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Dr. Marc Thom

Strategic Partnerships & Alliances Venture
Capital Senior Investment Manager
Düsseldorf (GER)

Disruption? Innovation? Evolution? Everything new, everything different? Where to go with the ideas and how? And what does that do to us and the familiar? A field full of tension. And: an intense field.

Marc Thom is 41 years old and has studied psychology and medicine. Instead of taking care of patients, he now looks after Sony’s strategic partnerships and alliances in the area of the Internet of Things (IoT) and is responsible for the venture capital area, where investments in start-ups are granted.
Marc firmly believes that new partnerships are needed in the field of IoT to enable automation and new business models for the industry. Disruption of the established business models of the industry is rather a disruption of the existing business models, made possible by new technologies of the telecommunications, which in the future will become even more important and will grow closer together.


“How do new business models work and how do you establish them? How do they affect the established industries in Europe? And what do we have to do to be able to play a role in the future as well? “

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