Prof. Thomas R. Köhler

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Prof. Thomas R. Köhler is THE EXPERTS in future technologies. On TV, radio (among others NTV, ARD, ZDF, Pro7, Sat.1, DLF, etc.) he is almost weekly on air and so already known to many lecture visitors. He is AUTHOR of more than a dozen of his own books on DIGITALIZATION and TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE, including "UNDERSTANDING CYBER RISK" (Routledge- in English!), "CHEFSACHE CYBERSICHERHEIT" (CAMPUS 2021) and - brand new - "CHEFSACHE METAVERSE" (CAMPUS 2023). He draws his knowledge from practical experience and worldwide exchange from "Silicon Valley" to "Silicon Asia". After working in university research and strategy consulting, he developed his own solutions for M2M (today "loT"), natural language understanding (today part of AI/AI research) and location-based services in the late 90s. Later he received a patent for internet security ("highly secure transmission method"). He has been on the Board of Directors at the Swiss provider of electric car charging technologies: "Juice Technologie" since 2017. He has also been a Research Professor at the Center for International Innovation Hankou University (CN) since 2019 and an adjunct lecturer "Cybercrime" at the University of Police, Brandenburg since 2021.


Prof. Thomas R. Köhler writes books, highly regarded studies and white papers and gives keynotes, lectures and workshops on the following topics:*.

Digitalization / Digital Change / Innovation / Future*

  • „Metaverse., Blockchain, Web3 and Co. - what's behind current technology hype and how you can use it profitably in your company." (Lecture on the new book)
  • "Digitalization and the world of work. Myth "New Work""
  • "Perspective 2030. How we will live, work, and communicate
  • "Digitalization and sustainability - how do they go together?"

Mobility of the Future / Future Mobility*

  • "Between electric scooters and air cabs. What the future of mobility will really look like."

Cybersicherheit / Cybersecurity /Cyber Risk*

  • "Cybersecurity: a matter for the boss! What you need to know now" (presentation on the current book).
  • "Cybersecurity for industry - how to protect your business from the No.1 operational risk."
  • "The Internet Trap. What you and your family need to know to stay safe online."

Chief Metaverse - NFT, Blockchain, AR, VR: How to navigate Web3 safely.

(* "Asking the right questions!" Prof. Thomas R. Köhler can also be booked as a specialist moderator or conference host. Please note: Mr. Köhler only moderates selected professional events dealing with the topics of digitalization, security and mobility).

References & Press

Prof. Köhler appears almost weekly as an expert in the studios of:

NTV / RTL Infonetwork (including "NTV Telebörse", RTL "News aktuell") and can be seen time and again on ARD "Tagesthemen", ZDF "heute+" Pro7 "Galileo", Sat1 "Akte", BR "Rundschau" and other TV formats on cyber security, digital and mobility topics.

His expertise is also in demand at leading radio stations: (including DLF, DRadio Kultur, BR, HR, RBB, SR, SWR, Arabelle, N1).

He also appears regularly in leading daily, business and trade media with guest articles, interviews and statements:

Handelsblatt, Die Welt, FAZ, NZZ (Switzerland), Der Standard (Austria), capital, Computerwoche, Vision Mobility, AutomobilProduktion, Elektropraktiker, Personalmagazin, ...

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Excerpt of company references:

1&1 Versatel, Alibaba, Audi, Bank Austria, Bridgestone, Canon, Confare CIO Summit, Centurylink, Cisco, Computerwoche/CIO Events, Cloudflare, CXOsync, DELL Technologies, DocuSign, Goodyear Dunlop, GOOGLE, Hamburger IT-Strategietage, Handelsblatt, IDG, Infoguard, Jung v. Matt, Krones, Landtag NRW, Leitz, Lindner Hotels & Resorts, Ricoh, Palfinger, SentinelOne, Swiss IT-Leadership Forum, Samsung Semiconductor, Siempelkamp Maschinenbau, Telekom Deutschland, T-Systems, Vodafone, Voestalpine.

"At our first successful symposium on sustainability in healthcare, Thomas Köhler did an excellent job of balancing digitalization issues and approaches to greater sustainability. The participants felt very well informed and entertained. Many thanks for this great key note!" Sarah Doser, P.E.G. e.G.

"I experienced Thomas as a very experienced and competent expert at our customer event on the topic of "Boss Matter Cybersecurity". He combines profound knowledge around cyber security with the ability to present this topic in an entertaining and exciting way. Many thanks for your keynote and participation in the subsequent CxO panel discussion." Reinhold Zurfluh, Infoguard AG (Schweiz)



Business 5.0: Der Praxis-Guide für Künstliche Intelligenz in Unternehmen

ISBN : 978-3593518671

42.00 €


Chefsache Cybersicherheit: Der 360-Grad-Check für Ihr Unternehmen

ISBN : 3593513730

39.95 €


Chefsache Metaverse

ISBN : 9783593516981

40.00 €


Understanding Cyber Risk: Protecting Your Corporate Assets

ISBN : 1472477790

66.00 €


Der programmierte Mensch: Wie uns Internet und Smartphone manipulieren

ISBN : 3038238392

51.00 €


Reorganizing Data And Voice Networks (Artech House Telecommunications Library)

ISBN : 1596930403

47.73 €


Netzwerk-Konsolidierung - Unternehmensnetze mit Communications Resourcing: Daten- und Sprachnetze neu ausrichten (Allgemein: Netzwerk & Kommunikation)

ISBN : 3827321875

28.00 €


automotiveIT Das Lexikon.: Alle IT-Begriffe von A-Z

ISBN : 3981466136

0.00 €


Die Internetfalle: Google+, Facebook, Staatstrojaner - Was Sie für Ihren sicheren Umgang mit dem Netz wissen müssen

ISBN : 3899812808

0.00 €


Die digitale Transformation des Automobils: 5 Mega-Trends verändern die Branche

ISBN : 3981466195

5.00 €



"Der 8. Tag" - ThePioneerPodcast mit Alev Dogan und Thomas R. Köhler (Paywall!)

Was wir für mehr Cybersicherheit tun können!

TÜV Süd Podcast "Safety First"

Episode #37: Chefsache Cybersecurity

Speakers Excellence Podcast

ChatGPT - Wirklich so genial? | Thomas Köhler

Speakers Excellence Podcast

ChatGPT - Wirklich so genial? | Thomas Köhler

Speakers Excellence Podcast

ChatGPT - Wirklich so genial? | Thomas Köhler

CAMPUS Beats Podcast

#064 »Chefsache Metaverse« mit Thomas R. Köhler und Julia Finkeissen

DELL "Road to 2030"

#10: Automotive IT / Gast: Thomas R. Köhler

Think Digital Cybersecurity Podcast

#125 Thomas R. Köhler

CAMPUS Beats Podcast

#020 Chefsache Cybersicherheit mit Thomas R. Köhler

Paperwings Podcast

#42 Ist Cybersicherheit Chefsache? Danny Herzog-Braune im Gespräch mit Prof. Thomas Köhler

eMobilität und Cybersicherheit - AutoVision News

EV Infrastructure & Cybersecurity: What Are The Risks? ft. Prof. Thomas R. Koehler

"Weisheit mit Löffeln" - der Radio Hamburg Podcast

S4 E1 - Deutschland hat in Sachen Cyber-Sicherheit "abgelosed" - Mit Cyber-Experte Prof. Thomas Köhler


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Presentation types

  • Factual presentation

  • Impulses and motivation

  • Practical relevance

  • Online lecture

  • Interview

  • Hosting

  • Specialized lecture

Required equipment

Apple notebook
Apple notebook
Speaker's desk
Speaker's desk