FROM INNOVATIVE THINKING TO INNOVATIVE DOING
Creating our future today. This is innovation at Accenture.
At our Future Camps in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Russia we have created spaces in which thinking out of the box is not just a phrase. Here we collaborate with you to accelerate your innovation journey: Familiarize yourself with emerging technologies, get inspired and develop innovative ideas for new services and business models. The creative environment and our innovation process will fuel you to release groundbreaking and valuable ideas. Through our Open Innovation approach, we make use of our large ecosystem which consists of top-tier accelerators, game changing start-ups and industry experts who are a source of valuable inspiration. Furthermore, we have the expertise of highly specialized engineers in our Liquid Studios who transform innovative ideas into tangible and testable results. One step further, we provide experts who have the capabilities to integrate the created pilots into existing systems and who are able to scale them. To sum up: Bringing together manpower with the right skills and the right infrastructure, we are the right partner for innovation. Let’s move forward together!
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WHAT WE OFFER
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Design Thinking Workshops and Innovation Sprints
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Storytelling, Creative Moderation and Visual Communication
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Open Innovation and Start-Up Industry Deep Dives
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The workshop was really great. Especially the thorough preparation has made the excellent working atmosphere possible and has enabled us to come up with important workshop results that laid the foundation of our roadmap for moving into the future. A big thank you to the Innovation Team!
Big thanks for sending a star team. This has been a huge success. We will repeat this in the near future and will look forward to the great collaboration with the Innovation Team.
A big thank you for the great collaboration leading up to the workshop and for your professional workshop execution. Your patience and flexibility during the workshop as well as your interlocking input are outstanding. The initial inspiration session was a great starting point and definitely food for thought. The participants were impressed with the Future Camp and with the learning by doing approach. The mix of theory and practice led us to numerous ideas for our daily work routine and inspired us to design future processes differently. I will definitely recommend your workshops.
The extraordinary and inspiring Design Sprints with Accenture helped us to rework one of our core insurance products. Most importantly, we focused on the end-to-end customer journey throughout the whole process by putting our clients at the center of our actions. The effective and professional preparation combined with the discrete but efficient guidance during the workshop created a collaborative team spirit. The creative and at the same time outcome-focused atmosphere helped achieve excellent innovative results we could immediately implement. The team is bringing a new mindset and new methods into the organization. I am looking forward to making the next change steps with the team and working with you again!
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Space is the Body Language of our Organization
Break out. Adopt new perspectives. Discover new ideas and bring them to life.
It’s time to leave ordinary and obsolete working environments behind – don’t be stuck in a boring room without daylight, packed with static conference furniture and without a chance to let creativity, playfulness, collaboration and innovation run free. Explore our Innovation Spaces and get a first-hand feel of the powerful difference an appropriate working space can make.
Our Future Camps are large and open creative workspaces that provide a productive work environment and an inspiring atmosphere. They have been specifically designed to help teams work together collaboratively and creatively. The Future Camps are equipped with movable furniture and writable walls as well as smart and inspiring devices that foster agility and creativity. The open and flexible furniture enables you to quickly change the setting of the room and adapt it to your individual needs.
The right space and our team of innovation experts and coaches at hand will enable you to break out of your daily work environment, to adopt new perspectives and to come up with inspiring ideas and innovative solutions.
Future Camp Kronberg
Imagine you can tailor your workspace to your individual needs for optimum results! That’s what we do for you at the Future Camp in Kronberg: Over 300 sqm filled with movable furniture, writable walls, smart and inspiring devices do the trick! Plan and reflect your innovation journey in the Workshop area. Engineer your prototypes and bring them to the next level in our Werkstatt. Make use of our virtual reality devices, 3D printers or Artificial Intelligence applications to experience digitization vividly. Need to retreat? Use one of our comfortable and fully equipped meeting rooms for calls, video conferences and presentations. Need a break? Visit our renowned Campus Kronberg canteen or enjoy a delicious catering with your team in our cafeteria. It’s all there, you only need to use it! We’re looking forward to hosting you soon!
