Faculty Bio

“In a dystopian future, technology drives culture, in an utopian world, it is the other way around. I hope we can contribute to the latter.”
Born in Berlin in 1957, Alexander studied Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology at the Free University of Berlin. He graduated in 1984 with the title of Diplom Soziologe.
After four years in social services helping troubled children, he decided to follow the Zeitgeist and enrolled at a post graduate university, focusing on the then new field of Artificial Intelligence. After heavy programming in OOS and Prolog, he earned the title of ‘Knowledge Engineer.’ Since 1989, Alexander has worked in the research unit at Daimler AG, initially focusing on societal trends in mobility. This led him in 2001 to his current field of work – ‘Future, Human & Technology.’
Alexander is focused on human-centered innovation utilizing futuristic technological concepts. He is embedded in Daimler’s rich and diverse creative network.