Yo Kaminagai, Design And Cultural Projects Unit Manager, RATP (Paris Transportation Company)
Philippe Picaud, Design Director, Decathlon
Design is an integrating activity and process, a way of thinking, an increasingly significant contributor to organizational success. The role of design is evolving beyond just the physical process of creating beautiful objects, desirable packaging or unique branding. Design can be a linking force, a unifying element across the enterprise, a connection between business, culture, and environment.
This year, DMI’s European conference will explore the evolution of design thinking and strategy to the next level. An international roster of forward-thinking experts will provoke, educate, and share. Come to Paris for three days of immersion in cultural exchange, and knowledge-building. Learn to make more holistic and meaningful contributions to the organization.
For more than a decade, this conference has explored the best in design and management thinking, through structured presentations, focused discussion groups, receptions, and networking opportunities. As a capital of culture, Paris forms a dynamic and enticing location for Design/Management Europe 12.
Link up in Paris, April 2008. Explore design as the linking force. Don’t miss the next evolution of design!
Patrick Le Quément, Senior Vice President, Corporate Design, Renault (France)
Envisioning the Future through Design Leadership
Miguel-Ángel Munar, Managing Director, Roca (Spain)
Innovation through Design: The Creative Synthesis
Marc Giget, Professor and Chair of Technology and Innovation, CNAM-Conservatoire National Des Arts et Métiers (France)
Beauty and the Corporate Beast: How Design can Bridge the Gap between Products and the Decision Makers
Pierre-Yves Panis, Design Manager, Legrand (France)
At the Nexus of a New Design Dialectic: How Designers are Uniquely Skilled to be the Definitive Link between Innovation and Management Transformation
Maureen Thurston, Design Leverage Consultant, Second Road, Pty. Ltd. (Australia)
Design and the Art of Storytelling
Chris Bedford, President, Karo Group Inc. (Canada)
Designing a Sense of the Immaterial in the Future
Anne Stenros, Vice President, Design, KONE Corporation (Finland)
The Evolution of Design
Surya Vanka, Senior Manager, User Experience, Microsoft Corporation (US)
Premium Attitude: Defining the Next Generation of Luxury
Andreas Wlasak, Faurecia (France)
FAUCHON, Paris on your lips
Isabelle Capron, CEO, Fauchon (France)
The Silence of Design
Clive Grinyer, Director of Product Design, Orange France Telecom, London (United Kingdom)
Linking Design Research With Design Practice:
A Summary from the DMI Design Education Conference
Rachel Cooper, Director, Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts (LICA), Lancaster University (United Kingdom)
Breakout Session Leaders:
Philippe Picaud, Design Director, Decathlon (France)
Tim Selders, Director, PARK (The Netherlands) & Jean Schneider, Project Manager, Agence pour la Promotion de la Creation Industrielle, APCI(France)
Darragh Murphy, Research Fellow, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (United Kingdom)
Registration and hotel information is now available. Please visit this page in the coming weeks for announcements about the program and speakers.
Registration Notice: Register now if you wish to attend this year's conference. As of 13 March registration has been brisk and we expect to go to a waiting list.
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