Future Camp Hamburg
Dropping an anchor in the middle of Hamburg - Future Camp Hamburg, a place and think tank for digital ideas and a space for creativity and innovation for you.Unleash your creativity up in the sky, above the city with a marvelous view to both sides of the Alster. Tailor your workspace to your individual needs for optimum results. Where? At the Future Camp in Hamburg: on 80 sqm filled with movable furniture, writable walls, smart and inspiring devices! Dream big, plan effectively, reflect and iterate as well as prototype and test your ideas for your innovation journey in our workshop area.Need to retreat? Use one of our comfortable and fully equipped meeting rooms for calls, video conferences and presentations. Need a creative pause? Relax on our inviting terrace (maybe you are lucky and catch some of Hamburg’s famous sun rays). Need an inspiration? Visit Avanade, dgroup and media management in the levels below the camp and get insights for your digital journey.
Future Camp Vienna
The Accenture Future Camp in Vienna offers the perfect space to embark on your digital journey. It’s a place where people meet to design and co-create new digital products, services and business models.
You will go from ideation to results with rapid, tangible prototyping. This leads to showcases and demos which can be implemented and rapidly tested, showing you immediately whether an idea works and how it could be improved.
Select one of our workshops to dive in and meet the Future Camp team Vienna.
Industrial Internet of Things Center Garching
Harnessing the IIoT to achieve the next level of operational efficiency and create new revenue streams.
You can benefit from:
Cutting-edge IIoT technologies in action
6 constantly evolving IIoT hands-on experiences
1,400+ m2 of creative industrial space
new solutions through industrial design thinking
Future Camp Bonn
The Digital Acceleration Center in Bonn helps visitors understand how to accelerate their digital journey and deliver a unique and compelling customer experience through digital technologies.
Equipped with demo labs, workshop studios and an event center, the Accenture Digital Acceleration Center offers the perfect space to discover your digital journey. Here, companies can see how disruptive technologies can propel their digital transformation and enable unique customer experiences. Together with our experts who have a depth of expertise on technology and industry, we gain real insights into how digital is disrupting traditional business models and rewriting the rules of competitiveness.
Future Camp Zurich
Dedicated to Collaboration & Co-creation - We support you in your individual innovation journey and help you foster tomorrow's reality – from ideation to concretization – based on your specific needs. We create your unique customized experience, that will help you innovate and define the best growth opportunities as part of your digital transformation. With our team of experienced innovation as well as industry experts we help you bring innovative ideas to life – in an open and flexible space which will help you being creative, thinking outside-the-box and determine the best route for future growth. We strongly believe that innovation emerges in the ecosystem and open innovation fosters the idea of working with the best partners, which is why we also include our global ventures and ecosystem experts to create the bridge to drive growth for you anywhere with corporate partners and startups everywhere.
Future Camp Moscow
We are proudly expanding Global Accenture Innovation Architecture to the heart of Russia: Being located in the very center of Moscow the Future Camp represents unique synergies of four capabilities: Design Thinking, Liquid Studio, Applied Intelligence Lab and Open Innovations Platform. The Future Camp is a modern and spacious 250 sqm lounge environment with a digital “flavor” fostering creativity and out-of-the-box thinking as well as promoting co-creative ways of working. We are strong adaptors of the motto: “From innovative thinking to innovative doing…On the fly”. Happy to invite you to our experience space.
Future Camp Geneva
Additional to the creative space in Zurich, the Future Camp in Geneva is the second Accenture innovation factory in Switzerland. The environment is designed to provide the best possible atmosphere for creating new innovations. But, we don’t deliver you a one-sided solution – we co-create innovative solutions together with you. We offer you the opportunity for creative workshops and sprints with industry experts and peers on newest developments in the market to help you accelerate your journey to becoming a digitally-enabled company of the future.
Future Camp Essen
Here you still feel the heartbeat of heavy industry – our new IoT-Center in Essen will be located on the World Heritage site of the former coal mine “Zeche Zollverein”. Amidst this well-preserved masterpiece of industrial architecture, you will find tons of inspiration for spinning your business into THE NEW. Multiple workspaces on hundreds of square meters will comprise the Future Camp Essen, where you will find well designed and equipped spaces that give you the flexibility to work on new solutions. You will find inspiration in our demo space, where we will showcase the latest technologies handpicked to match your needs. You will be able to bring your ideas to life in the form of rapid prototypes in collaboration with our on-site expert teams. Need to retreat? Use one of our comfortable and fully equipped meeting rooms for calls, video conferences and presentations. Need a break? Simply step out of the building and enjoy a stroll over the inspiring World Heritage site. Need a snack? Visit our networking café or enjoy a delicious catering with your team directly in our Future Camp kitchen. We’re looking forward to meet you there at the end of 2018.
