The following speakers are confirmed for the event:
(Last update: September 18, 2022)
Official in Charge (member of the Federal Employment Agency), Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs
Jill Addo works for the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs in the department „Basic Aspects of Migration and Integration Policy“ to implement a nationwide funding program „MY TURN – Women with migration experience power up“ as part of the funding period of the European Social Fund Plus 2021-2027.
Global Sustainable Innovation Lead, PWC
Verena Augustin leads the Experience Consulting team at PwC Germany. Her passion lies in sustainable product and service innovation, focused on systemic change and value creation, based on sustainable business models. She supports ESG transformation projects in organisations from the design & innovation perspective and is globally responsible for PwC’s “Sustainable Innovation” approach. She is a passionate leader with the ability to drive internal and external innovation and change products and organisations as a whole. She regularly takes on guest professorships and lecturing activities, supports start-ups and founders and is active in the service design and new work community.
Consultant, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
Malte Becker works at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action in the department „Economic and Structural Policy Research“, where he is responsible for the procurement of research and consultancy. He is a lawyer by training with a degree from the University of Bonn.
Research Assistant, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Yannic Cabac is working as a research assistant at the german aerospace center (DLR) in Hamburg. At the institute of System Architectures in Aeronautics, his main activities focus on the conceptual design of future, more sustainable aircraft. In that context, he participates in multiple projects investigating hydrogen aircraft.
Chief of Mission, IOM Germany
Jean-Philippe Chauzy took up office as the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Chief of Mission in Berlin, Germany, on 1 January 2021. He represents IOM to the German government, the Bundestag and civil society.
In Germany, IOM’s main activities are based in the area of migrant protection and assistance, including Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration, support of vulnerable migrants, services regarding Resettlement and humanitarian admissions as well as immigration assistance. In close cooperation with the German government and partners from civil society, research, politics and migrant communities, IOM implements projects and advocates for migrants‘ rights.
The Berlin office is also the liaison office to the German government for international cooperation and IOM projects around the globe in the fields of humanitarian aid, crisis prevention, stabilization, peacebuilding and development.
Consul General, U.S. Consulate General Hamburg
Jason Chue assumed duty in July 2022 as Consul General at the U.S. Consulate in Hamburg, covering the states of Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Bremen, Schleswig-Holstein, and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
Consultant, Der Hamburgische Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
Alina Feustel is a consultant at the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information and is responsible for raising awareness and educating the public. In her function, she lectures on data protection and is involved in various educational projects of the data protection supervisory authorities at the federal level. After training as an industrial clerk and a subsequent stay abroad in the USA, Ms Feustel studied digital media and economics. Already during her studies, she gained her first professional experience in online marketing. Following her studies, she deepened this experience in various professional positions.
Senior Manager, PD – Berater der öffentlichen Hand GmbH
David Hanstedt is responsible for projects in the market area of healthcare, science and research at PD. He advises public universities and clinics on preparing and implementing complex public tenders for construction and medical technology projects with a focus on economic issues.
Lecturer in Economics & Widening Participation Academic Officer, University of East Anglia, UK
Dr. Laura Harvey is a Lecturer at the School of Economics, UEA, where her research interests are broadly in the area of economic inequality and access to higher education. As part of her role, she advocates for students from underrepresented groups and widens participation backgrounds. She is also passionate about increasing diversity in the economics discipline.
Research Fellow, Institute for Employment Research (IAB)
Sekou Keita has been a Research Fellow at IAB since May 2018. He studied economics with a focus on development economics at the University of Clermont-Auvergne. In November 2016, he completed his PhD in international labour migration at the same university. From January 2017 to April 2018, he worked on a field research project for the organisation Innovations for Poverty Action in Burkina Faso.
Deputy Head of the division of tax policy, Federal Ministry of Finance
Stefanie Knoth is deputy head of the division of tax policy at the Federal Ministry of Finance in Berlin. Her main task is policy advice to support inclusive growth while also supporting the revenue-raising capacity of the tax system. As an economist, she analyses new ideas like the windfall profit tax. Moreover, she intends to reduce bureaucracy as much as possible.
Senior Researcher, Institute for Employment Research (IAB)
Per Kropp, PhD, works at the IAB in the regional research department. This means that he develops research projects related to Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia and transfers relevant knowledge from labour market research to the regions. His focus is on occupational training topics and structural change, especially in connection with climate change.
Member of the Executive Board at the Joachim Herz Stiftung
Dr Nina Lemmens was appointed Member of the Executive Board of the Joachim Herz Stiftung as of October 1, 2018. In this role, she is responsible for the three central program areas – Science, Economics, and Personal Development – in which the Foundation performs its operational project work.
Campaign Manager, Discover Economics – Royal Economic Society
Sam McLoughlin is Campaign Manager for Discover Economics, a campaign led by the Royal Economic Society that aims to broaden the appeal of economics to potential students, change their perceptions of economics and economists and attract more students from under-represented groups.
