Our Ambassadors

Our ambassadors are experts, mentors, sparring partners and friends. Experienced founders and/or CxOs of large companies, they’re shaping the digital world.

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Dr. Robert Niemann

Robert Niemann is managing associate at NIEMANN International in Munich, focusing on sports and entertainment. He built the digital VOD platform SCREEN for Yahoo!. He was manager of the Bundesliga Clubs TSV 1860 München as well as chairman of the general management of DFL Sports Enterprises in Frankfurt. He was responsible for the global marketing of BUNDESLIGA, especially digital TV rights, sponsoring and licensing, and the digital platform www.Bundesliga.de. Before, Niemann was general manager for the German speaking part of Europe at Sony Pictures Television International and handled two digital Pay-TV channels, AXN and Animax. He was vice president of sales at Fremantle Media of the RTL group and managed twenty countries. He learnt the television business at ProSieben, and KirchGruppe. Robert Niemann graduated in business and psychology, and obtained a doctorate in media studies. Today he teaches and researches in the field of international sports management at a private university in Munich.

Roland Pecsenye

Corporate credentials: created and built up a tech company to 300 people with successful corporate exit while post-exit sustaining growth. Start-up credentials: currently invested in a number of digital ventures.

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Xiaoqun Clever

Former Executive Vice President at SAP AG and President of SAP Labs China; Chief Technology Offer at German media company ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG. Currently Member of the Group Executive Board & Chief Technology & Data Officer of Ringier Switzerland. Nominated as Business Champion for World Economic Forum 2016.

Marc Degen

Former COO of Unic Switzerland leading the execution of dozens of digital programs. Former Director Digital at the telco Salt. Currently working on several entrepreneurial ventures while also serving as an active board member at various companies. His claim: “Change is standard so you better accept what’s happening, adapt and enjoy the ride!”

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André Daiyû Steiner

Founder of Zenzentrum imakoko. Zen Teacher, Executive Coach Management Trainer, Keynote Speaker, Book Author und Lecturer an various Universities in the area of Leadership, Resilience, Mindfulness, Happiness and Composure and Zen. Former Management Consultant at AT&T. He studied philosphy, psychology and business and IT science. His claim: “everyday is a good day – nichi nichi kore kojitsu”

Ingrid Gerstbach

Expert in Design Thinking and Innovation Management, Economics Psychologist, Business Consultant and Author. She sees herself as a “development aid worker” for companies to enable innovation, new success potential and sustainable added value. As a keynote speaker, she provides valuable impulses, how companies can re-invent themselves and securing a competitive advantage with the help of Design Thinking.

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