Jan Berger

Trend researcher, futurologist, CEO 2b AHEAD Ventures
Disruptive Business Models, Artificial Intelligence, Future of HR, Slavic Studies
German, English, Russian

„An innovation is only good if you make money with it.”

Trend researcher Jan Berger is CEO of Europe’s most innovative future institute, the 2b AHEAD ThinkTank and managing director of a well-known start-up. He supports start-up teams to get started with forward-looking business ideas and makes both medium-sized companies and large corporations fit for the future. As a keynote speaker, the trend researcher will inspire his audience with his well-founded business know-how and his fascinating knowledge of the future, preparing them for the technological and social changes of the future.
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lectures by Jan Berger

Healthcare of the future

We come from a world where a doctor decides whether we are healthy or sick. In the future, smart technologies will make these decisions more accurately and earlier than any human could. A development that will turn our current understanding of health and disease upside down. In his lecture, Global Topspeaker and futurologist Jan Berger gives a trend-setting overview of the changes medicine. The pharmaceutical industry and other healthcare companies will have to adapt to in the coming years.

Transformation of the working world

Many companies are in the process of taking the initiative for their own future. They are adapting their processes to digitalization and other future changes in order to maintain their position in the market. But their promising strategies are often based on outdated ideas. As an expert on future trends, Global Topspeaker Jan Berger clears up thought patterns that actually date back to the industrial age. In his lecture, he points the way to the truths that companies have to face when it comes to their future competitive position.

No way oracle - clear future prognoses with the delphi method

Futurology is not a look into the glass ball. It can be traced back to well-founded scientific research. The Delphi method, a qualitative technique for recording future developments, is often used. Global Topspeaker and 2b AHEAD ThinkTank CEO Jan Berger shows in his lecture how the trend studies of Germany’s leading institute for the future emerge. In addition, he will give fascinating insights into the research work there.

my colleague, artificial intelligence

In the upcoming years, artificial intelligence will gradually find its way into companies. But does this mean that robots will soon replace all employees and even bosses there? What remains science fiction and what changes these technologies actually trigger is what futurologist Jan Berger draws up in a scenario based on scientific research. In his lecture, the Global Topspeaker leads through a working day of the future. He takes a fascinating look at personnel offices, management floors and production facilities.


As CEO, trend researcher Jan Berger at 2b AHEAD is responsible for the growth strategy of Germany’s leading future institute and its marketing. At 2b Ahead he is the first point of contact for all customers and cooperation partners. In addition, the studied historian and Slavist is managing director of the company’s own company builder 2b AHEAD Ventures, which assists companies and founders in the development and introduction of disruptive business models. As a trend researcher in this position, he deals with issues such as the use of artificial intelligence and other digital innovation in the work world of the future. Trend researcher Jan Berger also examines how social developments such as demographic change and the shortage of skilled workers affect corporate areas such as HR, recruiting and personnel work, and what strategic solutions are available.

Before the futurology institute 2b AHEAD ThinkTank in Leipzig became his new home, Jan Berger spent many years travelling the world and living on different countries, twelve of them in Russia. He has held management positions in international companies in the U.S., Denmark and South Africa and has managed successful projects as a manager. During this time, trend researcher Jan Berger gained a lot of experience in industry knowledge in publishing, media, consulting, finance and sales. Most recently, he led a Fintech start-up, which develops credit software for the real estate sector and has received several awards for its innovative solutions.

Global Topspeaker and trend researcher Jan Berger provides background information in his forward-looking lectures. As a keynote speaker, he will not only present ground-breaking innovations, but he will also vividly explain the social developments and entrepreneurial personalities behind them.

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