Alexander Grots, Event Moderator
Alexander Grots is an independent innovation consultant and specialist in the "design thinking" innovation methodology. He started to work with and teach the method in 2001, when he joined the internationally acclaimed innovation firm IDEO, where Alexander became managing director of their German unit and associate Partner of IDEO Inc, Palo Alto, California. After more than 6 years at IDEO Alexander started his own innovation consultancy: gravity-europe. While at IDEO and with gravity, Alexander has been working on a wide range of innovation projects for clients in the financial, communication, industrial and consumer products industries. He also set up the HPI School of Design Thinking in Berlin, Germany, as well as other design thinking programs at several universities.