We unleash the full potential of groups to make our planet a better place.

We’ve been working in the industry for the last ten years worldwide. And almost every day we were thrilled by the potential groups can develop. That’s why we bundled our resources and founded the pictomind GmbH with a clear purpose: “We unleash the full potential of groups to make our planet a better place.”

Co-founder, Innovation Design Expert

Dr. sc. ETH Zürich Markus Armbruster

Dipl.-Chem. / Dipl.-Wirtschaftschemiker / Visual Facilitator / Certified professional facilitator

  • Ten-plus years corporate, business and innovation strategy expert in the chemical industry for BASF, Süd-Chemie/Clariant and Dottikon Exclusive Synthesis
  • Grew BASF’s Innovation Academy from a handful of yearly participants to thousands of annual participants worldwide
  • Designed and facilitated programs and events for the board of directors and top executive levels
  • Worked three years in New York City and consulted teams on all continents
  • Consulted as strategy expert and member of the core team of the merger Süd-Chemie/Clariant, a multibillion Euro deal
  • Education: Technische Universität München, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, FernUniversität Hagen, Bayerische EliteAkademie, NYU Stern School of Business, duarte, bikablo Akademie, Kommunikationslotsen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MITx edX/Otto Scharmer

Co-founder, Innovation Design Expert

Reto Aschwanden

Attorney (Switzerland / Germany) / lic. iur. / LL.M. / Master of Mediation (M.M.)

  • Entrepreneur with ten-plus years experience as founder and owner of two attorney at law offices (Switzerland, Germany)

  • Elected justice of peace (“Friedensrichter”) in the Canton of Zurich and Vice-President of 131 justices of peace in the Canton of Zurich

  • Expert in data law

  • Mediates small and large groups in the industrial, public and private sectors

  • Designs and facilitates visual mediations and large group interventions

  • Consults major enterprises in the software, real estate and staff-hiring industries

  • Speaks six languages and works with international clients
  • Education:  Universität Zürich, Universität Augsburg, FernUniversität Hagen, bikablo Akademie