The low-code advantage, part 1 – A Where today meets tomorrow special podcast mini-series

Low-code app development powers digital enterprise transformation

Software is taking over the world. Readers will no doubt be familiar with a wide array of software applications, from entertainment, shopping and cooking apps to your favorite mobile games and social media. Software applications are also becoming ubiquitous in business, engineering, industrial and other organizations. As a result, demands on IT departments for business application development and delivery are increasing. At the same time, delivery timelines are becoming shorter.

Fortunately, low-code application development platforms provide a way forward for IT teams and the companies they support.

What is low-code?

The complexities of building an application from scratch can be overwhelming. There are a multitude of technology, user experience and scalability considerations developers must take into account. Just to produce an application that works on today’s tight timelines is often a herculean feat, but application developers will wish to deliver a final product that is also streamlined and professional.

Low-code enables the rapid construction of enterprise-grade applications that can connect databases, automate processes and a whole lot more. What’s more, low-code can greatly reduce the difficulty, stress and time commitment of building a custom application. In fact, it’s almost as easy as building a castle out of LEGO® bricks.

To talk more about low-code application development, the Where today meets tomorrow (WTMT) podcast welcomes a panel of guests from our Mendix™ team[1]. On the show: Erno Rorive is a Senior Product Manager, Jakob Schillinger is a Technology Evangelist, and Dina Durutlic is a Product Marketing Manager.

In the first episode of this three-part mini-series, we’ll find out what exactly low-code is, how it’s used, who can use it (hint, you don’t have to be a professional software developer), and how it combines data, logic, and a slick user experience to provide rapid solutions to complex problems. Join our host, Ginni Saraswati, as she learns all there is to know about low-code app development and how it can empower companies into the future, faster. You can listen to the first episode below:

What is Low-code?

The complexities of building an application from scratch can be overwhelming. There are a lot of technology aspects and user experience considerations in the mix, especially if you want the final product to be an app that’s streamlined and professional. 

As complicated as it sounds to gather all of the necessary minds, tools, and hands in the same place, there is actually an easy, stress-free way to build an effective application. What if building your next app was as simple as constructing a castle out of Lego’s? Well, thanks to Low-code application development, it pretty much is that simple. 

Our guests today are all joining us from Mendix, a Siemens Low-code software company. Erno Rorive is a Senior Product Manager, Jakob Schillinger is a Technology Evangelist, and Dina Durutlic is a Product Marketing Manager.

In episode one of this three-part series, we’ll find out what exactly Low-code is, how it’s used, who can use it (everyone!), and how it combines data, logic, and UX to provide rapid solutions to complex problems. 

Some Questions I Ask:

  • Does a digital factory have anything to do with the digital twin? (3:43)
  • How does Low-code work? (7:31)
  • Why is it important to make sure that everything works across different devices? (9:13)
  • Will Low-code replace coding altogether? (10:28)

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • Why Low-code can be described as “Lego for adults” (1:09)
  • What makes Low-code such a useful tool for people from all disciplines (6:50)
  • Why Mendix is such a powerful tool (7:53)
  • How Low-code eases the chain of communication (12:17)

Connect with Erno Rorive:

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Connect with Jakob Schillinger:

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Connect with Dina Durutlic:

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Erno Rorive - Senior Portfolio Manager Ecosystem Services at Mendix

Erno Rorive – Senior Portfolio Manager Ecosystem Services at Mendix

Working for Mendix since 2014, Erno has become an expert in low-code, technology and industry. As a Senior Product Manager at Mendix, Erno covers a broad spectrum of initiatives across both organizations, as Mendix in now part of the Siemens family. He focuses on the products of both portfolios and on their Go-To-Market.

Jakob Schillinger – Technical Evangelist at Mendix

Jakob Schillinger – Technical Evangelist at Mendix

As a Technical Evangelist for the Marketing team at Mendix, Jakob drives digitalization at Siemens by ideating application portfolios for different business and operating units. He guides portfolio implementation through app factories that help making value return of investment plan- and executable, catalyst business and IT agility and make organizations future-ready. Jakob uses his insights into the adoption process to make people in Siemens and beyond aware of generated value.

Dina Durutlic - Product Marketing Manager at Mendix

Dina Durutlic – Product Marketing Manager at Mendix

Dina specializes in crafting and elevating the Mendix message and is passionate about delivering value to customers and prospects. Throughout her career she has worked with cutting edge technologies that give organizations a competitive edge in their respective industries.

Ginni Saraswati – Host

Ginni Saraswati – Host

Ginni Saraswati hosts and produces Where Today Meets Tomorrow. She is CEO of New York City-based Ginni Media, an award-winning journalist, multi-award nominated podcaster, and veteran on-air radio host/personality from Melbourne, Australia.


[1] Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms (Paul Vincent, Yefim Natis, Kimihiko Iijima, Saikat Ray, Jason Wong, Akash Jain, Adrian Leow, 30 September 2020): https://www.mendix.com/resources/gartner-magic-quadrant-for-low-code-application-platforms/

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