Frank Rust Co-founder, SOMMERRUST
As a Design Thinker and Innovation Consultant, Frank Rust always aims for the sweet spot at which viability, technological possibilities and customer needs meet. He is the co-founder of SOMMERRUST, a new consultancy that focuses on business model innovation and transformation for established companies.
Together with his co-founder, Frank has developed a user-centric methodology that uses both classic strategic management and Start-Up tools as well as Design Thinking in order to create innovations that deliver real value to the customer.
Previously, Frank worked as a Design Thinking Coach and Solution Architect for SAP. In his roles, he trained dozens of colleagues to use the Design Thinking method, supported SAP’s global business development and advised numerous SAP clients in various countries including the USA, Canada, Australia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and several European countries.
Frank holds a Master’s degree (Diplom) from the University of Mannheim, Germany in Business and Computer Science with majors in psychology and marketing. He extended his Design Thinking and innovation skills in several trainings including the Executive Education program of the Hasso-Plattner-Institute (HPI) in Potsdam, Germany (in cooperation with Stanford University). Frank currently lives in Berlin and Heidelberg.
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