Unsere Trainer & Experten

Lebenslanges Lernen und Selbstentwicklung sind unsere Maxime. Wir bilden uns durchgehend weiter und lernen voneinander. Wir glauben an die zunehmende Vernetzung von Inhalten. Deshalb bilden sich unsere Trainer und Experten neben ihrer Spezialisten-Rolle häufig auch in anderen Themen weiter: Fortbildungen zu neuartigen und agilen Methoden und Prozessen wie Design Thinking, Lego® Serious Play®, Business Modelling, Rapid Prototyping und Neurowissenschaft stehen bei uns auf der Tagesordung. Wir absolvieren aber auch Online-Kurse zu Programmiersprachen wie Python, um die Grundlagen der Programmierung von künstlicher Intelligenz besser zu verstehen und befähigt zu sein, kompetent mit Experten zu interagieren.

STEFFI KONRAD
STEFFI KONRAD
Steffi Konrad leitet die Future Academy. Neben ihrer Praxiserfahrung in Führungspositionen bei renommierten Unternehmen hat sie fundierte Zusatzausbildungen zu innovativen und agilen Methoden wie Design Thinking und LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, als Verhaltenstrainerin, im Change Management, der Business Moderation und dem Business Coaching absolviert. Als Trainerin ist sie beim Deutschen Verband für Trainer und Coaches (dvct) zertifiziert. Ihr Wissen teilt sie gerne mit Studenten als Lehrbeauftragte für „Kompetenzentwicklung im digitalen Wandel“ an der Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München.

MARKUS VON DER LÜHE
MARKUS VON DER LÜHE

Markus von der Lühe ist ein international erfahrener Business-Leader mit Startup-, Agentur- und Consulting-Background. Er lebte 11 Jahre in Sydney, baute ein Mobile-Business im Silicon Valley auf und ist ein Experte im Bereich digitale Medien und Transformation. Markus war für Unternehmen wie Ogilvy, PwC Consulting, sowie Nielsen tätig. Er ist Gründer und CEO von Year of the X – The Innovation Festival und der Future Academy X.

MISHA BYRNE
MISHA BYRNE

With a background in cognitive neuroscience research and behavioural psychology, Misha specialises in applying evidence-based behavioural science insights and approaches to lead projects that address complex organisational problems. Misha has led the development of the people change, engagement and training strategies throughout Queensland Health and in executing these projects, Misha relies both on negotiation and facilitation skills from formal training at Stanford University and the University of Queensland, as well as visual design and communication skills from his occupational background in graphic design. Together, these skills enable him to play a unique and highly valued strategic communication and engagement role, translating complex topics and diverse views into clear, impactful, visual documents. He has also collaborated with Google Australia and NZ to develop a tailored, evidence-based learning module on the Neuroscience of Mindfulness to support their annual mindfulness campaign. Misha also applies these skills to lead innovation and co-design processes to lead the development of a redesigned client experience for PwC Australia.

KATE KHOLODILINA
KATE KHOLODILINA

Since 5 years I have been working with technologies and innovations that help the businesses to step into the digital world. Through a variety of international projects in cross-industrial fields, I rock the stage in innovation strategies, program management, sales and agile project management. I am a passionate doer. Until today I have initiated a variety of projects for people who want to develop their ideas into businesses. As a Munich community leader at the global startup ecosystem Techstars, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, I have been organizing Startup Weekends in Munich with Tech focus since 2013. Founder of two service startups with extensive business and product development experience; community and innovation consultant.

PHILOSOPHY: “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.”

JOHANNES VON HOYOS
JOHANNES VON HOYOS
Als Wirtschafts- und Kulturhistoriker sowie MBA in Innovation an der Universität Berkeley im Silicon Valley und an TUM und LMU ausgebildet, hat Johannes nach Tätigkeiten in Dax Konzernen früh seine unternehmerische Laufbahn begonnen. Nach insgesamt 4 Gründungen im Consumer Goods Bereich – darunter auch lehrreiches Scheitern – ist Johannes heute neben seiner unternehmerischen Tätigkeit als ausgebildeter Coach und Trainer aktiv. Er hilft und provoziert Firmen sowie Individuen dabei insbesondere in folgenden Bereichen: Personal Development in Wachstums- und Transformationsphasen, Leadership von und für Millenials, Change and Innovation für etablierte b2c Modelle. Johannes ist leidenschaftlicher Alpininst und hat eine seit Jahren vertiefte Praxis in Zen-Meditation.
THOMAS SCHMIEDEL
THOMAS SCHMIEDEL

Thomas Schmiedel holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science with strong focus on Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning and Robotics. He researched in areas such as Data Compression, Machine Vision, Network Intrusion Detection, Autonomous Driving, but also Big Data, Distributed Computing and FPGA/GPU Acceleration. Thomas worked several years for major companies in the Telecommunications, Automotive and Robotics Industry in Germany and Sweden before he became head of the Data Science department in an Italy-based Consulting Company where he mainly focused on the Insurance and Banking field. He is also co-founder of a Swiss-based company specialized on financial market forecasting using Artificial Intelligence.

