THE SPARK

JURY

In 2019 a high-caliber jury will select the winners of The Spark during the jury session.
The jury session will take place on September 30th.

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Sven Afhüppe

Editor-in-chief Handelsblatt

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Ann-Kristin Achleitner

Scientific Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial and Financial Studies (CEFS), Technische Universität München

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christian schlögel

Chief Digital Officer Körber

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Reinhold achatz

Chief Technology Officer and Head of Corporate Function Technology, Innovation & Sustainability at thyssenkrupp AG



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christina reuter

Member of the supervisory board KION Group AG

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megumi ikeda

Managing Director Hearst Ventures & General Manager Hearst Ventures Europe



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Cornelius Baur

Head of McKinsey Germany

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LUKAS ZANGER

COO Magazino and Winner The Spark 2018



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markus Sontheimer

CIO/CDO and Member of the Board of Management Schenker AG



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martin hofmann

Group CIO Volkswagen AG



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ALENA KRETZBERG

Head of Group Digital Transformation & Strategy Commerzbank AG



NOMINATION COMMITTEE

In the nomination stage the applications are evaluated by external subject experts, the Handelsblatt editorial team and a representative of McKinsey. The three criteria also form the basis of the evaluation at this stage. The best applications are nominated as finalists.

In 2019 the experts of nomination are:

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Andrea Rexer

Handelsblatt – Head of department company & markets

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Niko Mohr

Partner at McKinsey

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Michael Dowling

Professor for Innovation and Technology Management, University of Regensburg and Chairman of the Board of the Münchener Kreis

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uli erxleben


Founder SMACC & Hypatos

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Alois Knoll

Director of the An-Institut of the Technischen Universität Fortiss GmbH and of the Graduate School of Information Science in Health (GSISH)