Volker Hirsch is a founder, advisor, mentor and angel with two decades’ experience in mobile, gaming, entertainment, education and, more recently, the internet of things and smart cities. He is currently the chairman of Bibblio Learning and a venture partner at Emerge Venturelabs’ ed-tech accelerator. He is also a co-founder of Blue Beck, a game and app development studio.

He was previously the global head of business development (games) for BlackBerry where he arrived via the acquisition of mobile social gaming platform Scoreloop, where he was chief strategy officer and general counsel. Prior to this, he co-founded Connect2Media, where he was instrumental in securing funding and shaping the company.

Volker has been at the forefront of mobile and digital media for a decade. From helping conceive the world’s first mobile artist services for the likes of Britney Spears, Eve and Duran Duran to publishing mobile games for top tier brands (before there was the iPhone!), he has been fortunate in playing a part in industry firsts.