Igor Schwarzmann curates the NEXT Arena.

Igor is a founder and managing director of Third Wave, a consultancy for the digital world, and a strategist with a desire to constantly explore new topics. Before founding Third Wave, he worked for Ketchum Pleon Düsseldorf where he was instrumental in helping a number of DAX30 corporations adapt and leverage social and digital media. Born in the former Soviet Union, Igor lived in Israel before moving to Germany. Moving so much made him a bit restless, which is why he travels a lot. You will always find him digging into emerging topics like the future of cities, mobile payments or the Quantified Self.