A question of perspective

Growing up between cultures, from Europe, Asia, to USA, has given me a unique perspective early on. Every business, community, culture has a different angle, a different perspective on how things work – or at least should work. To embrace fundamental transformation starts with oneself: a story of personal re-invention, life-long curiosity, and professional business career.

As a technology pioneer, creative thinker, and passionate speaker, cross-industry digital transformation advisor, I look back at over a 28-year career in IT, Technology, Media, and Innovation as an IT Executive and strategist for Fortune 500 companies and industry leaders such as Coca-Cola, Deutsche Telekom, AOL, and Pixelpark.

I have experienced the rise of exponential technologies since the late 80s and early 90s. Throughout my career from top digital agencies to large corporations, from publishing, content, telecom to retail industries I have explored the thread we all have in common: we are in the middle of a global, all encompassing, and accelerating transformation. With that comes a great responsibility on how we shape our future.

I studied philosophy at Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main, while performing as an artist, choreographer and experimental musician. During my philosophy studies I accepted the appointment to lead IT and New Media at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 1993 – from network infrastructure, IBM mid-frames to launching the Book Fair CD-ROM and the first Book Fair Website in 1994.

The advent of the digital content revolution was soon to hit the publishing industry at full force. It changed the way we produce, distribute, and consume content forever. I am now connecting, advising, researching, and internationally speaking on transformation, disruptive technologies, new business models as well as ethical challenges for a sustainable future. This includes guiding thought leaders, companies, and corporations through times of constant change.