James Hilton is one of the world's most recognised and widely respected creative directors.Since co-founding AKQA in 1995, James has been at the forefront of an industry which has seen the company grow to become the world’s largest independent agency. AKQA has offices in London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, New York, Washington DC, San Francisco, and Shanghai.
As a world leader in design and creativity, James has collected a multitude of global awards including Grand Prix and Gold Cannes Lions, and has also served as a judge for Cannes Lions, Webby Awards, D&AD, and as Jury Chairman for the Clio Awards and EuroBest. He was recently appointed into the Creativity 50, a list of the world’s 50 most influential and inspiring creative personalities alongside Apple's Jonathan Ive.
Jan Teerlinck is Vice President Product Marketing and International Business Development at Selligent. Prior to that he was co-founder and managing partner of Optizen, an innovator in software solutions for interactive marketeers. Optizen merged with Selligent in 2008 after which Jan focused on Selligent's international markets.
Before that Jan was active in a data-mining start-up, Data4s, where he focused on applying data mining applications for marketing purposes. Data4s was later acquired by Norkom.
Jan Teerlinck holds a master in computer engineering.
Jens Garberding is Senior Product Marketing Manager for Windows Phone, the operating system for smartphones.
His role covers mobile gaming and entertainment projects as well as the management of product lifecycle and the ecosystem. Jens has had a wide ranging career in the mobile industry, mainly focused on the sales and marketing of mobile phones, software and services.
Jens Nikolaus is a 24-year-old product designer organizing up.front, the web design and front-end development user group in Berlin, and working at DDB Tribal. He gained experience working at Last.fm and Edenspiekermann and running his own business. Learn more on http://aneuu.com
Johannes Falck is Head of Sales and Partnerships at Criteo GmbH. He has more than 10 years of experience within the Online Marketing sector. Having finished his studies in economics, he started his career at Suchtreffer AG. Before joining Criteo in 2010, Johannes Falck had leading positions at Overture (later Yahoo! Search Marketing), Booming GmbH, and iCrossing.
Trends & Transformation Consultant from Hamburg bio from Twitter
Jörg Jelden is curator and moderator for the mobile track at NEXT Berlin. Jörg is a trend and transformation consultant based in Hamburg, Germany. He helps clients to understand emerging opportunities, develop strategies and implement solutions. His mission is to bring clients into action. Jörg is a known speaker and moderator at future and innovation conferences.
Joerg studied business at the University of Cologne. In 1994 he founded the multimedia agency denkwerk new media Holding AG with several business partners. As executive director at denkwerk he oversaw projects for firms such as Henkel, Sal. Oppenheim, Ritter Sport, and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Cologne.
In February of 1999 Joerg founded alando.de AG together with five friends. In the summer of 1999, eBay Inc. bought out all shares of alando and Joerg became managing director of eBay in Germany. Joerg built up eBay Germany, Austria and Switzerland until the summer of 2004, when he took sixmonths of parental leave to look after his new-born sons.
While on parental leave, Joerg began thinking about the future together with his good friend Stephan Schwahlen. They decided to begin supporting excellent start-up teams with scaleable business ideas. They founded M10 GmbH and have supported a number of new ventures. One of these ventures, betterplace.org, is a non-profit, which Joerg and Stephan hope will help make the world better one step and one project at a time.
OCAD University, ITP Camp
Kate Hartman is an artist, technologist, and educator whose work spans the fields of physical computing, wearable electronics, and conceptual art. She is the co-creator of Botanicalls, a system that lets thirsty plants place phone calls for human help, and the Lilypad XBee, a sewable radio transceiver that allows your clothing to communicate. Her work has been exhibited internationally and featured by the New York Times, BBC, CBC, NPR, in books such as “Fashionable Technology” and “Art Science Now”. She was a speaker at TED 2011 and her work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Hartman is based in Toronto at OCAD University where she is the Assistant Professor of Wearable & Mobile Technology and the Director of the Social Body Lab. She is also the director of ITP Camp, a summer program at ITP/NYU. Hartman enjoys bicycles, rock climbing, and someday hopes to work in Antarctica.
Katie Mowat is an ethical entrepreneur and author. She is the founder and managing director of Grannies, Inc., an online knitwear company offering customers the opportunity to design their own knitwear accessories and have them hand knitted by a granny of their choice in the UK.
After gaining a degree in computer science and 2 years experience as an IT consultant to the asset finance industry she decided to take the leap and start up her own venture with the vision of creating a cross-generational platform based on consumer designed, handmade fashion. Having learned to knit and crochet during a university year abroad in California, aged 21, Katie soon became interested in the paradigms of personalisation, individualism and social conscience when it comes to people’s decisions to buy and wear fashion. Identifying that these attitudes towards fashion commerce were turning much more towards the ethical ‘slow fashion’ movement as the UK was falling into recession in 2008, she decided to set up British knitwear label, Grannies Inc. offering customers a welcome alternative to mass produced clothing accessories and the older generation the opportunity to earn incom
Katja Nettesheim is the Founding Partner of _MEDIATE. _MEDIATE provides services in the areas of Strategic Business Development and capital raising or M&A to traditional media companies and start-ups. In addition, since 2009, Katja is a professor for Media Management at MHMK, a private university of applied sciences with a focus on media.
