Victoria Wenzelmann is one of the Co-founders and Directors of GIG Global Innovation Gathering e.V. a network of tech and social innovators to connect, share and create together. In 2013, she co-organized AfricaHackTrip, a journey of nine European web developers and designers to Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania to connect local tech ecosystems.
Victoria holds M.A. degrees in Cultural Anthropology and African Studies and pursues her Doctoral degree in Information Systems and New Media at University Siegen. Her research focuses on ecosystems for social and technological innovation, (mobile) labs and learning rooms, as well as participatory design.
She has been a Systemic Organizational Consultant since 2012 and an Agile Coach since 2014. She consults NGOs, start-ups, established businesses and international organizations. Her work revolves around social and technological innovation and connecting the necessary actors and ecosystems for positive social change with the help of technology. In that realm, Victoria particularly looks into agile product and process management, as well as systemic organizational design – among others, in Germany, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Botswana, Palestine and Zimbabwe.
From 2008 till 2012, she managed the family-owned medium-sized metal production company. She also writes the weekly column AppDate in the nationwide newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau.