As an industrial location Berlin is alive, developing and changing. Daily. The fact that it works lies in the hands of visionaries and progressive thinkers – particularly innovative solutions are presented at the Berlin Urban Tech Summit at the Future City Exhibition. These are lighthouse projects that are brought to life for all the participants.
Harald Zapp is the founder and CEO of Next Big Thing AG, an IoT company builder based in Berlin whose vision is to provide a complete range of services for the establishment of IoT joint ventures. The company launches several initiatives a year and provides seed financing, engineering expertise and support for start-ups. Previously, the sought-after expert on the Internet of Things und Industry 4.0 founded iThing4U GmbH, which today operates under the name relayr Inc. Harald Zapp is a member of the Bitkom Board of Directors.
Christian Dyck has been involved in e-commerce and digitization since 1999. Today he is CEO and CEO of kloeckner.i, driving the vision of a digitized steel and metal industry. He previously worked for companies including Scout24, affilinet and Amazon in Seattle, where he helped amazon.de to set up and operate the Performance Marketing channel. Dyck focuses in particular on open interfaces, agile software development and lean startup.