Accenture Ventures & Open Innovation
In the digital era, innovation does not grow out of individual achievement alone, it rather emerges out of an active ecosystem. We thus believe in the concept of open innovation, which fosters the idea of working with the best. We work with over 35 top-tier accelerators and more than 25 of the most influential venture capitalists; we engage with many of the most renowned universities and corporate R&D labs on a global level – all of them are immensurable sources of ideas that can fuel an enterprise’s agenda.
But first and foremost, it is our global Accenture Ventures team that builds the bridge to startups from across the globe – to drive innovation and growth for you.
Our mission is to be the first to find the next wave of innovative technologies and solutions. We embrace open innovation to better serve our clients, to acquaint them with promising ideas and to guide them in the adoption of industry-transforming innovations at an unprecedented scale and speed.
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Meet the Innovation Team
Lukas is a jack of all trades. With the exception of savant-like knowledge of movie trivia, he is a true generalist and a storyteller at heart. Besides the skills just mentioned, Lukas possesses an aptitude for innovating – an aptitude he has further developed on several international projects.
Lukas likes to reimagine peoples’ relationships with the world around them and inspires others to do so as well. His broad knowledge of innovative technologies, creative mind-set, and sociable nature help spark wild ideas – Ideas which will encourage people to make mistakes. He will help then enhance the ideas to keep and develop. Lukas holds a degree in Business Administration.
Stefan is a sociable, down-to-earth guy with a high level of empathy and a distinct sense of humor. After starting his professional career as a IT Systems and Electronics Technician and gathering first practical working experience in the telecommunications and electronics manufacturing industry, he specialized in International Marketing and Management during his bachelors in International Business. Passionate about innovative business models and disruptive technologies, Stefan sharpened his profile with a focus on Innovation Management during his master studies in Business Administration.
His professional background comprises 6+ years of practical experience in various industries. He had professional exposure to the Aviation, Electronics, IT, Intra-Logistics, Advertising & International Marketing, as well as Electronics and Automotive Manufacturing industry. In his last internship before starting at Accenture in February 2018, he worked as a Junior Venture Developer in the Innovation Lab of an energy supplier and complimented his experience with valuable insights into the energy sector. Driven by his curiosity and enthusiasm for Asian culture and cuisine, he spent two years of studying, working, traveling and eating his way throughout South East Asia and he is into Mixed Martial Arts.
Leonie combines her expertise as coach and Design Thinking facilitator with a broad skillset in brand management and communications. She is an experienced professional in content marketing with a strong focus on digital business and state-of-the-art technologies. Leonie is passionate about doing things differently – she supports an open and inspiring working culture, is creative and always willing to go the extra mile while tackling new challenges. Her vivid personality electrifies people to step out of their comfort zone which is the key to innovation, she believes.
As an Innovation Consultant and Design Thinking expert Anna has gained experience on a wide range of assignments. Her in-depth understanding on how large organizations work and what makes them tick combined with an extensive expertise on creative methods including storytelling and Lego Serious Play allows her to successfully implement innovative thinking and doing in corporate environments and create a sustainable Innovation Culture. Anna is not afraid to challenge the status quo. She lives in Berlin and holds a degree in Political Sciences with an emphasis on Social Psychology.
Anna believes that Human Centered Thinking is key to developing innovative ideas which have the potential to become successful implementations. Thus it forms the very core of her mindset. As a Design Thinking Coach and Facilitator she aims to inspire people to change perspective and be open for new agile approaches. Anna is experienced in visualization, which she widely applies to enhance her communication and facilitation in the form of tailor-made templates, visualized ideas and graphic recordings. The experience she has gained in agile methodology helps her to achieve her goal to apply Design Thinking in everyday situations and spread the Design Thinking spirit.
