Connecting great tech startups with the important decision makers from the corporate world and watching whole new business sectors emerge and the startups grow through these connections is something that makes me extremely happy and motivates me. Connecting people with each other is something I've been doing since I was a kid. No kidding! And for the past few years, I've been doing it as Managing Director at Elite Experts Conferences. I became familiar with the automotive world through my work in R&D at Sika Technology, where I was responsible for R&D projects worldwide for the customers BMW Group and Fiat Chrysler Group in adhesive technologies in automotive trim applications. My study background is a diploma degree in chemistry, a PhD in materials sciences and further studies in event management and marketing.