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Johannes Winkelhage

Johannes Winkelhage

Corporate Operating Office CEO, Head of Think Tank, Deutsche Telekom AG

Johannes has been a technology enthusiast since the 80s and was – as a journalist – heavily involved in the beginnings of the Internet. His first e-mail address was s=ext/winkelhage ou=kmx P=gmd a=dbp c=de (X.400 standard) and he paid a fortune for his first computer and the access to the evolving WWW. During the first ten years of his career, he worked as a freelance journalist for magazines, press agencies and all nationwide German daily newspapers. In 1996, he became business editor at Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. From here he covered the rise of the Internet and the disruptive changes in telecommunications coming along with the digital revolution. He was also responsible for the newspaper coverage of the World Economic Forum in Davos for almost 10 years. In 2009, he joined Deutsche Telekom and heads a small Think Tank located in the CEO’s office. The unit is responsible for special projects including the annual CEO-Conference called “24 Hours”.

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