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Simon Höher

Simon Höher is a facilitator of processes and strategies, that explore emerging patterns of technology, culture, and society in a global context. As an innovation and strategy consultant his activities include helping organizations learn about ways to co-create their future, connecting people and communities in the realm of technology, design, and society, and mentoring companies and early-stage start ups in terms of business strategy and user-driven product development. He is sharing his learnings and questions as a conference speaker and active participant in various design and tech-related communities.

In his work Simon connects concepts of open & human-centric design, civic tech, urban innovation and digital transformation. He has hands-on experience consulting and advising DAX30 companies, start ups, and public organizations alike – and among others has been working with the likes of Deutsche Telekom, e.on, Intel, Fraunhofer UMSICHT, GIZ, GitHub, Mediatech, Gruner + Jahr, TU Berlin and more. He regularly mentors at Seedcamp, Europe’s biggest accelerator program for early-stage start ups and is an active member of the MIT-based International Development Innovation Network (IDIN) and the Global Innovation Gathering (GIG).

Program Day 1

Our program on Thursday the 12th

Day 1 of Thingscon 2019 we will shape the future narratives of the responsible IoT and beyond together. You can dive deep with peers, thought leaders, innovators, and researchers from the ThingsCon community and beyond:

Full program

Program Day 2

Our program on Friday the 13th

Day 2 of Thingscon 2019 is about the current state of the responsible IoT. You can get inspiration from thought leaders and practitioners from the field, get hands-on with the latest tools & insights and be part of the leading discours. To end Thingscon will present a State of the Responsible IoT in 2019:

Full program


12 / 13 December, Rotterdam

Date and time

Thursday, 12 dec. 2019, 09:00 – 19:00 (CET)
Friday, 13 dec. 2019, 09:00 – 20:00 (CET)


Het Nieuwe Instituut
25 Museumpark, 3015 CB Rotterdam (map)