SinnerSchrader, the good folks behind the conference NEXT Berlin (where I’m a program director), just published a bit of an outlook for some of the most relevant emerging technologies for the coming year.
BrandEins is one of these rare publications that – starting the moment it appeared – made the media landscape a little better just by virtue of being there. Strictly speaking, it’s a German economics magazine, but that doesn’t do it justice. It’s more like the stories behind economic notions, entrepreneurs, ideas, all told and explained with core values and a bit of an attitude.
We just published a second issue of our (roughly) semi-annual printed magazine Connected.
In this issue of Connected, we focus on a subset of the Internet of Things (IoT): Wearables. Between fitness trackers, health devices and smart watches, there is a lot happening in the space that warrants a closer look at the devices, services and players, as well as at the larger implications on our lives and the industry.
This printed 16-page newspaper features contributions by Josh Clark, Neil Clavin, Gwen Elliot, Raph Crouan, Liza Kindred, Adrian McEwen, Mark Simpkins, Scott Smith, Ashley Tyler, as well as Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, Ana Bradley and Peter Bihr. It was designed by Tristam Sparks.
Max Krüger and I teamed up to write a handbook for indie conference organizers. In fact, that’s the name of the book: The Indie Conference Organizer Handbook – A practical guide to running your very own indie conference.
Hi, I'm Peter Bihr. As founder and managing director of The Waving Cat GmbH, I explore how emerging technologies change the world we live in, and help spread the insights of innovators through consulting and conferences.
Concretely, I'm a strategic advisor; chair & co-founder of a number of conferences on emerging technologies including ThingsCon, UIKonf, Cognitive Cities Conference; and Program Director for the conference NEXT Berlin. I'm based in Berlin. [read more]
Occasionally, my projects or thoughts appear in media outlets including Alpine Review, DRadio, Forbes, Guardian, New York Times, ZDF and ZEIT. (more)
Events & speaking
I frequently initiate or chair conferences about emerging technologies and the digital world. This includes Things, Cognitive Cities Conference, Ignite Berlin, NEXT Berlin, TEDxKreuzberg and UIKonf. Sometimes I'm a speaker or panelist, too, at events like Picnic, SXSW, O'Reilly Solid or the OpenIOT Assembly. (past and future events)