Fabian Westerheide

Founding Managing Partner of Asgard Capital & Host of the Annual Rise of AI Conference

  • Author of “The AI Nation: Between Dystopia and Utopia”
  • Founder and CEO of Rise of AI
  • Founding Partner of AI.Fund
  • Jury Member for The DeepTech Awards

Discover Fabian Westerheide’s biography of published work below.

The AI Nation: Between Dystopia and Utopia

When Fabian Westerheide is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Strategies for companies and politics in the AI ​​age
Artificial Intelligence – the technology of our time
Will we have a future without work?
Impact of AI on finance, retail, mobility and other industries
Ethics and regulation of AI
Opportunities and risks of AI

Fabian Westerheide, a renowned keynote speaker in the realms of artificial intelligence and technology, has made significant strides in the field through his extensive experience and thought leadership. Dedicated to positioning Germany and Europe at the forefront of AI innovation, Fabian has organised the Rise of AI conference in Berlin since 2016. His authorship of “The AI Nation: Between Dystopia and Utopia” in 2024 provides a strategic vision for Germany’s leadership in the AI-driven, post-fossil fuel global economy.

As the Founder and CEO of Rise of AI, he has built one of Europe’s most influential AI networks, comprising over 30,000 individuals, including politicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, and Sci-Fi authors. This network’s hallmark event, the Rise of AI conference, annually convenes leading figures in AI to discuss advancements and future directions. Fabian’s exemplary knowledge and experience make him a sought-after speaker at a diverse array of events.

Fabian’s expertise extends to his role as Founder & CEO of AI for Humans GmbH, where he collaborates with government institutions and Fortune 500 companies to integrate AI into various sectors. As the Founding Partner of AI.Fund, Fabian continues to support the next generation of AI entrepreneurs across Europe. His insights are highly valued, leading to invitations to speak at prestigious organisations such as Deloitte. His recent appointment to the advisory board of Lumina Spes Group in 2024 underscores his influence and expertise in AI and technology.

Fabian’s academic background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Münster and an MA in Strategy and International Management from the University of St. Gallen. His entrepreneurial journey began as the Founder & CEO of Wunsch-Brautkleid.de, Germany’s largest marketplace for new and pre-loved wedding dresses. Transitioning into the AI sector, he became the Founding Managing Partner of Asgard Capital, focusing on DeepTech investments in AI. Additionally, his role as the Artificial Intelligence Coordinator for Bundesverband Deutsch Startups and an Advisory Board Member for KI Park e.V. further cemented his standing in the AI community.

Since 2019, he has served as a Jury Member for The DeepTech Awards, recognising excellence in deep technology innovation. As an investor and entrepreneur, Fabian has significantly impacted organisations seeking to harness AI’s potential. His articulate presentations on the strategic, political, and economic dimensions of AI make him an ideal keynote speaker. Whether aiming to understand AI’s transformative power or its societal implications, hiring Fabian Westerheide ensures a profound and insightful experience.

Official Testimonials

Fabian Westerheide is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“The scholarship recipients were very impressed by your disruptive presentation style and your ability to clearly convey complex issues.”

 Konrad Adenauer Foundation

“Fabian captivates our 120 high-ranking guests with his dinner speech.”

Peter, Partner, EY

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