My CV. Please ping me if you need an up-to-date version. (Last update July 2016.)
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2014-now: The Waving Cat GmbH: Founder and Managing Director (Berlin, Germany)
Exploring the impact of emerging technologies—especially Internet of Things (#iot)— and applying the insights through consulting, R&D, conferences and publications. Client-facing engagement focus on advisory around business and product strategy, R&D, policy, and innovation for a wide range of clients including tech, publishing, and automotive industries, as well as governments and think tanks. Self-initiated projects, products, and publications include ThingsCon (global event platform), Dearsouvenir (digital travel magazine), Understanding the Connected Home (ebook), The Good Home (exploration of better urban living), and many others.
09/12-2014: Advisor, Strategist & Curator (Berlin, Germany)
Watching emerging technologies, the people driving them, and their implications, which translates into a number of things: digital strategies, a great network of collaborators, curation services of sorts, and the occasional product or prototype. Advising organizations in a variety of industries and of all sizes on strategy, as well as giving talks and workshops.
2012-15: NEXT Berlin Conference: Program Director (Berlin, Germany)
Program Director for NEXT Berlin Conference (2012, 2013) and NEXT Service Design (2012). NEXT Berlin is one of the leading European conferences for the digital economy.
2013-now: Things: Co-founder & Chair (Berlin, Germany)
Things is a two-day event about the future of the hardware business (“hardware” as in connected devices, internet of things, 3D printing, etc.).
2012-14: UIKonf: Co-founder & Chair (Berlin, Germany)
UIKonf, the independent conference for iOS developers and the most relevant iOS developer conference in continental Europe. Hosted annually in Berlin, usually in May.
2013: Co-founder, director: Makers Make Ltd (London, UK)
Makers Make aimed to give independent design firms access to industrial-grade 3D printing. Discontinued.
2012-2013: The Alpine Review: Editor-at-Large, Europe (Montreal & Berlin)
The Alpine Review is a bi-annual, comprehensive magazine that tracks changes in thought, systems and creations around the world, a compendium of ideas for a world in transition.
10/10-08/12: Third Wave GmbH: Partner, Managing Director Berlin, Germany
Co-founded Third Wave GmbH, a digital strategy consultancy
01/06-09/10: Freelance consultant for web strategies and social media
Click here to see a list of clients I’ve worked with.
10/07-2010: Netzpiloten AG: project manager Berlin, Germany
Project manager for Netzpiloten.de (formerly Blogpiloten.de), an online magazine reporting on the German Blogosphere and Social Web scene for a primarily non-technical audience. (Before that, I was Blogpiloten’s managing editor.)
12/2009-01/2010: ARTE: interim project manager Strasbourg, France
Interim project manager for arte.tv, a French-German public broadcaster.
05/07-09/10: keingeschenk.de GbR: co-founder Berlin, Germany
keingeschenk.de is three people based in Berlin who design motives to print on t-shirts and other printable apparel. Mostly for fun.
06/98-01/2008: Bihr & Lacher GbR: co-founder, consultant Karlsruhe, Germany
Bihr & Lacher GbR is a small online communication consulting agency (just two of us). Clients included SPD/Jusos, medinet AG, International House of University of Sydney, as well as a number of small enterprises and freelancers.
05/2007: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC): co-author of summer school course and textbook Barcelona, Spain
08/06-10/06: Politik-digital.de: editor Berlin, Germany
Politik-digital.de is an online magazine about politics and the internet, particularly about e-participation. It was recognized as one of the “25 Who Are Changing the World of Internet and Politics” by PoliticsOnline (2001/2003), and won the Grimme Online Award For Media Expertise (2001)
11/04-02/05: A&B.face2net: freelance consultant Berlin, Germany
A&B.face2net is one of Germany’s leading online communications agencies.
11/02-11/04: Europaspiegel: co-publisher, editor, webmaster Berlin, Germany
Europaspiegel was a student-run non-profit online magazine about European culture and politics. A print issue with European Union funding was Germany’s nominee for the European Youth Award 2005 in the category “Entrepreneurial spirit of young people”.
08/00-07/01: Steuernetz.de / Publishing Group VPW: online Offenburg, Germany
Online information service by publishing group VPW specialized on law and taxes
10/01-09/07: Freie Universität Berlin:
M.A. in Communications & Media Studies, Political Science Berlin, Germany
Final thesis: “Die Bedeutung von Weblogs für die Arbeit von Politikjournalisten” (“The relevance of weblogs for the work of political journalists”), graded 1.0 (“very good”)
01/05-12/05: University of Sydney: Master of Media Practice Sydney, Australia
Graduated with Merit
06/06-07/06: volunteer editor Netzeitung Readers Edition, Berlin, Germany
Readers’ Edition is a citizen journalism project by Netzeitung One of nine initial volunteer editors during pre-launch and launch phase
03/05-11/05: social coordinator International House Sydney, Australia
10/01-10/02: member of student council Department of Media & Communication Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany