Monty C. M. Metzger, author of Mobile Future 2020 and CEO of innovation consultancy Ahead of Time, is a leading thinker on digital business. Rather than focusing on the distant future, Monty takes an anthropological approach - scanning the near horizon global trends, disruptive technologies and consumer innovations on the verge of hitting critical mass, and then translating these into usable business strategies.
Since Monty found his first Internet company in 1998 he embraces digital media, as a digital leader, trend scout and future thinker. He graduated in Switzerland and Germany in Business Administration and electronic Marketing. Monty previously ran a global Trend Research Consultancy with offices in Munich, Tokyo, Beijing and New York. After the acquisition, Monty left the company and advised several European investment houses and selected innovative start-ups.
As CEO of Ahead of Time, Monty has lead Trend Tours to innovation hotspots and advised the CEOs and senior management teams of a wide range of governmental organizations and companies including arvato, BMW Group, Deutsche Telekom, E-Plus Group, GE, Goldbach Media Group, Henkel, Holcim, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, KPN, SIEMENS, Vodafone, WEKA and WPP.More recently in 2013 he has started Digital Leaders, a global network of digital visionaries, with support by the Bavarian Government. In his current role as a Partner at Digital Leaders Ventures Luxembourg he invests in technology companies globally.
Monty is married and lives with his wife and his two kids at Lake Starnberg close to Munich, Germany.
You can read his blog at http://blog.monty.de
Digital Leaders is an independent international organization committed to foster the opportunities of the digital age by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders to shape global agendas on the future of?the digital industry. It is hosting global leadership events to connect some of the most influential leaders of the Digital Economy.
Digital Leaders Ventures Luxembourg is a Venture Capital Fund investing in the most promising Internet, Mobile and Technology Companies.