Design Thinking Workshops

Ten Building Blocks of Rolling out Design Thinking in an Organization

Design Thinking has matured. From a magic potion that you plunge into in colorful trainings to a framework that many organizations have embraced and adapted for themselves. In the last few years, I had the opportunity to participate and co-shape

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Ten Building Blocks of Rolling out Design Thinking in an Organization

Design Thinking has matured. From a magic potion that you plunge into in colorful trainings to a framework that many organizations have embraced and adapted for themselves. In the last few years, I had the opportunity to participate and co-shape

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Training Egyptian Innovation Facilitators

Together with a fantastic colleague, I trained a group of twelve Design Thinking facilitators from Cairo, Egypt. As part of GIZ’s Labor Market Access Program, the team went through a nine day training camp in Cologne in which we familiarized

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Training Egyptian Innovation Facilitators

Together with a fantastic colleague, I trained a group of twelve Design Thinking facilitators from Cairo, Egypt. As part of GIZ’s Labor Market Access Program, the team went through a nine day training camp in Cologne in which we familiarized

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Spark on Contextual Design at SHIFTSCHOOL

I am proud to be part of the network and teaching team of SHIFTSCHOOL in Nuremberg, Germany. SHIFTSCHOOL calls itself ‘Germany’s first Academy for Digital Transformation’ and runs an intense (18 months, Saturdays), class-based curriculum for digital innovators. Created by

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Spark on Contextual Design at SHIFTSCHOOL

I am proud to be part of the network and teaching team of SHIFTSCHOOL in Nuremberg, Germany. SHIFTSCHOOL calls itself ‘Germany’s first Academy for Digital Transformation’ and runs an intense (18 months, Saturdays), class-based curriculum for digital innovators. Created by

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Designing Collaboration between Churches and Social Services Companies

I designed and moderated a strategy day for a mixed group of executives from the church and social service enterprises. The goal was to find ways to leverage synergies between the two entities. This was also the first workshop I

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Designing Collaboration between Churches and Social Services Companies

I designed and moderated a strategy day for a mixed group of executives from the church and social service enterprises. The goal was to find ways to leverage synergies between the two entities. This was also the first workshop I

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German Conference on Idea Management

I moderated the 2016 annual conference of the German Zentrum Ideenmanagement, the most relevant organization on idea management in the country. During the three day conference, a team and I ran participants through a half day experience to showcase the relevance of

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German Conference on Idea Management

I moderated the 2016 annual conference of the German Zentrum Ideenmanagement, the most relevant organization on idea management in the country. During the three day conference, a team and I ran participants through a half day experience to showcase the relevance of

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HPI Design Thinking Open Course

I designed, moderated and co-moderated 13 three day Design Thinking Open Courses for professionals at the HPI in Potsdam from 2013-2016. Every single course had a unique design challenge and highlighted different methods. Here are some videos that show the

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HPI Design Thinking Open Course

I designed, moderated and co-moderated 13 three day Design Thinking Open Courses for professionals at the HPI in Potsdam from 2013-2016. Every single course had a unique design challenge and highlighted different methods. Here are some videos that show the

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Design Thinking for Law

I designed & moderated a design sprint for a German law firm. Design Thinking and Law? – Yes, it works – and it is HOT! (HPI Academy)

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Design Thinking for Law

I designed & moderated a design sprint for a German law firm. Design Thinking and Law? – Yes, it works – and it is HOT! (HPI Academy)

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Short Video Interview for Innovation Blog

A while ago I ran a Design Thinking workshop for Safari Consulting, an innovation consultancy based in Mainz, Germany. It was a very fruitful exchange of experiences and tools with an energetic group of clever and knowledgeable consultants. They write

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Short Video Interview for Innovation Blog

A while ago I ran a Design Thinking workshop for Safari Consulting, an innovation consultancy based in Mainz, Germany. It was a very fruitful exchange of experiences and tools with an energetic group of clever and knowledgeable consultants. They write

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German Conference on Future Agriculture

I designed and moderated a three day conference on future agricultural systems with over 100 experts. The event was the kickoff for a programm by the German ministry of Research and Education. Together with a team of ten coaches, we

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German Conference on Future Agriculture

I designed and moderated a three day conference on future agricultural systems with over 100 experts. The event was the kickoff for a programm by the German ministry of Research and Education. Together with a team of ten coaches, we

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How Would you Explain the Present to People from the Year 2000?

In a recent foresight workshop, I was looking for a format that helps teams find a crisp summary of their perception of digitalization. Obviously not a very small topic, so we came up with a little prompt that turned out

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How Would you Explain the Present to People from the Year 2000?

