I like all odd, innovative, artful, inspirational things. I trade in intrapreneurship, creativity, innovation & gamification. Born and raised in Vienna/Austria, I live now in Silicon Valley.
I have a PhD in Chemical Engineering and an undergraduate degree in international busines. I worked for SAP in Germany and California for many years in development and innovation management. I have been living in Silicon Valley since 2001 and worked with many startups. I founded two companies, organize conferences and meetups on innovative topics and do Silicon Valley inspiration tours. And I do speak at many conferences and events.
I consult many Fortune 500 companies around the globe and conduct workshops on Foresight Thinking, Intrapreneurship, Silicon Valley-Mindset, Creativity, and Gamification. I also look at signals of emerging technology trends and how they impact society, politics, or employment.
I am a mentor at the German Accelerator, work with startups from other accelerators including Upwest Labs and Bootstrap Labs. I am an adviser on multiple startups.
I write books (12 so far) and regularly publish articles on technology topics. My most recent book is Das Silicon Valley Mindset (in German) and elaborates on 400 pages the elements that form the innovative and entrepreneurial mindset in Silicon Valley and how we can combine that with our own strengths.
My next book The last driver license holder will be available in German on October 12th, 2017.
Some of my customers in the automotive sector: