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September 27 - 29, 2015
Boston, MA


 
     
 
     
     
   

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September 27-29 in Boston, DMI celebrated our 40th Anniversary; 40 years of experience connecting design, business, and society in a changing world. We recounted the history of Design Management, and heard fresh perspectives on an innovative future. 
 
Monday night, we donned black tie and celebrated at our Gala, honoring our founder Bill Hannon, celebrating design luminaries, and recognizing the winners of the first dmi: Design Value Awards. Go here for photos of the conference, Gala and Design Value Awards.  

 

Honorary Chairs

 



Eric Quint
Chief Design Officer, 3M
John Maeda
Design Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
 

 

Keynote Speakers

 

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Redesigning the Innovator's Dilemma
Valerie Casey
Chief Product Officer, Samsung Global Innovation Center

DesignIn Tech
John Maeda
Design Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Transitions, Pitfalls, and Sound Strategies for Success in UX, CX, SD
Jeremy Ashley
Group VP, Applications User Experience, Oracle
     


 
Big Design, Small World
Scott Nazarian
Executive Creative Director, frog
Never Mind the Bollocks: Doreen Lorenzo on the Art of Creative Leadership
Doreen Lorenzo

Business Leader, Startup Advisor, and Leadership Columnist
 

 

Monday Session Speakers

 

Culture Development/OD & Design Strategy

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Value of Design: Advancing the Impact & Influence of Design

Creative and Flexible Methodologies in UX, CX, & Service Design

 

 

 

 



Tonya Peck
Chief Talent Officer, POSSIBLE

Nelson Soken, PhD
CEO, N.H. Soken Consulting; Author of Lead the Pack: Sparking Innovation That Drives Customers Wild

Aileen Dempsey
Principal, designing business  

George Hackman, Jr.
Senior Director of User Experience, Applications User Experience, Oracle  

 

 

 

 



Adam Connor
VP of Organizational Design, Mad*Pow

Eric Anderson
Co Founder & Co Director of the Integrated Innovation Institute; Associate Dean, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon 

Rob Girling
Co-founder and Principal, Artefact 

John Yesko
Senior Director of Digital Customer Experience, Walgreens 

       



Chelsea Vandiver
Executive Managing Director, Creative, Ziba

Dave Sonders
Partner, Gravity Tank

Gulay Ozkan
Founder, GEDS; Instructor Sabanci University

Xenia Viladas
Professor of Service Design, School of Design Savannah College of Art and Design 

       

 

 

Tuesday Session Speakers

 

Design for Sustainability and Social Impact

Brand TRUTH, REBIRTH and DISRUPTION a framework for the future

Design Your Own Future: Agile Career Strategies

FuturED

 

 

 

 





Prasad Boradkar
Director, InnovationSpace; Co-Director, The Biomimicry Center; Professor, Industrial Design, Arizona State University (Tempe)

Chris Bedford
President & CEO, Karo Group

Susan Roughley
Owner/Principal, Jump Start Consulting; Executive Coach/ Adjunct Faculty, The Ayers Group

Iain Aitchison
Director, Plan

 

 

 

 





Tobias Schultz
Manager of Environmental Sustainability Services LCA Practitioner SCS Global Services

Scott Lerman
CEO and Founding Partner, Lucid Brands

Jeevak Badve
VP, Strategic Growth, Sundberg-Ferar Inc.

Eric Anderson
Co Founder & Co Director of the Integrated Innovation Institute; Associate Dean, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon 

       




Jim Ford
Director, Climate for Ideas

Valerie Jacobs
VP/Managing Creative Director, Trends, LPK

Jules Pieri
Co-founder & CEO, The Grommet

Heather McGowan
Consultant- Strategic Advisor, HE MCGOWAN

       








David Parsons
David Parsons, Director of User Experience, Xerox

Kristen Dalton
Senior Consultant & Innovation Strategist, Booz | Allen | Hamilton

       

 

 

 

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