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Ludwig is the Economist's technology editor and currently on loan to the German foreign office as Mercator Fellow at the policy-planning unit. He joined [The Economist](http://www.economist.com/) as US technology correspondent in 1998. In 2003 he was sent to Berlin as the newspaper's Germany Correspondent, before relocating to London in 2008 to cover the IT industry until 2011 and then run part of The Economist's website as online business and finance editor. From 2014 through 2018 he was the newspaper's London-based technology editor. Mr Siegele started his journalistic career in 1990 as the Paris Business Correspondent of Die Zeit, a Germany weekly. In 1995 he moved from France to California to write about the internet for several German publications. He holds a degree in economics and political science from Cologne University and degrees in journalism from the Kölner Journalistenschule as well as the Centre de Formation des Journalists in Paris. He is co-author of a book on SAP ("Matrix der Welt - SAP und der neue globale Kapitalismus"). He is married and lives in Berlin and San Francisco.