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FREDERIK G. PFERDT

Google Inc.

Frederik Pferdt is co-founder of “The Garage”, Google’s hacker/designer/maker space and created the CSI:Lab (Creative Skills for Innovation). As an Adjunct Professor at Stanford’s d.school, he feels lucky to empower students through user-centered, prototype-driven design so that they can do cool things that matter in the world. He was nominated as a visiting scholar at the Center for Design Research, Stanford University and research scholar at EdLab, Columbia University. At Columbia University he researched the convergence of design, technology and education and is a regular guest speaker at Singularity University to equip leaders to think exponentially and invent a desirable future. Frederik Pferdt holds a Master of Science in Business and Human Resource Education from University of Konstanz and a Doctorate in Learning Design & Technology from the University of Paderborn.

Our interdisciplinary Finale jury, consisting of distinguished experts in their respective fields, has the difficult task of selecting the next “Falling Walls Young Innovators of the Year”.

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