People who make us great

Marcus Strand

Co-Creation Officer | Scandinavia

Marcus brings his multinational background, having lived, studied and worked on five continents, to aid in iKNOW-WHO’s continuous delivery of disruptive innovations. Marcus has a MSc in International Business and a MSc in Disruptive Innovation from Hult International Business School. His experience lies in anti-counterfeiting technologies, international industrial chemical trade, and more.
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Co-Creation Officer | The Americas

Madeleine Beelen brings her biomedical science background to the realm of disruptive innovation. She has conducted research on molecular embryology and has most recently collaborated on a project with GE Healthcare on improving digital services for the NHS. Madeleine holds an Honours BSc in Biomedical Science with a Minor in International Development and an MSc in International Business from HULT International Business School.
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Julia Harryson


Julia is taking out her bachelors degree in philology at Uppsala University, minoring in French and rhetorics. She has studied modules of her degree at la Sorbonne in Paris, at Sussex University in Brighton and at Lund University in Lund. She also brings valuable insights in project coordination through several years of experience as Office Coordinator at one of Sweden’s fastest growing webdesign buros. Her initiative of founding a university society at Sussex University, are early sparks of entrepreneurship and leadership skills. Languages: EN, SV, DE, FR.
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Alissia Wei

Co-Creation Officer | CHINA

Alissia is bringing her finance and operation management expertise into the consulting world. Her experience spans diverse fields and sectors, including digitalisation, risk management, green innovation, e-Commerce … She is holding a Master degree in Finance and an EMBA from France ESC Rennes. Languages: CN, EN, FR, SV.
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Liza Shvyndikova

Co-creation officer | Eastern Europe

Liza is an IoT enthusiast with a marketing background. She has worked in B2B digital marketing, market research,  strategy and business development as well as product management for international tech companies. Liza’s main interests are eMobility, Disruptive Innovation, hi-tech product development and business modelling. She has a BA in Marketing and a Master’s degree in Economics. Languages: EN, RU and a minor in French.
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Tino Sperk

University Collaboration Manager - Germany / Austria

Tino is an Engineer with background in the renewable energy industry. He has worked in photovoltaic-, wind- and biomass projects as project – and sales manager for several companies. Strong interest in ecological farming and sustainable lifestyles. Dipl. Ing. in renewable energy systems from University of Applied Science Nordhausen. Tino is supporting universities from DACH countries. Languages: DE, EN
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Julien Daligault

Co-creation officer | France / Asia

Julien has a B.Eng in Product Design from UWS (UK) and a M.Sc in Sustainable Energy Engineering from KTH, Stockholm. As a French national, he is naturally supporting teams from France. Julien also worked 5 years in China and thanks to his knowledge of Chinese culture and language he is also supporting universities from Asia and China in particular.
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Marcus Ulmefors

University Collaboration Manager - Malmö

Engineer with background in low-carbon energy technologies such as wind, solar pv, nuclear fission, ocean waves, and concentrated solar. Professional experience in industrial software development and project management on mobile platform front-end. Interest in management, finance and international development. MEng in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London and University of California, Berkeley. Languages: SV, EN, ES, FR.
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Dr. Sigvald Harryson


Sigvald Harryson is a Professor of Disruptive Innovation at HULT Business School in San Francisco. He also teaches at HULT in London and Dubai. Founder of HCG, InnoVentum and iKNOW-WHO. His first PhD was on Japanese R&D Management and his second one on Breakthrough Innovation. His book DISRUPTING INNOVATION – was recently published in co-authorship with Dr. Johan Roos to describe the iKNOW-WHO-method. See more at Languages: SV, EN, FR, DE.
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Dr. Rafal Dudkowski

Managing Partner | Poland

Entrepreneur, manager and consultant with many years of project management, training, consulting and research experience.  Areas of expertise include creation and implementation of Growth Strategies, R&D Management, Industry/University R&D Partnerships, New Product/Business Development, Technology Venturing and Strategic Innovation. Prior experience gained within Booz Allen Hamilton, HCG and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants as well as start-up investor and entrepreneur. Languages: PL, EN, DE.
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Urban Emson

Associate Partner | Sweden

Urban Emson has a wide range of professional experience working with sales management, business turnaround and innovation management in the role of entrepreneur, management consultant, SVP and CEO. Geographically he has deep experience from the Nordic countries, East Europe and Asia. MSc in computer science, MSc in management and an executive MBA from INSEAD/Copenhagen Business School. Languages: SV, EN, DE, ES and PL.  
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Colin Harvey

Principal | UK

Colin Harvey is an experienced professional with a background in the financial services industry.  He has worked in market risk management, developing and implementing analytics for the trading businesses and in trading.  He ran the GBP interest-rate option trading book at Barclays and was a Director in the Credit Trading business at HBOS Treasury Services.  He has interests in behavioural effects in economic decision making, finance and effective learning.  MEng in Mechanical Engineering, MSc in Finance, MSc in Behavioural Economics and MBA from London Business School. Languages: EN, FR.
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