When I got the invitation for the event around the “Next Visionaries Final Pitch 2017” I was more than excited about the honour I received. As the main sponsor for the ceremony was BMW, they took the opportunity to organise it as a pre-show event to the #IAA 2017 at their booth on the fair ground in Frankfurt.
TED is a well-known brand and the TED Talks are legendary, so it was a pleasure to meet other visionaries in their field and to network with them. The pitches by the 6 finalists were extraordinary and I send my congratulations to the winner Sandra Phillips. For more information about the pitches and the event click here.
Last but not least it was great to see BMW´s new models 2 days before the IAA officially opens. Focus for sure is around e-mobility but (unfortunately) a major share still is owned by traditional engines with (too) many horse powers.