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best-practice innovations is a management consultancy for innovation by technology founded in Cologne in 2007. We advise our clients in digital transformation on the selection, introduction, operation and utilization of technologies for enterprise IT and cloud computing. Our approach models are based on internationally recognized and proven industry best-practices. We analyse the regulatory requirements applicable to our customers and develop tailored and effective solutions.

Our strength is our experience from numerous projects for system-relevant companies in the banking and insurance world as well as in the sectors of energy, telecommunications and transport.

If our customers have vacancies in organizational functions, we provide professionals who are specifically trained and prepared for the respective function.

In addition, we are accredited in the relevant industry best-practices for managing innovation, services, projects, procurement and compliance. This enables us to provide our customers with high-quality training, while ensuring that we ourselves know exactly what we are talking about.

Why b-pi?

Our Strengths

A Reliable Partner

Our aim is a confidential and long-term co-operation with our clients. We strive to promote their interests now and in the future. Checklists and analytical papers are not enough. Our strength is that we always see the company as a whole, that we develop individually customized solutions, and then implement them.

Our Academic Network

Since 2008, we have been co-operating with universities, where we join their business informatics departments in teaching theory and practice of important business concepts. We also supervise students’ theses and provide the opportunity for students to gain hands on work experience. At the same time, we increase our knowledge and expertise by research.

The Best Employees in the Industry

The skills, experience and motivation of our employees are the crucial key to success. Fair working conditions, a comprehensive training package as well as specific further education ensure that our employees are among the best in the industry.

The b-pi leadership-team

Your Key Contacts

Do you need expert advice? Is your company expanding? Do you need training courses for your employees in the relevant industry practices? Our team is always there for you and will develop a suitable solution for you and your requirements. Please contact us!

Evangelos Kopanakis

Managing Director b-pi
+49 221 964 346 31

Dr. Stefan Zickenheiner

Managing Director b-pi
+49 221 964 346 32

Daniela Henn

Training Services and Quality Management
+49 221 964 346 33

Björn Bausch

Geschäftsführer b-pi sec | Prokurist b-pi
+49 221 964 346 338

Key Facts


August 2017

b-pi extends its service portfolio by adding Security and Data Protection, founding the subsidiary b-pi sec GmbH with Björn Bausch as managing director.

June 2017

The new local branch of b-pi is situated in the historical SKYPER mansion in Frankfurt to represent our close proximity with the financial sector and related projects.

November 2015

b-pi extends its service portfolio by adding the Staffing Service. At the same time, and just in time for the Graduate Congress in Cologne, the company’s website goes live with a completely revised corporate design.

May 2014

Dr. Elizaveta Gardó takes part as a member of the jury in the Best Practice User Group Deutschland e.V.’s 7th presentation of the PRINCE2® Best Practice Award for outstanding performance in project management.

January 2014

Dr. Stefan Zickenheiner becomes partner and additional managing director of best-practice innovations.

December 2011

The first b-pi employees from its own ranks complete their ITIL® v.3 training successfully, thus acquiring the ITIL® v.3 Expert Level.

November 2011

Following the departure of the managing director Dr. Justus Meier at the beginning of 2011, Dr. Elizaveta Gardó and Dr. Stefan Zickenheiner join the senior management in the course of the year.

November 2009

b-pi’s training division becomes ISO 9001 and AZWV certified.

August 2008

The Institute for Business Informatics (Philips University Marburg) organizes a basic course in ITIL® for students, in co-operation with best-practice innovations GmbH. In the following months further co-operation projects in the Rhine Main Area emerge.

May 2008

best-practice innovations GmbH is now fully accredited by the APM Group to conduct ITIL® courses.

June 2007

best-practice innovations GmbH is founded by Evangelos Kopanakis and Dr. Justus Meier.
Emphasis is initially on the development of a training portfolio focusing on ITIL® v. 3, and consulting projects related to process and organization issues for IT management.