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The brilliant minds that help us to stay ahead of the game.

Prof. Dr. Julian M. Kawohl
Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) in Berlin.

Prof. Dr. Julian Kawohl is Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Berlin. He studied business administration at the University of Mannheim and gained a PhD from the University of Münster. Subsequently, he played a role in the strategy and management functions at AXA AG in Germany. There, he took responsibility for the corporate development department and was a member of the Top 80 senior management team. 

His research focuses on the analysis of available strategies, approaches and concepts, which are of particular interest for established corporations, with the objective to transfer their business models and structures into modern, innovative and agile organizations. With his network of corporations, startups, consultancies and researchers he strives to establish a strong research and application-oriented innovative speedboat (“for practice, with practice”). Find out more about his work here: strategicbusinesstransformation.de

Dr. Bettina Maisch
Industrial Design Thinking Manager at Siemens Corporate Technology in Munich

Dr. Bettina Maisch holds a PhD in Business Innovation from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. She deepened her scientific knowledge in Design Thinking at the Center for Design Research at Stanford University. Bettina gained working experience in the advertising agency Ogilvy, at the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication FOCUS and in various applied research projects at the University of Arts in Berlin, the University of St. Gallen as well as at Stanford University. 

Dr. Bettina Maisch is in charge of the Industrial Design Thinking (i.DT) Program at Siemens Corporate Technology (CT).  She set up an i.DT training program and facility in Beijing. Since 2015, she has been working out of Munich. Bettina and her team adapted the methodologies from Stanford University and the Innovation Company IDEO to the requirements of an industrial company like Siemens.

Prof. Dr. Emanuel V. Towfigh
Professor at the EBS University in Wiesbaden | Member of the Supervisory Board of Freudenberg SE

Prof. Dr. Emanuel  V. Towfigh holds the chair of Public Law, Empirical Legal Research and Legal Economy at the EBS University of Wiesbaden and is a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn. He held guest professorships at the New York University, the University of Virginia, the Humboldt University Berlin, the University Göttingen and the University Münster. In his research, he focuses on legal dimensions of governance questions, with emphasis on behavior-oriented, empirical methods.

He is a passionate entrepreneur and since 2014 co-founder and managing director of the Latest Thinking GmbH (startup in the field of science communication). Besides this, he is a member of the supervisory board of Freudenberg SE, a global company of the legendary “German Mittelstand“.

Andreas Brandt
Head of Digital Strategy & Marketing Performance Deutsche Börse AG

For 15 years, Andreas has occupied himself with digital transformation strategies, business model innovations, competitive/business intelligence and change management, having implemented numerous projects within these areas successfully and on his own responsibility.

In his capacity, he is responsible for strategic development, positioning and the operation of digital platforms and ecosystems. For these purposes, he develops the corresponding business models und accompanies the implementation of complex change management processes.

Andreas is a member of the working group Smart Services World/Industry 4.0 (a part of the high-tech strategy of the German Federal Government). He also serves as a consultant to the World Economic Forum in the segment of the Internet of Things, and acts as a business angel und seed investor.


Axel Springer Plug & Play
The Axel Springer Plug & Play accelerator is Germany's most successful corporate startup partner and brings together new ideas with an entrepreneurial understanding. With zero360, Axel Springer Plug & Play found a partner that enables the linkage between experience and innovation strategies. The collaboration extends beyond  expansion and maintenance of a relevent network to the areas of trendscouting and events. axelspringerplugandplay.com

BMW Stiftung Herbert Quandt
The BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt is one of the leading German Foundations. zero360 and the BMW Foundation cooperate on topics such as Breakthrough Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation and Intrapreneurship. bmw-stiftung.de

Connected Living
As a member of Connected Living, the leading innovation center for connected life in Germany, zero360 is collaborationg with many institutions, companies and organizations dealing with the topic of "Connected Living" focusing on Smart Home and the Internet of Things. connected-living.org

Gründerszene is the leading online magazine of the New Economy and the digital economy in Germany. In addition, Gründerszene is operating in trend scouting and event management and collaborates in this context regarding content and events with zero360. gruenderszene.de

EXXETA AG is Germany's leading IT service company in the areas of financial services, energy, automotive, logistics & transportation, IT & business and digital transformation. The EXXETA AG and zero360 collaborate in projects on the transformation of business processes into IT-solutions as well as the user-centric development of web and mobile solutions, of minimal viable products and of digital transformation processes. exxeta.com/de

1492.// The Collective Intelligence
1492.// is one of the hidden champions in leadership development and change management consulting. The experts from Austria collaborate with zero360 on topics of leadership as well as change and transformation management. 1492.at

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