Dr. Thomas Ramge thinks and writes at the crossroads of technology, economy, and society. His keynotes on transformation by tech are fact-based and entertaining, grounded in science and eye-opening.

Thomas has published more than 15 non-fiction books, including Who’s afraid of AI?, Augmented Intelligence, Reinventing Capitalism in the Age of Big Data and Access Rules (both co-authored with Prof. Dr. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger) and The Global Economy as You’ve Never Seen it. His essays and long-reads are being published in the German business magazine brand eins, The Economist, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review and Foreign Affairs.

Thomas Ramge Lecture topics:

  • Who’s afraid of AI? Fear and promise in the age of robots and thinking machines
  • Augmented Intelligence – How to make better decisions with data and AI
  • Innovation Leaps – Why we should no longer be careful about what we wish for
  • Roboboss – Can we automate management?
  • Ending Aging – Could biotech bring endless life, and if so, who wants to live forever?
  • Crypto Economy – What are Bitcoin, NFT & Co. worth for?

He holds a PhD in Sociology of Technology (on AI-assisted decision-making) and is an Associated Member of the Einstein Center for Digital Future and an Alumni Senior Research Fellow at the Weizenbaum for the Networked Society and the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS). The trained ARD journalist is also hosting the podcast of the Federal Agency for Disruptive Innovations.

Thomas’ work has been translated into 20 languages and has received numerous publishing awards, including the Axiom Business Book Award 2019 (Gold Medal, Economics), Best Business Book of the Year on Technology and Innovation 2018 (by Strategy+Business), getAbstract International Book Prize 2018, the Herbert Quandt Media Prize, the German Business Book Prize and the ADC Award.