Vice-Director Wayra Deutschland
Johanna joined Wayra Deutschland, part of Telefónica Open Future, as Vice-Director and Head of Acceleration in 2015. Wayra is aimed at early stage technology start-ups focusing on IOT and Big Data teams since 2016. Johanna has both scouted and evaluated a myriad of startup applications for Wayra. She has accelerated 10 startups to date with a focus on launching joint projects with Telefónica.
Before Wayra, she spent six years at Telefónica Deutschland, leading the Digital Transformation program of the B2C Service & Sales unit. She also built Think Big, Telefonica’s youth entrepreneur program, for the German market, involving over 70.000 young people to date. Johanna obtained her PhD in Economic Ethics at the University of Halle-Wittenberg.
Panel Title: GERMANY- THE VALLEY FOR INCUBATION & ACCELERATION. ( Event Space: Panel, 17:30 – 18:00, February 7th)