humane advocate
& innovation steward

speaker / author / entrepreneur / business romantic

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humane advocate
& innovation steward

speaker / author / entrepreneur / business romantic

Theses & Topics

Innovation leads to action and thus to solutions for business and society
To build a more beautiful future we have to recode innovation
Innovation capability is a skill that anyone can learn
Design determines how AI impacts us

Innovation

Sustainability does not require sacrifice

It’s not about doing without. Instead, it’s about doing things in a completely different way. Fewer “bad” materials and products will not save us. To shape and create a better future, we don’t require less of the bad but more of the good. Radical thinking and new methods are what we need — we need innovation rebels!

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Artificial Intelligence

AI shouldn’t harm humanity

In the age of artificial intelligence, ethics need to be the priority and it’s the design discipline that bears this responsibility. As an interface between man and machine, it has a much greater role to play than most companies generally assume. Designers have increasingly been shaping processes as well.

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Circular Design

More sustainability through digitization

The circular economy and circular design principles are of vital importance during the transformative process of becoming a more sustainable business/society/service. However, the complexity of our systems also calls for the application of technology and the use of artificial intelligence. The power of technology in this regard should not be underestimated.

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Business Romantic

“Human First” – the human being is the solution

In a world where digitization and machine learning are progressing rapidly, we need to remain focused on the human being. The design discipline is capable of — and also responsible for — ensuring the ethical use and application of artificial intelligence. I’m proud to be a member of the House of Beautiful Business, a global think tank and community, that shares this belief when it comes to the economy and innovation.

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Innovation

Sustainability does not require sacrifice

It’s not about doing without. Instead, it’s about doing things in a completely different way. Few-er “bad” materials and products will not save us. To shape and create a better future, we don’t require less of the bad but more of the good. Radical thinking and new methods are what we need—we need innovation rebels!

read article →

Artificial Intelligence

AI shouldn’t harm humanity

In the age of artificial intelligence, ethics need to be the priority and it’s the design discipline that bears this responsibility. As an interface between man and machine, it has a much greater role to play than most companies generally assume. Designers have increas-ingly been shaping processes as well.

read interview (german) →

Circular Design

More sustainability through digitization

The circular economy and circular design principles are of vital importance during the trans-formative process of becoming a more sustainable business/society/service. However, the complexity of our systems also calls for the application of technology and the use of artificial intelligence. The power of technology in this regard should not be underestimated.

follow discussion (german) →

Business Romantic

“Human First” – the human being is the solution

In a world where digitization and machine learning are progressing rapidly, we need to remain focused on the human being. The design discipline is capable of—and also responsible for—ensuring the ethical use and application of artificial intelligence. I’m proud to be a member of the House of Beautiful Business, a global think tank and community, that shares this belief when it comes to the economy and innovation.

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“To build a more beautiful future we have to recode innovation”

10 years after the launch of my innovation company, I am ever more aware of my legacy. What we leave behind for the next generation should be more than just new products or services. More and better is no longer good enough, when the world is on fire.

Innovation for its own sake is a dead-end-street!

We are at an ecological, economic and social tipping point. And we are the last generation, that can save our planet. My answer to this fact is: Humane innovation

“To build a more beautiful future we have to recode innovation”

10 years after the launch of my innovation company, I am ever more aware of my legacy. What we leave behind for the next generation should be more than just new products or services. More and better is no longer good enough, when the world is on fire.

Innovation for its own sake is a dead-end-street!

We are at an ecological, economic and social tipping point. And we are the last generation, that can save our planet. My answer to this fact is: Humane innovation

Featured appearances:
Featured appearances:

Upcoming dates:

10/13/2020 2021 // gmund

Unfolded

Future and Sustainability – these are the topics at this year’s Design- and Printfestival. Circular economy and circular design are playing important roles within.

10/16-19/2020 // Online Event

House of beautiful business

A global think tank and community for making humans more human and business more beautiful // Theme 2020: The Great Wave

10/27-28/2020 // Online

iCphso

2020 International Virtual Symposium of ICPHSO (International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization) deals with the impact of sustainability on product safety. Karel Golta will refer to IoT-products especially.

10/29/2020 // Hamburg

Skin Care Tech Club Day

The Skin Care Tech Club connects entrepreneurs, 
experts and thought leaders 
in the field of skin care, 
digitalization and tech.

11/6/2020 // online

ADCE

The ADCE Festival brings together creative professionals from around Europe to discuss this year’s topic ‘Prototyping brands for a new era’.

11/18 & 19/2020 // Online Event

#IDMFORUM2020

The German Idea Management Forum offers new methods for businesses to help them pre-pare for the challenges of tomorrow: idea management in the works!

10/13/2020 2021 // Gmund

Unfolded

Future and Sustainability – these are the topics at this year’s Design- and Printfestival. Circular economy and circular design are playing important roles within.

10/16-19/2020 // Online

House of beautiful business

A global think tank and community for making humans more human and business more beautiful // Theme 2020: The Great Wave

10/27-28/2020 // Online

icphso

2020 International Virtual Symposium of ICPHSO (International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization) deals with the impact of sustainability on product safety. Karel Golta will refer to IoT-products especially.

10/29/2020 // Hamburg

Skin Care Tech Club Day

The Skin Care Tech Club connects entrepreneurs, 
experts and thought leaders 
in the field of skin care, 
digitalization and tech.

11/6/2020 // online

ADCE

The ADCE Festival brings together creative professionals from around Europe to discuss this year’s topic ‘Prototyping brands for a new era’.

11/18 & 19/2020 // Online

#IDMFORUM2020

The German Idea Management Forum offers new methods for businesses to help them pre-pare for the challenges of tomorrow: idea management in the works!

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Speaking Topics

Innovation against the powerlessness

Automation and artificial intelligence are changing the corporate reality but people should al-ways remember that they have agency. How can companies actively shape the digital trans-formation in the interest of their employees?

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THE INNOVATION REBEL

Going “higher, faster, and further“ is not the solution. We need more freethinkers who boldly break existing rules—new innovators who will address/resolve the conflict between growth and sustainability.

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Moonshot Thinking

Think about NASA’s moon landing…How we can learn to think differently in order to tackle the biggest challenges of our time and make the apparently impossible possible?

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Speaking Topics

Innovation against the powerlessness

Automation and artificial intelligence are changing the corporate reality but people should al-ways remember that they have agency. How can companies actively shape the digital trans-formation in the interest of their employees?

READ MORE →

THE INNOVATION REBEL

Going “higher, faster, and further“ is not the solution. We need more freethinkers who boldly break existing rules—new innovators who will address/resolve the conflict between growth and sustainability.

READ MORE →

Moonshot Thinking

Think about NASA’s moon landing…How we can learn to think differently in order to tackle the biggest challenges of our time and make the apparently impossible possible?

READ MORE →

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