6 - 14 july 2019

Anna Maria Ciupka

expert "Complex problem solving: How to innovate through design?"

Product Owner, Digital Strategist, Traveller, Curious Mind. International business graduate, a dedicated ambassador and practitioner of lean, agile and design thinking methodologies as driving forces behind effective business innovation. Anna Maria believes that the highest value for business can only be achieved by interdisciplinary collaboration and co-creation where the user centric approach remains at the core of the entire process - from the idea generation, through realisation to the market release. Anna Maria has 9 years of experience in working on various digital businesses and projects. Originally from Poland, she started her professional journey in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where she moved to join a publishing start up. After Malaysia she relocated to Berlin to strengthen the Edenspiekermann team as a Product Owner and Digital Strategist. Anna Maria is the face behind POST, a product that Edenspiekermann develops in collaboration with Google. For which she has successfully raised a second round of Google Fund called Digital News Initiative. Anna Maria Ciupak also cooperate with International Design Zenter one of Germany's leading institutions for design promotion. IDZ members include more than two hundred design-oriented companies, agencies, institutions and creatives. Alongside events and formats for member networking, the IDZ organises projects and events at national and international levels in active exchange with representatives from politics, culture and science.