Monty’s work is focusing on digital leadership, entrepreneurship, exponential technologies, blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies and other disruptive future technology trends.
He has two decades of experience as a manager, technology entrepreneur and investor. Monty found his first internet company in 1998 at the age of 18 when he was still at school. He graduated in Switzerland and Germany in Business Administration and electronic Marketing with additional executive programs at Harvard Business School HBS in Boston, USA. 2003 Monty found a global Trend Research Consultancy with offices in Munich, Tokyo, Beijing and New York. In 2008 Monty sold the company, started his Investment and Business Angel activities.
As a Thought Leader and Futurist Monty C. M. Metzger advises business- and government leaders around the world, including Astellas Pharma, arvato, BMW Group, Citrix, Deutsche Telekom, EPlus Group, GE, GIZ, Goldbach Media Group, Henkel, Heraeus Kulzer, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, Holcim, KPN, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsui, Oracle, SIEMENS, Vodafone, WEKA and WPP. He is contributor at the Skoll Foundation, columnist at Huffington Post, more than 110.000 people are following Monty on Twitter, while his talks have reached more than hundreds of thousand people on Slideshare and millions of views on his YouTube Channel.
Monty is a professional keynote speaker with more than a decade of speaking experience. He has been invited to speak at many high-level conferences, corporate events and leadership workshops in Europe, USA and Asia, e.g. Abu Dhabi Media Forum, Blockchain Symposium Oman, Dansk Internet Forum, eG8 Forum, FIA Mobility Conference, Digital Leadership Forum Hong Kong, DLD Conference, Mobile World Toronto, Monaco Media Forum, Skoll World Forum Oxford and others. As Monty has traveled to more than fourty-three countries not only to be part of some of the most influential leadership events, but also to explore the latest trends coming out of every technology hub personally.
Rather than focusing on the distant future, Monty takes an anthropological approach – scanning the near horizon global trends, disruptive technologies and consumer innovations on the verge of hitting critical mass, and then translating these into usable business strategies.
Monty is Founding Partner at Digital Leaders Ventures, a luxembourg-based Venture Capital Fund, and investment advisor to several european investment houses as well as fast growing technology StartUps. Since 2015 his Venture Capital Fund, Digital Leaders Ventures is investing in technology startups in Europe, USA and Israel. 2017 DLV.vc started a global startup contest to identify, support and invest in the most promising companies focusing on #SmartCities. The initiative is called FIA Smart Cities Startup and is supported by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), FIA Formula E, ENEL and Julius Baer. Besides representatives of DLV, FIA and each partner the Jury of the global startup competition includes the Head of Technology Industries at the World Economic Forum.
Digital Leaders Ventures (DLV) is embracing the opportunities of bitcoin, blockchain and alternative cryptocurrencies. In this role Monty is coaching institutions, governments and startups on blockchain, crypto-technology and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Since 2013 Monty is an active investor in Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies.
Furthermore Monty is Chairman at Digital Leaders, a global network of some of the most influential people in digital. The team at Digital Leaders is hosting several international conferences and customized executive tours to technology hubs like Silicon Valley, San Francisco, New York – USA, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing – China, Tokyo – Japan or Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa – Israel. On these private learning journeys groups of high-level managers, often lead by their CEO or CDO, are experiencing the latest trends, the innovative culture and digital disruptors first hand.
In 2009 he initiated an open think tank on the future of mobile communication „MOBILE FUTURE 2020: A collaborative vision of the future of mobile media“. Link to Video Summary [Note: Although the study Mobile Future 2020 was published back in early 2009 the predictions had been very accurate and the key trends are now more important than before.]
Monty is married and lives with his wife and his two kids in Munich, Germany, but also spending a lot of time in San Francisco, USA and Luxembourg.