I am the Host & Chairman of Bits & Pretzels (Germany’s largest founders festival), and the co-founder & Executive Chairman of IDnow. Before selling to XING, I was founder & CEO of Amiando. I have served as advisor to the German Vice-Chancellor on the ‘Young Digital Economy’, being named a ‘Technology Pioneer’ by the World Economic Forum. I studied at ETH Zurich and Stanford, as well as gaining an MSc in Electrical Engineering from TU Munich. Above all, I am passionate about connecting innovators. I also enjoy activities around software design and aviation.