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 immdiate insight into the expetise 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

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

Christoph Meinel

President, Scientific Director and CEO of the HPI

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Design Group

Chief Innovation Evangelist, Google

Journalist & Author

Director Design EMEA & AP, Steelcase

VP Design Thinking, SAP Labs

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

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

Coordination Einstein Center for Regenerative Therapies / BioThinking, Charité Berlin

Program Manager, HPI Academy

Program Manager, HPI Academy

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

Executive Director, Openlab

Dato Lee

Executive Director, Genovasi Malaysia

Policy Advisor, German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Head of Digital Transformation & Client Analytics, Deutsche Asset Management

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

Adjunkt, 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

Designer, Indigenous Rights and Resource Governance Research Group

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