Simon Höher explores human centered concepts of technology, culture, and society in a global context. As a serial entrepreneur and strategy consultant he works with organizations to learn about ways to co-create their future and fosters connections between people, ideas and products. To that end, he co-founded CURRENT COLLECTIVE, a multi-disciplinary research and strategy studio.
In his work, Simon draws on concepts of lean product and service design and open innovation for strategic digital transformation. He has hands-on experience consulting and advising DAX30 companies, start ups, and public organizations across various industries – and among others has been working with Adidas, Deutsche Telekom, E.ON, Open Knowledge Foundation, Fraunhofer, Bauknecht, Gruner+Jahr, the City of Cologne, and the German Ministry for Economical Co-Operation and Development.
His activities include chairing ThingsCon, one of Europe’s leading initiatives on building an ethical Internet of Things, and .process, a conference about the patterns of emerging innovation. Earlier he co-founded and headed his own Start Up for five years, and launched two digital products in the realm of innovation, hardware, and local collaboration. Simon's work and contributions have been featured in national and international media like WIRED, Fast.co, Make: Magazine, BILD, PAGE, Deutschland Radio, and others.
He is an active member of the MIT-based 'International Development Innovation Network' and regularly works with partnering networks and companies, such as seedcamp or the Global Innovation Gathering. Simon is based in Cologne - and happy to hear from you!