Manuel Kilian is a senior project manager at Axel Springer hy, a young firm that supports organisations in their digitisation efforts. He leads projects focusing on venture capital and digital strategy design. Prior to joining Axel Springer hy, he served as senior manager to the President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), Germany’s biggest economic lobby group, and gained working experience at the Foresight Unit of the UK Cabinet Office. Recently, Manuel started the non-profit initiative Netzwerk Technologie & Gesellschaft, a network for individuals with an interest in the intersection of technology and society. He holds a master’s degree in public policy from Cambridge University and a bachelor’s degree in European Studies from Maastricht University. He studied abroad at SciencesPo Paris.