Dr. Juliana Goga-Cooke

Strategic Innovation

CEO Academy of Design Thinking

Julia is an academic, journalist, design thinker and entrepreneur. She leads the Academy of Design Thinking, helping organizations create innovation skills and capabilities, and adopt a design led culture.

Her career started in academia, with a Ph.D in Linguistics, and moved to journalism, working for the BBC for 17 years as a broadcaster, producer, editor and senior leader. After a gap year of study in Design Thinking Innovation and Entrepreneurship at CSM and London Business School, she co-founded and managed the Future of Work Research Consortium, and founded the Academy of Design Thinking.

Julia has worked with more than 100 companies across a wide range of industries. Julia teaches Design Thinking and Foresight & Strategy at Loughborough University London and Design Thinking Accelerator at Central Saint Martins, University of Arts. She lives in London.