Nikolaus Roettger

Communications, Moderation, and Strategy in Berlin, Deutschland

Sign up for my newsletter

Hi, nice to meet you!

I am the co-founder and managing partner of FutureStory, a strategic communications consultancy based in Berlin, Germany. We help people and organizations to do better business with better communications, strategy & content.

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

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

Other projects: 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.

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 did my third half marathon this year.

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