Steven Ney

Executive Innovation Designer T-Systems International

Steven Ney completed his doctorate in the policy sciences at the Department of Comparative Politics in the University of Bergen. Trained as a policy analyst at the University of London, Steven Ney has worked on a wide range of policy issues in a number of research institutes including the LOS Center in Bergen, ICCR in Vienna and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg. After spending four years from 2005 as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Singapore Management University, Steven Ney took up the Chair of Social Entrepreneurship at Jacobs University, Bremen in August 2009. Starting as a researcher of environmental issues, particularly climate change, Steven Ney has developed an interest in analysing the way societiesdeal with complex and uncertain policy challenges. This led to the study of how social innovation and social entrepreneurship bringsabout institutional change.From 2014-2018, Steven Ney designed,managed and implementedprofessional and executive education formats at the HPI Academy and HPI School of Design Thinking in Potsdam. In particular, he was responsible for managing the Certification Programme for Design-Thinking Coaches, the first of its kind in Germany. In addition, Steven Ney also developedand extendedthe international relations of the HPI School of Design Thinking. In November 2018, Steven joined the T-Systems International, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom. He now designs, coordinates and delivers co-creation processes for internal as well as external clients of T-Systems International.These activities range from developing new and innovative digital products to the drafting of organisational strategies and future business models.

Main Conference Day One (20 Sep)

Sunday, September 20th, 2020


Design Thinking was first taught at Stanford University in 2003 and has since been implemented by major organisations globally. Within organisations, the success of design thinking often requires major cultural shifts to well established ways of working. 
Implementing design thinking holistically maximises its longevity and success. Join Steven as he shares his personal insights, gathered in his previous role as Director of Coaching at the Hasso Platner Institute, and is now actively living the implementation at T-Systems. 

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Steven.

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