Markus Schulz

Markus Schulz co-founded Changers.com in 2010. The Berlin-based startup introduced a portable solar charging system at the recent Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, aiming to end global warming by shifting society to the use of a new currency backed by the sun.
 
The Changers System combines the production of pure and clean energy, consumer desire for more independence and mobility with the revolutionary power of social media.
 
Markus has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of marketing and communications. In 1988 he founded an advertising agency, where he worked for brands like Nestle, Lufthansa and the political party “Die Grünen.” He has helped more than 25 companies go public and manage their communications.
 
After the dotcom crash he chose to move to Berlin, where he started working for high-tech companies in the fields of green energy and photovoltaic such as Q-Cells and Aleo Solar.  
 
The logical evolution of Changers.com is based on the knowledge he gained in the fields of technology, communication and finance. Changers enables everyone to make a measurable contribution against climate change, by letting people produce and use their own energy with a handy portable solar charger. The device measures the amount of saved CO2 and communicates this to our social network www.changers.com. There the saved CO2 is converted into Changers Credits, which can be redeemed with companies and partners that share Changers goal. Visibility creates competition and motivates for a durable participation.

Time of Presentation: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 17.00-17.30, Track: "E-commerce + Payments + Media"

Topic of Presentation: Fiat Lux Copernicus - Facing the challenge of the 21st centuries money production

Abstract of Presentation: Behavior is the new value of the 21. century. We are dealing with the question on how to make change possible and how to face the huge upcoming challenges. Therefore Markus will show the technical requirements and the conceptual background. When the value of money deteriorates and labour becomes outdated we can learn a lot from the inventor of the heliocentric system.