Katrin Suder

At the heart of Katrin Suder’s career is the understanding of technologies and their impact on companies, societies and individuals. In 2000 she received her doctorate in theoretical physics. Afterwards, she worked for McKinsey & Company from 2000 to 2014 with a focus on the telecommunications, IT and public sector. From 2014 to 2018, Suder was the Permanent State Secretary for Planning, Armaments, IT & Cyber at the German Federal Ministry of Defence. She took over the chairmanship of the Digital Council of the German Federal Government in 2018. Since 2019, she has served as Senior Advisor to EQT and MacroAdvisoryPartners and acts as a supervisory board member for Apleona and Cloudflare. Together with her wife Katja Kraus they founded TAE, a company focusing on driving diversity and inclusion.

How does Tech improve our society?


Tech can enable us to make better decisions, based on data, it can allow us to solve some of the most pressing and difficult problems we face – from health, resource and environmental questions, to participation and inclusion.