CHRISTINA BURKHARDT

As a mother of three wild girls, Tina is deeply passionate about education and is a strong advocate of an educational reform. As a member in various networks such as “Global Digital Women”, “PANDA Leadership” and „Frauen verbinden“ she is committed to more female founders as well as more visibility of women in the digital economy. She has been nominated for several awards for the exceptional SHIFTSCHOOL concept and the contribution to changing the way of education.

She was also awarded with the “INSPIRING FIFTY AWARD” at the DLD Conference in 2019. Tina is member of the Digital Stakeholder Group (City of Nuremberg), Startup-Mentor at the Zollhof Tech Incubator, Female Mentor at the RWTH Aachen Mentoring Program TANDEMstud and role model for the Initiative #BayFiD of the Bavarian Digital Ministry. She has been a Jury member for the “Digital Champions Award” since 2018 and a member of the platform “Digital Future: Learning . Research . Knowledge” of the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research. In 2019 Tina was selected as a role model Entrepreneur for the initiative “Frauen unternehmen” by the German Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy and was selected in 2020 as one of “40 over 40: Germany’s most inspiring women”.

TOBIAS BURKHARDT

Tobias is a teacher by accident, entrepreneur by passion and European by heart. He has an extensive record of accomplishment as marketer and entrepreneur in various industries ranging from beer and mobile apps to politics. In 2015, he decided to dedicate his career to helping companies find their way of coping with the impact of disruptive technologies on businesses. As he loves to share his passion, he started the SHIFTSCHOOL for Digital Transformation where he teaches future game changers the skills and mindset for a digitized world. Besides, he is a sought-after keynote and TEDx speaker on topics ranging from „transformative mindset“, „leadership in the 21st century“ and „digital transformation“ to „disruptive education“ at international events such as the World Youth Forum in Egypt, Bits & Pretzels in Munich and the NATO Strat Com Conference in Riga.

When Tobias is not trying to impact the future by educating change makers, he likes gardening with his youngest daughter Lotte or prepares exotic new dishes with her sisters Lilly and Lara. As an Ultimate Learner and critical observer of the world, you never see him without a book. It does not matter whether it is about innovation, agile organizational development or artificial intelligence. He is currently working on two book projects of his own – on “Finding a Better Purpose” and “Navigating through Uncertainty”. His latest project is the MINDSETMANTRAMACHINE – an international think thank that wants to design a new educational ideal for the third millennium.

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