Rolf von Behrens
Bachelor Business, Information Systems
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- Sep 2010
(3 years, 4 months)
- Jun 2007 - Sep 2010
- Feb 2007
(1 year, 2 months)
- Jan 2006 - Feb 2007
- Dec 2005
- Jan 2004 - Dec 2005
- Employment status
Rolf is an Australian product innovation & web strategy professional with extensive global experience working within early-stage projects in the internet, mobile & social-web spaces. He is also an adviser to & investor in a small number of startups. Over the past 15 years, Rolf has held senior roles with primary focus areas of product innovation, product management and strategic development, while working in the US (SF Bay Area), Germany, Switzerland and Australia. Rolf recently returned to Australia and will announce his next moves shortly.
Rolf launched a beta social platform: "The Australian National Sustainability Network", 2.5 years before Facebook opened to the public. Based on this experience & strategic insights in the social web space, Rolf was invited to Europe in early 2006 for an assignment as Director of Product Management with XING (Europe’s leading professional social network). He was subsequently invited to join Swisscom Strategy & Innovation - where he helped guide early-stage innovation projects & worked as Lead: Social Web Strategy – articulating a strategic telecom industry response to Facebook.
Rolf has spoken at conferences in the US, Australia & across Europe on technology strategy, the need for evolution in the social web & the ways such innovations can benefit society. Rolf holds a Bachelor of Business in Information Systems from the University of South Australia.
Past conference presentations include:
Keynote at: CxO Dialog on Telco Strategy: Berlin, November 22, 2010
• New Business Models for Telcos: How to respond to the Social-Comm`s Monopolists?
Telco2.0 Conference – London, November 9, 2010
• A WIN-WIN Response to the Facebook Challenge
Mobile Social Networks & UGC: Amsterdam, July 08
• Towards a distributed, open source social platform - and why it’s important for Telcos.
Keynote at: Web 2.0 Congress 06: “The future and scope of social software”
• Social networking • Capturing group wisdom • The future of social software
Enviro Info 06: Managing Environmental Knowledge
• “Sustainable Communities - A Strategic Framework for the Digital Age”
United Nations International Conference on Engaging Communities
• “Communities Online: Next Generation Online Community Technologies and how they can be used to: Build Social Capital, Restore Natural Capital and Enable Sustainable Development.”