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TUM Speakers Series: Martin Ott – Facebook

Martin Ott, the Managing Director of Facebook Central Europe, will be the next speaker in the TUM Speakers Series. On Wednesday, November 28 Mr. Ott will deliver the keynote address of the TUM IdeAward ceremony and take part in an audience discussion. The event will then continue with business pitches from the top ten startup teams of the IdeAward competition. The Zeidler-Forschungs-Stiftung will award the top three teams a combined €37,500 in prize money.

Mr. Ott has been working as a managing director for Facebook for more than six years. He joined the company as the managing director for northern Europe after a five-year stint as Co-CEO of Skrill, a British E-Pay company. After filling the position of Regional Director for Africa, Middle East, Israel, and Turkey on an interim basis, Mr. Ott transitioned to his current role in May of 2015. He is now responsible for the business of the entire Facebook family of programs in 34 countries.

Students from the TUM Business Club are responsible for the Speakers Series, which has featured more than 70 events since 1999. The organizers seek to involve other students in discussion of important political and economic issues by inviting prominent figures from these areas to speak.

The Zeidler-Forschungs-Stiftung funds scientists and researchers with the goal of driving the innovative power and technical advancement Germany. The Stiftung has collaborated with the Technical University of Munich’s IdeAward competition, which highlights ideas and technologies from students and researchers of the university that show outstanding market potential. Information about this year’s finalists is available on the IdeAward website linked above.

The event will begin with Mr. Ott’s keynote address at 6 p.m., and a networking event with dinner and drinks will begin at 7:30 p.m. following the awards ceremony. This free event will be held in the Audimax on the Munich Campus, and will be in English.

 

 

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