Philip Schäfer (41) most recently ran the German office of IDEO in Munich as a Director and Associate Partner of the renowned design and innovation consultancy based in Palo Alto. While at IDEO he worked with international clients in the financial services, automotive, healthcare, F&B, telecommunications sectors, as well as with start-ups, including Xing founder Lars Hinrich’s HackFwd. Before IDEO, he worked at the design and communications agency Kochan & Partner in Munich, and Razorfish, whose German office he co-founded in 1997 and headed as its MD until 2001. In 1995, Schäfer founded Peppermind in Munich, one of Germany’s first Internet agencies. The experienced founder, designer and strategist is a specialist in interaction design and innovation development.