Classical Orchestra Musician; Diploma, Richard Strauss Konservatorium, Munich; PhD in Computer Science, University of Geneva. Formerly with: Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlin; Staatsheater Kassel; Symphony Orchestra of Radio Saarland; Lucerne International Festival Orchestra. Researcher in parallel computers, European Community; with IBM including: Product Developer; Consultant and Principal, IBM Consulting Group. Consultant, various companies and organizations, Speaker on IT-related topics. Currently: Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, World Economic Forum; Vice-President of the Foundation Board, Disaster Resource Network; Member of the Foundation Board, Projects in Health, Switzerland.