ANDREA SOMMER, Hiver - "Taking the financial risk to start your own business"

Andrea is the founder and CEO of Hiver, an early stage start-up that uses data and geo-location technology to fundamentally transform the networking experience during events

She is an experienced strategist with background in disruptive technology and innovation, corporate development, change management, digital, data science, and marketing. Andrea also consults for Avanade, a joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft, where she spearheads digital growth and transformation efforts for their European operations.

Andrea is a Brazil-born German who spent 10 years in the US and now lives and works in London. She is a trained psychologist and holds an executive MBA from London Business School.