Victoria Wenzelmann
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Victoria is one of the Co-Founders and Directors of GIG the Global Innovation Gathering, the global network of social and technological innovators. Her work revolves around connecting innovators and innovation ecosystems since she co-organized AfricaHackTrip, a journey of nine European web developers and designers to East Africa to connect local tech ecosystems. She has been organizing the GIG Makerspace at re:publica from 2016 till 2018, featuring her Labmobile in both Berlin and Thessaloniki in 2017 and 2018, and was an Advisor on the Future of Work and Blockchain Topics at re:publica 2018. She has been a Track Advisor for the Makerspace Track at re:publica since 2019.

As a Research Associate and PhD Candidate at the Department of Information Systems and New Media at the University of Siegen with M.A. degrees in Cultural Anthropology and African Sciences, she is interested in networks and ecosystems for social, political and technological innovation, (mobile) labs and learning rooms, and participatory design. Victoria has been a systemic organizational consultant since 2012 and an agile coach since 2014, and consults start-ups, established businesses and international organizations on innovation, digital development, agile product management and systemic organizational design. Victoria has worked in Germany, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Ghana, South Sudan, Kenya and Uganda. She writes the weekly column AppDate in the nationwide newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau.