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Chris Muehlroth - CEO at ITONICS

Dr. Chris Mühlroth

Chris is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ITONICS. With a Ph.D. in the field of artificial intelligence and innovation management from the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany), Chris has over 10 years’ experience incorporating information technologies with business needs.

During his time at ITONICS, Chris has guided innovation leaders globally to build their digital innovation platforms and ecosystems. In addition to this, Chris has used the ITONICS software to help multinational companies identify early opportunities for sustainable growth and profitable investments.

As CEO, Chris spearheads the process to enhance ITONICS’ software to integrate and connect public and proprietary datasets, along with artificial intelligence, to empower corporate strategy, foresight and innovation processes.

Chris complements his industry expertise by staying engaged with the cutting edge research, with his work having been published in journals such as IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.

Mike Durst - Founder at ITONICS

Dr. Mike Durst

As the founder of ITONICS Mike is the inventor who has developed ITONICS’ software to be the data-driven, innovation ecosystem platform it is today. Passionate about disruption, strategic foresight, new business models, and leveraging emerging technologies to deliver value, Mike completed his Ph.D. at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. 

Mike is passionate about the ITONICS software’s ability to “radically transform the way organizations innovate for a brighter future”. 

A thought-leader in this field, Mike has given keynotes on topics such as digital disruption and end-to-end innovation, and has published in several publications including the Technological Forecasting and Social Change journal.