Founder & CEO
Already a highly innovative business and one of the leading technology companies in the world, Merck has gone one step further and built an innovation center that boasts landmark architecture and a completely new operating system. Thomas Fundneider, a CEO of the company that has co-created the project in this WDC20 presentation explains how it all started, what were the goals, the challenges and creative solutions, and how the new building supports Merck, their employees and its business vision.
Thomas Fundneider is founder and CEO of knowledge and innovation architects theLivingCore (link to www.theLivingCore.com), specializing in the areas of strategy, innovation and transformation. Having his background in landscape architecture, his focus for many years has been on establishing an innovative and entrepreneurial culture and mindset in organizations. He co-developed leading-edge innovation methods and practical frameworks, such as “Enabling Spaces“ and “Emergent Innovation“. Thomas Fundneider is lecturing at several universities in Europe on the topics of entrepreneurship, innovation and Enabling Spaces. He is a member of the Board of the LaFutura trend network, as well as board member of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science.