Dietmar Dahmen

Dietmar Dahmen is one of Europe’s top business experts on innovation, disruption, trends, and technologies of the future. His core expertise lies in the fields of marketing and sales, as well as new business opportunities created by the digital explosion. Dietmar is published, interviewed, and quoted frequently in international papers, including The Economist, USA Today, Computerwoche, as well as in digital forums such as and other media, including radio and TV. His style of presentation is highly dynamic, motivating, inspiring, informative and fun.

Dietmar started out as a strategic planner for the global advertising agency LINTAS, and became a highly decorated creative. He was Creative Director with DDB, Executive Creative Director with OGILVY, Chief Creative Officer and Managing Director with BBDO. Today, Dietmar works independently as a professional speaker and consultant for change, innovation and disruptive marketing strategies, with global clients and worldwide engagements. He is on the board of advisors with various companies, is a founding member of the “Smart Service Award” under patronage of the German Ministry for Research and Development, and holds the position of Chief Innovation Officer with He is a member of the Creative Club Austria, the Art Directors Club, Germany, and functions as the expert for disruption and future marketing with the European Association of Communication Agencies.

Mr. Dahmen grew up in Germany and the US, and is fluent in both English and German.