Interview Of The Week

Interview Of The Week: Björn-Sören Gigler, Digital Transformation And Sustainability Expert

Who:  Björn-Sören Gigler is Deputy Head of the Digital Transformation Cluster at the GIZ, a German government agency which supports sustainable development and digital transformation globally. Gigler is currently coordinating the Data Economy and Blockchain flagship programs at the GIZ and is working closely with partner countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia and EU member states on the Digital and Green Twin Transition Team Europe Initiative. Topic: Shaping digital transformation to achieve climate goals Quote: “Too often digital and sustainability programs  work in parallel to each other. What is needed are innovative and holistic approaches that bring both transformations together.”

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About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.