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Andreas Erbe


Andreas Erbe


Co-funder of Swisscom BrainGym


Design Thinking Methodology


Master in Strategic Design of Spaces

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Andreas Erbe is an innovation consultant and coach specialising in work environments. He was one of the founders and driving forces behind the Swisscom BrainGym – a creative workspace for customer experience driven projects. Over the course of his career he has particularly enjoyed working on agile, space-related projects at Swisscom, ABB, Accenture, Wilo, Audi, Medgate and V-ZUG, amongst others.

His work experience covers a wide range of assignments across industries working in Switzerland, Germany, the UK, Ireland, the US, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and most recently the Philippines and India. Andreas has trained, coached and worked with well over 1,000 managers across all levels in the field of design thinking and decided four years ago to found launchlabs to pursue his passion for creating spaces for innovation and co-creation.

He is fluent in German and English with good conversational French and, in addition to an MBA from the University of St.Gallen HSG, he is a certified Scrum Master, HBDI coach and is also part of the faculty at the university of Lucerne contributing as main lecturer of the Service Design Module of the International Design Management Programme. Most recently he received a masters degree in workspace design from the ie university in Madrid.

Earlier in his career Andreas also gathered years of experience in management and organisational development functions in Switzerland and the UK and it is this unique combination of change management expertise and workspace design that will be his main contribution to the 2018 programme at  the IE university in Madrid.