IT Management Partner St. Gallen (ITMP)
Dr. Oliver Kempkens
IT Management Partner St. Gallen (ITMP)
Presentation Type: Keynote Speaker

Oliver is Managing Director of ITMP Deutschland Gmbh, a spin-off of the University of St.Gallen, enabling large organizations to apply Design Thinking. Before Mr Kempkens joined the ITMP, he was Director at the American executive Search firm Russell Reynolds Associates, and was placing several international Executives to Fortune 500 companies. Until summer 2015, Oliver Kempkens was the global lead for the workspace renewal the led Design Thinking implementation at SAP. In this position, Mr Kempkens was overseen the largest implementation project of the world: by enabling about 22.000 people applying Design Thinking as the way to work with current and future users. Mr Kempkens and his team were responsible for running 500+ projects internally and working with more than 1200 users and customers. Oliver Kempkens studied law and mediation, attended several executive trainings at Northwestern, Wharton, HBS and Stanford. Oliver teaches as a visiting professor / guest lecturer Design Thinking at the Skolkovo School of Management in Moscow, at the University of Applied Scienes in Upper Austria and at the VERN Business School in Zagreb. Oliver received an honorary Ph.D. from the University of Southampton. His clients were: UBS, Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Scotland, Coutts, Raiffeisen International, Raiffeisen Switzerland, Roche, Merck, Genentech, MSD, Surgutneftegas, Lukoil, Beeline, Megafone, Linz AG, Energie AG, E.ON, Thüga, RWE, Rosatom, Plansee, Endress+Hauser, Clariant, Kamaz, SAP, Unilever, ColgatePalmoliv, VPV, Ministry of Hajj (Saudi-Arabia), Russian Ministry of Education, German Ministry of Defense, Austrian Ministry of Defense, German Ministry of Foreign Affiars, Austrian Ministry of Family and Social issues, Crodux, City Government of Moscow, City Government of Berlin, City Government of Zagreb and many many more.


Date: 15 Nov 2017

Time: 03.10 pm – 04.00 pm

Title: Corporate Design Thinking – Implementing User-Centricity into a corporate culture