2b AHEAD Team

We develop future opportunity

We know that excellent team members are always looking for new challenges and better methods in order to boost their personal and professional development. So where would they be better off than in one of Europe’s leading future institutes, the 2b AHEAD ThinkTank? Here where the team spirit takes our staff forward and motivates them to showcase their skills in new projects.


Currently more than 50 of these excellent minds share our coworking space to develop events, trend studies, innovation processes, and scenarios for the living and working environments of the future. Constantly mingling through the free choice of workspaces, trend researchers and strategy consultants take inspiration from event managers and customer experience experts – and vice versa! – and actively seek out enriching exchange with freelancers, student staff, and interns.

Everything will be different in the future. And the future will be great!

Yes, we think laterally here. We have the courage to break rules – even our own – and we constantly attack our familiar ways of thinking and acting. This isn’t something for everyone, but it is the best environment for sensation seekers and out-of-the-box thinkers who have understood that the future happens through constant change. With the right people on board, we can pull off the coup of seeing through the familiar and acting disruptively … and coming much closer to the future than is possible by conventional approaches.


Sven Gábor Jánszky / Chairman

[Translate to Englisch:] Sven Gábor Jánszky

Sven Gábor Jánszky is the founder and Chairman of the 2b AHEAD ThinkTank. With his numerous trend analyses and his trend books “2020,” “2025,” and “The Recruiting Dilemma,” he has significantly shaped the future strategies of numerous industries over the last ten years. With his management books “Rulebreakers – How the People Think Whose Ideas Are Changing the World” and “2020 – The Redefinition of Values,” Sven has emerged as the spokesperson for the lateral thinkers and innovators in German Business.

More information

As a consultant, he coaches executive managers and develops strategies and business models.


Sven is a sought-after interview expert in Germany’s leading business media, and a frequently-booked keynote speaker for strategy conferences and congresses. On his initiative, cutting-edge business innovators and top managers have met regularly in the “Rulebreaker Society” since 2013. Members share the conviction that key innovations in business and society can be achieved by purposefully breaking conventional rules.



Sven lives with his wife and three children in a small village between Berlin and Leipzig. In 1988, he was East Germany's Vice Youth Champion in team chess. Sven has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro twice and recently ran his 19 marathon.

Jan Berger / CEO

Jan Berger

Jan Berger heads the 2b AHEAD ThinkTank as CEO. He is responsible for the institute's growth strategy, new business, and marketing. Jan is the chief contact person for all customers and partners of the 2b AHEAD ThinkTank.



2b AHEAD ThinkTank Swiss Hub


James Hoefnagels

Researcher, Strategist

Julia Lampert

Julia Lampert
Senior Researcher

Carina Stöttner



More information

The studied theologian and journalist worked for ARD for many years. He was a journalist and presenter, personal advisor to an ARD radio director, built up the strategy department of an ARD institute and was responsible for major structural, strategy and HR projects. In his function as Futurist in Residence Michael Carl also works on the scientific further development of the common vision of the future of the 2b AHEAD ThinkTank. At the same time, he is a sought-after keynote speaker on trend and future topics.

Michael Carl has three children and lives in Leipzig. In addition to his professional analysis of the future and his interest in change strategies, his passion is music and his health blog.

Dr. Anton Vesper

Anton Vesper - Senior Consultant
Senior Consultant

Paul Becke

Paul Becke
Junior Consultant

Bob Dittrich

Internal Services

Innovate yourself!

Over 40,000 readers are following our newsletter.

Join our community

Stay in Contact

Register for the newsletter here to receive all analyses free of charge. Please enter your personal information as follows:


This site uses cookies. By using this site, you agree. Further information can be found under Privacy Policy.