In a recent foresight workshop, I was looking for a format that helps teams find a crisp summary of their perception of digitalization. Obviously not a very small topic, so we came up with a little prompt that turned out

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Experience Day on the Past, Present and Future of Digitalization

Designed and moderated an experience about the digital future for a team from a global agency. The structure led participants through comparing past and present and then generating visions for the future of digitization in various industries. Here’s a sketch

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Experience Day on the Past, Present and Future of Digitalization

Designed and moderated an experience about the digital future for a team from a global agency. The structure led participants through comparing past and present and then generating visions for the future of digitization in various industries. Here’s a sketch

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Design Thinking Open Course Deep Dive

Since 2014, the HPI Academy team and I are running advanced classes for returning participants who have been part of the Design Thinking Open Course. The three day class is an absolutely exciting mixture of a productive workshop and a really

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Design Thinking Open Course Deep Dive

Since 2014, the HPI Academy team and I are running advanced classes for returning participants who have been part of the Design Thinking Open Course. The three day class is an absolutely exciting mixture of a productive workshop and a really

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Design Thinking for Faculty at Istanbul Technical University

I designed and moderated a Design Thinking experience for faculty members at Istanbul Technical University ITÜ. The university has set up a unit called Ginova with the goal of encouraging entrepreneurship among students from all disciplines. Here’s a review of

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Design Thinking for Faculty at Istanbul Technical University

I designed and moderated a Design Thinking experience for faculty members at Istanbul Technical University ITÜ. The university has set up a unit called Ginova with the goal of encouraging entrepreneurship among students from all disciplines. Here’s a review of

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Kickoff for a pharma think tank

I co-designed and moderated the kickoff of a think tank on pharmaceutical innovation that brings together researchers and companies across the pharma value chain. In the 1.5 day program, the goal was for people to get to know each other

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Kickoff for a pharma think tank

I co-designed and moderated the kickoff of a think tank on pharmaceutical innovation that brings together researchers and companies across the pharma value chain. In the 1.5 day program, the goal was for people to get to know each other

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Design Thinking Training for a Pharmaceutical Company

I designed and moderated a Design Thinking training for a German pharmaceudical company that explored novel offerings that could support doctors in achieving their goals. Wondering what this is? An I.V. of course! (HPI Academy)

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Design Thinking Training for a Pharmaceutical Company

I designed and moderated a Design Thinking training for a German pharmaceudical company that explored novel offerings that could support doctors in achieving their goals. Wondering what this is? An I.V. of course! (HPI Academy)

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Junior Achievement’s CREATIVE CONFIDENCE course for Chinese students

I had the chance to team up with the global NGO Junior Achievement and two of its sponsors, SAP China and Burberry to design a “Creative Confidence”course for Chinese students that will be taught by business volunteers. The intention is

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Junior Achievement’s CREATIVE CONFIDENCE course for Chinese students

I had the chance to team up with the global NGO Junior Achievement and two of its sponsors, SAP China and Burberry to design a “Creative Confidence”course for Chinese students that will be taught by business volunteers. The intention is

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The Future of Fuel Retail with SAP Oil & Gas and Engen South Africa

Designed and moderated a strategic meeting between SAP and one of its customers in the Oil & Gas division on how smart vehicles and big data may impact fuel retail. Here’s a summary of the workshop from SAP’s perspective. According to that,

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The Future of Fuel Retail with SAP Oil & Gas and Engen South Africa

Designed and moderated a strategic meeting between SAP and one of its customers in the Oil & Gas division on how smart vehicles and big data may impact fuel retail. Here’s a summary of the workshop from SAP’s perspective. According to that,

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Think Tank on Odzala National Park (Congo)

I had the great pleasure to design and facilitate a two day think tank on future measures for Odzala National Park with a group of mostly African conservation experts and philanthropists. I have to admit that I knew very little

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Think Tank on Odzala National Park (Congo)

I had the great pleasure to design and facilitate a two day think tank on future measures for Odzala National Park with a group of mostly African conservation experts and philanthropists. I have to admit that I knew very little

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Kickoff for the German Hochschulforum Digitalisierung

I designed and moderated the kickoff meeting for the German Hochschulforum Digitalisierung by the Stifterverband, a think tank consisting of seventy experts that investigates the potential of digitization for German university education. Our most important message in this workshop was

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Kickoff for the German Hochschulforum Digitalisierung

I designed and moderated the kickoff meeting for the German Hochschulforum Digitalisierung by the Stifterverband, a think tank consisting of seventy experts that investigates the potential of digitization for German university education. Our most important message in this workshop was

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Design Thinking for Apparel Online Shopping

