I am an entrepreneur, angel investor, and advisor. Together with talented teams, I build digital businesses worldwide. As a recognized thought leader, I collaborate with Fortune 500 companies, innovators, and institutions. The analysts of Onalytica named me as one of the top-10 global influencers in the field of digital transformation.
- in 15+ high-tech startups based in Silicon Valley, Europe, and Asia, including disruptive business models in the areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, SaaS, and financial technology, such as Fundment
- as a recognized thought leader for Fortune 500 companies, innovators, and institutions, such as Huawei Technologies and the Silicon Valley Innovation Center
- as an advisor to companies from traditional industries to help them master digital growth, such as AS-Schneider Group
- as a speaker and panelist on digital growth topics at conferences and corporate events around the world
- as the initiator of the Digital Growth Sessions, a seminar series for CEOs and executives
Recognitions & Membership
- Global Top 5 Angel Investor to Follow (Evan Carmichael)
- Global Top 10 Influencer for Digital Transformation (Onalytica)
- Global Top 30 Influencer of Industrial Internet of Things IIoT (Right Relevance)
- Jury Member, Get in the Ring Foundation
- Member of the Global Business Leaders Institute
- Expert Group Supervisory Boards and Advisory Boards in Germany
Talks & Events
I share personal insights with people across the world through keynotes, panels, and events. My goal is to help identify opportunities for growth, value creation, and investment in the digital age.
Unlocking Business Opportunities
Safe Water Gardens
Using digital technology to fight the global water crisis together
Today’s global water crisis is defined by insufficient access to safe drinking water for over a billion people. In Indonesia alone, 370 children under the age of 5 die from contact with contaminated water every day (UNICEF report Oct 2016).
The “Safe Water Gardens” project was brought to life by a coalition of educators, concerned citizens, and business partners. Our vision is to provide rural households with safe, affordable water and sanitation systems. Through the possibilities of digitalization, we connect people around the world who are adapting the system to their region and needs. Together we will build 100 million Safe Water Gardens.