Alexander Bechtel serves as the Head of Digital Strategy at DWS, where he is at the forefront of the digitalization of asset management. Prior to his role at DWS, Alexander held the position of Head of Digital Assets & Currencies Strategy at Deutsche Bank's Corporate Bank division for over two years, further cementing his expertise in the digital financial landscape. A notable figure in the realm of blockchain, digital assets, and digital currencies, Alexander not only applies his knowledge at DWS but also imparts it as an external lecturer and researcher at the University of St. Gallen. His academic pursuits led him to obtain a PhD in monetary economics from the same university, during which he also had the opportunity to visit Stanford University and work as an external consultant at the European Central Bank. Since June 2019, Alexander has co-hosted "Bitcoin, Fiat & Rock'n'Roll", a prominent German-speaking podcasts focusing on digital currencies. His comprehensive understanding of the digital financial sphere combined with his academic contributions makes Alexander Bechtel a key figure in the ongoing evolution of digital assets and blockchain technology.