Oliver Gerstheimer (44) is Founder and Managing Director of chilli mind – a german high-level think tank for New Business & Digital Transformation, User-Experience and Design Thinking.

He stepped into the ‘Land of Digital Innovation’ more than 15 years ago, inspired by the user-centric-passion “creating remarkable & better digital products for tomorrow”.

Since 2001 the chilli masterminds create and execute digital innovation & user experience design in over 500 projects for multinational players, e.g. Volkswagen, Audi, B. Braun, Telefonica o2, Deutsche Telekom, TomTom Telematics and others.

Oliver is graduated System-Designer and helds an additional degree in Innovation Management & Technology Assessment from University Kassel.

Moreover Oliver is an active publisher and helds lectureships at national and international universities to he topic of Digital Innovation.  Furthermore he is the National  Expert of the Usability & User Experience Professional Association in Germany.

To that he loves evangelising the Art, Method & Process of Design Thinking and User Centricity in over 100 talks & keynotes.