RICHARD AYLING
RICHARD AYLING
Nachdem Richard eine schwere Autoimmunerkrankung durch die Erforschung von Ernährung, Bewegung und Denkweise überwunden hat, ist es ihm ein Bedürfnis und eine Leidenschaft geworden, anderen Menschen zu helfen, Hindernisse zu überwinden, die sie daran hindern, ein erfülltes Leben zu leben. Seine Lehre basiert auf Achtsamkeit, Selbstwahrnehmung und Empowerment. Derzeit arbeitet er in Europa und auf Bali. Seine Workshops sind spezialisiert auf Mindset, Gesundheit, Atemarbeit und Flow.
ADAM SMILEY POSWOLSKY
ADAM SMILEY POSWOLSKY

Adam Smiley Poswolsky is a millennial workplace expert, internationally renowned keynote speaker, and bestselling author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough. Smiley helps companies attract, retain, and empower millennial talent, and he’s inspired thousands of professionals to be more engaged at work, through speaking at companies like Unilever, IDEO, Salesforce, Deloitte, SAP, and TEDx, and by collaborating with purpose-driven organizations like the Hive Global Leaders Program, the StartingBloc Institute for Social Innovation, Camp Grounded, The Passion Co., Esalen Institute, and General Assembly. His writing has been published in The Washington Post, Fast Company, Time, Quartz, Business Insider, and GOOD, and his work has been featured in USA Today, Mashable, Forbes, Inc., VICE, CNBC, MarketWatch, and the World Economic Forum, among others.

PETER BUROW
PETER BUROW

Peter Burow is an expert in leadership and team development, transformational change and employee engagement. He is internationally regarded as a trusted advisor and expert facilitator of senior executive teams in driving individual, team and organisational performance. With decades of experience speaking in Australia and throughout the world to all types of corporations, groups and associations, combined with constant research in neuroscientific discovery, Peter will entertain, change perceptions, behaviours and attitudes, and move you to action. Peter’s background is varied and colourful including being a stand-up comedian, pianist, owning and running a travel agency, a property development firm, an investment company, a disabled workshop, graphic design firm, a gardening service employing intellectually disabled folk, an IT software development company and also managed a serviced office centre. Peter is a behavioural strategist who has developed the ground breaking NeuroPower framework – a system explaining human behaviour through the integration of neuroscience, psychology and best practice management theory. The NeuroPower framework is being applied in Australia, USA, UK, South East Asia, India and the Middle East. Author of numerous books and frameworks, Chairman of the NeuroPower Group and a Partner of a number of consulting firms that specialise in applying the latest insights from neuroscience to leadership, team and cultural development, corporate governance and restructuring, customer research, advertising and marketing, and strategic planning. Peter is qualified in Business Communications, Neuroeconomics, Neurofeedback, NLP, Integral Coaching and has been awarded an honorary diploma by the Maya-Lenca people of El Salvador for his work in preserving their cultural history.

YANNIC METZ
YANNIC METZ

Als Computer Scientist (IHK) und M.Sc. Innovation hat Yannic sich schon früh auf die Entwicklung innovativer Produkte, Services und Businesses fokussiert. Während eines Auslandsaufenthaltes in Mexiko hat Yannic mit 23 erfolgreich sein erstes Start-up im Eventbereich gegründet. Seit seiner Rückkehr nach Deutschland arbeitet Yannic als Innovation Consultant und Start-up Coach und hat 2018 erneut ein Start-up als CPO mitgegründet. Nach reichlicher Erfahrung im Coaching von Start-ups und der Facilitation von Innovation Bootcamps hat sich Yannic 2019 der FutureAcademy angeschlossen. In seiner Rolle tritt er als Innovation Coach auf und treibt das Marketing und Lean Product Development der Future Academy voran.

CHRIS EBERL
CHRIS EBERL

Komplexe Systeme müssen nicht kompliziert sein zu verstehen, anzupacken oder zu optimieren. Chris hat in seinen langjährigen Tätigkeiten als Unternehmer und TUM-Lehrbeauftragter für Entrepreneurship einfach anzuwendende Methoden für Generalisten entwickelt. In der neuartigen Kombination von Kybernetik, Psychologie und Visualisierung besteht das Geheimnis selbst ins Handeln zu kommen. Es zielt auf Menschen, die etwas nachhaltig bewirken wollen, aber ihre Bestimmung auf dieser Welt noch suchen und durch viel Reflektieren den Wald vor Bäumen nicht mehr sehen.

