Martin Wezowski

Chief Designer & Futurist, SAP Chief Innovation Office

09.30 – 10.15 Main Hall

Design a future we all want to live in! 🇬🇧

We talk about change, but what are the mechanics and the dynamics behind it? How fast is it? What it means to be an innovator, is transforming faster than before, from classic product and service definition of the superficial to computational system design of everything, including social and political systems, deeply rooted in a space of challenges and promises between cutting edge tech and humanism. In an exponential and converging digital-fueled future, we design a relationship, a behavior, that the product will follow. This exponential change is our innovation brief and the stakes are high, It is just too important to be left only to designers, or any single team. Technology is the human evolution, this creates a playground for “Human centered“-work, I call it “Humachine“, a symbiosis between human creativity and empathy and machine intelligence, this opens new worlds for our imagination in a time when “now” has never been so temporary. Bringing these thoughts together we need to answer the question “What is human, and what is work in a superhuman future?“

Short Bio

As Chief Designer & Futurist for SAP’s Chief Innovation Office and our strategy group, I craft future outlooks, moonshots, strategies and products, define and run innovation frameworks to find out what’s next for SAP and the future of work. I was named 1 of 100 most innovative minds in Germany by the biggest financial newspaper Handelsblatt in 2017.
I frequently share my passion for the future of humans and work (TEDx, SingularityU Summit, CES, SxSW, Tech Open Air – TOA Berlin, Futur/IO, Ada Lovelace, CeBIT, CES. WeAreDevelopers, Grace Hopper, MLOVE etc.) I build on my international adventures stretching from Poland, Sweden, China to Germany and across companies like SAP, Sony and Huawei, crafting innovation strategies for consumer electronics, media services and business software. There are probably very few Sci-Fi movies I have not yet seen, there are hundreds of forests I would love to mountain bike in, and miles of coral reefs to dive on. Ask me about anything of the above and you will catch a spark in me eyes and possibly an interesting conversation.

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