Thomas Puschmann has has been an early internet pioneer who brought the first local government in Germany online in the early 1990s and introduced the internet at Siemens. He has spent more than two decades at the nexus of technology and business in both science and business and is Founder and Director of one of the first FinTech research labs worldwide, the Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab at the University of Zurich. In addition, he founded Zurich‘s and Stanford’s first Sustainable Digital Finance Research Initiative, is Co-Founder of the Association Swiss FinTech Innovations, Co-Founder of the Swiss Green FinTech Network, Co-Founder of Extreme Tech Challenge Switzerland and Member of the Swiss Innovation Council Innosuisse. He serves as an advisor for many strategic national and international initiatives and is an advisory board member of various institutions to foster innovation and develop an innovation and start-up ecosystem. Before his current position he was heading one of the first digital financial services research projects at the Universities of St. Gallen and Leipzig and was a visiting scholar at MIT Sloan School of Management and Stanford University. Prior to this, Thomas spent five years in consulting and software development, where he was a member of the executive board at ESPRiT Consulting (now Q_Perior) and The Information Management Group.