Thomas R. Köhler is a leading expert on future technologies and the author of 15 books on the subject, including "The Digital Transformation of the Automobile. He is well known as an automotive technology expert on radio and TV (including NTV, ARD, ZDF, Pro7, Sat1, BR, WDR, DLF, etc.) and has recently appeared on TV on topics including Mercedes product strategy, working conditions at Tesla, the viability of the UBER business model, the feasibility of air cabs and the requirements for charging stations. In 2022, he is now hosting the ICA Summit in Munich. His expertise is in demand; many participants already know him from broadcasts on NTV, ARD, ZDF, Pro7, Sat1 and other programs. His most recent contributions have been on TV on Mercedes product strategy, working conditions at Tesla, the viability of the UBER business model, the feasibility of VTOLs (Air Cabs) and the requirements for charging infrastructure, among others. Guest articles on the future of the industry can be found in Handelsblatt and NZZ and various industry magazines, among others. Köhler has a degree in business informatics, has worked in research as well as in strategy consulting, and has been managing partner of the technology consultancy "CE21" based in Holzkirchen near Munich since 2011. Köhler is also on the Board of Directors / Supervisory Board / Advisory Board of several innovative companies, including the eMobility charging technology provider Juice Technology (Switzerland). In 2019, Thomas R. Köhler was appointed as Research Professor at the Center for International Innovation, Hankou University (Wuhan, CN).
08:50 - 09:00
Opening the Conference