Innovation culture

#Futureshaper:
A team player in innovation

Christian Hofmann directs the innovation process for computed tomography at Siemens Healthineers. In the second part of our #Futureshaper series, you can find out how the Direct i4D solution he initiated can make the treatment of lung and liver cancer patients more precise, and why innovation only succeeds in a team.
7 min
Katja Gäbelein
Published on 1. November 2021

Who knows what direction Christian Hofmann's career would have taken if his grandmother had not been seriously ill with cancer years ago. Back then, he happened to be in Erlangen for the second semester of his physics studies and was able to visit her almost daily in the radiation clinic.

The #Futureshaper video portrait gives you an overview of Christian's work at Siemens Healthineers and the Direct i4D solution he was in charge of developing.
Trademark: Christian has a soft spot for brightly patterned socks, bringing some color into his otherwise pragmatically muted wardrobe.
Always sharing ideas: Karin Rauwolf, CT Innovation Manager, is a colleague with whom Christian works closely.

quotation portrait Christian Hofmann

In good company: The full beard has a long tradition at Siemens Healthineers.

By Katja Gäbelein

Katja Gäbelein is an editor in corporate communications at Siemens Healthineers. The team specializes in topics related to healthcare, medical technology, disease areas, and digitalization.