In her work with both groups of clients – traditional media houses as well as start-ups - she often discovers the main root of a company’s problem to be in the business model; or, as she calls it, in the “value creation structure”. E.g., start-ups often do not give sufficient attention to the components of their value creation being harmoniously aligned. Hence, the goal of her workshop at NEXT 2012 is to increase the awareness for this aspect.
Katja is a published author of well-known German media trade magazines HORIZONT and W&V, as well as a frequent speaker at publishers’ and start-up events.
She built her career on previous legs as a lawyer in International Corporate & Tax at Shearman & Sterling, as a strategy consultant with The Boston Consulting Group, and in different managerial positions at Axel Springer.
Kyle McDonald works with sounds and codes, exploring translation, contextualization, and similarity. With a background in philosophy and computer science, he strives to integrate intricate processes and structures with accessible, playful realizations that often have a do-it-yourself, open-source aesthetic. Kyle is a regular contributor to open-source arts-engineering initiatives such as OpenFrameworks, having developed a number of extensions which provide connectivity to powerful image processing and computer vision libraries. For the past few years, Kyle has applied these techniques to problems in 3D scene capture, first using structured light techniques, and later with the Microsoft Kinect sensor. Kyle’s camera-based artworks range from the hyper-formal to the tactical and interrogative. He is currently wrapping up his work from his Guest Researcher residency at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, Japan.
Laurent Burdin is CEO of SinnerSchrader Mobile in Berlin. He joined
Germany's leading digital agency SinnerSchrader in 2007 where he
forged a strong experience in bringing Marketing and New Technology
“Mobile is about to radically transform industries!“ is Laurent
Burdin’s conviction and wake-up call. He is currently convincing
deciders that “Mobile is the future” and is developing mobile
strategies and concepts for brands like Das Örtliche, TUI travel,
Unitymedia cable television, Simyo telecoms and comdirect bank.
Burdin built up his marketing career in France and Germany at
advertising agencies like Springer & Jacoby and Euro RSCG. Laurent
Burdin holds an ESCP Europe business degree.
After over 10 years in the decidedly old-school worlds of marine engineering and manufacturing, a chance encounter led me to join a UK start-up called Betfair, where I spent over 8 years and had experience in all aspects of online business. I ended up running Betfair's UK business (over 50% of revenue) before leaving to join Blurb, the San-Francisco based self-publishing business, to help them grow their European business.
FashionUnited CEO Lennard Minderhoud (1971) started the fashion business network over a decade ago and now leads the biggest trade publication in the world with over 1.3million fashion professionals visiting the websites in 12 countries.
Having witnessed and survived the WWW (world wide west) in fashion since 1999 Lennard has seen many initiatives come and go, and win.
FashionUnited's mission: more fun and efficiency in fashion through new media. Providing the latest news, jobs in the industry, an eMarketplace and directory. Most loved personal business credo: "Winning is a habit".
Louisa Heinrich is Group Director Strategy at Fjord, one of Europe’s leading digital service design agencies, envisioning and building connected interfaces to shape the future. Before joining Fjord, she had been working in the digital user experience design space for over 13 years, across sectors from financial to government to consumer goods; across b2b, b2c, commercial and not-for-profit; on both the client and the agency side.
Louisa is a big believer in the power of design to make sense of a complex world. Now that technology has advanced to the point where the question has moved from 'what can this do?' to 'what should we do with it?', she spends most of her time helping businesses small and large find more innovative and engaging means of accomplishing their goals and relating to their customers through the creative application of well-designed technology. Her credits include time at the BBC and work with clients such as United Airlines, P&G, Nokia, Orange, Samsung, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and El Mundo.
Lukasz Gadowski is co-founder and partner at Team Europe. He is an Internet entrepreneur and investor.
As of 2007, he has been active as an angel investor and was involved in the launch of numerous Internet companies.
Lukasz Gadowski was distinguished with numerous awards for his entrepreneurial work.
Lukasz studied Business Informatics in Paderborn and Business in Mannheim and at the HHL Leipzig. He was born in Poland, grew up in Germany and lives in Berlin, Germany currently.
OZON is on course to become one of Europe’s next billion dollar companies. Having recently raised $100 million in private investment, CEO Maelle Gavet, 33, is re-investing this to strengthen OZON’s position as Russia’s leading e-tailer. French born, she speaks Russian, French and English fluently.
Prior to joining OZON in 2009, Maelle was the founder and managing director of Predstavitelskij Dom and spent six years working at the Boston Consulting Group. From 1999 to 2001, Maelle also served as project manager of the non-profit Preobrazhenie. Maelle was born in France and received her education from Sorbonne University (Paris, France), Ecole Normale Supérieure, Fontenay-St-Cloud (France), and the Institut D’Etudes Politiques (France, Paris).
Magith Noohukhan (28) is a Software Quality Assurance Manager at XING AG. He joined the company in January 2011.
