Stefan Nann owns a Master’s degree in business information systems from University of Cologne. His specialities are trend predictions through analysis of collective intelligence and identification of opinion leaders through methods of social network analysis. Swabia born Stefan Nann examined effects of online communication on the stock market in his diploma thesis in 2008. He absolved an 18 months stay at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at the Center for Collective Intelligence, where he conducted further research on the matter. During the course of his studies he spent a year abroad at the San Diego State University. He gathered practical experience in project management, customer care, and marketing during a three year employment at a Swiss social media start up.