Meet design thinking pioneers
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Outstanding managers, innovative masterminds and leading scholars will talk about their experience with Design Thinking. Participants will get immediate insight into the expertise and practice of Hasso Plattner (SAP), Larry Leifer and Bernie Roth ( Stanford University) as well as Sam Yen (SAP) and Frederik Pferdt (Google) and many more.

Hasso Plattner

Co-Founder SAP AG, Head of Advisory Board SAP

Academic Director, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford

Chief Design Officer, SAP

Reiner Hoffmann

President, The German Trade Union Confederation (DGB)

Chairman of the Management Board, German Association for Personal Management DGFP

Chief Designer SAP Innovation Center Networks & Chief Innovation Office

Executive Director, Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.

Innovation project manager, Paris at École des Ponts

Steffen Krach

Permanent Secretary for Higher Education and Research of the Federal State of Berlin

Assistant Professor, Chalmers University of Technology

Julia von Thienen

Design Thinking Researcher, Hasso-Plattner-Institute

Senior Researcher, Marconi Institute for Creativity

Senior Service & Business Designer,  Lufthansa Innovation Hub

Research Associate (HPDTRP)

Program Manager, HPI d-school at UCT

Innovation Coach/ Co-Founder, Coaeva

Program Manager, HPI d-school at UCT

Participatory video specialist, co-founder and CEO, InsightShare

Design Thinking Coach, d.collective 

Associate Professor/Lecturer, University of Ljubljana & Stanford

Business Development Manager, Fraunhofer IOF

Founding Partner, Echos – Innovation Lab

Corporate Strategy, Volkswagen

Freelancer & Educational Consultant, Foundation of the German Economy

Managing Director, Hohenloher Spezialmöbelwerk

Andrea Scheer

Program Manager for BioTinking, BSRT Graduate School / Charité

Design Thinking Coach & Consultant, Airport Innovation Lab

Strategic Design Consultant, SAP

Vera Geier, Strategic Consultant & Business Coach, SAP

Manager Design Thinking, Daimler

Managing Director, SRH Higher Education

Senior User Experience Design Specialist, SAP

Design Thinking and Systemic Consulting & Education, Innovationgym

Head of project Mittelstand 4.0, Hasso-Plattner-Institut

Design Thinking Coach, d.collective

Design Strategist, Visiting Research Fellow, HPDTRP

Managing Partner, Tekio

Community Manager for User Centered Design, Government Digital Service

Head of Service Design, Government Digital Service

Inga Schlichting

Team lead Corporate Strategy Management and Corporate Foresight, Deutsche Bahn

Founding Partner & CEO, GRAFT architecture office

Co-founder, The Humanos Institute

Bo Christensen

Professor with special responsibilities in creative cognition at the Marketing Department, Copenhagen Business School

Mito Mihelic, Head of Design Thinking, Viessmann Group

Product Manager Design Thinking Line, System 180

Founder & Director, Biomimicry Germany

Independent Consultant for Organizational and Business Design

Christian Zöllner

Product Designer, THE CONSTITUTE

Leonie Pichler


Reporter, Presenter, Managing Director, Talia Productions

Gabriela Goldschmidt

Professor Emeritus, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Disruptor, CEO, Founder, Spacebase

President, Landing School of Boat Building and Design

Editor, Handelsblatt

Van Bo Le-Mentzel

Architect, author, filmmaker

Managing Partner, überproduct

General Manager, Echos – Innovation Lab

Managing Director, DUNDU - The Gentle Giant

Founder, Wonderfull, innovation consultancy

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Social Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute of Human Development

Christoph Meinel

President, Scientific Director and CEO of the HPI

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Design Group

Chief Innovation Evangelist, Google

Journalist & Author

Hauke Blohm

Senior Chief Superintendent, German Federal Police

Director Design EMEA & AP, Steelcase

VP Design Thinking, SAP Labs

Liao Xiangzhong

Professor and Vice President, Communication University of China

Head of Design Thinking Innovation Center, Communication University of China

Founding Director, Hasso Plattner d-school at the University of Cape Town

Project Manager DCV, Sanofi

User Experience Design Expert, SAP

Innovation & Organization Director, Danone Nutricia Research

Change Darer, Marzavan

Strategic Design Consultant, SAP

Design and Futures Thinker; Lecturer, Freelancing; Freie Universität Berlin

Change Darer, Marzavan

Trainer & Design Thinking Coach, Robert Bosch

School Principal, Lyngby Gymnasium

Deputy Headteacher, Lyngby Gymnasium KNORD

Program Director, Impact Hub Berlin

Senior Key Expert Consultant, Siemens Corporate Technology

Founder, tiefenschärfe

Managing Partner, With Company

Adjunkt, Lyngby Gymnasium

Strategy, Innovation & Design, SAP Consulting

Professor, FOM

Managing Partner, With Company

Adj. Professor, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto / IE Business School