In this role, Magith is responsible for the overall quality of software in connection with the XING API and developer portal which were launched in March 2012. To this end, Magith is responsible for their continued development, implementation of new features, and making sure that the API is solid. His vast interest in social media and its importance led him to launch his career at XING.
Prior to joining XING AG, Magith worked at several multinational companies in India and Germany, including MindTree Consulting, Unisys and the German Aerospace Centre.
Magith graduated with an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, Germany.
MakieLab makes customisable game-connected toys.
Founded in early 2011 by Alice Taylor and three co-founders: Sulka Haro (Habbo), Luke Petre (Little Big Planet), and Jo Roach (Channel 4, Somethin' Else), MakieLab is about to alpha MAKIES: 3D-printed ultra-customisable action dolls , soon to be followed by the associated playspace and mobile app.
Previous to MakieLab, Alice was Commissioning Editor for Education at Channel 4, where she commissioned a string of multiple award-winning games and media targeting teens & tweens, including two BAFTAs for Bow Street Runner and Privates, Best Game & Best Educational for 1066 and Smokescreen at SXSWi, and the Prix Jeunesse for Routes. Previous to Channel 4, Alice was VP Digital Media at BBC Worldwide in Los Angeles.
Asynchronous Identity Disorder. Software Engineer at Google. Curator of @JSConfEU. Opinions expressed here are my own, yadda, yadda. bio from Twitter
Manuel Stolte (29) is a digital native and holistic thinker in the digital age. Manuel studied Strategic Communication Management in Berlin and started his career as Client Manager at Landor Associates, one of the world’s leading brand consulting and design networks. In this position Manuel conducted all operative business aspects and strategic design projects for brands like Kraft Foods, Procter&Gamble and Royal Numico.
In 2008 Manuel morphed to digital. He switched as a digital strategic planner to SinnerSchrader and built up the planning department. Manuel is responsible for the overall digital strategy of SinnerSchrader clients. His planning perspective is consumer driven, insight obsessed and always has the relevant digital technology perspective.
That's how Manuel and his team support brands to find their unique value proposition in the digital age.
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Dr. Martin Enderle is Senior Vice President Digital Services at Deutsche Telekom AG. In addition, he is Chief Executive Officer of the Scout24 Group.
Enderle joined Deutsche Telekom in 2001 as Senior Vice President (SVP) International Business at T-Online, leading the expansion of the group’s mobile services division through organic growth and acquisitions. After overseeing the take-over and integration of Scout24, a market-leading group of online classified brands, he assumed the role as CEO of the internet company, growing it significantly before moving into his current position.
Enderle started his career as a research fellow in mathematics at the Hanover University, spent five years with McKinsey & Company as a consultant specializing in the automotive and telecommunications industries, and founded the German operations of the international venture capital firm Speed Ventures before joining Deutsche Telekom. Today, Martin Enderle is one of the most highly profiled executives and experts in the field of internet services and new media.
Born in 1965, the keen piano player and arts lover lives in Munich.
Martin Spindler is a freelance strategy consultant focusing on the Internet of Things, the Future of Energy, and how the Internet leaks into all kinds of aspects of everyday life.
He worked as a market analyst for the leading energy price comparison site verivox.de, and co-organised the Cognitive Cities Conference and the atoms&bits camp.
He is a member of “Council”, an Internet of Things Think Tank, and the “Internet & Gesellschaft Co:llaboratory”. He studied Political Sciences, Economics and Islamic Studies at the University of Heidelberg and lives in Berlin.
Mary Huang designs interactions, fashion, and the future of stuff. Her work in fashion spans LED dresses, to wind-power, to user-generated couture and 3D-printing. Along with Jenna Fizel, she founded Continuum, an experimental label that seeks to define the future of fashion, combining their backgrounds in software, architecture, and digital media. Originally from California, Mary lives and works in NYC.
Matthaus Krzykowski is the CEO of Xyologic, an app store search and business intelligence company. The company indexes over 540,000 apps on Apple iOS, Google Android and Microsoft WP7 in 27 national markets and provides unique data and insights to its clients. Xyologic lets consumers find the most relevant apps for their handsets.
In its reports Xyologic uses a unified ranking algorithm for every app store in every country that gives researchers estimated download numbers for all apps and publishers. Hence Xyologic reports provide the most in-depth data on the 27 most important local app economies in the world.
For Xyologic Matthaus is a writer, moderator, conference organizer and regular speaker on the global circuit. At Next 2011 he will discuss the key trends and players in the German, UK and US app economies.
A happy man since founding LA RED in 2008. Before that (also happy): 3 years MD at Jung von Matt/next and 5 years teamhead of Interone Hamburg. Living in Hamburg. LA RED is situated in Hamburg and Berlin.
Matthias Schrader is CEO of SinnerSchrader, one of Europe’s leading digital agency groups. Since the early 80′s he has specialised in the world of technology and Internet. During this time, the IT industry has experienced much change and development, which Matthias excitingly witnessed and experienced himself.
This fast growing industry so inspired and captivated him that, in conjunction with Oliver Sinner, he founded SinnerSchrader in 1996.
Since 2006 Matthias has been Chairman of the annual NEXT event, which is the leading networking platform and foremost Internet conference of the digital scene in Europe.