Mustafa Isik
Co-founder and CEO
Kerngedanke
Germany

Mustafa Isik is co-founder and CEO of media technology start-up Kerngedanke. After stints at BMW Research and Google in California, he worked at media technology start-up NxN Software (acquired by Avid Inc.) and in CTO roles for eCommerce platforms at start-up incubator M Cube in Berlin. Since 2013 Isik has been responsible for consultants and software developers at Fintech-Startup Wirecard and media companies such as e.g. ProSieben.Sat1, Sky and Bayerischer Rundfunk while acting as manager for Swedish consultancy Netlight. For the last four years, Mustafa Isik has been the head of software development and platforms at Bavarian public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk. He has been responsible for digital product development and platform strategies. His team of approx. one hundred designers, project managers, administrators and software engineers has increased audience numbers, growth rates and diversified BR’s digital product portfolio while continuously reducing overall investment and maintenance costs. The work and organisational modes of Isik and his teams have been covered in print and broadcast media.