Since 2001, I have been living in Silicon Valley, this innovative region in California where the future is already being developed today. Here I research technology trends and their impact on people, society, and politics.
Topics I deal with and on which I have written several books, as well as give talks and conduct workshops, include autonomous and electric mobility, artificial intelligence, the digital revolution, but also the innovative and creative mindset, and foresight to look into the future and make better decisions in today.
For many years, I was responsible at SAP as a software developer, development manager and technology strategist, was a mentor in accelerators to coach start-ups and now advise companies on how they can transfer the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit from Silicon Valley to their organizations to become more innovative and to recognize trends and tipping points early on and help shape them.
I host delegations from Europe in Silicon Valley and connect them with the people and companies there.
Some of my last books (since 2016) were
- Die Kunst, wie man sich nicht entschuldigt: 40 Kunstgriffe für Minister, Manager und sonstige Mistkerle, die Scheiße gebaut haben und nun die Aufregung nicht verstehen. (September 2021)
- Future Angst: Wie wir von Innovationsvorreitern zu Innovationsnachzüglern wurden und wie wir die German Angst überwinden (Summer 2021)
- Corona als Chance: Was nach der Krise anders sein wird (published May 2020)
- Wenn Affen von Affen lernen: Wie künstliche Intelligenz uns erst richtig zum Menschen macht (published February 2020).
- Foresight Mindset: Die Kunst und Wissenschaft die eigene Zukunft zu designen (published April 2019).
- The last driver’s license holder has already been born (published October 2019). German version published October 2017 under the title Der letzte Führerscheinneuling …ist bereits geboren.
- Das Silicon-Valley-Mindset: Was wir vom Innovationsweltmeister lernen und mit unseren Stärken verbinden können (published March 2016).
Currently I am working on a book with the title Wenn Maschinen von Maschinen lernen (When machines learn from machines), a sequel to my AI-book Wenn Affen von Affen lernen.
My websites with the individual topics:
- Foresight Mindset
- Der letzte Führerscheinneuling…
- The last driver’s license holder has already been born
- Enterprise Garage
- global melange
- Future Angst
Videos & Upcoming Talks and Workshops
An updated list of my upcoming talks – including more videos of my talks and interviews – can be found here.