Sascha is the director of the Center for Sports and Management (CSM) at the Otto Beisheim School of Management in Dusseldorf, Germany. The “Future of Sports” is his key research areas, among other things, and he studies the impact of new technologies on business models in sports. He is also the academic director of the “SPOAC – Sports Business Academy by WHU”, which has established itself as education institution for future executives in the sports business. Schmidt completed his doctorate and habilitated at the universities of Essen, Zurich, St. Gallen, the EBS University in Oestrich-Winkel and at the Harvard Business School in Boston. He’s also worked as strategy consultant at McKinsey and as an entrepreneur. Currently, Sascha is also conducting research at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH) in partnership with Professors Karim Lakhani and Dennis Campbell on professional player soccer performance.