Jan is part of the Innovation Team based in Munich, Germany. Since 2013, Jan gains working experience both as a consultant for Accenture and as an entrepreneur. Having mainly focused on the areas Innovation Consulting, Digital Transformation Management, and Design Thinking. Since 2017, Jan supported projects and facilitated diverse Innovation Workshops across industries and functional areas for many different clients. Furthermore, Jan gained intensive experiences in sales pitch facilitation, as sales lead for an international premium automotive account in Munich and in Storytelling. He holds a master degree in International Business from the London South Bank University, UK. Additionally, Jan is proficient in Design Thinking, and a trained moderator and Communication Coach. Jan is a passionate communicator with a huge interest in people and their individual ways of solving problems.
Octavia has focused on Strategic Design for almost a decade. Intellectually, she is especially interested in the junction of human understanding, strategic insights and creativity as driver for innovation. Curious on how these factors influence decision-making, she has immersed herself in business, research and creative roles from start-ups to Fortune500 companies, in five countries and three continents. Inspired by her broad and rich experience, she believes in constantly pushing boundaries and questioning the status quo, striving for continuous development. Emotionally, she believes in the resourcefulness of the human genius and loves fostering an innovation-oriented and inquisitive mindset. She is an experienced Design Thinker, open work culture architect, people-connector and a story-loving teller.
Maria works as an Innovation Manager within Accenture Digital. She holds an MBA and is Certified MIT Design Thinking Expert. She has over 12 years of travel and airline industry experience. While working for the biggest German startups, she realized that she was born with the Design Thinking mindset. She is a Scrum Project Master and Design Thinking Coach Expert with a strong focus on digital business. Maria is passionate about people and cultures and enjoys managing projects with open and inspiring people. She is very creative and positive and known for getting her hands dirty with: Empathy and experimentation: understanding customers at a deeper level; inspiration and ideation: discovering unexpected opportunities in the market place; building and testing: user-centered solutions and prototyping process; communication: sharing (valuable, amusing) experiences and (painful, worthwhile) lessons learned on the journey! Her vibrant nature makes people feel comfortable working with her even in the most challenging situations, which allows them to be free to create.
Laura started her professional journey with an Industrial Business education. Following her passion for learning new skills and experiencing new cultures, she studied abroad in California, US, to enhance and improve her graphic design skills. Subsequently, Laura came back to Germany where she is now about to finish her Bachelor Degree in Business Psychology. As part of the Innovation Team, she is applying her diverse skillset from her Industrial Business, Graphic Design and Business Psychology background by bringing together industrial know-how, strong marketing skills, a keen sense for design, and an understanding for people’s individual needs to create customized workshops.
Furthermore, she especially enjoys the challenge of coming up with new and innovative ideas for each individual use case. By using her expertise in Storytelling, Visual Communication, and Design Thinking, she supports clients to achieve a unique sustainable mindset and to manage a creative outcome. To encourage the Accenture Innovation Ecosystem, she is responsible for the organization of different kinds of innovation initiatives and events. In her leisure time, Laura enjoys photography, skiing, surfing, travelling, and exploring new cultures as well as visiting various concerts.
As a master’s student in International Management and Marketing at the University of Mainz, Steffi provides a fresh and detached perspective to business issues of all kinds. She is always open-minded and curious for the NEW. Being equipped with strong marketing skills, she brings along a highly creative mind and loves to live it up through visualizations. As a trained Design Thinking Coach, she supports the team in the execution of various workshops. Furthermore, she is responsible for organizing different kinds of innovation initiatives and events which foster the Accenture Innovation Ecosystem. Despite of being well-known for her balanced nature, she is always using her creative energy for developing wild ideas. Steffi is passionate about good food and sports. That’s why she demonstrates her evidence not only at tough Design Thinking challenges but also on the center court and at the gym.
Erik contributes >20 years of primary and secondary research experience in the most disrupting and disrupted industries: Communications, Media & Entertainment, High Tech, Internet & Social having focused on Competitor Intelligence, Strategy, Business Models, Ecosystems, and Innovation. His other strong passion – besides “Innovation Research” – is just “The Human Being”: Being a professional Coach with a master in Human Resources Counselling, Coaching & Supervision, he likes to help people to develop & leverage their sometimes hidden skills and resources. Having facilitated many Design Thinking workshops & client projects one of his special interests is to unfold the great power of Design Thinking not only in face-to-face environments but also in virtual and multicultural environments. In his role as Innovation Ecosystem Manager he brings together Innovation Executives from different industries and companies to collaborate and co-create on common topics, bridging industries and mindsets. His core belief: 1+1=3.
