The goal of the bidt is to better understand the developments and challenges posed by digital transformation, and to contribute to shaping the digital future in a responsible manner, geared towards the common good.

In addition to the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and the Managing Director, three other bodies guide the work of the Institute: the Board of Trustees, the Advisory Board and the Project Advisory Board. The bidt is committed to ensuring equal representation of women and men in all board positions.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees supports the networking that takes place between the bidt and society. Its members include representatives from politics, university and business associations as well as the media and civil society.

Robert Brannekämper, MdL
Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Science and the Arts | Bavarian State Parliament
Bertram Brossardt
Chief Executive | vbw – Vereinigung der Bayerischen Wirtschaft e. V.
Dr. Verena Di Pasquale
Deputy Chairperson | Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund Bezirk Bayern
Dr. Stefan Heumann
Managing Director | Agora Digitale Transformation gGmbH
Dr. Sabine Jarothe
Head of Office | Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy
Dr. Rolf-Dieter Jungk
Head of Office | Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art
Carsten Knop
Publisher | Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH
Prof. Dr. Stefan Leible President | University of Bayreuth

Chairman | Universität Bayern e. V.
Markus Lötzsch
Chief Executive | IHK Nürnberg für Mittelfranken
Prof. Dr. Michael Piazolo, MdL
Chairman of the Committee on Science and the Arts | Bavarian State

Judith Wittwer
Editor-in-Chief | Süddeutsche Zeitung GmbH
Prof. Dr. Walter Schober
President | Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences

Chairman | Hochschule Bayern e.V.
Dr. Hans Michael Strepp
Head of Office | Bavarian State Ministry for Digital Affairs

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board advises the bidt on the technical and content-related approach. International representatives from business and science find involvement here.

Dr. Yuichiro Anzai
Chairman | Japan Council for Artificial Intelligence Strategy
Christoph Bornschein
CEO and Founder | TLGG
Chng Kai Fong
Second Permanent Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office | Smart Nations Singapore
Xiaoqun Clever
Member of the Board | Capgemini, Infineon, Amadeus and BHP
Prof. David J. Hess, PhD
Sociology Department (Science and Technology Program) | Vanderbilt University
Dr. Wieland Holfelder
Vice President Engineering | Google Munich
Andrea Martin
Leader | IBM Watson Center Munich
Christine Regitz
Vice President User Experience and Member of the Supervisory Board | SAP
Kirsten Rulf
Partner & Associate Director | Boston Consulting Group

Project Advisory Board

The Project Advisory Board advises the bidt Board of Directors with regard to the performance of its duties and provides suggestions for research and development projects. Its members are professionally qualified members of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BAdW) as well as other external scientists.

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Arndt Bode
Full Professor of Computer Science (ret.) | Technical University of Munich

President | Bavarian Research Foundation
Prof. Dr. Andrea Abele-Brehm
Full Professor of Social Psychology (ret.) | Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Prof. Dr. Manfred Broy
Full Professor of Computer Science | Technical University of Munich
Prof. Dr. Claudia Eckert
Full Professor of Computer Science | Technical University of Munich

Director | Fraunhofer AISEC
Prof. Dr. Clemens Fuest
Full Professor of Economics (Chair of Public Economics) | Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich

President | Ifo Institute – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich
Prof. Dr. Barbara Zehnpfennig
Full Professor of Political Science (ret.) | University of Passau

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