Bastian Unterberg – Open Innovation Thought Leader

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Let’s rewind to 2007. The first iPhone launches, Google announces Android-powered phones – and Bastian Unterberg decides to start jovoto.

As a student at the University of Arts in Berlin, Germany’s leading design school, Bastian sees many of his most talented friends graduate and land jobs that suppress – rather than foster – their creativity. He decides to create a platform to combat just that. jovoto is born.

Fast forward to today and jovoto has helped countless global brands and NGOs connect with the speed of innovation outside their own organization by linking them with a global, interdisciplinary crowd of 80 000 creative professionals.

More than just a marketplace, jovoto is a collaborative platform. Those participating on the platform have found their ideal workplace in jovoto – a model that meets the DNA of tomorrow’s creative professionals.

Today, Bastian shares his experience from many, many learnings as an advisor for start-ups as well as large organizations facing digital transformation. In 2013, Wiley published his first book, “Crowdstorm: The Future of Innovation, Ideas and Problem Solving”.

Bastian’s work has been featured in various press outlets such as The New York Times, Huffington Post, Fast Company, Die Zeit, and Der Spiegel. He discusses mass collaboration, open innovation, and the future of work as an active speaker at international conferences.

Download Bastian’s speaker bio here.

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Katharina Brendel

Kat joined jovoto's marketing team after stints working in London, NYC, and Peru. Being trilingual and having lived in eight countries, she's excited to continue growing jovoto's international presence.