performance and reliability, and further improved the company's R&D capabilities in the face of market turbulence and increased competition.

By designing and implementing tailor-made, data-driven, set-based development approaches, I helped myself and colleagues to overcome diminishing returns on R&D investment, multiply productivity, accelerate problem-solving, enhance its impact on product lines, and safeguard the company's technology and market leadership.

Isaak Tsalicoglou

Intellectual honesty and curiosity

I graduated with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich, and hold an MBA degree with Honors from IMD business school in Lausanne. There, I also served three companies as a consultant, and later acted as an external research associate.

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