The computer scientist Dr. Bettina Horster is responsible for business development at the VIVAI Software AG especially in the area of Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things. She is currently heading the project “VIVAIcare - autonomous living for the elderly”, which was awarded with the RegioStars Award of the EU-Parliament and the EU Comission, the Information Society Prize of the Diplomatic Council ( a United Nations NGO) and was finalist of the World Society World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) of the United Nations.
She is in the Digital Advisory Board of the Minister of Economy of NRW. For many years she advised the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs in Berlin concerning mobile technologies. In 2016 she became the entrepreneur of the year by the City of Dortmund.
Dr. Horster studied computer science in Germany and the United States and she holds a PhD in business administration. She also has a diploma from the University of St. Gallen (HSG). Dr Horster is director of the Internet of Things Group at eco (Association of the Internet industry).