BIO

André M. König

Chief Executive Officer

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André is the publisher of the leading Quantum Tech newsletter, author in a bestselling book on digital transformation, host of Weekly Quantum World Detangled, and frequent speaker on Quantum Tech. He has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Popular Science, live TV and stages from Las Vegas to Seoul with up to 40,000 in the audience.

 

Since 2018 he is the CEO of Interference Advisors, the leading BI provider in Quantum Tech. The Chairman of OneQuantum, the leading Quantum Tech community globally with 35K+ members. And Managing Partner of Entanglement Capital, an investment fund in Quantum Tech. 

 

With 25 years of business experience, André has been a strategy and technology consultant to many Fortune 500 CEOs in both Europe and the USA. As well as to owners and operators of mid-sized services and manufacturing firms, often leading co-investments, consolidations and turnarounds.

 

Prior to his current role, he co-founded 3 startups - spanning Artificial Intelligence, Digital Transformation, NeuroHealth and SaaS - and mentored hundreds of others through General Assembly, the German Accelerator New York and other entrepreneurship programs. 

 

André studied Quantum Computing at MIT (certificates) and holds a MBA in Economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as well as a Masters in Business from ICN School of Management.

 

He speaks English, German, French and poor Italian, has competed in national sailing championships and pursues special combat & martial arts training.

Quantum Tech Experience

André is one of the first business professionals to dedicate himself 100% to Quantum Tech as an advisor, services provider and community builder:

  • Founder, Interference Advisors - the leading data analytics & advisory platform in QIS

  • Founder, OneQuantum - the largest global Quantum Tech community with 20+ chapters and 15K+ members offering mentoring, career services and social impact projects

  • Analyst in Quantum Tech, part of The Quantum Analyst Roundtable

  • Consultant & Advisor to many vendors, startups and users in QIS

  • Frequent keynote speaker at all the main conferences in QIS

  • Quantum Computing Studies, MIT

Education

Experience

2018-19

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

- Introduction to Quantum Computing
- Quantum Computing Fundamentals
- Applications of Quantum Computing
- Quantum Algorithms for Cybersecurity, Chemistry, and Optimization

2002-04

MBA, Economics

University of Chicago

MBA in Economics and Strategic Management from the #1 ranked business school in the world.

Activities and societies: Management Consulting Club, European Business Club, President of the Sailing Club

1998-2000

Masters, Business & Economics

ICN School of Management

Top 5 French Business School from which I graduated as the first foreign student with a Masters degree.

Activities and societies: ICN Business School (Top 40 World according to FT)
- Masters (Msc) in Management (MiM) formerly "Grande Ecole de Commerce"
- Diploma in International Management (DIM)

2020-present

Founder & Chairman

OneQuantum

OneQuantum is a supportive and authentic community platform for anyone active or interested in Quantum Tech global no matter their background, skills, origin, gender, race or goal with 22 local chapters, over 4,000 attendees, over 500K virtual reach across 45+ countries since founding.

Our mission is to equip our members and the wider community with strong local networks and access to the global community by offering events, summits, online communities and, as well as mentoring, career services and actual quantum tech projects. By doing so, we hope to democratize the use of QIS applications beyond the ivory tower.

2017-2019

NYC Ambassador

City AI

New York’s applied AI community brings together the peers around the best use of Machine Learning – Deep Learning – Cognitive – Augmented Intelligence – Natural Language Processing – Neural Networks – computer vision – and more.

2015-2018

Co-Founder

Opentopic, Inc (exit)

We all suffer from "data deluge" - sales teams trying to make sense of CRM, email and other data. Marketing struggling to keep up with social media and digital sources. HR wanting to understand what employees talk and care about. Executives needing to be in the know on a myriad of expert sources.

Sia is here to help!

Sia understands all these sources and types of data, and helps you make sense of them. We call this cognitive insights.

Add Sia to your sales, marketing, product, innovation or communication teams in any collaboration tool and get access to the power of A.I. & cognitive to conquer the data deluge and deliver superior business results.

Sia leverages the Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) of IBM Watson and our own Opentopic Technologia Lab, enabling teams to better understand the deluge of public and private data coming at us every second of our professional life.

2014-2017

Launch Advisors & Lead Mentor

German Accelerator NYC

Tasked by the Germany Minister of the Economy, I was part of the team that launched GANY.

The German Accelerator supports German tech startups to enter the U.S. market. We provide startups with hands-on mentoring at our locations in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and New York City.

 

5 unicorns to date.

I have advised 100+ technology, web, mobile and media start-ups on new business development, sales & marketing, operations, branding & positioning, and pricing.

2012-2014

Founder & CEO

BrainTracer, LLC

BrainTracer is revolutionizing the treatment of depression through the use of neurobehavioral science delivered via a mobile platform - MoodTune.

 

This science, published by Pr. Diego Pizzagalli, is in partnership with McLean Hospital, Harvard University.

MoodTune is a mobile patient self-management and treatment optimization platform for people suffering from depression and related conditions both for the end-user and the institutional customer.

We enable shorter treatments, lower treatment costs and better treatment results based on a data driven approach to mHealth.

BrainTracer is currently raising grants for lab trials with our healthcare partners.

2006-2012

Private Equity & Country Manager

SSA & Company

Bought as the "Six Sigma Academy" by a group of investors to form SSA & Co, they brought in a CEO - and me as his right hand - to transform the business.

SSA & Company transforms companies to enhance business outcomes (e.g., growth, profit, capability). We uniquely drive these outcomes by combining cutting-edge digital tools and advanced analytics techniques with operations improvements. SSA & Company is part of Council Advisors (formerly G100 Companies), a private partnership of businesses that deliver solutions, advice, and forums on the issues that matter most to CEOs of the world’s leading companies.

From the ground up, working with Dr. Mikel Harry, the inventor of the Six Sigma methodology, I drove business development for SSA & Co in the early days, then oversaw international expansion, and ultimately helped establish our PE practice.

From a team of 2 we went to 300+ consultants in 6 years and one of the leading consultancies in the world.

2004-2006

Senior Manager

RCBG

Engagement Leader August 2004 - August 2006
• Engagement leader for client projects: Managing teams, deliverables, presentations and client relations
• Lead market analysis, due diligence, competition vetting, SWOT, TAM/SAM and other strategic analysis
• Develop market strategy, build/ buy/ partner recommendations, product/ pricing road maps & growth initiatives
• Clients include c-level executives and VPs at the largest NA technology and software companies, a leading technology conglomerate from Germany and VC backed start-ups

2002-2004

Consultant

Anderson Consulting & Accenture

• Worked with CFO/ CIO of a $1 billion company to implement $80 million CRM, billing and reporting project. Led tests on cutting edge software architecture and coordinated cross-functional Accenture and client teams
• Led a team of five persons in the analysis and implementation of a revolutionary billing system. Enabled the client to gain over $3 million in revenue and collect bills in time. Held recruiting responsibilities within my team
• Developed model to analyze need of human and technical resources for a $20 million project of the French government, coordinating a team of 50 people in Europe, US and Asia. Presented results to senior partner
• Built interactive on-demand financial statements for French cable operator for quarterly reporting to SEC
• Drafted methodology to test customized software and migrate client data, methodology approved as benchmark
• Created knowledge transfer documents with a team of colleagues and trained client on complex pre-processing, billing and reporting system. Enabled the client to run and maintain the system on its own