As a Masters student in Business Administration, specializing in Marketing, Sahana supports the Design Thinking team with her strong organizational skills and a creative mind. While volunteering in student consulting groups she was able to develop her soft skills, presentation techniques and teaming skills besides her studies. Following her passion for traveling and exploring new cultures, Sahana studied abroad at the Gold Coast in Australia. Furthermore, she enjoys creating innovative ideas and thinking out of the box, also while baking or cooking different things in her leisure time.
Daniel has more than 11 years of experience in consulting, training and coaching, with a focus on Transformations, Change Management, and Business Coaching in various industries.
He is passionate about enabling others through ‘Collaborative Creativity’ and ‘User-Centric Innovation’ as well as by developing their critical thinking skills to prepare them for an increasingly changing business environment. He is also certified as a Systemic Behavioral Coach and GALLUP Strengths Coach and is a member of Accenture’s Focus Group for Coaching. As the Munich Hub Lead for all Innovation Consulting & Design Thinking Engagements, Daniel is bringing his transformation, coaching and Design Thinking experience to co-create sustainable Agile and Digital Transformation solutions with clients.
Haik has more than 10 years of media management experience with a focus on people, innovation and tools. She melds structured thinking and creativity with a wide range of people skills. Haik loves to facilitate workshops, to ask questions and to coach.
She has an enormous talent for drawing and is really passionate about it. Thus, if you are looking for someone who can visualize any kind of concept, Haik is always the right person to contact. As situations are perceived differently, solutions also differ- Haik believes diverse teams and a trustful working culture are the key to drive innovation. Haik lives in Hamburg and has a degree in Marketing, Psychology and Innovation & Technology management.
Sigrid leads the Innovation Team and is responsible for all Future Camps in ASGR. She has multiple years of experience in human centered design and was the key driver of the deployment of Design Thinking within Accenture. Sigrid is an expert in moderation, storytelling, and curation of Innovation workshops. She successfully executed Innovation workshops with our clients within ASGR and around the world. In her leisure time she loves to do Yoga and work in her beautiful garden.
Christoph holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. In the course of his studies, he became an expert in optimizing and systemizing processes of all kinds covering various industries. He discovered and developed his enthusiasm for Corporate Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking while working in the Innovation Management department of a major German energy supplier, where he was passionate about not only managing an internal ideation and business model platform, but also about supporting the company’s employees in becoming intrapreneurs themselves. He performs all of his tasks with an explicit customer-centric focus, applying state of the art methodologies. As a result, Christoph possesses profound expertise of the Lean Startup methodology, and knows how to apply it within a corporate entrepreneurship framework. As Goethe’s Faust once said: “Two souls alas! are dwelling in my breast.” In the same way, Christoph aspires to bridge the gap between different, however great minds: traditional efficiency-driven wisdom with forward-thinking innovative spirits, in order to help customers grow sustainable business and to be fruitful in the long-term. Christoph is also fond of various sports such as tennis and soccer, and finds his inspiration in travelling, photography and movies.
Caro has been part of Accenture since 2014 and is located in Hamburg. In her project roles as Management Consultant Analyst she gained relevant experience in concept and UI design, training preparation and facilitation as well as UI prototyping & mock-ups. As Innovation Coach she has the ambition to transport the importance of customer-centric thinking. Caroline encourages people to change their perspectives, build empathy, and break away of their old thinking patterns, always with the focus to accelerate digital transformation and to optimize their customer journey. Caroline loves to be creative and lose herself in visualizing any kind of information.
Elli is a charismatic, proactive and highly qualified master student in International Business with a unique combination of proven skills and personal qualities acquired during hands-on experience in the airline industry as well as tour operator sales area. She possesses excellent communication and organizational talent. Elizabeth enjoys being in a successful and productive team that thrives in versatile and challenging working environments. Her two passions are travelling and dancing. Travelling keeps her mind open to different people and new cultures while dancing enables her to set her creativity free.
