Dr. Peter Hogenkamp
President & CEO, Newscron
Dr. Peter Hogenkamp, born 1968 in Detmold/Germany, has been living in Switzerland since 1990. He studied Information Management at the University of St. Gallen and received his PhD at the Institute of Information Management about the usability of e-banking software. He has been working in the Internet sector for 20 years and is considered one of the leading experts in the area of Online Media in the German-speaking countries. In 2000 he co-founded Zeix AG, Agency for Usability and User Education. Under his management Zeix AG became the Swiss market leader. In 2006 he left Zeix to found Blogwerk AG, a Social Media Agency, which he sold to German publishing house WEKA in 2012. In June 2010 he joined «Neue Zürcher Zeitung» (NZZ-Mediengruppe) to head the newly formed «Digital Media» department. In 2011 he was appointed member of the management board. At the end of 2013 he left NZZ to focus again on entrepreneurial activities. He has invested in the Lugano-based news aggregator Newscron SA acting as CEO and Chairman where he launched the News Aggregator App «Niuws» in 2015, and in the Zurich-based Movu AG serving as a board member. As a Swiss «Internet Veteran» (including long-time chairman of the usability jury at the industry award «Best of Swiss Web», board member of the industry association «Simsa» and licensee of the local TED chapter TEDxZurich) and with more than 30,000 «followers», friends and fans on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc., Peter Hogenkamp is an active member of the local Internet and media scene. He is a sought-after speaker and lecturer on topics related to innovation, online trends and media.