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  • Christian Zagel
  • Senior Manager IT Innovation Professor, Hochschule Coburg
  • Germany

Christian Zagel is professor for Innovation Management in the Master program „ZukunftsDesign“ at the Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Already during his Ph.D. studies at the Chair of Information Systems (Services – Processes – Intelligence) at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg he was employed as Senior Manager IT Innovation at the adidas Group. As a co-founder of the IT Innovation Team established in 2011 he is now responsible for the area of Research and Development as well as for setting up strategic partnerships to universities and research institutes. Furthermore, he supports the development of technology-based innovations for all business areas from the first idea to their final implementation.
Prof. Dr. Zagel’s research focus is in the area of Innovation Management, Consumer Experience Management, Human-Computer Interaction, as well as Human-Centered Design. Numerous awards, e. g. the CeBIT Innovation Award, the Cannes Lion, or the Research Award of the EHI Retail Institute verify the innovative strength and practical relevance of his work.