Get to know our jury
It is important to us that the jury representatives come from a wide variety of backgrounds.
In this way, we ensure that the projects are viewed from different angles.
Our talent jury knows its stuff!
Because they have all submitted a project to the Future Award and even won it! With their perspective and know-how, we complete the views of the expert jury.
“Year after year, when I see the grandiose ideas that students come up with for the future at the Future Award, I am not afraid for the future. The companies in which these students will later work attract creative employees. It would be nice if much more of the ideas submitted would not just remain ideas, but find their way into business concepts.”
“Experiencing one’s own self-efficacy has probably never been so important as it is today, especially during one’s studies: not being misled by the complexity and magnitude of the challenges. To realize that each individual can make a difference. FFF is the best example of this: “You can be Greta, too.”
“I am particularly impressed by the naturalness with which the young generation transcends disciplinary boundaries in developing their ideas for the future. The Future Award takes this into account in a unique way. That’s why I’m delighted to be part of the jury.”
“The Future Convention reflects the creative spirit of talented young people who want to help shape the future of the communications industry and highlight what is missing today through their innovative projects. It therefore provides first-hand experience and an invaluable insight into how the market could evolve in the future. An indispensable event for forward-thinking PR and marketing professionals”.
“Innovations have always been a success factor for Ferrero – not only in product development. So it’s great that the Future Award encourages young people to explore the future, inspires them to develop new answers and shape dreams.”
“The Future Award with its projects is always inspiring and the cross-industry exchange is good and broadens the view. Students should be encouraged to question things, rethink and develop ideas. My aim is to contribute to a healthier future for all and to promote solutions that support communication and transparency for customers in the healthcare system”.
“The Future Award offers an impressive kaleidoscope of trends in communication and digital transformation. This is particularly exciting for Fink & Fuchs, as our leitmotif is ‘Understanding the future’. With the jury’s work, we can also express our appreciation for this great initiative”.
“Helmut Schmidt once said: ‘He who has a vision should go to the doctor.’ I, on the other hand, recommend the DVPT Future Award. You don’t often find a concentrated concentration of visionary lateral thinkers and innovative projects. What could be more exciting than dealing with the day after tomorrow today!”
“The Future Award is a stage for young visionaries who want to help shape the future. The diversity of the projects gives us an invaluable insight into how we could develop as a society. As a member of the jury, I look forward to promoting new developments, innovative ideas and concepts”.
“I am a member of the jury because I am interested in the exchange with the young founders and because I like to be a sparring partner and supporter in the discussion about product opportunities, markets and financing”.
“At this year’s Innovation Conference in London, one participant said: ‘Innovation is the quest to close the gap between the actual and the ideal’. I am very excited to see which of the ideas and visions submitted will be able to close our gaps and look forward to the Future Awards submissions”.
“Anyone who thinks they are actually already living in the future of communication should take a look at the Future Award projects and be amazed!”
Board Member, CEO & Expert of Future-Studies & Scientist of Future-Sciences, FUTURE.INTELLIGENCES – Future.Consulting | Future.University | Future.Institute
Founding consultant for Steinbeis and project manager for digitisation projects
Founder of HolidayCheck
Zukunftsforschung und Trendtransfer
FERRERO MSC GmbH & Co. KG
Marketing Manager Germany
Head of Advisory & Risk Innovations
Ruth Annette Schriefers
Head of Programs, Media Competence, Media Economy and Press
Christoph W. Pohl
Freelance Creative Director and Creative Management & Business Consultant
KALEIDOSCOPE Innovation Consulting
Consulting/ Project Management
Fink & Fuchs AG
Hans Joachim Wolff
Head of department commercial consulting, district management & business start-up
Frankfurt Economic Development Corporation
Head of Future Initiatives
Human Networks GmbH
Hiltrud H. Conrad
Moderator and Coach
Strategic Personnel Development
Sven L. Franzen
CEO / Marketingexpert
TIGER MARKETING Group GmbH
Consultant for in-company training and VAmB
Vocational Training Centre Neckargemünd GmbH
hessische Film- und Medienakademie (hFMA)
Prof. Dr. Hans Rüdiger Businessman
Head of Studies – Management and Corporate Governance
Prof. Dr. Klaus Gourgé
Head of MBA Program Trend and Sustainability Management
Nürtingen-Geislingen University of Economics and Environment (HfWU)
Bernd Draser M.A.
Philosophy and Cultural Studies
ecosign/Academy for Design
Prof. Stefan Schäfer
University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt
Prof. Benjamin Zierock
Faculty of Information, Media and Design
Chair of Design and Innovation Development
Dipl.-Ing. Angelika Plümmer
LA Architecture and Barrier-Free Systems
Department 1: Architecture – Civil Engineering – Geomatics
Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Ariane Schwarz
Holistic brand design
Brüder Grimm Berufsakademie Hanau
“The unbiased, sometimes ‘naive’ view of complex problems often finds better solutions for our future. True to the motto: Everyone said: “That’s not possible. Then someone came along who didn’t know that and did it. We need young people with creative ideas and the necessary passion to drive innovation forward.”
“Young people have an idea early on. If these ideas are implemented today, then they will be present in the future. This means that the young people want to help shape their future present now. That’s exactly what I think is important and also good”.
“The exchange with a change of perspective through the many different people from numerous industries and courses of study is particularly exciting at the Future Convention. Because in the future it will be important to think networked in order to be able to design and develop holistically”.
“What I liked about the Future Convention was the many inspiring conversations with people from all walks of life. Whether other participants or experts, you could take a lot out of all the conversations. For me, the diversity of the audience was particularly exciting. Getting feedback from people from a wide variety of backgrounds was enormously valuable.”