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Startup – Thriller Book presentation, May 4, Berlin

About the book: The social network of Berlin start-up “Spannwerk” has managed to challenge the dominance of the Silicon Valley. Philipp, well connected business consultant, is asked to work on a dubious research project of “Spannwerk”: the next version of the social network is scanning brain patterns, collecting each thought, connecting all people. But then one of Philipps’s contacts dies under mysterious circumstances…

About the author: Dr. Anselm Rodenhausen (author and lawyer, specialized in competition law) has advised international tech-companies (inter alia Facebook) and is now working for the European Commission in Brussels on digital policy files (AI, Blockchain, Online Platform Regulation, …). The reading (which will be in German) is followed by a discussion with the audience (in German and/or English) about various aspects of the digital revolution, including the recent debate regarding Facebook/Cambridge Analytica.