Lorena has several years of experience as an Innovation/Design Thinking Consultant and Coach. She managed projects for clients in multiple industries – among others in Mobility, IT, Banking, Insurance, Commerce, and the Public Sector. She is an experienced workshop facilitator, storyteller and ethnographic researcher.
She has a deep understanding of new trends and technologies in the market and is skilled in identifying customer needs. Understanding these needs and translating them into new solutions is what she is passionate about (i.e. designing new processes, services/products, business models). Lorena owns a master’s degree in the field of Innovation Management. She loves travelling to places that haven’t become touristic yet.
Rich is leading the Future Camp for the Geneva site. He has a strong record during 18.5 years at Procter & Gamble as an Innovation Consultant and Design Thinking coach of cracking a broad range of user centered problems; helping teams to realize their creative magic and create unexpected positive solutions. Curious, pro-active & agile he works to take businesses beyond their immediate needs and to overcome their ultimate business challenge.
Jessica has in-depth experience in applying Design Thinking in a variety of formats, ranging from long design cycles to design sprints and workshops. She is especially passionate about immersive user research and insight generation to empower teams in creating stories and design principles which drive creative solutions. Through her international work experience, she has gained insights on London’s Fintech Innovation Ecosystem and on digital innovation in fast growing markets like China. In her free time, she enjoys sailing and spending time with friends and family.
Sebastian is the Accenture Ventures / Open Innovation Lead in ASGR and manages the Swiss Future Camps. He strongly believes, that true innovation emerges in the ecosystem, which is why he is always focused on co-creation and the design of digital innovation in a corporate environment with all relevant stakeholders, externally as well as internally. With lots of experience and a deep network in the start-up ecosystem, he helps clients in developing digital strategies around innovation and finding the right partner in the market. His strong IT knowledge combined with the Design Thinking coaching experience gives him the possibility to work as a consultant in the interface between business and strategy on leadership level, always focusing on identifying, implementing and using innovative technologies with a human-centered approach. He is passionate about driving intra- & entrepreneurial thinking and doing wherever he works. Sebastian is based in Zurich and loves delicious food, good wine as well as the Swiss mountains.
Kim is passionate about the human-centered design approach to develop easy-to-use solutions, and is especially interested in Life Sciences and the Digital Health industry, and enhancing patient engagement and experiences. As Design Thinking facilitator as well as working in Healthcare Innovation, Kim is supporting her team to ensure that clients and colleagues alike are having a valuable experience to find innovative solutions to their challenges. She has strong teaming and people skills, brings enthusiasm, and willingness to learn. Kim believes it all comes down to having driven, collaborative, and great people around you. Her skills are in ethnographical and user research, and breaking down complexities of concepts with visual communication. Kim holds a degree from Northeastern University in Boston in Economics and Business Entrepreneurship. She is a passionate globetrotter and an active runner, enjoying the experience of new cultures and good food.
Isa is a communications specialist with a passion for psychology and cultures. Holding a PhD in Linguistics and a Practitioner Degree in Neurolinguistic Programming, she is a member of the Design Thinking team in Zurich and passionate about combining a broad variety of skills: analytical thinking, a good portion of research knowledge, strong people skills as well as deep insights into Leadership work and organizational structure, that all allow her to think differently and transform challenging questions into new approaches. Isa likes to balance work by spending time with her family, outdoor activities and travel.
Simon combines a wide range of expertise. Besides his financial services background, he worked both in large organizations, for the authorities, and SMEs. Working within the music industry he experienced creativity in the most fundamental way. His broad skillset allows him to adapt to every environment and challenge. He lives from the enthusiasm and passion of making others better in what they love and pursue! He is devoted to support businesses by bridging their world to start-ups & entrepreneurs around the world, to leverage their substantial innovation vitality. His eye for details combined with a pragmatic approach and organizational talent, provides a solid basis to get things done and bring structure into chaos. Simon is based in Zurich and holds a degree in Strategy & International Management and a master in Marketing.
