I am serving as a board member in the special interest group for Artificial Intelligence of BITKOM and I was part of the program board of the Big Data and AI Summit 2018. Currently I play an active part in the editorial board for a BITKOM publication with more than 40 authors that will cover all elements of Artificial Intelligence illustrating their potential of adding value in enterprise applications. As a founder and managing director of Avantgarde Labs I have gained many practical experiences in the application of machine learning, natural language processing and knowledge technologies in the last ten years. Having served as an independent expert for the European Commission in Horizon 2020 in 2015 and 2016, I feel comfortable with assessing technical, economic, societal and ethical aspects surrounding Artificial Intelligence. My academic background is in economics, mathematical statistics and philosophy.