I concepted and moderated a two day training program for a group of future category managers from different companies in the apparel industry. In order to make the program as meaningful as possible, the three teams developed solutions for real

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Design Thinking for Apparel Online Shopping

I concepted and moderated a two day training program for a group of future category managers from different companies in the apparel industry. In order to make the program as meaningful as possible, the three teams developed solutions for real

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Innovation Camp for 50 Teenagers with the Anne Frank Zentrum

I concepted and moderated a one day innovation camp for fifty teenagers from all over Germany who are involved with the Anne Frank Zentrum. In the workshop, ten parallel teams developed new ideas for projects that can help to drive

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Innovation Camp for 50 Teenagers with the Anne Frank Zentrum

I concepted and moderated a one day innovation camp for fifty teenagers from all over Germany who are involved with the Anne Frank Zentrum. In the workshop, ten parallel teams developed new ideas for projects that can help to drive

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Innovation Workshop on Future Luxury in Passenger Transportation

I concepted and moderated an innovation workshop on Future Luxury in transportation, a collaboration between a car manufacturer and an aviation company. The workshop featured the development of luxury principles, gaining multi-cultural empathy, prototyping of future luxury experiences and very

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Innovation Workshop on Future Luxury in Passenger Transportation

I concepted and moderated an innovation workshop on Future Luxury in transportation, a collaboration between a car manufacturer and an aviation company. The workshop featured the development of luxury principles, gaining multi-cultural empathy, prototyping of future luxury experiences and very

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Breakthrough Innovation Lab

Designed and moderated a one day “Breakthrough Innovation Lab” as a way to opperationalize the Breakthrough criteria developed by Volans. The workshop featured Volans’ John Elkington and the brain researcher Gerald Hüther and was organized by Impact Solutions (now zero360.the innovation company).

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Breakthrough Innovation Lab

Designed and moderated a one day “Breakthrough Innovation Lab” as a way to opperationalize the Breakthrough criteria developed by Volans. The workshop featured Volans’ John Elkington and the brain researcher Gerald Hüther and was organized by Impact Solutions (now zero360.the innovation company).

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New Business Opportunities for Car Manufacturers

I co-designed and moderated an incubator program for a large German car manufacturer that explored potential future business opportunities with a group of employees and subject matter experts. In two topic areas outside the core business, 10 design teams came

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New Business Opportunities for Car Manufacturers

I co-designed and moderated an incubator program for a large German car manufacturer that explored potential future business opportunities with a group of employees and subject matter experts. In two topic areas outside the core business, 10 design teams came

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Designing Trust between China an Germany

I co-designed & moderated a workshop in Beijing with pioneers of German-Chinese relations from politics, art and sports. Together, they created future experiences improving bilateral trust between China and Germany. (HPI Academy / CONSTELLATIONS International)

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Designing Trust between China an Germany

I co-designed & moderated a workshop in Beijing with pioneers of German-Chinese relations from politics, art and sports. Together, they created future experiences improving bilateral trust between China and Germany. (HPI Academy / CONSTELLATIONS International)

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Redesigning Brand Positioning for a Financial Institution

I designed and moderated a brand repositioning workshop for a German financial service provider including identification of differentiating factors, prototyping new positioning ideas and delivery of focused positioning statements. The company has now implemented a number of elements from the

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Redesigning Brand Positioning for a Financial Institution

I designed and moderated a brand repositioning workshop for a German financial service provider including identification of differentiating factors, prototyping new positioning ideas and delivery of focused positioning statements. The company has now implemented a number of elements from the

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Exercise on Mindfulness of Space

I designed and moderated a 90 minute interactive session on how space follows intention in Design Thinking for the HPI D-Vision Day 2013. I describe the session here. (HPI Academy)

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Exercise on Mindfulness of Space

I designed and moderated a 90 minute interactive session on how space follows intention in Design Thinking for the HPI D-Vision Day 2013. I describe the session here. (HPI Academy)

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Bonn International Summer School on Responsible Business

I designed & moderated the industry workshop modules for the Bonn International Summer School on Responsible Business, organized by the GIZ and EY. Design Challenges developed in cooperation with industry partners from the Software-, Pharma-, Mobility- & Energy sector. Here’s a

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Bonn International Summer School on Responsible Business

I designed & moderated the industry workshop modules for the Bonn International Summer School on Responsible Business, organized by the GIZ and EY. Design Challenges developed in cooperation with industry partners from the Software-, Pharma-, Mobility- & Energy sector. Here’s a

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Social Innovation & Sustainable Business Solutions

