Join us for our next panel / fireside chat discussing the future trends around fitness technology, digital health & active lifestyle. Our attendees will get mind-blowing insights of the emerging industry from multiple perspectives. Our guest speakers come from:
• and the operator side: Dr. med. Dominik Pförringer, Orthopedic & Trauma surgeon | Healthcare Consultant & Advisor | Digital Health Research
Will AI coaches beat humans? Will smart clothes replace human muscles? How data tracking will be used to empower humans, change unhealthy habits, customise and personalise diets for each individual? What about DNA-based food? How digitalisation can serve as co-pilot of the modern doctor? Will Germany establish itself as a pioneer for medical innovation?
Let's tackle these questions and many more at our event on Tuesday November 12, starting at 7pm, hosted by Burda Principal Investments at Burda Bar.
Burda Principal Investments
Co-Founder & CEO
Certified Orthopedic and Trauma Surgeon, Digital Healthcare Researcher and Consultant
Natalia Karbasova is Head of Burda Bootcamp & Creative Evangelist at the German-based tech and media company Hubert Burda Media. She has founded the FitTech Summit, the first conference in Europe devoted to fitness technology, digital health & active lifestyle.
Storytelling has always been her passion. Before enrolling at the Burda School of Journalism in 2011, Natalia honed her journalistic skills reporting for Bonnier Business Press and Deutsche Welle. After graduating, she was invited to work directly for Dr. Hubert Burda as Digital Assistant. Fully devoted to "prototyping the future of media", 2014 saw Natalia successfully launch a new Burda institution, the Burda Bootcamp which is a startup school for talented young entrepreneurs, coders and designers, nurturing the startup ecosystem in Munich.
Outside of her work, she continues to support early-stage startups in other programs, like Google Launchpad, advising them on product and media strategy, marketing and pitching.
In her spare time, she's working on improving her coaching abilities after graduating from the CTI Coactive Coach Training Program and Leadership Program. She is also a fitness trainer specialising on functional & bodyweight workouts. Natalia speaks English, German and Russian.
Thomas Kulcsar joined Burda in 2017 and is an Investment Manager of Burda Principal Investments, focusing on digital health and well-being.
Burda Principal Investments (BPI), a division of Hubert Burda Media, provides long term growth equity for fast growing digital technology and media companies. Hubert Burda Media is one of Europe’s largest media and technology conglomerates with a strong investment track record in internet-centric businesses since 1998.
Thomas previously worked at H.I.G. Capital, where he was within their private equity team in London for four years and then spent his last year permanently seconded to the management team of a portfolio company that was thereafter successfully exited. During his time at H.I.G. Capital, he focused on a broad range of sectors and was part of the founding team of their K-12, international education platform in Europe.
Thomas studied Political Science and Management at McGill University in Montreal.
Born and raised in Munich, Stephan believes that „success does not lead to happiness as often as happiness leads to success“. In his vision, everyone from the kid at school to people in their professional jobs should train their minds like they would train their bodies and proactively create the lives they desire to live.
In 2018, Stephan co-founded Mindshine - the personal training app for the mind.
Mindshine enables people to build life-changing habits with best-practices from Neuro-Sciences, Spirituality & Professional Sports. It's like a full-body workout for the mind designed to fit any busy schedule.
Stephan has a background in business paired with a passion for digital product design. Former positions include Deloitte, Seven Ventures and Freeletics.
Privatdozent Dr. med. Dominik Pförringer is a specialist in orthopaedics and trauma surgery at the TU university hospital and his own practice in Munich.
After studying medicine and earning an MBA at INSEAD, he initially worked as a management consultant before he completed his specialist training in orthopaedics and trauma surgery in 2016 and did his habilitation in 2018. In 2015, he founded the working group "Digitalisation & Health Services Research" at the Chair of Trauma Surgery at the TU Munich. He is a member of the DRG working group of the German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery (DGOU).
Since 2018, Pförringer has been Co-Chairman of the AG Digitalisierung der DGOU. He regularly organises conferences on the subject of digital medicine.
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