Only what brings real benefit is top
An interview with Volker Hahn, Relution founder and CEO of MWAY GROUP GmbH
Described by his colleagues as a driver of new ideas, a visionary, a techno-lover and, last but not least, a fitness guru - the founder and CEO of MWAY. We spoke with Volker Hahn about digitalisation in education, data protection and his visions.
- How did you come to offer Relution, a unified endpoint management solution specifically for educational institutions?
At the beginning, Relution was not intended for the education sector at all, but for managing mobile devices in companies. We then received feedback from the market that there are special requirements for schools and the public sector to manage mobile devices. In particular, compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation is a challenge in this area. So we adapted our product accordingly to serve precisely this market. As a German company, we have the advantage of knowing the requirements of the GDPR very well. And through the feedback and enquiries from school authorities and schools, we can respond precisely to the needs of the target group in further development in order to make teaching even more efficient.
- Can you think of an example where you have received feedback that MWAY makes life easier?
Yes, we often get such feedback. At Relution, for example, customers give us feedback that the software makes the management of mobile devices in schools or public institutions much more efficient and easier. What seemed hardly controllable before is now no longer a problem.
- In your opinion, what will everyday school life ideally look like in 15 years?
I can imagine that much more information will be available digitally in the future and that learning will change a lot. Content will be perfectly didactically prepared so that the learning content can be ideally conveyed. Teachers will no longer primarily impart knowledge, but will be available to answer questions and respond to students as individuals with different needs. At school, there is much more room for communication and social interaction, while information is learned more through self-study. Despite all the digitalisation, social interaction must be maintained and the school must remain a space where people develop together.
- Mr Hahn, why do you have to be particularly fit to be CEO of MWAY?
I am convinced that mental and physical fitness is an important basis for success. This applies to sport just as much as to running a company. Just as I personally always want to develop further in sport, in my role as CEO I am concerned with taking the next step, being successful and courageously pursuing and implementing a vision together with the team. Winning is always a mental matter.
»We have to tackle and have the courage
to redefine school.
Structurally, didactically and digitally.«