IMRAN REHMAN
IMRAN REHMAN
Imran bezeichnet sich selbst als „creative architect for people processes and people tools“. Er ist ein Profi durch und durch. Er arbeitet mit Führungskräften von Top-Unternehmen auf höchster Ebene. Seine besondere Expertise liegt auf Business Design Beratung und Problemlösungsdenken. Dabei begleitet er Führungsteams und Vorstände durch Designprozesse für organisationsübergreifende Strategien und Lösungsansätze. Er unterstützt im Bereich Organisationsentwicklung den Aufbau und die Implementierung von Workplace Communities und Ownershipkulturen.
STEFAN SCHINDLER
STEFAN SCHINDLER

After completing his medical studies and working as a doctor in the field of surgery Stefan discovered in 2014 his enthusiasm for crypto technology. He has been responsible for planning and building several Krypto Mining farms and, as CTO at Genesis Mining, has contributed to its development as the world’s leading crypto mining company. Following his departure in April 2018, he is now sharing his experience with his network in the interests of Munich Blockchain Capital’s clients.

DR. CLAUS LENZ
DR. CLAUS LENZ

Dr. Claus Lenz is co-founder and CEO of Cognition Factory GmbH – a technology company in the field of intelligent software including image processing, logistics, robotics, human-robot collaboration and Industry 4.0. He is responsible for the development of innovative technologies and new business areas. He received the Bachelor of Science in 2005 and the Diploma in 2007 as an electrical engineer with a focus on man-machine communication. He worked in the research cluster “”Cognition for Technical Systems””, which was publicly funded as part of the German Excellence Initiative, in projects focusing on visual perception and human-robot collaboration. His area of expertise is Cognitive Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction and Collaboration, Visual Tracking and Image Processing and Artificial Intelligence. Until the end of 2016, he also worked as a post-doc at the Technical University of Munich, where he coordinated, among other things, the in Germany unique master’s program “Robotics, Cognition, Intelligence”.

ANNA BYRNE
ANNA BYRNE

Anna specialises in solving complex people problems and shaping mindsets, decisions and behaviours. As a strategic advisor to boards, CEOs and senior leaders, she has also pioneered a number of brain-based models for managing aspects of change and engagement in complex and dynamic environments. Anna has led change, communication and engagement work on a number of significant public sector projects and run pro bono planning activities for not-for-profit organisations such as Create Care Global and the Australian Pet Welfare Foundation. Anna also applies her interest in behavioural economics and cognitive bias to the topic of innovation, co-design and decision-making, including as a guest speaker/masterclass presenter for Bendigo Bank, Suncorp, MLC and ASIC. Anna was also asked to develop and deliver an ‘Innovation with the brain in mind’ boot camp for Westpac’s high potential executives. She has co-authored brain-based programs and trainings focused on building personal leadership mastery, including Character-Based Leadership, The Hero’s Journey and Transformational Mastery. Anna also coaches leaders in critical thinking, influence, transformational project management, effective organisational change, stakeholder engagement and strategic communications. She also specialises in ‘visual strategy’, and has co-authored a program on using visual design to drive better decision-making and stakeholder engagement. An experienced facilitator, Anna speaks internationally (for small and large audiences) on topics ranging from the biology of leadership to digital ethics. She is also co-author of Behavioral Economics for Business (launched in 2016 at the World Bank).

PETER QUITTA
PETER QUITTA

Hi, my name is Peter and I am passionate about artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics. When I wake up, I ask myself what makes us intelligent. During the day, I am trying to build something that is intelligent. Before I go to bed I ask myself whether what I did was intelligent or not. I am driven by the wish to build technology that is as intelligent as we are. At birkle IT AG we help companies to get ready for a digitized world. Our services range from simple data warehousing applications to complex machine learning problem. Recently we have been developing our first robotics application which will be launched into the market in 2019.

MARIE-LOUISE SCHÄFER
MARIE-LOUISE SCHÄFER

Wie bin ich in der VUCA-World up to date und gleichzeitig achtsam und authentisch? Wie führe ich mich und Teams heute und morgen? Wie verbinde ich meinen bisherigen Erfolg mit erfolgsrelevanten Zukunftsthemen? Marie-Louise Schäfer gibt seit einem Jahrzehnt Trainings, Workshops und Coachings zu diesen Themen. Sie arbeitete für Stiftungen, das Auswärtige Amt, Startups, Wirtschaftskanzleien und international agierende Unternehmen. Zuletzt leitete Marie-Louise eine Leadership-Academy. Ihre Mediationsausbildung absolvierte sie bei Eidos Projekt Mediation, ihre Zertifizierung als Systemischer Coach im Rahmen von Competence on Top mit dvct-Zertifizierung. Marie-Louise war in einem Drittel aller UN-Länder und lebte u.a. in Argentinien, Frankreich, Honduras, Schottland und den Vereinigten Staaten.

ERNESTA RUPSYTE
ERNESTA RUPSYTE

I don’t trust people who say that black isn’t a color because it is – it’s my favorite color. I am Ernesta – born and raised in Lithuania. I’ve studied Creative Industries in Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, now I am the creative heart of the Year of the X Festival and The Future Academy X.  I am a broad profile designer, a WordPress enthusiast and passionate about doing amazing customer presentations. My specialty is the design of immersive user experiences both in web and the real world.