Mirko Lorenz is a journalist and information architect and trainer, based in Cologne, Germany. His main job is working on innovation projects for Deutsche Welle. He is an active speaker and trainer for data-driven journalism. Together with the European Journalism Centre, he organised one of the first international conferences on data journalism in Amsterdam in 2010. His article on how to turn media companies into trusted data-hubs, co-authored by Nicolas Kayser-Bril and Gheoff McGhee, was published by OWNI and Nieman Labs.