Milan Guenther, Designer in Paris, France

Milan Guenther


Paris, France
Toptal Member Since
January 2, 2020

Milan is a pioneer in design applied to the enterprise level. He has worked with Google, SAP, Toyota, ThoughtWorks, the UN, and scaling startups. 10 years ago, he designed a patented innovation for Boeing's flight decks. Since then, he works with enterprises of all shapes and sizes to bring business strategies to life: designing products, operations, and organizations to deliver. His book "Intersection" introduces this enterprise design approach.

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Deutsche Telekom: Social Workplace and Intranet
Social NetworksIntranetsCollaborationMobile IntranetWorkshopsDesign Sprints+ 5 more
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Jeppesen (Boeing): Apps for Commercial Aviation
AviationAviation ProjectsUser Experience (UX)NavigationInteractive MapsInteraction Design (IxD)+ 3 more
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QualiWare: Reinventing Enterprise Modelling
Enterprise DesignEnterprise ArchitectureUser Experience (UX)Mobile AppsAppsModeling+ 2 more
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Pirobase: Building Design Capability
Content Management Systems (CMS)Enterprise DesignEnterprise SoftwareUser Experience (UX)Design ManagementBranding
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United Nations: Digital Strategy
International AffairsDigital StrategyEnterprise DesignEnterprise ArchitectureOrganizational DesignKey Performance Indicators (KPIs)+ 1 more
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Toyota: Fast Fwd Culture Change Program
Enterprise DesignCorporate CultureEvent DesignQuantitative ResearchDesign SprintsGoogle Design Sprints

Work Experience

2009 - PRESENT

Founder, Managing Partner

Enterprise Design Associates
  • Developed a comprehensive framework for enterprise design.
  • Published Intersection, the first book on enterprise design.
  • Ran the annual Intersection conference on enterprise design.
  • Led project work with enterprises including SAP, Toyota, Deutsche Telekom, GIZ, Total, Auchan, and Boeing.
  • Mentored and consulted with the startup ecosystem: Google, NUMA Paris, and Campus Tel Aviv.
  • Worked with consultancies and agencies such as Sapient and Accenture.
Technologies: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Mobile, Web, Modeling, Enterprise, Blockchain, Adobe, UX Design, UI Design
2018 - 2021

Lecturer in Enterprise Design

Sciences Po Paris
  • Presented lectures on the following topics: Introduction to Enterprise Design, Running Enterprise Design Sprints, Enterprise Modeling, and Enterprise Design Systems.
  • Coached graduates on career and professional development choices.
  • Ran workshops with executive and private sector partners.
Technologies: Digital Transformation, Digital Innovation, Enterprise Design
2018 - 2019

Product Designer

  • Designed key parts of a software suite: SAP Intelligent RPA.
  • Integrated SAP's offerings with an acquired startup.
  • Helped drive product strategy, simplification, and user experience.
  • Made maps syncing architecture, product design and UX, and an agile backlog.
Technologies: Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Machine Learning, SAP Fiori, Sketch, Product Design, UX Design, MVP Design, User Research
2014 - 2018

Mentor, Product Design Expert, Certified Google Design Sprint Master

  • Worked with startups and scaleups on product and business success.
Technologies: Google Play Store, Material Design, Android, Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
2014 - 2017

Enterprise Design Lead

Toyota Motor Europe
  • Led an organization-wide culture change program.
  • Planned and facilitated enterprise design sprints.
  • Headed employee engagement research and interventions.
Technologies: Microsoft Office, Kanban
2012 - 2014


  • Designed an overall strategy for SAP's workplace experience.
  • Designed various intranet properties using SAP and complimentary technologies.
  • Customized and simplified SAP systems and tools for internal use.
Technologies: SAP NetWeaver, Content Management Systems (CMS), Jive
2009 - 2012


Jeppesen (a Boeing Company)
  • Designed a patented innovation for in-flight navigation systems.
  • Designed a series of apps for aviation (flight deck and cabin crew), commercial and light marine.
  • Embedded design practice into the organization with a Scrum approach.
Technologies: Axure, iOS


2008 - 2010

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree in MBA Spécialisé Consulting et Management des Technologies

ISC Paris - Paris, France

2004 - 2008

Diploma in Communication Design

HSD Düsseldorf - Düsseldorf, Germany

2006 - 2007

Courses in Communication, Interaction

Ecole Nationale Supérieur d'Art et de Design de Nancy - Nancy, France



Google Certified Design Sprint Master



Conceptual Design - 18 yearsEnterprise Design - 16 yearsDigital Strategy - 15 yearsDesign Principles - 15 yearsDesign - 15 yearsExperience Strategy - 13 yearsProduct Design - 10 yearsConsulting - 10 years


Paris, France