Anja Förster is an internationally renowned entrepreneur, speaker and author. She studied business administration in Germany and the US, worked as a manager for one of the leading European retail enterprises and subsequently joined Accenture where she headed consulting projects in the field of human performance and change management. In 2002 she founded her own company in Heidelberg, Germany. In addition, she invests capital and know-how in young and strong growing companies.
For many years, Daniel Domscheit-Berg has been committed to the freedom of information and transparency on the internet. The graduate computer scientist with a specialization in IT security, built up the Wiki-Leaks platform from 2007 to 2010 and was the spokesperson with the pseudonym Daniel Schmitt. In September 2010, Domscheit-Berg left Wiki-Leaks, as he and Wiki-Leaks founder Julian Assange had different opinions about the strategic orientation of the platform. Before his time at Wiki-Leaks, Daniel Domscheit-Berg worked as a network engineer with a focus on IT security for several large international companies. He studied Applied Computer Science in Mannheim.
Today he is working on various projects concerning the protection of private data on the internet and the decentralization of network infrastructure. As the owner of an innovation lab, he advises companies, and with great passion demonstrates to children the correct interaction with new technologies. In 2011 he was included by the renowned American magazine “Foreign Policy“ as one of the “Top 100 Global Thinkers“. Daniel Domscheit-Berg impresses equally with his personality and his statements.
Dr. Willms Buhse
Dr. Willms Buhse, a leading expert for digital leadership, is founder and CEO of digital transformation consultancy doubleYUU. He brings his experience from working in the Silicon Valley to Europe. The German chancellor Angela Merkel and many companies like Allianz, Bosch, Daimler, IBM, Lufthansa, Microsoft or Siemens are among his customers.
He lectured at Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and at German elite universities. Dr. Buhse has a degree in industrial engineering and business. He wrote his doctoral thesis on competitive strategies in the digital age. He blogs for the business magazine “Wirtschaftswoche” and has published several bestselling books.