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dmi:Design Leadership Conference #DLC18

 

THE SONESTA
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
October 7-9, 2018

 

Registration Fees for Full Conference Pass:

Non-Member - $1750
Member - $1600

 

Conference + Membership - (+$200 to the registration price to become a DMI Member or renew your membership) a $100 savings!
One-day conference registration is available

 

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The dmi:Design Leadership conference is a great opportunity to build your network, spread your ideas, and learn lessons from the diverse stories of those in attendance. In the fast paced world of design-driven innovation the kind of learning that happens through peer-to-peer exchange is invaluable. That is why this conference presents so many opportunities to meet new people, start new discussions, and work on challenges in small groups.

Presenters share engaging stories, workshops teach creative skills, and discussions re-frame perspectives. The dmi:Design Leadership conference is an immersive experience that deepens our understanding of the power of design and innovation to sustain positive business, social and cultural value.

 

 

Conference Schedule-at-a-Glance

 

 

Sunday, October 7

 

Monday, October 8

 

Tuesday, October 9

 

Wednesday, October 10

  

 

8:00 

Registration, Coffee, Rolls
(Student Winners Breakfast @ 7:30)

8:00 

Registration, Coffee, Rolls

9:00-3:00 

Optional Workshop: Insider's Guide to Innovation (+$480 Fee)

 11:00-2:00 

  DMI Board Mtg
  (by invitation)

8:45 

Welcome

8:45 

Welcome

 

 

 1:00-2:00 

  DMI Advisors Mtg
  (by invitation)

9:00-4:15 

Speakers & Interactive Breakout Sessions

9:00-5:00 

Speakers & Interactive Breakout Sessions

 

 

 4:00-5:00 

  "Check-In" -
  DMI Members Only
  (Not Registration)

5:00 

VIP Reception
(Winners & Sponsors - by Invitation)

3:30-5:00 

Executive Round-Table Sessions

   
 5:45-8:30 

  River Cruise - Sold Out

6:00 

dmi: Design Value Awards Reception (Outside Ballroom)
Dressy Attire: Semi-Formal, Dresses, Suits (NO Jeans)

5:10 

"Check-Out" - DMI Members Only

   
  

 

7:00 - 9:00 

dmi: Design Value Awards Dinner Ceremony

5:30  Closing drinks at Dante    

 

Sunday, October 7th - Optional Pre-Conference Events

 

Member-Only Check In (this isn't registration!)
4:00 - 5:00 The Sonesta

Get the most from your conference experience by “checking-in” with other DMI Members at this special event. It’s a chance to meet other attendees before the conference officially starts. Share your career notes, opportunities and questions with peers that can offer their support. We don’t mean to brag, but we’ve had Design Managers find their next jobs, suppliers connect with producers, and consultants meet new clients at Member Only Check-In.

Not a member yet? Register with the “Membership Bundle” option to get your registration + year membership (or renewal) for a $100 discount. More information

 

 

 

Complimentary River Cruise - Sold Out/Waitlist
5:45 Yacht Club Dock

The first 70 people to register for the FULL conference may join a complimentary boat cruise on the Charles River. Meet other conference attendees and enjoy light refreshments as we take in spectacular views of historic and contemporary architecture along the river basin.

Please contact  DMIStaff@dmi.org to be added to the waitlist for the cruise. We will contact people with availability by October 5.

 

Monday, October 8 - Full Conference Day

 

Speakers

Global Design and Innovation leaders will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing design and innovation today. Speakers are accessible throughout the conference.

 

 

John Maeda
Global Head, Computational Design & Inclusion,

Automattic

Salka Fernandez
Director, J&J Solutions,
Johnson & Johnson

Kwame Nyanning
Associate Partner, Experience Design,

McKinsey & Company, London 

Sabrina Jetton 

Creative Director and Innovation Strategist, Ziba

             

Velvette De Laney
Founder and Principal Designer,
dewdropstudios

Rama Gheerawo
Director, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art

Phil Chung Ph.D

UX Manager, Cloud at Google

Jeevak  Badve
VP Strategic Growth, Sundberg-Ferrar Design Studio

       

Paul Magee
Director, Industrial Design– Americas, CROWN Equipment

Bob Schwartz
GM, Global Design & UX, GE Healthcare

Boudewijn Soetens

Innovation & Strategy Director, VanBerlo, Netherlands

Nadine von Seelen

Insights & Innovation, VanBerlo, USA

             

 

 

The dmi:Design Value Awards Dinner Ceremony
6:00 - 9:00 pm The Sonesta (Monday)

The annual dmi:Design Value Awards (DVA) honor teams that have delivered significant value through design or design management practices. The 2018 winners will be announced in a lively ceremony on Monday evening October 9th.