Founding Partner, Echos – Innovation Lab

Professor for Design Foundations, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences

Co-founder, Innoki

Program Lead Cocreate, Philips

Program Developer Executive Training, HPI School of Design Thinking

Consultant, Neuroscience for Empowered Innovation

Senior Inhouse Consultant CRM Marketing, REHAU AG+Co

Program Manager, HPI School of Design Thinking

Founder, Education Innovation Lab

Design Thinking Coach, d.collective 

Felix Fischer

Coordination Einstein Center for Regenerative Therapies / BioThinking, Charité Berlin

Program Manager, HPI Academy

Program Manager, HPI Academy

Alexandra von Stosch

Program Director, Bauhaus Council Berlin

Lecturer, Industrial Design & Design Thinking Coach

Industry Manager & CSI:Lab Facilitator, Google

Manager, SAP

CEO, Genesis Institute for Social Innovation

Innovation Consultant, Integrated Consulting Group

Professor of Product Development, Aalto University Department of Mechanical Engineering

Managing Director, Circumradius

Innovation and Educational Consultant & Design Thinking Specialist, Cenox Solutions

Vice President Business Development, Robert Bosch Power Tools

Head of Operations, DB Station & Service

Chief Futurist, SAP

Human Resources Young Talent, Nord/LB

Marco Eisenberg

Chief Executive Officer, Global Education Team

Head of Design Europe, 3M

Learning Experiences Manager, Echos - Innovation Lab

Head of Research, Wonderfull

Dean, thecamp

Ulrich Weinberg

Head of the HPI School of Design Thinking

Academic Director, HPI School of Design Thinking

Uwe Raschke

Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch

Senior Service Design Manager, design akademie berlin

SVP, Global Head of Design Services and SAP AppHaus Network, SAP

Judith Pfeiffer

Vice President, Bosch Corporate User Experience

Executive Director, Openlab

Dato Lee

Executive Director, Genovasi Malaysia

Albrecht Gerber

Brandenburgian Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy

Policy Advisor, German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Head of Digital Transformation & Client Analytics, Deutsche Asset Management

Director, Applied Research & Consulting, Steelcase

Associate Partner, permitto CONSULTING

Innovation Program Manager, Google

Design Thinking Coach, 180 Degrees Consulting

Hanna Ehlert

Process Facilitator, Institute for Participatory Design

Strategic Design Consultant, SAP

Senior Researcher Market Driven Innovation, Nofima

Nana L. Henriksen

Teacher, Lyngby Gymnasium

Program Manager, HPI d-school at UCT

Design Professor, HTW Berlin - University of Applied Sciences

Founder, tiefenschärfe

Professor for Business Intelligence, Berlin School of Economics and Law

Co-founder, Innoki

Visual Designer

Senior Fellow, The Melton Foundation

Pedagogical Engineer and Graphic Designer, Paris at École des Ponts

Jascha Rohr

Co-founder and Managing Director, Process Facilitator, Institute for Participatory Design 

Lead Design Research Investigator, Stanford & Columbia Design Studio

Human Centered Design Expert, Creaholic

Community Strategist & Design Consultant, SAP

Program Manager, HPI School of Design Thinking

Program Manager, HPI School of Design Thinking

Director of design, moovel lab

Global B2E Innovation lead, Nestlé

Program Manager, HPI Academy

Program Manager, HPI Academy

Program Manager, HPI Academy

Co-Founder, Airport Innovation Lab

 Executive Director of Human Innovation Design Research, Stanford University

Professor, Researcher, Teacher for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Design Thinking, University of Potsdam

Researcher, HPDTRP

Improv Trainer, Coach, Design Thinker

Real Estate Developer & Asset Manager, BEOS

Head of Sustainability Strategy Products and Production, BMW Group

Vice President Research & Development, Aesculap

CEO, Thoughtfish

Transfermanager, u-institut / Federal Government's Centre of Excellence for Cultural and Creative Industries

Design Thinking Coach

Assistant Professor, Stanford University

Global Innovation Accelerator CoE Lead, UCB

Senior Vice President, EMEA, Steelcase

Matt Parkinson

Professor of Engineering Design and Mechanical Engineering, Penn State University

HR Innovation Consultant, Co-Founder, Bridgery

Matthias Spanic

Digital Strategy & Innovation, ALBA Management

Senior Analyst Customer Intelligence, Volkswagen

Co-Founder, Stanford and

Enablement Architect & Design Thinking Coach, SAP