Get Chief Innovator
Delivered To Your Inbox.

Contributors

Dr. Phil Samuel Bio Photo

Dr. Phil Samuel

Chief Innovation Officer | BMGI

Dr. Phil Samuel is chief innovation officer for BMGI, leveraging more than 20 years of experience as he works with organizations to insource creativity and increase organic growth potential. Phil is a dynamic speaker and author whose deep expertise has earned him the reputation of an industry pioneer. Learn more about Phil.

Dr. Michael Ohler Bio Photo

Dr. Michael Ohler

Principal & Manager, European Operations | BMGI

Dr. Michael Ohler, a principal for BMGI and manager of European operations, is a frequent speaker and author on strategy and innovation. With more than 20 years of experience, he focuses on using people-driven approaches to shape and execute transformations, coach senior leaders, and train practitioners. Learn more about Michael.

David Silverstein Photo

David Silverstein

Founder and CEO | BMGI

David Silverstein draws upon more than two decades of experience and extensive research to challenge the way we think about innovation and strategy. With deep roots in operational improvements and broad knowledge industry and business, he is regular contributor on a variety of topics from technology to marketing to economics. Visit DavesDots.com for more.

Dimitri Markoulides Bio Photo

Dimitri Markoulides

Innovation Practice Lead, Senior Client Partner | BMGI

As a BMGI senior client partner and the innovation practice lead for BMGI South Africa, Dimitri Markoulides brings over 15 years of experience to his work with clients in leading innovation efforts. He is a certified engineer and operational specialist, experienced trainer and mentor, and certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

Riaan Brits

Riaan Brits

Principal | BMGI

Riaan Brits is a principal with BMGI who has more than 12 years of experience in software development and data analysis. With expertise in analytics, development and TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving), Riaan enjoys finding simple solutions to complex problems.

Dr. Petr Soukal

Dr. Petr Soukal

Principal | BMGI

A BMGI Principal based in Prague, Petr works with organizations in Central and Eastern Europe and Asia to refine strategy and enable execution. He has extensive experience in planning, governance, IT, M&A, Lean Six Sigma, customer service and sales force effectiveness, and project portfolio management.

Jeffrey Baumgartner Bio Photo

Jeffrey Baumgartner

Author, speaker, facilitator | CreativeJeffrey.com

Jeffrey Baumgartner is the author of the books, Anticonventional Thinking: The Creative Alternative to Brainstorming and The Way of the Innovation Master as well as Report 103, the Internet's longest running newsletter-blog on business innovation. He delivers workshops and talks on innovation globally. Past experience includes launching companies in Bangkok and Brussels, being a magazine columnist and teaching on three continents.

Brian Miller

Brian Miller

Industrial Designer

Brian R. Miller is a product designer who utilizes design thinking principles to understand complex scenarios, identifying and solving the underserved and unmet needs of the market. His work focuses on strategic thinking within the front-end of innovation and helps to promote solution relevance, acceptance and viability within the marketplace.

Derek Bennington

Derek Bennington

Associate | BMGI

As an associate at BMGI, Derek Bennington supports research and development of strategy and operational initiatives. He leverages his creative and analytical instincts to help organizations develop unique but practical solutions. He is an Advanced Kirton-Adaption-Innovation (KAI) certified practitioner and holds a TRIZ Associate certification from the Altshuller Institute.

Eduardo Costa

Eduardo Costa

Principal | BMGI

Eduardo Costa is a principal with BMGI. He pulls on his broad expertise in the domains of operational excellence and innovation and design to work with organizations in a diverse range of industries.

Kristi Nitchen

Kristi Nitchen

Accounting Manager | BMGI

Kristi Nitchen is an accounting manager with more than 25 years of experience in corporate and start-up environments, including her own healthcare company. She’s well-versed in Lean methodologies and enjoys applying innovative thinking to everyday situations.

Megan James

Megan James

Managing Director, Europe | BMGI

Megan James is an experienced project manager for marketing, events and operations with a focus on process excellence, strategy execution and innovation. She’s passionate about achieving excellence at all levels of an organization and promoting best practices throughout industry sectors.

Mohammed Aly

Mohammed Aly

Principal | BMGI

Mohammed Aly is a principal with BMGI who has more than 10 years of experience in creative problem solving and leading transformation efforts. He enjoys breaking down inefficient work habits and creating sustainable and innovative solutions.

Naresh Shahani

Naresh Shahani

Managing Director, India | BMGI

Naresh Shahani is BMGI’s managing director, India. He brings 20 years of experience to his role in advising and coaching organizations to drive innovation and growth, build scalable business processes, and achieve organizational design and financial restructuring.

Perry Giles

Perry Giles

Principal | BMGI

Perry Giles, a principal with BMGI, has more than 20 years of project management experience and over 30 years in technical and educational environments. He has worked with organizations of all types and sizes as he leads rapid innovation cycles and teaches courses on innovation, change leadership, train-the-trainer and Lean Six Sigma.

Tevfik Durmuşoğlu

Tevfik Durmuşoğlu

Managing Director, Turkey | BMGI

As BMGI’s managing director, Turkey, Tevfik Durmuşoğlu guides and mentors organizations through various strategic challenges including long-term planning, operational excellence and innovation programs. His work includes both process improvement and designing new processes.

Waldemar Wasiuk

Waldemar Wasiuk

Principal | BMGI

Waldemar Wasiuk is a principal with BMGI based in Poland. He brings more than 20 years of experience to his work in facilitating strategy execution, performance excellence and business transformation for organizations across Europe and Asia.

Ana Bardelas BMGI

Ana Bardelas

Assistant Marketing Manager | BMGI

As assistant marketing manager with BMGI, Ana Bardelas helps develop and execute BMGI’s marketing and media strategy. She brings extensive experience in marketing, event planning and social media to her role in planning and executing the day-to-day marketing strategies and tactics that help build BMGI’s brand, enhance existing customer relationships and drive new business.

Dana Ginn

Dana Ginn

Senior client partner | BMGI

With over 25 years of experience, Dana Ginn works as a senior client partner for BMGI, facilitating strategy creation and execution efforts, aligning resources, developing comprehensive training and certification programs, and leading global deployment teams.

Paul Sloane Bio Photo

Paul Sloane

Speaker & Facilitator | Destination-Innovation.com

Paul Sloane is the author of several books on lateral thinking, creativity and innovation, including How to Be a Brilliant Thinker. A thought leader on innovation and lateral thinking, he has over 29,000 followers on Twitter.

Mark Back

Mark Back

Managing Director, Singapore | BMGI

Mark Back is skilled in developing and deploying process improvement and strategic initiatives in global businesses. With over 20 years of experience, he enjoys helping people untangle complex problems.