Our European Executive Members

Joern Bruecker

Co-Founder
& Chairperson

„The best way to experience an experience is to experience it“

Joern Bruecker - Design at Business Core Team - LinkedIn Profil

What are you most passionate about?

"My passion is to unleashes inventiveness and imagination to craft delightful solutions"

 


What qualities makes you unique?
"
I enable unique individuals to build capabilities and confidence to drive valuable innovation through meaningful methodologies."

 


Why is innovation important to you and why do you want to do it here at DatB?

"I believe that a culture of innovation across organizations, creates future business value and impact in society"


What is your commitment to enable DatB?

"I will bring the DatB network to live - activating our defined mission and strategy and drive growth, by motivating people (Members and non-members) and organizations to get involved, participate and take an active executing role."


Maarten Rincker

Co Founder, Treasurer &

Program Lead Co-Creation

„Innovation is learning ... your way into a new reality“

Maarten Rincker - Design at Business Core Team - LinkedIn Profil

What are you most passionate about?

"To work with a group of people and get to that moment the group suddenly understands how to really change a situation for the better"


What qualities makes you unique?

"Helping people to look ahead, push the boundaries of how we work on innovation, explore new terrain."


Why is innovation important to you and why do you want to do it here at DatB?

"Innovation as such and working with innovators and change makers, exchanging ideas and creating new concepts generates a lot of positive energy."


What is your commitment to enable DatB?

"From a Board position, help DatB to start in 2021 and grow to a vibrant association with running programs and active chapters before the end of 2024.

2-Program: To push the boundaries of innovation, explore new ways of working that help Design at Business to realize its mission.

 


Christine Wenzel
Program Lead
Social Project

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Christine Wenzel - Design at Business Core Team - LinkedIn Profil

What are you most passionate about?

What qualities makes you unique?

Why is innovation important to you and why do you want to do it here at DatB?

 


What is your commitment to enable DatB?

 


Wiebke Piekarowitz

Website & Tools

„Everything starts with the unique individual.“

Wiebke Piekarowitz - Design at Business Core Team - LinkedIn Profil

What are you most passionate about? 

"I'm passionate about humans, personal development and user-centered problem solving."


What qualities makes you unique? 

"Well, good question, I'm still trying to find out". Maybe my hands-on mentality and I'm not afraid of new experiences and challenges.


Why is innovation important to you and why do you want to do it here at DatB?

"I believe that innovation itself is a basic human need. Being in this great team of like-minded people, learning from each other, co-creating and sharing experiences can help to change the culture within organisations and satisfy our need for innovation."


What is your commitment to enable DatB?

"I would like to continue to take care of our website and various tools of DatB. From next year I would like to support Christine in setting up our social project"


Sabine Muth

 

 

„Stretch beyond your limits of imagination and everything is possible - and a lot more.“

Sabine Muth - Design at Business Core Team - LinkedIn Profil

What are you most passionate about?

"I am passionate about self- and organisational development, about our consciousness and how we create our realities, about what is possible in this world and about how to facilitate change and transformation and inspire and empower people and organisations to live into their greatest potential."


What qualities makes you unique?

My energy and spirit :) As well as my curiosity and courage to discover new realities and getting comfortable with not knowing the answers and maybe not even the questions."


Why is innovation important to you and why do you want to do it here at DatB?

"I love to work in the space between "what is" and "what could be" and together with the DatB community I aspire to create a space for people and organisations to thrive, learn, experience and lead the way forward."


What is your commitment to enable DatB? "

I am contributing to growing and fostering the DatB community since 2016 and this I am committed to continue doing." 


John Wai Lam

Program Lead
Future Trends

„Design matters“

Sabine Muth - Design at Business Core Team - LinkedIn Profil

What are you most passionate about?

„Learning more about the intersection of design research and applied design management“

 


What qualities makes you unique?

„Intrisic motivation and intercultural exposure complemented with an international profession in user experience research and design management.“

 


Why is innovation important to you and why do you want to do it here at DatB?

„Personally, I believe with a positive attitude, embracing diversity and collaborating with like-minded peers from the Design at Business community, we can create a sustainable innovation culture and foster purposeful experiences.” 


What is your commitment to enable DatB?
“As a subject matter expert in “Workplace Strategy and Human-Centred Design”, I would like to contribute with bi-annual research insights and spark further discussions and impulses as global program lead that will help our community to build on identifying future trends and collaborations.”

Silke Sasano 

Chapter Lead

Europe

„Putting people first and shaping the future of healthcare“

Sabine Muth - Design at Business Core Team - LinkedIn Profil

What are you most passionate about?

"I love to work with people and create passion, momentum and sustainable willingness to innovate"


What qualities makes you unique?

"I am committed to helping people access their creativity and increase their ability to innovate I like to work with the tension of opposites, I am passionate and playful with a strong drive to action."


Why is innovation important to you and why do you want to do it here at DatB?"

Leaving the comfort zone, creating something new – leading a team to pioneer new opportunities of well being and health."


What is your commitment to enable DatB?

"Leading the European Chapter, make sure that we organize a session twice a year in the European Chapter, enable a great exchange within the participants and everyone can take something for themselves."


Eric Pretty

 

 

“Life is an exploration journey where you go from one discovery to another. This is where innovation flourishes”


What are you most passionate about?

"Create innovative solutions that matter to people."


What qualities makes you unique?

"Developing and using Design Thinking as innovation methodology for product as well as sales."

 


Why is innovation important to you and why do you want to do it here at DatB?

"Innovation is critical to grow people and business. Learning from others is the best way to drive innovation practice to the next level of maturity"


What is your commitment to enable DatB?
“Contribute with my experience Collaborate to make Design at Business evolve and be the most relevant to the business world”


Heino Schaght

 

“Innovation is a though job, but somebody's gotta do it.”


What are you most passionate about?

"Trying to get structure into the chaos of innovation."


What qualities makes you unique?

"My sobriety :-)"


Why is innovation important to you and why do you want to do it here at DatB?

"Innovation is also about collaboration and culture. Two things I think that can be found in the Design at Business community."


What is your commitment to enable DatB?

  • Attend the meetings
  • Host an event
  • Run some proof of concepts

Guy Van Wijmeersch 

 

“When you not try, you do not innovate and can not make a difference.”


What are you most passionate about?

"co-creation, sharing different perspectives and understanding dynamics and for sure moving the needle in a common view on a better planet and (professional) society."


What qualities makes you unique?

"seeing connections , building bridges"


Why is innovation important to you and why do you want to do it here at DatB?

"Innovation is also about collaboration and culture. Two things I think that can be found in the Design at Business community."


What is your commitment to enable DatB?

"diversity and inclusivity, all are part of the solution towards better outcomes, seeing and also understanding opportunities by increasing the dots we see."