In this section, Next Big Thing provides the latest information about the Management and Supervisory Board.

Management Board

Harald Zapp

Chief Executive Officer

Harald Zapp is a serial tech entrepreneur, business angel, and IoT innovator with 25 years of experience in IT and the telecommunications industry. In 2016, Harald launched Next Big Thing AG (NBT), a Berlin-based venture studio for the Machine Economy. He also founded the leading IoT brand, relayr, and is a co-founder of an early NBT venture, Weeve. Harald is also a member of the Bitkom board, promoting the IoT Hub Berlin in the context of the German Digital Hub Initiative.

Jasmin Skenderi

Chief Technology Officer

Jasmin Skenderi is a passionate technologist with 15 years experience in building hardware, firmware, and software systems. After completing major aerospace and military projects, he pursued industrial and consumer device development. Jasmin leads IoT and blockchain startups in developing solutions which engage emotionally and conceptually. As CTO, Jasmin guides planning and strategy of end-to-end product and technology developments for NBT and the portfolio of ventures, relying on his team of professionals and hands-on mentorship.

Supervisory Board

Maik Käbisch


Founder of Next Big Thing AG and Managing Director at COVADO GmbH

Dr. Thomas Kuhnt

Member of the Board and Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of HDI Global Network AG, Hanover

Dr. Albrecht Bochow

General Partner at GPS Ventures GmbH, Berlin