Watch my Keynote Speech “Digital Transformation of Healthcare: the Patient and the App” recorded at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden in January 2015.
This week I had been invited hold a keynote speech about the revolution Bitcoin started in the financial world. The topic of my speech was:
The End of Money as we know it:
How Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and Digital Money disrupt our financial system?
Bitcoin is to money, as the internet was to information.
Smart entrepreneurs and early stage investors have recognized the tremendous power the concept of digital currency, especially Bitcoin, has brought to light. Hundreds of StartUps like Xapo, Circle, BitStamp are developing a new industry with the monetary support of some of the most acclaimed venture investors worldwide.
The trend of Cryptocurrencies is raising many new questions. How will the future of money look like? Will we have one global currency? Will bitcoin be the end of paper money? Who will be the key players in the digital currency industry?
Here you can find out more about my speaking engagements.
At Vital Signs Conference in Denmark I have been invited to hold a Keynote about the Future of Digital Health. In this keynote speech I am presenting five MegaTrends in the Health & Medicine Industry: Ubiquitous Health-Tech, DataSexuals, Orchestrated Data, CrowdMarket and Empowered Patient.
To support my future vision and to illustrate the trends I have integrated some examples and international case studies from USA, Europa and Asia. Some of the content in my speech are taken from one of our latest Trend Reports about Digital Vital Signs and mHealth at Ahead of Time.
#Electronic Health (E-Health) #Mobile Health (M-Health) #Quantified Self #IOT – Internet of Things #Wearable Technology
What can you learn by visiting the top technology hotspots of the world?
Since over a decade I have been traveling to the most important hotspots for technology innovation. Places where the best talent, innovation and investment money comes together. Places which are like big magnets attracting significantly more human capital as well venture capital than anywhere else. Here you can experience the trends of tomorrow already today.
Seoul is the most wired city in the world. Internet Penetration rates reaching 99%. Mobile Smartphone penetration over 70%. At home: 100 Mbit/s for 10 bucks a month. On the go: LTE Advanced with up to 1 Gbit/s mobile broadband connection. Last week I had been on a field trip to Seoul to experience the future of mobile at its point of origin.
The first time I had been in Seoul was in 2002 during a trend tour for a big automotive company. Already then South Korea was very advanced and a few years ahead of our mobile technology development.
Today the Internet landscape of South Korea is different. Giants like Google or Facebook do not play a major role here. Rules are different, Players are different and consumer behavior is different. It almost feels like travelling time to see how the future of mobile media could look like. Of course many trends and developments will never happen in USA or Europe due to the cultural differences. Nevertheless Seoul is a great place to reflect on things we take for granted and questioning the state of digital media. And some korean companies will grow and expand internationally as well (e.g. LINE social messaging, part of the NAVER group).
I wrote an article about the key trends for 2014 on Huffington Post Germany. Here is a very short summary of the article about the key innovations and trends I see most relevant for 2014. As my role as a Keynote Speaker and Futurist I am often ask “What is the next big thing?” or “What are the latest trends?” that’s why I have decided to publish my top 7 future trends.
Every year the team at Domain.me is gathering international experts, entrepreneurs, investors and c-level executives in the web, mobile & tech-industry in the city of Budva, Montenegro. Their tech conference is called Spark.me and features inspiring speeches, expert panels and a startup competition in teamwork with TechCrunch.
This year I had the honor to talk about the “Digital Future: Trends & Opportunities you need to know about.”
As an introduction I looked back and mentioned key milestones on the history of computing, cellphones and the web. Then I gave an outlook into the future and focused on seven key trends (“7 Digital Trends who need to watch”): Digital Big Bang (new gTLDs), Connected the Unconnected, Human User Interface, Internet of Things, Hardware on Demand (Makermovement) Social Economy (Bitcoin, Social Sharing, Social Reading), Instant Service.
Here you can watch the full keynote.
The conference was inspiring, I met very interesting people and enjoyed the beautiful old town of Budva. For me, it was the first trip to Montenegro and I can really recommend to go there as well. The little country becomes the hotspot on the Adriatic coastline and a magnet for investors and tourists. I was impressed by brand-new superyacht harbor Porto Montenegro, the relaxing Splendid Spa Hotel, the amazing Aman Hotel at Sveti Stefan, the beautiful beaches and the creative entrepreneurial people I met.
Many thanks to the whole team at Domain.me – keep on rockin’!
