Rouven Leuener
Chief Product Officer Comparis | Co-Founder Cutting Through the Noise GmbH| Master Degree in Digital Media (Hyper Island UK) as well as Economics and Communication Science (University of Zurich)
About Me
Hi, I am Rouven, a passionate, curious and reliable digital native leader.

As Chief Product Officer for the largest consumer empowering organisation in Switzerland I am responsbile for product vision, product strategy, product design and product development. Next to that I am also Co-Founder of Cutting Through The Noise (CTTN GmbH), a private startup builder with the aim to develop a digital product or service every year. I have extensive experience in Digital Transformation, Innovation, Change Management and digital native processes such as Lean, Agile, Design Thinking, CX and UX. In addition, I have relevant knowledge in the application of current technologies in the business environment, for example mobile, blockchain or AI. Last but not least I am convinced that culture is the driver for success in any company.
I am holding a Business Master in Digital Media Management from Hyper Island (accredited by Teesside University, Middlesbrough) and an Academic Master in Economics and Communication Science from the University of Zurich.

My Convictions
The foundation is always essential, so here are some of my beliefs, without which I wouldn't dare leave the house:
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Innovation
I believe in the intersection of Technology, Business and the User to build innovation
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Data
I consider decision making and learning from data to be one of the most important pillars of digital behavior
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User-Centred
I consider a consistent and honest user-centered approach and culture to be a competitive advantage
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Learning
I believe in the intensive application of build-measure-learn cycles to learn to learn fast
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Scale (AI, ML etc.)
The application of (exponentially) scalable systems is a unique advantage of this decade
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Methods
The use of methods, frameworks or processes must be taken wisely and must not blindly follow trends
Publications
Education and Professional Experience
2019-today
2019-today
Chief Product Officer Comparis
Responsible for product vision, product strategy, product design and product development of the largest consumer empowering organisation in Switzerland.


2017-today
2017-today
Co-Founder Cutting Through The Noise GmbH, Zurich
A private Startup Builder with the aim to develop a scalable and data driven product/service every year.


2015-2019
2015-2019
Group Head of Product, NZZ Ltd.
Responsible for Product Management and Product Development of NZZ Mediagroup's digital news products such as NZZ, NZZ am Sonntag, NZZ Bellevue, St. Galler Tagblatt and Luzerner Zeitung
2016-2018
2016-2018
Business Master in Digital Media Management, Hyper Island, London
Part-time program to explore latest trends in technology, strategy, entrepreneurship and design. Programme Accredited by Teeside University, UK


2011-2015
2011-2015
Head of Projects, Ringier Ltd.
Responsible for strategic digital projects and operation of various digital products.


2007-2011
2007-2011
Founder and CEO, Studentlab Ltd.
Consulting and development of various digital services with students.


2002-2010
2002-2010
Master of Arts in Economics and Communication, University of Zurich, Zurich


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