Bringing Together People and Competencies for Collaboration
Always keen on seeing the bigger picture, also on understanding how most different and seemingly not at all connected aspects in it are indeed linked and complementary – even if often not on first or even second sight – I was substantially shaped by the strong interdisciplinary tradition of my alma mater, the Bauhaus University Weimar, and all the career stages I was allowed to experience and build upon after graduation.
Design-minded, the focus on interhuman aspects at all times, and believing in the power of good storytelling to deliver even most complex and yet also most relevant messages, I am driven by the spirit of collaboration beyond functional, disciplinary, organisational, cultural and other borders.
The concept of “thinking out of the box” for me always came naturally, and the passion for it made me systematically avoiding too straight lines and a life fully dedicated to just one specialisation. In me you will find a generalist out of conviction – one who is devoted to work closely with great experts in their fields and learn as much as possible from them to best support them jointly creating innovation. Because only generalists, willing and able to build up enough knowledge about detail levels and specialists committed to develop a much broader view and skillset, can become highly needed “People in the Middle” and on eye-level with the representatives of various disciplines bring those and their highly valuable contributions together, empowering progressive solutions benefitting all affected – for a greater (often common) good.
Virtual and interdisciplinary collaboration between now closed silos are key to future innovation and progress. Without different kinds of stakeholders exchanging ideas and working together, the great topics of today and tomorrow cannot be addressed and managed successfully at a global level.
The visionary and design-minded expert that he is, Nico Marzian is in a unique category of people understanding the implications of digital and strategic collaboration to the fullest. With his conceptual work to-date he is one of the first strategists to have offered well thought out and exciting approaches for platform-based collaboration, novel ways to monetize assets and services, and not least the much needed co-creation of sustainable value.
Founder & CEO
Finsophy PBC / SpaceVault
Nico Marzian was responsible for setting up the Space Exploration Masters innovation competition, initiated by the European Space Agency. Airbus in cooperation with Merck is one of the founding partner consortiums.
With his broad knowledge about the space sector and various potentially related non-space fields, Nico helped us very much with formulating the scope for our ‘Sustainable Exploration Challenge’ and reaching out to our participants.
His creativity and sense for good storytelling were essential for the competition’s first edition’s success in 2017. Exceptional was his personal commitment, his service mentality, and that without hesitation he also worked countless of extra hours for the individual benefit of each party involved. It was a pleasure to work with Nico and to experience his strong dedication and hands-on mentality first hand. We wish him all the best for the future and would always be happy to work with him again.
Sales Director Space Exploration
Airbus Defence and Space
For Schuler Nico Marzian was the primary point of contact regarding questions around the ‘Minting Community’, initiated by us, and the underlying ‘VEworks’ platform. He understood very early how important virtual interconnection and collaboration was for the minting industry (state-owned and private mints and their suppliers). Nico Marzian, in a close and trusted partnership with us and other involved parties, energetically helped pushing the development forward.
As a representative for VEworks for many years and a returning speaker at the industry’s most important events he was a well-known face and a highly esteemed part of our community.
Head of Corporate Minting Strategy, General Manager Minting & E-Mobility
Member of the Board of Directors
International Currency Association
Nico Marzian filled his role as product owner and moderator of the “Minting Community VEworks” passionately and dedicatedly. He has shown a deep understanding of the minting industry and a very good sense for its needs and challenges. On this basis he was able to confidently further develop and manage the solution and also offer services with the best benefits for its users always in mind.
That is why for us community members Nico was the “Man in the Middle” to trustfully reach out to and gladly work together with.