Maximilian “Max” Senges works in Google’s Research and Education organisation in Mountain View and is part of the Google’s Computer Science Academy management team. He also lead the Faculty Research Awards in the Policy & Standards field under Vint Cerf, as well as co-lead the organisational development projects for Google Research and University Relations. He is passionately thinking and working on the crossroads between academia and the private sector, internet politics, innovation, culture and philosophy of technology. In the last ten years he worked with academic, governmental and private organizations, centering on knowledge ecosystems, e-Learning and Internet governance. Currently, he also provides consultancy to BetterPlace.org and actively involved with the Internet Rights & Principles Coalition and with the Committee for a Democratic United Nations. Max holds a PhD and a Master’s Degree in the Information and Knowledge Society Program from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) in Barcelona as well as a Masters in Business Information Systems from the University of Applied Sciences Wildau (Berlin).