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Jury 2020

Nina Klaß

Head of

Nina Klaß heads nextMedia.Hamburg, the Hamburg media and digital industry initiative. She restructured the initiative in 2018 and developed, among other things, the highly regarded innovation programs Content Foresight and MEDIA LIFT. Previously, the business administration graduate with a focus on marketing, media and organizational management worked for the Spiegel Group for several years. As Head of Digital Marketing, she was most recently responsible for the sales marketing of digital products and technology cooperations. She was for a time on the board of Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund and is an advisory board member of SMWHH. She holds a doctorate in innovation and media management and has lectured at the University of Hamburg.


Producer, game designer, professor and actor

Uke Bosse studied media and acting in England. He was once the editorial director of the programs Game One and Reload, and currently works interdisciplinary as a producer, game designer, professor and actor.
He likes to wear colorful socks and nice glasses.

Dominic Eskofier

Head of
EDEN Europe

Dominic is passionate about VR and has been called “the most influential European VR specialist”.

Dom co-founded the largest online community for VR (, the VR Germany Meetup group, as well as the non-profit organization EUVR, and has shared his passion for immersive technology with international audiences on stages at the United Nations, TEDx, the European Commission, and the World Economic Forum in Davos, among others.

After his role as Co-Founder of VR startup in 2015, he gained years of international corporate experience at NVIDIA as Head of Virtual Reality for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. As Head of EDEN Europe, he is now building the European and global business of EDEN, a South African startup at the intersection of XR and modern technologies. Their first product, EDEN Snacker, aims to simplify VR in mainstream applications by making the technology more accessible than it currently is.


Managing Director
Miami Ad School Europe GmbH

Sabine Georg has been working in the field of digital marketing and communication since the late nineties.
With a background in Fine Arts and studies at the University of Fine Arts, she first worked in various “New Media Agencies”. Then about 5 years at the internet service provider Freenet as well as from July 2005 to February 2019 in various roles for Google.

During her time at Google, Sabine pioneered the role of Creative Agency Manager. She built relationships with Germany’s leading creatives and advised top agencies with a focus on digital marketing and creative effectiveness.

In addition to her role as Google Manager, she worked as a lecturer and mentor at Miami Ad School Hamburg, where she took over as Managing Director in June 2019. She has since been responsible for both Miami Ad School Europe locations, in Hamburg and Berlin. Thus for ensuring a contemporary, high-quality education of international creative talents. In these challenging times of digital transformation and global change.

Sabine is also a certified coach and trained LEGO® Serious Play Facilitator – qualifications she can also use effectively in her current role as Managing Director.

Nikolai Bockholt

Creative Technologist
Google ZOO

Nikolai Bockholt is a Creative Technologist at Google.

He is working in the European Innovation Team of “Creative Works” where is responsible for consulting Google’s biggest clients in projects leveraging emerging technologies.


With over 20 years of experience in digital advertising and technology-based projects, he worked for international clients like Netflix, Google, Zalando, BMW, Red Bull and many more. He also is leading the AR/VR focus group at the BVDW.

Susan Molzow

Managing Director

As a media professional, Susan Molzow loves challenges and change. After studying business administration, she entered the media industry. She held various management positions at Gruner + Jahr. A few years ago, she switched to the news industry and, as managing director, built into the highest-reach news site in northern Germany. In addition, she successfully launched the “Discovery Dock” in Hamburg’s Hafencity in May 2018, which was created as part of an in-house design thinking project. A globally unique weather-independent harbor experience that relies heavily on VR and thus allows its visitors to experience the unseen perspectives of the harbor up close.

Peter Gocht


Peter Gocht has been a member of the Creative Board at the Serviceplan Group since 2016 and, as Global Executive Creative Director, is responsible for the communication of various international brands.
Peter Gocht believes in virtual reality as the best medium for emotional storytelling. To combine brand communication expertise with the new possibilities of VR, he founded the Serviceplan VR Lab.

Stephan Heininger

Head of Innovations
Deutsche Telekom

Stephan Heininger, has been successfully working in the telecommunications and IT industry in executive positions for 23 years. He started his career in the development of intelligent networks for alternative telecommunications providers and Internet service providers. Furthermore, he was responsible for business customer marketing for Small and Medium Enterprises at T-Mobile from 2000 – 2008, among others.
From 2008 to 2017, he headed the marketing of congstar GmbH as an authorized signatory and was responsible for the establishment, innovation management, product development, brand and communication. From 2017 to May 2020, Stephan Heininger was responsible for the virtual reality activities of Telekom Deutschland GmbH and launched the “Magenta Virtual Reality” offering at IFA 2017. Since June 2020, he has been Head of Incubation Eco Systems in the innovation environment at Deutsche Telekom Individual Solutions & Products GmbH.
Stephan Heininger is an industry expert with a technical and business background, with a strong interest in customer insight-driven development, brand management and innovation.

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