Managing Director; ETH Library Lab

Maximiliane Okonnek is a dedicated innovation and technology strategist. She has strong expertise in project development, building digital products and coordinating innovation and cooperation projects related to digital infrastructure and services for the education sector. She studied Japanese Studies and Management & Economics at University of Zurich and Doshisha University, Kyoto and holds a MA in Japanese Studies as well as a MSc in Digital Media Management from Steinbeis School of Management and Innovation, Berlin. After she studied and gained work experience in the automotive and ICT sector in Japan for 2 years, she came back to Switzerland and joined ETH Library in 2010. There she held various positions related to digital knowledge environments, communication strategy and innovation management. In April 2018 she embarked on a new journey to build ETH Library Lab, an interdisciplinary initiative striving to advance information infrastructure and services for science, research and education. Besides that she finished further education on “Leading digital transformation and innovation” at Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam and Stanford University.