Jan Michael Hess
Jan Michael Hess is Founder and CEO of Ecosummit and Mobile Economy GmbH. Ecosummit is the international Smart Green Business Network providing management consulting, marketing and business development services to startups, investors, corporates and utilities. Ecosummit’s goal is to accelerate the transformation to the Smart Green Economy and to foster cleantech, renewable energy, emobility, smart green city and sustainability. Mobile Economy produced Green Venture Summit 2010 (250 participants) and Ecosummit 2011 (300 participants). ECO12 takes place on 22-23 March 2012 in Berlin. Jan acts as Editor in Chief of Ecosummit.net and Ecosummit TV. Prior to founding Mobile Economy in 2000, Jan worked for Pixelpark, Icon Medialab and Ciao as Strategic Planner, Project Manager and Head of Marketing and Sales. Jan holds a business degree from the University of Mannheim, lives in Berlin and is a big fan of Japan and Jazz.
Uta Mühleis is the founder and managing director of RESET. She studied environmental and development politics, and has worked in the digital media branch since the 1990s. Uta was a founding partner of an interactive media agency before leaving to join the management team of the design agency, Razorfish, where she worked in strategic development and client relations. Since 2002, she has utilized her expertise in digital and interactive media as a consultant for – among others – Fork Unstable Media. In 2007, she founded RESET – For a Better World, a leading information and action platform on the German-speaking web. Furthermore, she has served as one of the partners of the CN St.Gallen | The Refresh Company since 2005.
Alex Marashian is a writer, magazine editor, brand consultant and advertising creative. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of Benetton’s COLORS Magazine, is currently Editor-at-Large of Another Magazine, and collaborates with some of the world’s most fascinating brands. In addition to his editorial and commercial work, he is involved in projects in the fields of music, video and television. Alex was a co-producer of and songwriter for Pink Martini’s fourth studio album, Splendor in the Grass, which debuted at number 2 on the Billboard Top 200. He also directed the award-winning music video for Pink Martini’s hit single, Sympathique.
Peter Parwan is the initiator and driving force behind LOHAS.de and www.LohasGuide.de. These online portals reflect changing consumer demand and heightened moral sensibility towards markets and products. His long-term involvement with the internet enabled Peter to anticipate the affinity between the web and social movements, and implement with LOHAS.de one of the major info channels on the topic in German, which has in turn influenced both the market and the LOHAS movement.