curriculum vitae

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Dr. Michael Waltinger
Senior Design Researcher @ McKinsey Design (Veryday Studio | Stockholm)


Senior Design Researcher
May 2019 – today
// McKinsey Design (McKinsey & Company), Stockholm (Sweden)

Design Researcher
January 2018 – April 2019
// McKinsey Design (McKinsey & Company), Stockholm (Sweden)

PhD Research Fellow
June 2013 – December 2017
// iHub research (Discovery Lab), Nairobi (Kenya)

Freelance Media and Market Researcher, Lecturer, Consultant and Writer
January 2009 – December 2017
// Think Beyond Borders, Stockholm (Sweden) / Stuttgart (Germany)

Language Teacher (German as a modern language)
January 2014 – March 2014
// Rågsvedsskolan, Stockholm (Sweden)

Lecturer and Research Associate
February 2011 – January 2013
// Macromedia University for Media and Communication (MHMK), Stuttgart (Germany)

Associate Lecturer
March 2011 – February 2013
// Stuttgart Media University (Germany)

Contract Researcher
June 2010 – July 2011
// Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony (KFN), Hannover (Germany)

Research Assistant
August 2009 – November 2010
// Stuttgart Media University (Germany)

Marketing & Public Relations Manager / Freelancer
November 2006 – October 2010
// Blue Flame Records, Stuttgart (Germany)

Online Editor
May 2009 – July 2009
// Stuttgarter Zeitung (daily newspaper) (Germany)

Project Coordinator
January 2009 – March 2009
// Content Group Africa, Stockholm (Sweden)

Digital Content Assistant
August 2008 – December 2008
// TMC Entertainment, Stockholm (Sweden)

Publishing, Licensing & Legal Affairs-Trainee
March 2006 – August 2006
// Piranha Kultur und Medien AG, Berlin (Germany)

Commercial Apprenticeship / Management Assistant in Business Administration
January 2000 – May 2002
// G. Schaal GmbH, Ravensburg (Germany)


Doctoral Candidate (Dr. phil.) in “Media Pedagoy”
December 2011 – June 2018 | Defended with great honour (magna cum laude)
// University of Education, Ludwigsburg (Germany)
Topic: “The mobile phone in urban Kenyan everyday-life. A media ethnography on mobile phone appropriation with particular regard to everyday media competencies.”

Master of Arts (M.A.) in “Electronic Media”
October 2007 – May 2010 | Graduated with honors
// Stuttgart Media University (Germany)
Majors: Media and Social Research Methods (qualitative/quantitative), Communication Science, Media Theory & Studies, Media Sociology, Global Media Communication, Intercultural Communication, Media Management, Intercultural Management, Media Economics
Title of Master’s Dissertation: “Diffusion and Adoption of Innovations: Modelling a Research Design on the Development of Mobile Telephony in Eastern Africa” (Grade: A / Supervision: Prof Dr Oliver Zoellner and Prof Dr Martin Glaeser)

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in “Media Management” | exchange studies
August 2008 – March 2009
// Royal Insitute of Technology, Stockholm School of Business, Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (Sweden)
Subjects read: Trendspotting and Future Thinking, Management and Leadership, Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in “Media Economics”
October 2004 – August 2007
// Stuttgart Media University (Germany)
Majors: Media Economics, Marketing, Business Administration, Macroeconomics, Media and Communication Theory, Media Research, Statistics, Sociology, Psychology, Media Ethics, Media Effects Research
Title of Bachelor’s Dissertation: “Opportunities of Digitisation for the Sound Storage Media Industry: A Consumer-Based Modelling Approach” (Grade: A / Supervision: Prof Dr Martin Glaeser und Prof Dr Oliver Zoellner)