Expert in Digital Economy, Digital Business Models & Platform Economy
Dr. Holger Schmidt is a digital economist and journalist. He studied economics and holds a Ph.D. in climate change.
His journalistic prowess is regularly featured in the German Handelsblatt and Netzhoekon.de. Holger Schmidt also did a stint as economics editor of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, a daily German Newspaper.
Currently holding a post as a lecturer at the Department of Information Systems as the TU Darmstadt, Holger Schmidt’s topics include the digitalization of business and works, specializing in such areas as digital transformation, platform economics, artificial intelligence, and new work. Holger Schmidt is also the inventor of the platform index and is a senior partner in Ecodynamics.
His journalistic skills have stood him in good stead and have seen him co-author two books on his specific field, Deutschland 4.0 and Künstliche Intelligenz: Mit Algorithmen zum wirtschaftlichen Erfolg. Both of these have been extremely well received.
As a conference speaker, he has addressed a variety of audiences, including energy providers, car manufacturers, the pharmaceutical industry, various educational institutions, professional associations, and a host of others.
As a keynote speaker, Holger Schmidt, with his over two decades of experience as a journalist, author, and lecturer in the business field, has a broad understanding of the effects of digitalization and its effects in the marketplace.
He is based in Germany and speaks German & English
"Holger Schmidt stands for an active and open approach to the digital transformation in the German media scene. While others stick their heads in the sand, he keeps putting them out. In the foreground of his work are the curiosity for the new and the opportunities. That was also an incentive for me and my team. "
"Holger Schmidt perfectly analyzed and presented the complex mechanisms of platform economics. His talk has brought this important digital business model much closer to the participants of our Facebook "Grow" conference and inspired them to drive their own platform approaches. "
"Within the framework of a plenum meeting of the otto group's works councils, Holger Schmidt was able to give the participants insights into current developments and future-oriented trends in digitization from a large-scale perspective. Our hope for an inspirational keynote was thus optimally fulfilled. "
"Holger Schmidt combines profound technical knowledge with a compelling way to convey this target group-oriented."
"Dr. Schmidt not only gave an excellent lecture, but was also in the following breaks a well-founded and very welcome partner for our participants. I immediately recommended him for a friendly event."
"Holger Schmidt is excellently able to present the complex topic of digital transformation in a way that is both vivid and entertaining, to make connections visible and to show opportunities for the economy and society. Feedback from our customers has been very positive. "