I have been involved in building new digital businesses since 2003.
I work at Amazon Web Services as a Senior Manager of Solution Architecture. My team works with startups to help them build scalable, resilient, secure solutions.
Prior to AWS, I was Chief Product Officer at LIQID Investments. LIQID is a high-growth, award-winning digital wealth management company. And before LIQID, I worked with heycar as Chief Product Officer. Heycar was a two-sided, secondhand car marketplace and digital sales channel set up by Volkswagen Financial Services, Daimler Financial Services, BMW Financial Services and Volkswagen AG.
Before that, I worked for five years in product leadership with marketplace startups in Berlin (YEAY and Pamono).
It wasn’t all startups, though. I originally came to Germany to work with Nokia, where I helped build mobile experiences for Adidas, Burton Snowboards, Michelin Travel Partners amongst others.
I also spent 10 years in New York where I worked with, amongst others, The Associated Press. At AP, I led AP’s Mobile business.
My work has been recognized with an Apple Design Award, a Nokia Innovation and Excellence Award, the AP Chairman’s Prize, and a dotmobi award. I also had the rare opportunity to share a stage with Steve Jobs, but that is a different story.
I hold an MSc in Information Systems from the London School of Economics and I live in Berlin.
I like to speak and teach about mobile content, the mobile industry, ecommerce, service design, product management and building for performance. Here are some featured opportunities I have had to share my experience:
Product Tank Berlin, May 15 2019
Keynote: “Back to square one”: Illustrating the ups and downs of creating product-driven companies with a classic family board game.
Futulon Tampere, Finland, June 2019
Keynote: “Building better product with machine learning”
The DO School Berlin, June 2016 and February 2016
Keynote: Digital strategy and design with the fellows of The DO School.
I Know Where I’m Going Edinburgh, Scotland, November, 2011
Presenter: “Are we there yet? The future of shared mobile context and its impact on visitor experience”
M-Days Frankfurt, January, 2011
Keynote Panelist: “Devices, Communications, Trends and Fragmentation” Moderator: Mark Wächter, MWC.mobi
Online News Association Conference 2009 San Francisco, October, 2009
Panelist: “Journalism for – and from – the Mobile Generation”
OMMA Global Los Angeles, March, 2009
Panelist on “Building the Mobile Content Brand”
Digiday Mobile New York, March 2009
Speaker: “Mobile Content Keynote Case Study – The AP Mobile News Network”
IIR Telecoms & Technology Conference London, November, 2008
Speaker: “Analysing The Associated Press Mobile News Network And Its Role In The Evolution Of The News Industry”
Off-Deck Mobile Content Boston, November 2008
Speaker “Using Contextuality to Make Users Love Your Content”
The Digital Publishing & Advertising Conference New York, October 2008
Panelist: “How to Engage The Mobile Consumer”
Apple Worldwide Developer Conference San Francisco, June 2008
Speaking on launching iPhone application as part of Steve Jobs’ keynote introducing the iPhone 3G and the iTunes App Store.
The Digital Publishing & Advertising Conference New York, June 2008
Speaker: “Reinventing News with AP Mobile News Network”