Press Release

23. February 2023

Strengthening Partner Management in the Vidispine Business Unit of Arvato Systems

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Annika Kimpel as new Partner Manager in the Vidispine Team
  • Expansion and strengthening of partner activities
  • Launch of a new program for channel partners

Cologne - The Vidispine team at Arvato Systems is expanding its partner management support. Annika Kimpel joins the company to promote and expand existing partnerships and attract new companies for cooperation. Kimpel has explicitly developed a strategic approach for a new partner program for channel partners.

An essential task will still be to expand the collaboration between the Vidispine team and Arvato Systems' long-standing infrastructure partners, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, and Microsoft. The first joint activities are already on the agenda for 2023.

"I am excited to be a part of the Vidispine team at Arvato Systems. From personal experience, I know how important strong partnerships are, especially in a global, challenging environment. To overcome these challenges, having reliable partners by your side is an advantage. My goal is to promote our strengths even better in relation to those of our partners, to learn from each other, and to grow together," says Annika Kimpel.

The 30-year-old has a master's degree in general management and a bachelor's degree in journalism & PR and has previously worked in partner management, go-to-market environment, and marketing. As Partner Manager, she reports to Stefan Eckardt, Head of Platform Success at Arvato Systems.

"Partnerships are an essential part of our success and a decisive factor for growth in a global environment. At Arvato Systems, we place great value on lasting collaborations. With Annika on our team, we can invest more time in this important business area. It also allows us to further strengthen relationships with our partners to position the Vidispine brand and portfolio even better in the future," explains Stefan Eckardt.

About Arvato Systems


As an internationally active IT specialist, Arvato Systems supports well-known companies in Digital Transformation. About 3,400 employees at over 25 locations worldwide stand for a high level of technical understanding, industry know-how and a clear focus on customer needs. As a team, we develop innovative IT solutions, bring our customers into the cloud, integrate digital processes and take over the operation and support of IT systems. Vidispine is a brand of the Arvato Systems Group. The Vidispine portfolio enables companies working with media to focus on their core business by providing easy access to technology that supports their business needs. Our platform enables customers to get the maximum value from their assets, rights, media inventory and market. In addition, we are able to map entire value-added chains in the network of Arvato, a member of the Bertelsmann Group. Through our strong strategic partner network with global top players such as AWS, Google, Microsoft, and SAP, we continuously strengthen our know-how and leverage the most advanced technology. We Empower Digital Leaders.


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