Ever since he got his hands on his first C64 during the 1980s, Thomas was obsessed with humanising technology. After an early engagement within HCI research at Fraunhofer institute he worked his way up and down the design industry in Europe, Asia and the US. Today Thomas lives and works in Berlin, leading Designit’s digital team in central Europe. He focuses on helping corporations and communities to embed successful design strategies that enable not only economic growth but generate genuine value for real people. Thomas is co-leading IxDA Berlin and co-founded the UXCamp Europe conference and served two years as co-chair of the Interaction Awards between 2016 and 2017.