Joachim Buehler (born 1978) was graduated in political science and also completed his PhD at the Otto Suhr Institute of the University of Berlin. From 2006 to 2011 he was a scientific assistant and personal assistant to a member of the "German Bundestag". He accompanied the Enquete Commission of the German Bundestag "Culture in Germany." 2011 Joachim Buehler moved to BITKOM. He established the regional and federal political activities of BITKOM before he became Head of Department “Economic and Innovation Policy”. In this function he coordinated economic-polical initiatives of BITKOM at the federal, state and EU level. For the BITKOM office he ist responsible for the IT Summit process of the federal government. 2013 Joachim Buehler was appointed as a deputy member of the Executive Board and is responsible for legal and taxes, telecommunications and media, as well as economic and innovation policy.