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Katharina Borchert

Mozilla
Chief Open Innovation Officer, Mozilla
As Mozilla’s Chief Open Innovation Officer, Katharina Bochert serves as the senior executive broadly responsible for open innovation, in terms of our community management, participation systems, and non-commercial partnerships with organizations to advance product, technology and policy work.

Katharina has a background that includes more than a decade of new business growth and technological innovation in media and journalism, most recently as CEO at Spiegel Online, the online division of one of Europe’s most influential magazines. Prior to that, Katharina was Editor-in-Chief and CEO at WAZ Media Group, where she completely reimagined the way local and regional journalism could be done, launching a new portal “Der Westen” based heavily upon user participation, integrated social media, and one of the earliest with a focus on location-based data in journalism.

Katharina studied law (with a focus on humanitarian law) and journalism in Hamburg and Lausanne. She previously worked at the UN Center for Human Rights.

She has spoken at various conferences, including the Open Source Leadership Summit, WebSummit or at the World Economic Forum.