Johannes Drooghaag is a renowned global influencer and thought leader for Cyber Security, Agile, Cloud, IoT, Cloud and Edge, 5G, AI and Sustainability. He is the CEO and founder of Spearhead Management, JD-Publishing, and also works as a consultant, speaker, trainer, coach, and author.
Drooghaag has extensive experience in operational technology (OT), information technology (IT), leadership development, and business development. He focuses on the human element and aims to enable people and organizations to maximize collaboration with technology. He believes that our connected society continues to deploy and connect technology at a higher pace than conventional training and education can keep up with, whether for private or professional usage of technology.
As a social media and digital marketing service provider, Drooghaag's mission is to create inclusive secure experiences for everyone who will use the available technology. He believes that developers, vendors, service providers, and operators must work together to create a safe and secure technological environment.
Dr. Johannes Drooghaag is the CEO of Spearhead Management, in Germany. He is an accomplished speaker in the areas of Executive Leadership, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and Agile Business Management. He has authored many publications on areas of High-tech, such as Cybersecurity, as well as other business-related topics.
Currently, he mentors executives and startups in the areas of IT, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Agile Business Management, Supply Chain, Executive Leadership, and Emotional Competence.
He earned a doctorate in Operations Management, Manufacturing, and Applied Information Technology, an Executive MBA in Executive Leadership, and an MBA in Manufacturing Supply Chain.
Drooghaag's expertise and insights have earned him a place among the top 10 global influencers and thought leaders in his field. His work has had a significant impact on the development of new technologies, as well as on the adoption of secure and sustainable practices in the tech industry.
Johannes Drooghaag is a renowned Executive Consultant, Business Coach, Author, Keynote Speaker, and Devil's Advocate with over 28 years of experience. He is a Cologne-based award-winning content creator who unleashes human potential and provides digital marketing services. He is currently the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Data Protection Officer (DPO) at WEDO, a family of creators and enablers contributing to the #FutureOfWork since March 2022.
In May 2018, Johannes Drooghaag joined WOOW2 Hair Innovation as a Startup Coach, PMO, Business Development, and Partner Management. The startup is disrupting the hair fashion industry with thrilling products and services while collaborating with the industry's major players. He is a Global Advisor and Ambassador at Billion Strong since November 2021, an organization that represents the billions of people living with disabilities and their families.
Johannes Drooghaag is also an Ocean Protocol Ambassador, proudly representing the Ocean Protocol platform and community. In April 2021, he founded Internet Safety for Kids, which enables children and parents to use the Internet responsibly. He is an award-winning content creator who focuses on unleashing human potential and provides digital marketing services. He is also a Goodwill Ambassador at House of Stories since November 2018, where he invests his time into other people's charity concept known as "Time Charity."
His vision is centered on building a world where everyone has access to the necessary tools, knowledge, and skills to thrive in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing digital landscape.
Drooghaag believes that digital transformation is not just about adopting new technologies but also about adapting to new mindsets, behaviours, and ways of working. He advocates for a people-centric approach to digital transformation that puts the needs and aspirations of individuals and teams at the centre of the transformation process. This includes cultivating a culture of continuous learning, experimentation, and innovation that empowers individuals and teams to develop new skills, ideas, and solutions.
Recognition and Awards
- Johannes Drooghaag Thinkers360 profile | Thinkers360
- Cybersecurity, AI, and Industry 4.0 With Johannes Drooghaag: #AskTheCEO Episode 68 | #AsktheCEO
- Disrupting Blockchain Part 2 | Johannes Drooghaag Medium Page
- Interview with Johannes Drooghaag | Onalytica
- Blockchain after the hype — Part 1 | Johannes Drooghaag Medium Page
- Johannes Drooghaag's Linkedin profile | Linkedin
- Leadership Failure: The Real Human Element Behind Cyber Attacks | Mindquest
- Dr Johannes Drooghaag's Twitter post | Twitter
- E219: A Conversation about Accessibility and Cybersecurity- With Dr. Johannes Drooghaag | Debra Ruh
- Top 15 Cyber Security Influencers on Twitter (May 2020) | The Awards Magazine
- Johannes Drooghaag Dr. ir | LeadersHum
- Johannes Drooghaag biography | The Org
- BEACHWAVES by WAVEWINDER | Youtube
- Together we will be included – Billion Strong! | Leadership Circle
- Ocean Protocol Company profile | Datanyze
- About Internet Safety for Kids! | Internetsafety4kids
- Human Potential at Work #podcast #219 with Johannes Drooghaag | Ruh Global Impact
- Welcome to Top 200 Blockchain Authors And Influencers | Citiesabc.com