Meet the European Chapter


Coming together and joining forces from all over Europe, we stand for human-centered-design and cultural diversity!

The European community has the potential to connect up to 44 countries and 24 languages, and already today we represent various nations under the DatB banner. We work for multiple-sized organisations, such as large corporations and universities, or are entrepreneurs ourselves. This vast variety is our superpower and uniqueness. 

Our diversity is one of our key differentiators and important enabler for innovation. Why? Because due to our different backgrounds, we always bring in new perspectives, question and learn from each other and by this we create an environment that is not rigid but offers conditions where creativity and something new can emerge from. 



Shared mindset and innovation methods

What unites us is our mindset, our values and our drive to innovate for a better future. We are passionate about thinking ahead and innovating innovation to develop new ways to tackle our current and most pressing challenges. That’s why we come together on a regular basis to join brains and working power. In our community meetups, we meet each other at eye level, with open hearts and minds, and we share and talk openly and honestly about our experiences, success stories and most difficult challenges or failures. We appreciate our different perspectives and build common bases for taking further action to bring our discussions and thinking into the world through joint projects or initiatives. 

When working together, we apply a variety of innovation methods such as Design Thinking, Lean Startup or other creative or agile approaches, and adapt and transform those for future trends, business and human needs.



Regular meetups and platform for exchange

Since the first hours of Design at Business, many of us proactively took action to host a community meetup, a training or an innovation workshop in their companies to bring the community together and to offer a platform for exchange. 

In person meetups like the ones at Philips, Nestlé, Deutsche Bank or Steelcase, as well as online formats like the Collaboration Circle. 

Furthermore, high professional competence building and skill-up programs for different levels of experience are part of our activities, like the Innovation Coach Certification Program, Social Innovation Programs or the Coach Camp, organized and hosted by different members of the community.  


Executive Member European Chapter


Joern Bruecker
Nestlé
D
atB Co-Founder
& Chairperson


Maarten Rincker 
Philips
DatB Co-Founder, Treasurer
& Program Lead
Co-Creation


Christine Wenzel 
Coaching & Consulting
DatB Chief Secretary
until 10/2021
& Social Project


Wiebke Piekarowitz 
Stuetzpunktbuero
DatB Website & Tools
& Social Project


Sabine Muth 
Business Consulting, Coaching & Beyond



John Wai Lam 
Jones Lang LaSalle
DatB Program Lead
Future Trends


Silke Sasano 
Siemens Healthineers
DatB European
Chapter Lead


Eric Pretty 
ServiceNow


Heino Schaght 
Mediahus



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