DR. HAGEN HULTZSCH / CHAIRMAN ZIMORY
Dr. Hagen Hultzsch has more than 40 years experience in technology management. Up until 2001, Hultzsch was a member of the Management Board of Deutsche Telekom, where he was responsible for research and development, information technology, and quality. During Hultzsch's tenure, Deutsche Telekom evolved from a government-owned organization into a publicly-owned corporation with four separate business units. Prior to his work with Deutsche Telekom, Hultzsch held various executive positions at Volkswagen AG, Electronic Data Systems (EDS), and GSI, a German research organization. Previously, Hultzsch served as the Chair of the Supervisory Board of T-Venture Holding in Bonn, Germany, a corporate venture capital firm focusing on high technology investments in telecom software, wireless communications equipment, computer software and internet infrastructure.
OLIVER FIETZ / FUND MANAGER T-VENTURE
Oliver Fietz is a Fund Manager at T-Venture, the Corporate Venture Capital arm of Deutsche Telekom AG. His more than 15 years of experience in the equity industry is comprised of positions in private equity, venture capital and M&A advisory. By joining T-Venture he took over the value management of international investments in the telecommunication area. Today, Oliver runs the T-Corporate Venture Fund, overseeing investments in emerging markets and in seed stage companies. Recent activities include not only external early stage investments but the realization of corporate spin-offs and investments in incubated companies. The focus for emerging markets is Central and Eastern Europe as well as Asia. Oliver holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Cologne and an Advanced Management Certificate from Instituto de Empresa (Madrid) and University of Chicago.
Dr. Gert Köhler / CEO AND Managing Partner, CREATHOR
Gert Köhler – Founder and CEO of Creathor Venture – is successfully operating in venture capital since over 30 years. He has built an extensive global network in these markets as a member of the supervisory/advisory board or as chairman of German, American, French and Swiss portfolio companies – including listed companies – in the areas of e, m and sCommerce, mobile advertising, social networks, software, cloud computing, mHealth and personalized medicine.
He began his professional career as a researcher in the field of network theories at the prestigious French scientific research organization DGRST. Gert Köhler has three master’s degrees – in mathematics, solid state physics and operational research – along with an MBA. He also received his doctorate in mathematics. He is a member of the distinguished Association of German Engineers (VDI) and the “Artificial Intelligence” workgroup of the German Informatics Association (GI). He was an advisor to the German Federal Ministry of Education & Research in the field of life sciences for over five years.
FELIX FERNANDEZ / EUREX FRANKFURT AG, SENIOR ADIVSOR
Since April 2014, Felix Fernandez has been Senior Advisor at Eurex Frankfurt AG and has joined the Advisory Board of Zimory. From February 2013 until April 2014, he oversaw the Cash & Derivatives IT department within Deutsche Börse IT in the capacity of Business CIO, managing a team of 500+ people. The Cash & Derivatives IT Department covers the development and maintenance of all major systems for trading and clearing of cash and derivatives markets of Deutsche Börse Group. Until February 2013, Felix already worked more than 15 years for Deutsche Börse Group in different roles and has a vast experience of more than 19 years in the financial industry. Felix has a background in Information Technology with a diploma from the University of Applied Sciences in Frankfurt, Germany. He also has extensive experience within the exchange industry and alternative investments / Hedge Fund related business. His activities in recent years have been focused around IT Management, system development, quantitative modeling and simulation, pricing and market analysis, leading teams of mathematicians and software engineers.