Our Team

We have assembled a rockstar, multidisciplinary team with expertise in training, ideating, synthesizing, building, failing (smartly), and meditating. We represent ten nationalities spanning four continents.

Although our backgrounds are diverse, we all share the conviction to spread empathy, compassion, and human-centered innovation around the world. We treasure our work, approaching it with huge doses of dedication, rigorousness and, above all, love.

 
Federico Lozano "The Mexican-Spanish Evangelist" Founder of Pracademy. Asst Prof. of Innovation at NTNU. Visiting Asst. Prof. at NHH. Head of Norway’s first design thinking exec-ed program, DT Bergen. Co-founder of Puentes Global. Social Innovation Fellow & MBA at Stanford University. Raised-in-California mindfulness freak.

Federico Lozano

"The Mexican-Spanish Evangelist"

Founder of Pracademy. Asst Prof. of Innovation at NTNU. Visiting Asst. Prof. at NHH. Head of Norway’s first design thinking exec-ed program, DT Bergen. Co-founder of Puentes Global. Social Innovation Fellow & MBA at Stanford University. Raised-in-California mindfulness freak.

Uladzimir Kamovich "The Belarusian Manager" Pracademy's general manager. Co-founder of Lab for Design Thinkers in Tromsø. Co-founder of Tromsø Guide. PhD candidate in Entrepreneurial Edu. Representative at Norwegian Research School in Innovation. Entrepreneur, cool nerd, compassionate soul.

Uladzimir Kamovich

"The Belarusian Manager"

Pracademy's general manager. Co-founder of Lab for Design Thinkers in Tromsø. Co-founder of Tromsø Guide. PhD candidate in Entrepreneurial Edu. Representative at Norwegian Research School in Innovation. Entrepreneur, cool nerd, compassionate soul.

Martin Steinert "The German Professor" Prof. of Engineering Design & Innovation at NTNU. Former Stanford Asst. Prof. & Deputy Director of the Stanford Hasso Plattner Design Thinking Research Program. Short stint at MIT. Founder of TrollLABS at NTNU. Engineering design & rapid prototyping mastermind.

Martin Steinert

"The German Professor"

Prof. of Engineering Design & Innovation at NTNU. Former Stanford Asst. Prof. & Deputy Director of the Stanford Hasso Plattner Design Thinking Research Program. Short stint at MIT. Founder of TrollLABS at NTNU. Engineering design & rapid prototyping mastermind.

Jae Ho Park "The Korean Wise One" Prof. Emeritus of Social Psychology at Yeungnam University. President of Korean Assoc. of Design Thinking Research. Author of first Design Thinking book in Korea. Advisory Prof. at Samsung & LG. Visiting Researcher at Harvard & University of Michigan. Asia's creativity guru.

Jae Ho Park

"The Korean Wise One"

Prof. Emeritus of Social Psychology at Yeungnam University. President of Korean Assoc. of Design Thinking Research. Author of first Design Thinking book in Korea. Advisory Prof. at Samsung & LG. Visiting Researcher at Harvard & University of Michigan. Asia's creativity guru.

Joe Mellin "The American Design Savant" Senior Program Manager at Microsoft. Stanford d.school former lecturer & graduate. Co-host of Built in a Day Podcast. Co-founder of Proven.com, which raised millions in VC funding. Lecturer at DT Bergen. Studied physics at UC Berkeley. Born & raised San Franciscan.

Joe Mellin

"The American Design Savant"

Senior Program Manager at Microsoft. Stanford d.school former lecturer & graduate. Co-host of Built in a Day Podcast. Co-founder of Proven.com, which raised millions in VC funding. Lecturer at DT Bergen. Studied physics at UC Berkeley. Born & raised San Franciscan.

Megan Goering "The Prototypical American Prototyper" Teaching Fellow at Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center. Former Googler & venture capitalist. Worked with Google Glass inventor, Tom Chi. Lecturer at DT Bergen. Unstoppable service prototyping empowerer & proud Silicon Valley chick (via Kansas).

Megan Goering

"The Prototypical American Prototyper"

Teaching Fellow at Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center. Former Googler & venture capitalist. Worked with Google Glass inventor, Tom Chi. Lecturer at DT Bergen. Unstoppable service prototyping empowerer & proud Silicon Valley chick (via Kansas).

Matthew Lynch "The Mindset Kiwi" PhD Fellow at NTNU. Lecturer at Høgskolen i Østfold. Founder of Norwagon.com. Barents Entrepreneur of the Year. DT Bergen lecturer. Serial entrepreneur & recovering Certified Public Accountant.

Matthew Lynch

"The Mindset Kiwi"

PhD Fellow at NTNU. Lecturer at Høgskolen i Østfold. Founder of Norwagon.com. Barents Entrepreneur of the Year. DT Bergen lecturer. Serial entrepreneur & recovering Certified Public Accountant.

João Ribeiro "The Portuguese Business Techie" Business technology consultant at GroupM. Lecturer in applied innovation at the University of Bergen. Multidisciplinary entrepreneur, software engineer, and DT Bergen grad. Digital transformation giant working in the intersection between business, technology, and design.

João Ribeiro

"The Portuguese Business Techie"

Business technology consultant at GroupM. Lecturer in applied innovation at the University of Bergen. Multidisciplinary entrepreneur, software engineer, and DT Bergen grad. Digital transformation giant working in the intersection between business, technology, and design.

Ingunn Aursnes "The Corporate Norwegian" Design Strategist at Uniform. Formerly at Craft and Kodak. DT Bergen grad. Business developer, marketer & corporate coach with a creative twist.

Ingunn Aursnes

"The Corporate Norwegian"

Design Strategist at Uniform. Formerly at Craft and Kodak. DT Bergen grad. Business developer, marketer & corporate coach with a creative twist.

Olga Lehmann "The Colombian Shrink" Psychology PhD from NTNU. Poet, teacher, researcher, author. Passionate about communication in healthcare contexts, palliative care, promotion of quality of life & contemplative practices.

Olga Lehmann

"The Colombian Shrink"

Psychology PhD from NTNU. Poet, teacher, researcher, author. Passionate about communication in healthcare contexts, palliative care, promotion of quality of life & contemplative practices.

You? Or someone you know? Interested in joining our team or recommending someone? We're always open for a conversation. Simply send us an email at hello@pracademy.co & we'll get in touch.

You?

Or someone you know?

Interested in joining our team or recommending someone? We're always open for a conversation. Simply send us an email at hello@pracademy.co & we'll get in touch.

 
 

We are a team of passionate educators, coaches, academics, and creatives who live, breathe, and salivate innovation training. We hold a deep trust that our novel and practical training and innovation philosophy has the power to disrupt entire industries in radically positive ways. We’ve seen it with our own eyes, and sensed it in our skin. We've seen that creatively confident employees are willing to push for progressive, transformational design-driven change.

It is our strong belief that firms, which are willing and able to adopt agile and flexible mindsets and leadership perspectives, and which are open to uncertainty and complexity, will emerge as industry leaders. Those who are not will eventually go out of existence.
 
During the past decade, our team members—who collectively hold over seventy years of innovation training experience—have worked with many global corporations, governments, and nonprofit organizations in over 20 countries. Some of these organizations include DNB Bank, Telenor, Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norwegian School of Economics, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, LG, Samsung, Presidency of Korea, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, Total, Tryg, TV2, Tine, Geno, Baker Hughes, Bergen Kommune, SINTEF, NHO, and Innovation Norway.