Last week we hosted another DIGITAL LEADERS event, this time in San Francisco. Although I knew what the speakers will talk about, I was totally overwhelmed by the quality of their keynotes, their thought provoking ideas and their innovative projects. But even more exciting have been the discussions after each talk on the tables. Have a look:
At DIGITAL LEADERS San Francisco we focused on three main topics: Digital Transformation, Accelerating Innovation and Global Challenges. This had been our speakers:
CEO at Discovery Digital Networks
Vice President HP Shopping at Hewlett-Packard
Investor, Business Angel & Founder at Scout24 Group
Former Yahoo! Executive, Startup mentor & Investor
Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, CEO & founder at Trailerpop
Fourth generation Investor, CEO & founder at Boost.VC
Social Entrepreneur, CEO at Samasource, Forbes Magazin’s “Rising Star”
Co-Founder at Refugees United,
named “New World Hero” by Monocle Magazin
This week I am travelling with a delegation lead by the Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs, Mr. Martin Zeil, to Israel. The goal is to learn more about the digital industry, its venture investors and tech startups. Visiting the StartUp Nation Israel is inspiring and full of great discussions. Here is a map of all Israel Startup matched on Google Maps: Startup Map.
During our short business trip we met early stage investors and venture capital fund like Jerusalem Venture Partners and the startup accelerator The Time. We discussed the StartUp and Tech scene with Investor Yossi Vardi, the major of Jerusalem Nir Barkat and visited Intel Israel.
Discussion with the Major of Jerusalem, Mr. Nir Barkat
Monty Metzger with Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs, Mr. Martin Zeil
Last weekend I was Speaker & Jury-Member at StartUp Live “From Idea to Product in 54 Hours” in Zagreb, Croatia. I met lots of passionate entrepreneurs and developers and enjoyed discussing their business ideas.
I also hold a speech about “Seven Digital Trends to Watch” and explained major trends in the digital landscape by showcasing benchmark StartUps in each space. Here you’ll find a croatian article about my speech: http://www.24sata.hr/
7 Digital Trends to Watch
– Human User Interface
– Next Generation Mobile
– Breaking Web Barriers
– Social Everything
– Holistic Service
– Merging Offline & Online
– Smart API
Chancellor Angela Merkel invited 175 CEOs of StartUps, Investors and Entrepreneurs to Berlin. It was a pleasure to be part of this event and it was a good first step to connect politics with the dynamic internet economy.
Here is my german review:
Merkel trifft Deutsche Internet StartUps
Great Video Summary of the event:
The creative filmmaker Stephan Zlotescu analyzed todays technological developmemt as well as digital media trends and created a future scenario in his short movie “True Skin”.
The movies plays with technology trends like Google Glasses, Augmented Reality, 3D printing, 3D holograms, robotics, sensor technologies etc, but also reflects the social development of human society, e.g. the gap between rich and poor, the gap between connected and not connected.
One quote surprised me “Who wants to be 100% organic anymore? Nobody!”
But is this really our future?
Have a look at the movie yourself…
The italian magazine Chi and french magazine Closer have published a series of topless picture of Kate Middleton the Duchess of Cambridge. Now Prince William and Kate Middleton are threatening to sue French magazine Closer for printing her topless pictures.
It seems that the PR Manager of Kate and William are not aware of the Streisand Effect. The Streisand effect is the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide or remove a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely. It is named after American entertainer Barbra Streisand, whose attempt in 2003 to suppress photographs of her residence inadvertently generated further publicity.
Chi magazine, which is owned by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlluscon’s company Mondadori Group, which also publishes Closer, printed more topless pictures of Kate Middleton today. Thus, exactly these pictures are now spreading online rapidly, from Pinterest to Facebook to Flickr to Blogs….. the internet just does not forget.
I want to inform you in advance that I will be leaving RECOMY later this summer.
Since we started working on the early concept in January 2011, I have had the privilege to found the company, develop a high-potential business plan and build a powerful technology platform. At the same time Social Recruiting has developed into a fast-growing market and a game-changer in the recruiting and talent industry. I’m proud of the recent accomplishments in our platform since launch in April 2012. I’m even more excited for the world to see all the amazing things we have coming.
I’ve learned a lot in my time at RECOMY. I’m also grateful for the relationship with the team, business angels, mentors and our founding investor.
I’ve decided that now is a good time for me to leave RECOMY and focus on my passion, namely, building cool things with awesome people with unexpected results.