Field(s) of expertise: Web 2.0, information technology, international business
Tim Cole, an American expatriate who has lived and worked in Germany for more than 40 years, is an experienced journalist and columnist and one of the leading experts on the Internet Economy and social media in Europe. A well-known keynote speaker, his opinion pieces and interviews have appeared in virtually every major business publication and national newspaper in Germany, including ´Capital`, ´Süddeutsche Zeitung`, ´Die Welt` and ´Financial Times Deutschland`. Together with his friend and co-writer, Ossi Urchs, he anchored the television series ´eTalk`, for n-tv, the German CNN affiliate which featured prominent studio guests from leading international IT, telecommunications, technology and Internet enterprises. In 2004, Tim Cole co-founded the analyst group KuppingerCole, which specializes in Identity Management and Digital Security issues. He is the best-selling author of numerous books dealing with the future of the networked economy and business transformation.