Arnit has the characteristics of an all-rounder: His strong enthusiasm for the start-up scene and his eagerness to solve problems are character traits that describe him. With his quick-witted entrepreneurial spirit, Arnit succeeds in seeing the world from our customer`s perspectives. He supports the team with organizing and implementing Design- and Innovation Sprints as well as supporting Innovation Management in different tasks to generate the best possible outcome for our clients. Additionally, he supports the Accenture Ventures & Open Innovation Program by being part of various incubators and accelerators to help start-ups grow and foster innovative solutions. Arnit is currently completing his master’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Business Development. Besides being a football enthusiast since childhood, he also plays tennis. Furthermore, he is a real movie fanatic and has an affection for impressionistic art.
Simona has completed her 4-year graphic design apprenticeship and worked with the Axel Springer publishing house in graphic media production. After that, she started to study cast/audio-visual media at the Zurich University of Arts, where she deepened her skills in motion picture and graphic animation design. In addition, Simona spent one semester abroad at the Fontys Academy (Netherlands) to focus on transmedia storytelling. One of her main achievements was the experience to combine her interests and work in videos about runners, which was her contribution to the online running community. Furthermore Simona likes to explore new tools for graphical visualization and design through online learning videos. In her leisure time, Simona loves to run, hike and do other outdoor sport activities.
Melanie has a broad experience in the field of Change Management, Organizational Transformation, Training, and Communications. She supports a collaborative working culture, exploring differences openly and proactively finding common ground. Melanie inspires and challenges people to think out of the box and has strong communication skills, which she uses to create exciting Design Thinking experiences for workshop members. With her experience gained in various industries and as Design Thinking coach, she is able to implement creative and innovative thinking in the daily project delivery. Melanie is a great Storyteller and able to capture your audience’s attention within seconds. Her specialty are customer journeys, also to visualize the flow and outcome of those. She lives in Vienna and has a degree in Global Management specializing in Change Management & Marketing. She lived and studied in serval countries around the world and is passionate about traveling and being outdoors.
Annika runs around with open eyes and ears, always on the look-out for new inspiration, great ideas & challenges. She has gained more than 6 years of experience in various positions in diverse industries (corporate functions, consulting, startup & agency), specializing in ethnographic & user research, change management, innovation, learning in the digital the age, design thinking and leadership development. She has intensive knowledge in the design of workshops and interactive collaboration formats like Barcamps. She loves to coach and run innovation sprints by bringing in her creative spirit and ideas. Annika holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Management, Innovation Management and Change Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Roman Literary and Media Studies.
Alfiya is a Design Thinking Facilitator and part of the Innovation Team based in Moscow. Within several years at Accenture Alfiya has gained deep experience in Strategy Talent & Organization practice helping clients as well as internal colleagues with projects in Employee Experience, Digital Human Resources, Change Management, Performance Management and Analytics. Alfiya is passionate about doing things creatively – she supports an open, collaborative and inspiring working culture. She strongly believes in the Design Thinking Mindset and stays true to it also in her private life: Always stay positive and build up on each other’s ideas because collaboration is key for innovation and success!
Irina is the Design Thinking Team Lead in Moscow. Over the course of 9+ years with Accenture Strategy practice, Irina has worked closely with local and international clients helping them to address their most vital business needs of strategic and operational nature. With the constant change being a new norm for work and life environment, Irina strongly believes that the key to success in driving own change is to be predisposed to see the power in other people. Bringing the best of teams’ talents and ideas through collaboration is what she is strong at. The journey of changing the people’s mindset is what makes her excited. She continually stays open to the new – by travelling the world with every single opportunity presented and emerging herself into new topics. Irina has an enriching experience of working and living in Mozambique, Tanzania, UAE, France and Kazakhstan. She is a 15+ full marathon runner worldwide and wine lover.
Nikita is a Design Thinking facilitator and Agile Coach in Moscow. He started out his career at Accenture with projects related to operational cost optimization and system design and integration. Was involved in setting up in one of the first Accenture Russia projects in an Agile way. Building up a solid technical background and gathering understanding of the FMCG and Retail industries. The day the innovation agenda was introduced to the Russian office he was determined to rotate to the new himself and help clients in doing so. Nikita strongly believes that user centricity as a key to success. When off work he loves traveling the world, working out and spending time with his younger siblings.