I'm a technology entrepreneur and scientist. I'm also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and did my Ph.D. at the Bauhaus University Weimar, where I acted in and worked on a number of short films. My favourite travel memories are backpacking across Italy, Korea, and California; studying in Norway; spending summers on Föhr (an island in the German North Sea) and winters snowboarding in the Alps. I love Paris, New York, San Francisco, Oslo, Stockholm, Rome, and my new hometown, Amsterdam.
My Irish wife and I have a lovely baby girl named Cara Saoirse. Our passion is food and cooking, so we always try to stay at places with cozy kitchens. When we're travelling, we generally prefer quiet, residential neighbourhoods with parks, quaint cafés, and restaurants; we also enjoy hiking in the countryside.