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dmi:Symposium "Design: Exercising Influence"

BCG Digital Ventures
Manhattan Beach, CA
December 7, 2017





    BCG Digital Ventures
    Barnes & Conti
    Pip Tompkin
Registration Fees: 

Non-Member $1000
Member $800
Special Offer - Groups of 2 or more $500 per person Track 2 Only- See Registration Page For Details

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The focus of this Symposium is “Design: Exercising Influence.” Organizations have recognized that investing in design brings outsized results. Now it’s time for design & innovation managers to step up and exercise more influence over process, development and strategy. The dmi:Symposium in Manhattan Beach, CA on December 7th, 2017 will address ways that design can have a greater impact on supply chain, agile development, business models, and organization development.

The Symposium is open to any leader or manager wishing to learn the transformative value of design. Choose from 2 Symposium tracks:

  • Track 1- Workshop in Strategic Thinking
  • Track 2 - Interactive Sessions with established thought-leaders

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December 6, Wednesday



December 6th 6:00 - 8:00pm
Pip Tompkin Design

137 Eucalyptus Dr, El Segundo, CA 90245
$20 per person

Join DMI for a night of conversation, networking, and refreshments hosted by Pip Tompkin Design at their studio in El Segundo. This dmi:NightOut is held in conjunction with the dmi:Symposium in Manhattan Beach on December 7th. You do not need to be a DMI Member to attend.


RSVP for DMI:NightOut Only ($20)
RSVP with your Symposium Registration ($800/1000 + $20)




December 7, Thursday





Coffee, Tea, Rolls



Carole Bilson, DMI President
Walter Delph, Partner BCG Digital Ventures, Manhattan Beach Center



Keynote: Trends in Corporate Design and R&D: In Search of the Next Unicorn
Rob Huber, VP Innovation & Ventures, Faurecia


From corporate designer, to corporate innovation leader, to corporate venture investor, Ron will share his career trajectory that is a perfect example of the trend towards reduction in internal R&D and more emphasis and reliance on developing innovation via the startup community.


9:30 - 4:30
Choose One Track



dmi: Workshop
Strategic Thinking


Strategic Thinking will help you develop your thinking about an important challenge or opportunity in your own organization or career. Become more aware of any biases or assumptions that stand in the way of achieving results, learn to map the stakeholders that help or hold you back, and become a more future-focused leader.


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Symposium Sessions:

  • Bringing Lean Development & Design Thinking Together in an Agile Environment
  • Trash Talk: Sustainability
  • Mapping Opportunities in the Problem Space
  • Futureproofing & Personal Evolution
  • Busting Through the Roadblocks to Innovation

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Closing Panel "Exercising Influence"
Panel Moderator: Kim Barnes, CEO, Barnes & Conti
Panel: Kevin Bethune, VP Strategic Design, BCG Digital Ventures
Panel: Kimberley Elliott, Global Operations Manager, HP Print Design
Panel: Sara Jacobson, Associate Director Creative Consulting, Designworks. A BMW Group Co.
Panel: Carole Bilson, DMI President



Rob Huber
  Indi Young
  Peter Kellogg-Smith
BCG Digital Ventures
  Pip Tompkin
Pip Tompkin
  Ron Clark
BCG Digital Ventures
Kim Barnes
Barnes & Conti
  Kevin Bethune
BCG Digital Ventures
  Carole Bilson
  Nelson Soken
Soken Consulting
  Nicholas Partridge
Kimberley Elliott
  Sara Jacobson
Designworks. A BMW Company











BCG Digital Ventures

1240 Rosecrans Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA

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BCGDV is is a global corporate venture firm that invents, builds, scales and invests in startups. Their Manhattan Beach location is just minutes from LAX International Airport.







Manhattan Beach Marriott

1400 Parkview Avenue
Manhattan Beach CA 90266


Limited Rooms
$199 per night


Book your group rate for LA Symposium

Last day to book Hotel room at DMI Rate: November 14, 2017






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