Henrik von Scheel
Industry 4.0 originator and Leading authority on strategy & competitiveness
Henrik von Scheel is an unshakable optimist who believes in a bright future and in our ability to build it together.
He is best known as the originator and pioneer of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, as well as the mastermind of the European Digital Agenda, which ignited the global themes of today. In addition, he was named by the Financial Times as “one of the leading authorities in strategy and competitiveness. “
In 2019, he was recognized as “the most influential management thinker of our time” with the prestigious “Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award”, considered by many the Nobel prize of knowledge sharing.
Henrik von Scheel’s remarkable work is applied to national economies, triggers global themes, influences GDP growth, resets policies in governments, and shapes the performance of the 100 fastest growing companies.
A sought-after speaker, prolific writer and advisor, Henrik von Scheel has evolved mainstream thinking and practices surrounding some of the toughest, most important issues in business.
As part of the Advisory Council at the Federal Minister of Economy and Technology, Henrik von Scheel also played a significant role to define Germany’s future digital strategy in 2009. Said "Digital Agenda” was later adopted by the European Commission in 2010 as part of the Europe 2020 plan, which would eventually evolve into the European Digital Revolution. Such "Digital Agenda" is currently one of Europe's seven flagships - responsible for 5% of GDP, with a market value of €660 billion annually.
Fourth Industrial Revolution
As one of the masterminds and also a driving force behind this Industry 4.0, Henrik von Scheel was an Advisory Group member for the Federal Ministry Education & Research - interministerial innovation policy initiatives tasked to define the high-tech
strategy of Germany. The final “Industry 4.0” report was announced in April 2013.
Former FBI Operative. Expert in Cybersecurity
Expert in educational revolution and art thinking
Directors Fellow at the MIT Media Lab and a creative technologist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Expert in leadership and innovation. Director of Innovatrium Institute for Innovation.
Periodista, experto en Internet y Nuevas Tecnologías
Speaker in Leadership, Stress Management and Self-help
Director of Flickr (2013-2015)
Google Product Manager and General Manager of Zagat (2005-2012)
President at 3D Robotics Inc. Co-founder of 3D Robotics. Drone Designer