Nikolaus Roettger

Communications, Moderation, and Strategy in Berlin, Deutschland

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Hi, nice to meet you!

I help people and organizations to do better business with better communications, strategy & content.

I have been the Editor-in-Chief and Head of WIRED Germany (2014-2018), the Editor-in-Chief of Germanys leading startup-outlet (2013-2014) and the founder of the business-startup-magazine Business Punk (2009-2018). In these roles I have been considered one of the most important startup journalists in Germany.

Today, I am working as a freelance communications professional, storyteller and content strategist with a deep knowledge on and passion for digitization. I also support the Digital Team at Hering Schuppener as a Senior Advisor.

I am a keynote speaker and moderator, specialized in explaining how technology and digitization are shaping our future.

If you are interested in working with me: I am happy to help. Please send me an email to hi at

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I am the founder and moderator of the, the leading community for digital thinkers in Berlin, and the publisher of, a weekly newsletter on the most important developments in artificial intelligence (in German: Künstliche Intelligenz, KI). Please subscribe here.

As an expert for the ZEIT Akademie I gave a lesson on the subject of digital trends as part of the Digital Leadership course (watch the trailer here).

I am honored to be a council member at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR).

My work experience includes the Financial Times Deutschland (2005 to 2012), (2002 to 2005), Yahoo Germany and I studied political science, macroeconomics and sociology in Munich (Germany) and Bradford (UK).

I like running and currently train for my third half marathon.

  • Education
    • University of Bradford
    • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
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