Our team is made up of Innovation Champions and Play Advocates who believe in innovation as a driver for change.

Each of us comes from different backgrounds-we are a diverse and multifaceted team! We have worked individually and as a team, in different areas of the innovation field for various years.

These experiences have allowed us to push the boundaries of what’s possible to train and empower individuals and organizations to develop their full capacity to innovate. These in combination with our passion for play led us to develop the Playnnovation framework. A new framework that has the potential to drive change and innovations in any organization.

Paula Mertens is an enthusiastic process engineer, certified design thinking professional, and Scrum Master. She has over 12 years of international experience in both startups and large organizations, where she has gained valuable skills in both agile and traditional project management approaches. As a true entrepreneur, she is passionate about products, processes, and business development. She believes that inclusion, collaboration, and knowledge sharing help deliver innovative solutions that positively impact people and the environment. For her, it is important to leverage her strengths to drive innovation and sustainability. She is one of the Co-creators of the Playnnovation™ Framework.

Jarazet Altamirano is an innovationist and certified Agile leader. She has over 10 years of experience in Innovation Management, playing a key role in developing and implementing innovative frameworks and strategies to increase agility and drive innovation in Fortune 500 companies and start-ups, as well as, in non-profit organizations in North America and Europe. She has extensive experience working with diverse and cross-functional teams. Her mission is to build the next generation of organizations through purpose-driven innovation, agility, and human connection. She is the co-creator of the Playnnovation™ Framework.

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