CEO & Co-Founder at Inspirient GmbH
Dr. Georg Wittenburg founded Inspirient after five years of ICT research and three years as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. He wholeheartedly disagrees with software “eating the world”, mostly on the precedents that the wheel, the steam engine, and the calculator didn’t develop a taste for the world either. Instead, he’s looking forward to the new possibilities that Artificial Intelligence will add to humanity’s tool chest, and to the great things we’ll all get to do once this transition is done. Georg studied Computer Science and Business Administration in Berlin and Vancouver. He received his PhD (“summa cum laude”) from Freie Universität Berlin in 2010, and subsequently conducted research in topics including distributed systems, pattern recognition, and the Internet of Things at INRIA Paris-Saclay. He started working at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in 2012 and advised international corporations in the logistics, automotive, and media sectors. From 2013 to 2014, he was selected to join the BCG Henderson Institute, the firm’s think tank to push the envelope on business strategy, and worked on topics including innovation strategy and organizational algorithmics. Georg kicked off Inspirient in the summer of 2014 and is now serving as Inspirient’s CEO.