Leadership Summer School 2014 will welcome as Guest Speaker Dr. Frederik G. Pferdt. He is the Head of Innovation & Creativity Programs at Google and leads a talented team which catalyzes 10x thinking at Google by building a thriving innovation environment.
Frederik is co-founder of “The Garage” at the Center for Design Research (d.school), Stanford University and research scholar at EdLab, Columbia University. As the founder of LearningDesign:Lab, he created award-winning user-centered design experiences for various groups — from kindergartners, to teachers, to CEOs.
As a Lecturer at Stanford University, he feels lucky to see students being empowered through user-centered, prototype-driven design so that they can do cool things that matter in the world. He currently lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and two sons, and draws inspiration from his boys’ childish minds and playfulness.
Frederik will animate an Innovation Lab workshop at Yeditepe University during the event.