Dr. Frederik G. Pferdt
Chief Innovation Evangelist, Google / Adjunct Professor, Stanford University
Frederik’s passion is to develop the capacity to innovate in everyone and he believes creativity exists in all of us. He initiated a community of 550 of Google Innovation Evangelists and is co-founder of “The Garage” and creator of the “Creative Skills for Innovation” Laboratory (CSI:Lab), which is used by 600+ teams/year across Alphabet/Google from YouTube, Hardware, Android to Sales and Cloud, the HR team to [x] to solve big problems creatively, generating and testing hundreds of new-to-the-world ideas, fast. As an Adjunct Professor at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (aka: d.school) at Stanford University, he teaches graduate courses like: “Hacking your innovation mindset” or “Design for AI-powered futures” and feels lucky to empower students through Design Thinking so that they can invent cool things that matter in the world. He was nominated as a visiting scholar at the Center for Design Research, Stanford University and research scholar at EdLab, Columbia University where he researched the convergence of design, technology and education.