Stefan Mey – The “5 Premium Speakers Questions”

21. June 2023 – Mandy Weinand

Stefan Mey is an IT journalist and book author. For years he has been reporting on technology and what the Internet is doing to politics, the economy and society. Some of his exciting lecture topics include the darknet and the numerous questions about the digital underworld. He also reports on how you can better protect your own data and gets to the bottom of the question of who actually owns the Internet.

Stefan Mey knows how to reach his audience with clear language and understandable images, even without prior IT knowledge.

Stefan Mey in an interview:

1. What are the core subjects of your keynote speeches?

Stefan Mey:

It’s about the challenges of the digital world. I provide precise and well-researched answers. How can you protect yourself and your own data at a high level, even if you haven’t studied computer science? How does surveillance work? How does the power of the big Internet giants work and what is it based on? What counter-models are there?

2. Which audiance or which branch do you reach with your speech?

Stefan Mey:

The presentations are aimed at all industries and people who are involved in digitization in their work and life. In this respect, the target audience is quite, quite large. The presentations are understandable even without IT know-how.

3. Are you a PREMIUM SPEAKER? Where do you get your insights from?

Stefan Mey:

I am a freelance IT journalist. As a journalistic freelancer, you have the opportunity to pick your topics and go into great detail on subjects you find exciting: You pick special topics that you always write about, for different media, with different angles. Each time, you talk to a new expert and read a new study. That’s how you build up a unique expertise over time. On the topics I talk about, I have such expertise.

Since my first book came out in 2017, I’ve been giving talks. My audiences are people who are fully engaged in their careers, but also college students, high school students, and seniors. I’ve given dozens of talks in libraries, adult education centers, state centers for political education, and I’ve gotten better and better at explaining even the most complicated IT topics in a way that people without any IT background can understand.

4. What will be in the future? Does «time» play an important role in your work?

Stefan Mey:

Digitization will affect more and more areas of life and work. In this respect, the associated questions will become even more relevant than they already are: Who has the power in the digital world? What counter-models are there? What happens to the data that is being generated in ever greater quantities?

5. Tell us your life motto? What do you want to give your listeners to take with them?

Stefan Mey:

In my professional life, I take my cue from Schopenhauser:

“Use common words and say uncommon things.”

Much of the digital world is incredibly complicated. But it is important to understand the developments and the mechanisms and logics behind them. I see it as my job to help with this.

Stefan Mey

Darknet expert, IT journalist, successful book author