Meet Spark Engine

Collaborative learning for product innovation leaders


Advanced training for driven professionals

Product Innovation Experts

We’re digital innovators and product management experts with real-life experience building, launching, evolving, and scaling innovative products.

Customer Focus

Learn interactive and actionable exercises to leave your comfort zone, develop new skills, and consistently connect with and focus on customers.

Immersive Experience

We designed our courses to solve real problems and build market-valid products with an end-to-end experience beyond traditional courses and agile practices.

Our hands-on method

Discover • Define • Design • Drive • Deliver

Spark Engine uses unique frameworks to help product managers spark innovation across their team, process, and designs.

We teach professionals the five dimensions of
innovation for a new approach to building human- centered solutions based on an in-depth understanding of the problem.

Build your reputation as an individual, team, or organization for reliably delivering innovative, market- validated ideas.

Templates to spark innovation

Meet the Spark Engine trainers

Learn from digital innovators transforming product management

Valerio Zanini


A product innovator and trainer, Valerio Zanini is passionate about creating products that customers love and developing the teams that make them a reality. With two decades of product development experience in a variety of organizations including Capital One, Cisco, and others, he excels at building new products in the early stages of product innovation, where uncertainty and lack of a clear solution are the biggest challenges. He works with organizations worldwide to spark a culture of innovation and drive agile transformations. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), CSP, CSPO, and CSM with the Scrum Alliance, and a Certified Product Innovation Trainer (CPIT) with Spark Engine.

He is the author of Deliver Great Products That Customers Love, published in 2018.

Deliver Great Products That Customers Love

Book by Valerio Zanini
Available on Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Leanpub

Zeina Zeitouni


Zeina Zeitouni is an Innovation Expert, and a Certified Product Innovation Trainer at Spark Engine. She has over 10 years experience running product innovation strategy in both startup and Fortune 500 environments, namely, as a Innovation Consultant at Insight Enterprises and Microsoft where she worked across various sectors including Retail, Finance, Healthcare, Government, Agriculture and Transportation.

Before consulting, Zeina worked as an innovation manager, design strategist, and product manager in various lines at Capital One, where she is acknowledged for infusing innovation, data science, and design thinking practices to launch new products. In a push to bring the science and art of product innovation together; she developed a seminar series on how to use “Design Thinking and Data Science to Solve Complex Problems” which she presented at Columbia University.

Zeina is committed to helping entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs develop new ideas that make an impact by facilitating training and accelerator programs at Spark Engine. She also serves on the strategic advisory boards of two impact-driven startups-Syntoniq and eVital.

Zeina is originally from Los Angeles, where she graduated from UCLA with a degree in International Development and Sociology, and has since acquired certifications in Co-Active Coaching, Public Relations, Executive Banking (CBA), Behavioral Design, and Design Sprint Facilitation. She spent several years doing development work in Afghanistan, Tanzania and Brazil before moving to New York in 2013 to launch her own impact investing startup.

Holly Chasan-Young


Holly Chasan-Young is an award-winning strategist, coach, educator and speaker, and an industry expert in Design Thinking. Holly equips teams to dream big, amplify creativity and boost innovation. Considered a “Customer Whisperer,” Holly serves as interim strategy officer for teams designing products, services and experiences that serve consumers’ purpose while meeting business objectives. She is a service design strategist who incorporates organizational change strategies in transformation efforts as the key that unlocks strategic momentum.

She is a Certified Product Innovation Trainer (CPIT) in Design Thinking.

Anil Jaising


Anil has been delivering mission critical projects and products since the early 1990s. He discovered Agile by  accident in early 2000 and has never looked back.
Anil has been teaching Agile Principles and Values, and how they are used in Scrum and Kanban, professionally since 2011.

With his technical background, Anil has trained and coached over 100 teams, participated in over 400 Sprints, and helped teams move from deploying once per year, to several times in a week.

Anil is passionate about designing and delivering engaging training and is one of 10 trainers worldwide that can deliver both practitioner and train the trainer workshops in Training from the BACK of the Room.

Anil is also skilled at facilitating workshops using liberating structures.
He is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), CSP, CSPO, and CSM.

He is a DevOps Institute  certified trainer. He is also a Certified Training from the Back of the Room Trainer (TBR-T). He is also a Spark Engine Certified Product Innovation Trainer (CPIT).

Hands-On Training

Our Product Management and Innovation programs give professionals the knowledge and experience to build awesome products – whether digital products, physical, or services.

Learn how to create new products and drive innovation with six weeks of one on one coaching.

Courses offer both training and coaching while working on a real product

Get in touch

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