I designed and moderated several classes that combine Design Thinking and Sustainability. The programs “Design Thinking for Social Innovation” and “Design Thinking Sustainable Business Solutions” were developed in cooperation with Impact Solutions (now zero360). (HPI Academy)

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Social Innovation & Sustainable Business Solutions

I designed and moderated several classes that combine Design Thinking and Sustainability. The programs “Design Thinking for Social Innovation” and “Design Thinking Sustainable Business Solutions” were developed in cooperation with Impact Solutions (now zero360). (HPI Academy)

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Designing Media Experiences

I co-designed and co-moderated an innovation workshop on “media experiences” for BBC Worldwide in London.What you see here is a prototype for an on-bike media experience: (HPI Academy)

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Designing Media Experiences

I co-designed and co-moderated an innovation workshop on “media experiences” for BBC Worldwide in London.What you see here is a prototype for an on-bike media experience: (HPI Academy)

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Designing Future Mobility

I co-designed and choached a team in an innovation workshop for a German mobility company and leaders from its ecosystem with about 100 attendants. Accompanied by Design Thinking coaches, mixed teams of experts developed ideas for topics like energy saving, intermodal

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Designing Future Mobility

I co-designed and choached a team in an innovation workshop for a German mobility company and leaders from its ecosystem with about 100 attendants. Accompanied by Design Thinking coaches, mixed teams of experts developed ideas for topics like energy saving, intermodal

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Five Day Camp for Asia Pacific Marketing Team

Designed and moderated a five day camp for a team from Asia Pacific and Japan that included experiencing Design Thinking, applying it to internal strategy topics and learning skills to lead sessions as a coach. (HPI Academy)

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Five Day Camp for Asia Pacific Marketing Team

Designed and moderated a five day camp for a team from Asia Pacific and Japan that included experiencing Design Thinking, applying it to internal strategy topics and learning skills to lead sessions as a coach. (HPI Academy)

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Innovating Checking Accounts

I designed and moderated a three day innovation experience for a German bank around future innovations for checking accounts.   (HPI Academy)

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Innovating Checking Accounts

I designed and moderated a three day innovation experience for a German bank around future innovations for checking accounts.   (HPI Academy)

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d.school Stanford Bootcamp

I had the chance to co-coach a team in d.school Stanford’s bootcamp in the March 2013 class. (HPI Academy)

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d.school Stanford Bootcamp

I had the chance to co-coach a team in d.school Stanford’s bootcamp in the March 2013 class. (HPI Academy)

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Workshop with a Brandenburg City Council

I designed and moderated an innovation workshop for the council of the city of Eberswalde on how to tackle the challenges of a medium sized town with a shrinking population. (HPI Academy)

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Workshop with a Brandenburg City Council

I designed and moderated an innovation workshop for the council of the city of Eberswalde on how to tackle the challenges of a medium sized town with a shrinking population. (HPI Academy)

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Redesign how Craftsmen get Hired

I designed and moderated an innovation workshop focussing on how to improve the experience of craftsmen getting hired. (HPI Academy)

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Redesign how Craftsmen get Hired

I designed and moderated an innovation workshop focussing on how to improve the experience of craftsmen getting hired. (HPI Academy)

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Design Thinking for Petcare Innovation

I designed and moderated two innovation classes around pet care and the coexistence between pets and people for a global pet food company. Here are some of our users: (HPI Academy)

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Design Thinking for Petcare Innovation

I designed and moderated two innovation classes around pet care and the coexistence between pets and people for a global pet food company. Here are some of our users: (HPI Academy)

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Software Support for Diabetes and Cancer Patients

Designed and moderated an innovation workshop on improving the experience of cancer and diabetes patients with the help of software. (HPI Academy)

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Software Support for Diabetes and Cancer Patients

Designed and moderated an innovation workshop on improving the experience of cancer and diabetes patients with the help of software. (HPI Academy)

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Leading Design Thinking

Designed and moderated a two day class on “Leading Design Thinking” for board members of a large German software company. This class had its focus on how to enable and manage teams to do Design Thinking work by assembling the

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Leading Design Thinking

Designed and moderated a two day class on “Leading Design Thinking” for board members of a large German software company. This class had its focus on how to enable and manage teams to do Design Thinking work by assembling the

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Big Data Business Models for Banks

Designed and moderated an innovation experience on the future of Big Data for a team from Postfinance, the Swiss post. An idea which was drafted in the course of the project and later rolled out by the team is https://www.profitapp.ch/de. (HPI Academy)

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Big Data Business Models for Banks

Designed and moderated an innovation experience on the future of Big Data for a team from Postfinance, the Swiss post. An idea which was drafted in the course of the project and later rolled out by the team is https://www.profitapp.ch/de. (HPI Academy)

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