Stephan serves on advisory boards of startups, is Lead & Specialist Mentor for the German Accelerator and NUMA, was elected Board Member in 2019 and Northeast District for the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).
Stephan’s global experience includes working for IBM and Dassault Systemes, leading Digital Transformation, experience design and innovation projects. He and his team have worked on mobility and smart city projects for companies including HONDA, Joby Aviation and Grenoble. His expertise spans the entire product development lifecycle from ideation, innovation & design thinking through engineering, manufacturing and sustainability working with fortune 500 companies across industries including consumer products, high-tech, commercial aviation, mobility, fashion & retail.
He speaks at conferences worldwide and publishes papers on Mobility, Augmented Reality, Design Thinking, Innovation, Product Lifecycle Mgmt., ID, Eco-Design, and Sustainability including DMI, IDSA, Innovation Summit, AWE to name a few.