C-1 / Michael
Michael has had different roles over the last few years. He was responsible for strategic growth, acted as Chief Innovation Officer, and laid the foundation for numerous growth initiatives in sectors that are in a transition. He teaches Design Thinking as a visiting professor at various universities. With his help, a number of international companies have developed and commercialized radical innovations. He postulated a new mindset of converging approaches of design thinking in digitization
C-3 / Larry
Larry is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering Design and founding director of the Center for Design Research at Stanford (CDR) and of the Hasso Plattner Design Thinking Research Program at Stanford. He is one of the most influential personalities and pioneers of design thinking. He brought design thinking to the world, putting the focus on working in interdisciplinary teams
C-2 / Patrick
Patrick has been Professor for Product Innovation at the chair for Industrial Engineering/ Innovation at Lucerne University of Applied Science–Technology & Architecture since 2009. He studied Mechanical Engineering at ETH Zurich, then worked as a Project Engineer before receiving his doctorate in the field of innovation management at ETH Zurich. After eight years at Siemens, he now teaches product management and deals intensively with the advancement of agile methods in product management, design thinking, and lean start-up.