Sharecon behind the scenes: Frank Wolff

portrait-frank-wolffWho are you in one sentence?

Sharing Economy entrepreneur who got infected by the sharing- and crowdsourcing virus a few years ago and who is now enthused about pushing initiatives within that area.

What is your background?

Studies of Banking and Finance and a track record of more than 15 years in banks. Visiting professor for Quality Management and Service Excellence in Lucerne and Co-Founder of the Sharing Economy Night Basel. Active christian, wine lover, vintage car fan.

What is Sharing Economy for you?

A tremendous chance for a new economic era offering not only a more efficient but above all a more fair and even distribution of resources and wealth. A chance that may well be missed though and even end up in the opposite.

Whats the future of the Sharing Economy?

Sharing will become a natural part of our every day’s life. Not to share will become too expensive. Sharing will never disappear again. Hopefully we will do the right thing out of it!

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?

Let’s implement a Rewind Button in order to give everybody a second try.

Sharecon behind the scenes: Teresa Viertel

Foto TeresaWho are you in one sentence?

I see myself as a positive, multi-cultural person who is motivated to do something meaningful – even if only in my own small world.

What is your background?

In 2012 I finished my Masters Degree in Marketing and having worked during the studies in Product Marketing, Dialog-Marketing and Event Management, I now found my path working for a 360 degree-marketing agency as a Project Manager for Events & Promotions. I got involved in the topic of the Sharing Economy while I wrote my Master Thesis on the possible integration of a clothing Sharing Platform within a traditional company – it’s interesting to see how things evolved towards more awareness and acceptance in regards to this topic.

What is Sharing Economy for you?

Essentially it’s a new lifestyle for me – a way to bring people together and find opportunities against unnecessary consumption.

Whats the future of the Sharing Economy?

Hopefully it will be the new normal and more traditional companies will see it as a potential to integrate or change to a sharing business model.

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?

Open people’s eyes so that they can see how wasteful and resource unfriendly we are living nowadays.

Sharecon behind the scenes: René Lisi

FotoRené_PortraitWho are you in one sentence?

DIGITAL & CUSTOMER ALCHEMIST: professional and private focus on #digitaltransformation, #sharingEconomy putting always #customerfirst. I am a Millenial in a BabyBoomer Body.

What is your background?

Consultant with strong operational executive background. I am working regularly with startups and with people with a “startup” mindset.

What is Sharing Economy for you?

The Sharing Economy (peer-to-peer, collaborative consumption) is part of the 55 business model patterns according to http://www.bmilab.com. I am personally convinced that Sharing Economy is more than «what’s mine is yours». Sharing Economy is also an economical and societal model focusing on providing «access» to people, objects, knowledge and services and will change significantly the way we produce, learn and consume in a digital world.

Whats the future of the Sharing Economy?

The future of Sharing Economy is bright. Citizens become more and more aware of the benefits. Digital Transformation will also present more peer-to-peer solutions. Even Cities start to launch initiatives toward a kind of «sharecity» vision. The future is also challenging due to the need for regulations (improvements, adaption etc.).

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?

As Customer Alchimist I would love to change the way consumer data are managed. I would like to give this task back to each citizen making him owner again of its personal data and get also part of the benefits out of those data. New technologies (e.g. blockchain) today would allow to make this vision becoming reality. As individuum I own my data and provide access to companies who would like creating a realtionship with me.