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Innovation Rockstar Interview

Maren Kottler - Mobiliar

Use Case Presentation: How to spot and interpret trends

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Maren Kottler started her professional career with a dual business administration degree at IBM Germany, which also served as a stepping stone to the lead of software and hardware project management at IBM Switzerland. During an almost two-year detour as a member of the management team at the Mobile Application Agency, she was responsible for project management and development until her path finally led her to the Innovation Management at Mobiliar in 2015.

In her function as Head of Innovation Management, she is responsible for Innovation and Trend Management and empowers her employees by using methods such as design thinking and other tools to sound out the day after tomorrow, to make the future emotionally tangible and to connect it with the present.


  • Date:  April 28, 2020 
  • Time:  12:00 – 1:00 pm CEST (incl. a 15 mins. FAQ session)
  • Type:  Virtual live-stream interview
  • Language: English


Background & What to expect

In this casual with ITONICS CEO Dr. Michael Durst, Maren Kottler gives insights about her work in the Corporate Foresight Management at Mobiliar and outlines how trend monitoring, in particular, has developed in Mobiliar over the last years. 

In order to remain responsive, agile and innovative in an age of change as a company, the Mobiliar has been dealing with emerging trends and current market dynamics since 2013. For this purpose, the Mobiliar observes specifically what is happening in its environment and evaluates the opportunities and risks of trends.


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