Bjoern (28) was born in Germany, and has become a recognized entrepreneur and expert on data products, data driven decision making, education, innovation, entrepreneurship and organizational development. He founded and led 5 for and nonprofit ventures in Germany, Bangladesh & the US. He also worked as an executive in Russia for one year for a midsized marketing firm. In his free time he is an advisor to multiple for and non profit (e.g. Startup Canada, Startup Malaysia), a mentor for the Thiel Fellowship, Startup Bootcamp and Spark Labs and a speaker at various conferences (e.g Strata & Hadoop World, Pioneers Festival, Int. Startup Festival) and Universities (e.g. Stanford, Oxford, Cambridge, SU). He is also a member of the Sandbox Network, the WEF GS and the Silicon Valley Leadership group. Bjoern’s personal passion or “leitmotif” is: unleashing human potential. His higher purpose is to strive to maximize the capitalization of every single individual.