Our Speakers

We look forward to welcoming experts, innovators, thought leaders, and visionaries from all fields to discuss the impact they have made with Design Thinking. 

Werner Achtert

Vice President Public Sector at msg systems ag 

Rudi Ballreich

Organizational Consultant, business mediater and trainer for mindful leadership at Concadora GmbH 

Sebastian Benndorf

Planning lead for DREAM FACTORY at Bentley Motors Ltd. 

Jens Brünink

Principal Business Consultant at msg 

Laura Engelhardt

Technology and Innovation Management at Siemens AG, Co-Founder and Coach at pureEdge

Mei Lin Fung

Chair and Co-Founder at People-Centered Internet

Pia Gebbing

Research Associate in Business and Economics at Jacobs University Bremen 

Thomas Grundnigg

Program Lead at Hasso Plattner Institute 

Hiroma Hara

Managing Director, SAP Labs Japan at SAP Japan 

Konstantinos Karachalios

Managing Director IEEE SA at IEEE 

Dr. Marcus Kölling

CFO at Hasso Plattner Institute 

Christina Lang

CEO at DigitalService GmbH des Bundes 

Yi-Cong Lu

Design Thinking & Agile Coach at HPI School of Design Thinking

Adriana Markovic

Innovation & Design Thinking Expert & Co-Founder at MESH Berlin GmbH 

Bettina Michl

User Research Lead at Data4Life

Claudia Nicolai

Academic Director at HPI School of Design Thinking 

Richard Perez

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

Uwe Raschke

Former Member of Board of Management Bosch

Anja Reul

Leiterin des Referats IV.1.2 Digitaler Unterricht, Lernmittelfreiheit, Zulassung von Bildungsmedien at Hessisches Kultusministerium

Hedi Schaefer

CEO at Hedi Schaefer Consulting 

Sheri Sheppard

Professor at Stanford University 

Nina Smidt

Managing Director and Spokesperson of the Board at Siemens Stiftung 

Caroline Szymans

Design Thinking Coach at HPI School of Design Thinking

Klaudia Thal

Program Lead Wayfinder at HPI School of Design Thinking

Maira Trauzettel

Integrated Strategy Lead NeuroImmunology at Roche Pharma AG

Falk Uebernickel

Professor for Design Thinking and Innovation Research at Hasso Plattner Institute

David Weigend

Head of Participation and Education at Futurium Berlin 

Lorenz Wyss

Head Innovationmanagement at Swiss Post 

Miriam Yasbay

Miriam Yasbay

Innovation Designer & Entrepreneur 

Christian Hochhuth

Lead Business Consultant at msg

Bert Anrich

Head of the Chair, Professor for Digital Health - Connected Healthcare at Hasso Plattner Institute 

Manja Bartlog

Head of Learning & Growth Hub at Roche Pharma AG

Flavia Bleuel

Program Lead Leadership for Innovation and Agility at HPI Academy

Kim Dabbs

Global VP, ESG + Social Innovation at Steelcase 

Peter Fagerström

Founder and Executive Chairman at Educraftor 

Angela Galeano Colonia

Program Lead at HPI School of Design Thinking

Steffen Goertz

Entrepreneur, Coach, Consultant 

Lisa Guenther

Coachin at Colors of Life Coaching 

Andreas Hauser

Senior Vice President at SAP AppHaus Network

George Kembel

Founder at Stanford d.school, Founding Partner at Global Creativity Labs & DGLOBAL.ORG 

Wolfgang Kriegs

Sales Manager & Brand Ambassador at System 180 

Julia Leihener

Professor and Program Director M.A. Strategic Design at SRH Berlin School of Design 

Selina Mayer

Researcher at HPI School of Design Thinking

Xin Min

Xin Min

Lecturer at Communication University of China 

Osman Sherif

Program Lead at HPI School of Design Thinking 

Gerhard Pfau

IBM Distinguished Designer, Head of Design Technology Support Services at IBM 

Leon Reiner

Co-Founder and Managing Director at Impact Hub Berlin

Martina Ritzer

CIO at CWS International GmbH 

Mike Schubert

Mayor of the City of Potsdam

Linlin Shui

Courtesy Professor at Stanford University 

Christian Smirnow

Senior Service Designer at Futurice 

Martin Talmeier

Digital Transformation for SME at Hasso Plattner Institute 

Dr. Julia von Thienen

Senior Researcher at Hasso Plattner Institute 

Samuel Tschepe

Program Lead Design Thinking Coach Certification at HPI Academy 

Gerhard Ursprung

CEO at VR Family Finance GmbH 

Uli Weinberg

Director at HPI School of Design Thinking 

Fei Yu Xu

Senior Vice President, Global Head of Artificial Intelligence at SAP

Miriam Stareprawo-Hofmann

Miriam Stareprawo-Hofmann

Project Coordinator Blockchain at Volksbank Mittweida eG

Monika Frech

Monika Frech

Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer at Yunus Social Business

Jan Auernhammer

Associate Professor at University of Technology Sydney 

Christian Bason

CEO at Danish Design Center 

Anita Buchli

Head Entrepreneurship and Member of the Strategic Board at ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences 

Danielly de Paula

Senior Researcher at Hasso Plattner Institute 

Marianne Frech

Study Program Director at Careum School of Health

Deepa Gautam-Nigge

Senior Director Corporate Development M&A at SAP 

Jill Grinager

Coordinator for Research and Teaching at Hasso Plattner Institute 

Joann Halpern

Director at Hasso Plattner Institute, New York 

Mariá-José Juárez

Program Lead at HPI School of Design Thinking

Annie Kerguenne

Director Transformation Strategies and Design Thinking Master Coach at Hasso Plattner Institute

Raika Sophie Krokoszinski

Knowledge Manager at HPI School of Design Thinking 

Madini Liebscher

Program Lead at Hasso Plattner Institute 

Doris Mampe

Design Thinking Expert at #PoDojo 

Christoph Meinel

CEO and Director at Hasso Plattner Institute

Ariane Morassi

Research Assistant at Hasso Plattner Institute 

Frank Pawlitschek

Director School of Entrepreneurship at Hasso Plattner Institute 

Anne Prib

Founder and CEO at Polaris Berlin 

Allan Reiss

Professor of Psychiatry, Radiology and Pediatrics at Stanford University

Bernhard Roth

Academic Director, Stanford d.school at Stanford University 

Martin Schwemmle

Senior Researcher at HPI School of Design Thinking 

Anneke Siedke

Program Lead Corporate Innovation & Design Thinking Coach at HPI Academy 

Klaus Suwelack

NBD & Innovation Management at Janssen/Johnson & Johnson 

Xuetong Tang

Xuetong Tang

Lecturer at Communication University of China 

Dr. Christine Thong

Academic Director, DFM at Design Factory Melbourne, Swinburne University of Technology 

Jen Tzen Tan

Design Thinking Coach at HPI School of Design Thinking

Airina Volungeviciene

Director at EDEN Digital Learning Europe, Vytautas Magnus University 

Heiko Witte

Business Development Consultant Digital at Rolls-Royce 

Maria Yang

Associate Dean of Engineering and Gail E. Kendall Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Lisa Zoder

Project Manager at GIZ GmbH