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Gesche Joost

Scholar in residence August 2022-March 2023

Gesche Joost, Professor of Design Research at the Berlin University of the Arts, is a researcher, founder, political advisor and tech consultant. She focuses her work on digital transformation and its implications on our society both in her research practice and on the policy level.

She serves on the executive board of the Einsteincenter Digital Future in Berlin and runs a research lab ( with her research groups at the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence, specialized in human-computer-interaction and wearable computing, and the Weizenbaum Institute in Berlin.

From 2014 to 2018, she served as the German government’s Federal Internet ambassador to the European Commission. Since 2015, she is a member of the supervisory board of SAP, ING and ottobock. In 2016, she founded Calliope gGmbH (, a non-for-profit organization offering digital learning to children.

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Jan Gulliksen

Professor, Division of Media Technology and Interaction Design, Vice President for Digitalization at KTH, Member of the Strategic Research Committee, Vice Chair Working group Educational Transformation, PI of research project Digitalisation and Educational Transformation: Empowering Students and Teachers with Cognitive Disabilities, Digital Futures Faculty

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