WOLFGANG KATHAN

Senior Innovation Manager at Swarovski Professional

As senior innovation manager at Swarovski Professional, Wolfgang Kathan is owning a large transformational innovation program harnessing digital technologies for the next generation of manufacturing.

His fields of special interest and expertise range from disruptive potential assessment, open innovation, business model innovation, and ideation to agile and lean start-up.

He has a background in business administration holding a PhD in management. His academic and professional career has always revolved around the many facets of innovation, creativity, and the required methods and tools.

He is driven by his mission to enable and push the development of innovative problem solutions that contribute true and sustainable value to the users of the solution.