Patrick Ruthardt works as a consultant for the Mercedes-Benz digital consulting department. The focus of his projects is to transform Mercedes from a traditional manufacturing-oriented car company into a service- oriented mobility provider. He holds a bachelor’s degree in management and a master’s degree in political science from the University of St. Gallen. During his studies, he had the chance to study abroad at Harvard University in Cambridge and Jiao Tong University in Shanghai. Transcending between the two fields of his academic career, his interests lie in technology management and (European) foreign policy. The influence of new technologies on societies interests him in particular. Having had the chance to spend some time in Silicon Valley, Patrick got exposed to new technological advancements that will most certainty disrupt our everyday lives in the near future. Next to these practical experiences, enrolling in Stanford’s Continuous Studies program gave him the chance to dive into the topic of our workshop from an academic perspective as well. Therefore, he is keen on discussing and exploring this topic further in the future.