Our Team

Meet our international team to help you get the most out of Spielfeld Digital Hub.

Dr.Julia Oppermann
Managing Director

Julia is Co-Managing Director of Spielfeld. She is partner of the Competence Centre Digital at Roland Berger and responsible for all strategic decisions at the hub. Working in consulting and digitization since more than 10 years, she has a strong focus on digital transformation. You may find the passionate traveller in remote areas in the southern hemisphere. If not, she is motivating us with a can-do-now attitude that saves us a coffee a morning.

Michael Hoffmann
Managing Director

Michael is co-founder and fellow Managing Director of Spielfeld Digital Hub. In parallel to this he runs Visa Innovation Centre Berlin, the innovation lab of Visa Europe, which has its home at Spielfeld Digital Hub. He evaluates and tests new ideas and solutions to help define the payments landscape of the future.

Björn Grindberg
General Manager

Björn is Spielfeld’s new General Manager and responsible for all operations at the hub. He is firmly established in the startup industry and knows his lot about scaling startups internationally. When taking his mind of work, the trained dive instructor is happy to face any sharks in the pond. We therefore keep an eye on his oxygen levels at all times.🦈

Marie Kowollik
Senior Office & Member Manager

Passionate about everything related to the environment and climate topics, Marie is the Political Scientist in the team. Head of the Spielfeld Welcome Desk, Marie takes care of anything that has to do with the office environment, supplier and facility management.

Selina-Claire Müller
Office & Feelgood Manager

Truly well connected and experienced in the Berlin digital landscape, Selina is now Head of our Welcome Desk. Her job includes the team lead and feel good management. She is one well humored kind person that everyone likes to be close to. When not sharing and caring for team and members, she likes to put the dancing shoes on, preferably her ballet shoes. Grand-plié.

Claudia Klune
Senior Event Manager

Since moving to Berlin in 2008 to study Social Sciences, Claudia has worked as a Research Assistant and a freelancer in event management. At Spielfeld she is responsible for the execution of a variety of different events, working with the clients to help them realise their ideas regarding conferences, seminars, networking-events and workshops.

Deborah Abeßer
Head of Communications and Marketing

Deborah is Head of Communications and Marketing at Spielfeld. She is responsible for our fame and fortune, meanwhile steering all communications and marketing processes. The trained TV-presenter, communications and marketing expert, photographer and film-maker is a networker by heart who strongly believes in the positive power of sharing knowledge.

Per Poulsen
Director of Strategic Innovation

Per is Director of Strategic Innovation. With an education as a visual artist and a background that spans from planning logistics routes, creating award winning ads, developing functional designs and fabricating virtual experiences he’s prepared for any briefing you can think of.

Dorottya Szep
Senior Event and Partnerships Manager

Dori's role at Spielfeld combines her experience in event management and her interest in technology. She moved to Berlin from Budapest 5 years ago and has worked on several different projects since then, which enabled her to make great connections around the city. Her aim is to help Spielfeld build an excellent reputation within not only the Berlin but also the European tech community.

Noreen Morlock
Event & Community Manager

In her position as Community & Events Manager, Noreen ensures our community’s happiness and smooth procedures of workshops and event bookings at Spielfeld. The graduate of International Tourism Management is truly well travelled and has an excellent eye for detail when it comes to hospitality and services that make you feel at home at Spielfeld.

Johannes Schumacher
Future Lab Manager

Johannes is Spielfeld's Future Lab Manager. Responsible for taking Spielfeld visitors through the Future Lab experience, he also maintains the lab ensuring that it has the most innovative and up-to-date gadgets available. He is currently studying a Masters in Production Technology at the TU Berlin.

Paul Vogel
Working Student Controlling and Business Development

Paul is responsible for controlling and business development at Spielfeld. When not crunching numbers at the hub, he is busy with doing his Bachelor in Business and Management. His friendly outgoing personality, mixed with a true Berlin humor, makes him the perfect person to meet first thing in the morning. Your mood will automatically be good.

Johannes Scheufele
Working Student Business Development

Johannes is the Spielfeld Excel-Guru. Responsible for Business and Finance he optimizes our internal processes and supports our controlling. In the meantime he studies business administration. You simply have to like him for cracking the Excel jack-pot so passionately: it takes true determination and nerdish by nature-ness. SUMIFS(A3:A10,B3:B:10,B13,C3:C10,A13)

John Michael
In-house Graphic Designer

John Michael is responsible for all things visual at Spielfeld. Originally from Australia, he moved to Berlin 2 years ago to pursue the life of a freelancer. When he is not in the zone solving design problems, he can be found creating our brand look and feel.

Sofie Busker
Assistant Office Manager

She is an architect, a passionate (hobby)chef, a sports addict and a Späti-hopping true Berliner. Oh and she is also minding our welcome desk, ensuring that members, guests and colleagues have the best Spielfeld experience possible. Honestly - does she ever sleep?

Adrian Betsch
Assistant Office Manager

Adrian is one of our Assistant Office Managers warmly welcoming guests and members at our Welcome Desk. After moving to Berlin 2 years ago, he started studying communication and political science. He is on fire for superhero comic books and - wait for it - ice cream.

Juliane Schönbeck
Assistant Office Manager

She might be greeting you with „Hola“, „Bonjour“, „Hello there“ or just a simple „Na“. Juliane is our multi-language talent, Assistant Office Manager and kind person of the month. We feel truly lucky to have this travel bugged lady sitting at our welcome desk and keeping our co-working operations running smoothly. Just another lottery win in our books.

Laura Duchnicki
Assistant Office Manager

Laura is one of our friendly Assistant Office Managers. The true Berliner, born and raised just a drop away form Spielfeld, adds local expertise to our cosmopolitain team. She is in her last undergrad term in political and social science. If you can't see her you may hear her. Turn your radio on to Berlin Campusradio couchFM.

Prof. Dr. Björn Bloching
Senior Partner & Global Head of Digital Activities, Roland Berger

Björn is a founding father of Spielfeld Digital Hub. He is both a senior Partner and global head of digital activities for Roland Berger. He specialises in big/smart data and quantitative marketing.

Dr. Jochen Ditsche
Partner, Roland Berger

Jochen is a Partner in the Digital Competence Centre of Roland Berger. An expert in digitization processes, Jochen has been advising clients across a wide range of industries since 2008, including telecommunications, financial services and automotive. He specializes in establishing new sales strategies.

Per Breuer
Partner & the Head of Global Human Resources, Roland Berger

Per is a Partner and the Head of Global Human Resources at Roland Berger. His projects have covered everything from change management and education to training, the consequences of demographic change and combining career & family.

Stephen McCue
Director, Commercial Law, Visa

Stephen is a very business focused lawyer with deep experience in technology and innovation. He currently leads Visa Europe’s Commercial Law team and was responsible for the Spielfeld Digital Hub partnership with Roland Berger.

Bill Gajda
Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships Visa

Bill is the Global Head of Strategic Partnerships, responsible for VISA’s relationships with Mobile Network Operators, Device Manufacturers, and Global Platform Providers and Systems Integrators. He also leads the ‘VISA Ready’ and Venture Capital programs.

WANT TO WORK WITH US?
We are always on the lookout for passionate industry professionals to help us grow. Send us an email if you think you could be a great fit for the Spielfeld team!