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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 (+$200 to become a DMI Member now)
Member $800



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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 two Symposium tracks: 1) Workshop in Strategic Thinking or 2) Interactive Sessions with established thought-leaders.


More about the the Design Management Institute.




December 6, Wednesday



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 with your Symposium Registration ($800/1100 + $20)
RSVP for DMI:NightOut Only ($20)




December 7, Thursday





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



Keynote: Rob Huber, VP Innovation & Ventures, Faurecia


9:30 - 4:30
Choose One Track



Strategic Thinking


NOT just for designers, this interactive workshop is an introduction to the tools and techniques of Design Thinking – and a deep dive into how to integrate it into your work culture and process.

You will leave with a framework for problem solving, a set of tools to use and share, and a practical way to put Design Thinking to use tackling problems you face in your work.


Workshop with Nelson Soken, Ph.D. 

(Limit 24 people)





Symposium Sessions:

  • Bringing Lean and Design Thinking Together in Agile Development


  • Trash Talk: Sustainability


  • Futureproofing & Personal Evolution


  • TBD


Closing Panel "Exercising Influence":
Kim Barnes, CEO, Barnes & Conti (Panel Moderator)
Kevin Bethune, VP Strategic Design, BCG Digital Ventures

Speakers TBD


Rob Huber
  Kim Barnes
Barnes & Conti
  Kevin Bethune
BCG Digital Ventures
  Carole Bilson
  Nelson Soken
Soken Consulting











BCG Digital Ventures

1240 Rosecrans Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA

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BCGDV is located just minutes from LAX International Airport.







Marriott Hotel

Limited Rooms
$199 per night





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