Managing owner, Scentcommunication
Robert Müller-Grünow, entrepreneur, bestselling author and founder of Scentcommunication creates scent technologies and scents for brands, companies and special applications. Scentcommunication is now one of the leading suppliers of scent concepts and scent delivery systems.
Alexander Müschen is a Hamburg-based editor, presenter and reporter. After earning his degree in media psychology at the University of Cologne, he completed his practical training at the broadcaster RTL Nord. He is a freelance presenter and reporter for outlets like RTL Germany and XING.
Kristoffer Nilaus Olsen
Chief adviser, Agency for Digital Government, Danish Ministry of Finance
Kristoffer Olsen is responsible for the Secretariat for digital-ready legislation, which since 2018 has assisted ministries and government agencies in drafting legislation, so it’s ready for a digital future to enable speedy and coherent government services to citizens and businesses alike.
The Secretariat has been involved in the drafting of more than 400 pieces of legislation since its inception and is a regular participant in international knowledge exchange on the practice of how to design laws for the 21st century.
Kristoffer is currently working with the OECD’s Secretariat for regulatory policy and the European Commission’s general directorate for structural reform to develop a methodology to assess the potential for revision of legacy legislation to prioritise efforts at revision.
David Patrician is an American freelance journalist and moderator currently based in Hamburg. He has reported for a variety of media outlets, including the Voice of America, Deutsche Welle, N-TV, Newsweek, the Hamburger Abendblatt and RTL Nord. He has been involved with the YES! for 4 years.
Official in Charge, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
Julia Ploetz works for the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in the department „Economic and Structural Policy Research“ where she is responsible for the financial and strategic support of the economic institutes of the Leibniz Association.
Head of Research Programme „Data, Actors, Infrastructures“, The Humboldt Institute for Internet and Digitalisation
Dr. Jörg Pohle is a PostDoc at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) in Berlin and heads the research programme “Data, actors, infrastructures: The governance of data-driven innovation and cyber security”. His research interests include the intersections of Computer Science, Law, Sociology, and Political Science, especially the research field “Informatics and Society” and the societal implications of the industrialization of information processing. His research projects include “Global Privacy Governance”, focusing on societal negotiations in the field of privacy, surveillance, IT security and data protection, and “AI Systems in Nursing Care”, with a particular focus on the governance and handling of data, data protection law and the current regulatory efforts of the EU on AI systems.
Deputy Director-General of the Economic Policy Department, German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action
Dr Profit’s directorate deals with macroeconomic developments, economic analyses and projections. He has an academic background in labour economics, holding a doctoral degree in Economics from Humboldt University Berlin.
Procurement Officer, ARPAT – Environmental Protection Agency of Tuscany Region (Italy)
Dr. Simone Ricotta is an officer at the purchasing office of ARPAT (Environmental Protection Agency of Tuscany Region – Italy) and coordinator of ARPAT’s Green Public Procurement (GPP) working group. He coordinates the integration of sustainability criteria in the procurement activities at ARPAT. He has worked on environmental product policies for about twenty years, dealing with tools such as eco-design, eco-labels and GPP. Since its establishment in 2007, he has been a member of the Italian committee defining the „minimum environmental criteria“ for several categories of works, supplies and services, mandatory in Italy for public procurement.
Head of the programme area „Knowledge Transfer Economics“ at the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
Prof. Dr. Marianne Saam is Head of the programme area „Knowledge Transfer Economics“ at the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and Professor for Digital Economics at the University Hamburg. Her research focuses on digitalisation, knowledge creation processes, structural change and economic growth. From 2005 to 2017, she worked at the Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim in the field of „Digital Economics“ and was in charge of various research projects. From September 2017, she was a Professor of Innovation Economics and Policy at Ruhr University.
Professor of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
Prof. Charles Spence is head of the Crossmodal Research Laboratory at Oxford University. He works extensively with industry, and currently writing a book on (Sc)entertainment. He has published more that 1,100 academic articles, 16 books, and has been awarded numerous international prizes.
Head of Unit Political Communication and Policy; Deputy Head of Management Staff,
Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF)
Justus Strübing serves as Deputy Chief of Staff at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF). He is involved in strategic planning and political communication covering the entire range of activities of the organization. The Federal Office is in charge (among others) of processing all asylum requests lodged in Germany, organizing integration courses and other measures for foreign nationals intending to stay, supporting the voluntary return of persons without a right to remain, and promoting the migration of skilled labour.
Postdoctoral Researcher, LMU Munich
Dr. Andrej Woerner is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Economics at LMU Munich. His research interests include applied mechanism design, experimental and behavioral economics, with a particular focus on behavioral interventions. Next to research, Andrej also manages the Economics laboratory MELESSA.