Tobias is a restless resident of different worlds: A medical doctor by training, a health economist and jurist by education, a philosophy aficionado by academic passion and curious by default. He has worked in a number of leading positions in hospital patient care and major industry companies such as Siemens (Consulting), Novartis (Strategy and Health Economy/Health Policy), Bayer Healthcare (Head Market Access) and Johnson&Johnson (Director Market Access and Health Economics). Subsequently he followed his bliss and founded the ‘HealthCare Futurists’. The HealthCare Futurists (HCFs) are an international and independent network, think-tank, make-tank, incubator, catalyst and consulting hub for innovation in healthcare, life sciences and medicine. Their mission is to collaboratively challenge the status quo and passionately push the limits of current thinking and practice in healthcare. We are renowned experts and thriving professionals of diverse disciplines, all related with healthcare. We share a persistent passion for patient-centric, client-centric and customer-centric innovation and consider ourselves to be Change Agents of Innovation and healthcare’s custom shop.
Tobias holds a number of academic appointments e.g. at the Universities of Cologne and Duisburg and is a sought after speaker in topics related to the future of healthcare, medicine and life-sciences.
He is strategic advisor to the European Connected Health Alliance and to the European Institute of Technlogy (EIT) Health and is part of SCIANA, the Health Leaders Network funded by the Robert-Bosch and Careum Foundation.
He is the director of the European Center for Patient Centric Innovation and Medical Entrepreneurship located at the WHO University at Maastricht and affiliated with the European Business School Oestrich-Winkel.