Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost is Professor of Design Research at the Universität der Künste Berlin and heads the Design Research Lab. She conducts research on digital society and designs new forms of human-technology interaction at DFKI, Deutschen Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz, and at the Weizenbaum Institut für die vernetzte Gesellschaft. As an Internet Ambassador, she represented the German government on Digital Agenda issues at the EU Commission in 2015-2018. She is a member of the board of the Einsteincenter Digital Future and has been vice president of the Goethe-Institut since 2023. She has been a member of the Supervisory Board of SAP SE since 2015, and of ING DiBa and ottobock since 2016.