Benedikt Köhler studied sociology, anthropology and psychology in Munich, where he received his PhD in 2006. After founding a mobile web start-up in the late 1990s, he worked as a consultant for Internet and media companies.
Benedikt is co-founder and CEO of DataLion, a Munich-based data science and visualization company. In 2008 he co-founded the Social Media Association, the first trade association for social media in Germany. In 2009 he joined social media intelligence company ethority as head of research and strategy. As ethority’s chief operating officer, he has been responsible for all operative business in Germany and abroad.
In January 2010, Benedikt co-wrote the “Slow Media Manifesto” on sustainable media production. The manifesto has sparked a worldwide movement and has been translated into 15 languages. Benedikt blogs about big data and information visualization at beautifuldata.net
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