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I am a non-fiction book author, keynote speaker and moderator of public events.

My journalistic and academic work at brand eins, The Economist and Weizenbaum Institute connects the dots between technology, its impact on business, work and its overall consequences for society and policy-making.

My books and texts have been honored with several awards, including the Axiom Business Book Award 2019, the getAbstract International Book Award 2018, the Financial Times Business Book Award, the Herbert Quandt Media Award, the ADC Award and the Best of Corporate Publishing Award.

You can connect with me here: LinkedIn.


Over the past 15 years, I have written more than fifteen books, including the Spiegel bestseller The Flicks, the handbooks In Data We Trust and Smart Data and, together with Erik Spiekermann, a bestselling book on design thinking. In 2014 I published my first novel about the good life (and the bad life) in large corporations.

Reinventing Capitalism in the Age of Big Data, which I co-authored with Oxford professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, has been translated into 20 languages and has stimulated a worldwide debate on data monopolies. Who’s Afraid of AI, a short and comprehensive introduction to Artificial Intelligence, hit the shelves in 2019. If you like infographics please check out The Global Economy as You’ve Never Seen It (co-authored with Jan Schwochow). And Viktor and I have another book forthcoming at University of California Press: Access Rules – Freeing Data from Big Tech For a Better Future

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Over the past 20 years, I have hosted more than 300 events, conferences, public panels and workshops for government institutions, companies, business associations and academic organizations. Most of the debates have circled around the question: How is technology changing business, work, life and societies?

My keynote speeches build up on my books. I talk about:

  • Disruptive Innovation and Innovation Leaps

  • Who wants to live forever? / Longevity

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • How to improve decision-making with data

  • Blockchain, Bitcoin and the Crypto Economy

  • Big Data vs. Smart Data

  • Internet of Things and Industry 4.0

  • The Future of Work

  • Digital Disruption vs. Digital Transformation

  • Storytelling

You can find some of my talks online, for example a TEDx talk about blockchain technology here.

I moderate and speak in English, French and German. For requests, please feel free to contact me at




Dr. Thomas Ramge Ringstr. 98 D-12203 Berlin

E-Mail: mail (at) thomasramge.de

Web: www.thomasramge.de