 

Break out your party attire, raise a toast to all the finalists, and celebrate the value of design! Read more about the dmi:DVA and see last year's awards.

 

 

Tuesday, October 9 - Full Conference Day


 

Speakers

 

Panel: Leadership & Innovation in Healthcare

 

     
Dr. Kamal Jethwani, MPH
Sr. Director, Partners Connected Health Innovation; Assist. Prof., Harvard Medical School 
 

Greg Miller
VP, Global Marketing & Innovation Excellence, UCB

 

Dr Michael Potts, FACC, FACP
Invasive Cardiologist Central Florida Cardiology Group

  Carole Bilson
President, Design Management Institute

                                  

 

 

Mike Milley
Director, Foresight + Strategy, Designworks,
A BMW Group Company

Cheryl Heller
Communication Strategist Chair, MFA Design for Social Innovation SVA; President, Measured Lab

Mark Wolfe
Solution Architect Experience Design, Slalom Consulting 

Carol Smith
Senior UX Researcher,

Uber ATG

       
 

Linda Quarles
Director Strategy + Organizational Design, frog

Andre G. Hill
Executive, Financial Services Industry; Former Chief Marketing Officer for $40 Billion Commercial Bank
 

Velvette De Laney
Founder and Principal Designer,
dewdropstudios

 
             

Exclusive dmi:Executive Round-Table Sessions (You Get 3 Rounds)

 

 

Don't miss this opportunity to engage in fast-paced small group discussions with senior executives from BCGDV, J&J, GE, Royal College of Art and more. Each attendee will get a chance to participate in 3 small group sessions to discuss career development & advancement, universal design, and Design Management methods & tools. Wear your tennis shoes and dash to the tables you want to join! Don't miss out on this unique opportunity-

 

 

 

Speaker Topics

 

 

Inclusive Design Leadership in Tech

John Maeda - Global Head, Computational Design & Inclusion, Automattic

 

Designing Business
Kwame Nyanning - Associate Partner, Experience Design, McKinsey & Co., London

 

Finding Opportunity for Innovation in Emerging Technologies

Rama Gheerawo - Director, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, London

 

Building a Design Team to Support Inclusive Design

Phil Chung Ph.D - UX Manager, Cloud at Google

 

Curating Customer Love: Rise Above the Noise & Build Trust
Sabrina Jetton - Creative Director and Innovation Strategist, Ziba

 

A Sustainability Tool for Designers, Brands and Vendors

Velvette De Laney - Founder and Principal Designer, dewdropstudios

 

Good Design is Good Business: An All-American Success Story

Jeevak Badve - VP Strategic Growth, Sundberg-Ferrar Design Studio

 

Reducing Complexity

Mike Milley - Director, Foresight & Strategy, Designworks, A BMW Group Company

 

The Intergalactic Design Guide: Harnessing the Creative Potential of Social Design (New Book coming out soon…)

Cheryl Heller - Communication Strategist Chair, MFA Design for Social Innovation SVA; President, Measured Lab

 

Moderated Panel "Leadership & Innovation in Health"
Dr Michael Potts, FACC, FACP - Cardiologist Central Florida Cardiology Group
Dr. Kamal Jethwani, MPH -  Sr. Director, Partners Connected Health Innovation; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Greg Miller - VP, Global Marketing & Innovation Excellence, UCB

 

The 10 UX Commandments of Connected Experiences

Mark Wolfe - Solution Architect Experience Design, Slalom Consulting

 

Breakout Session: Crafting a Unified "Design System" for a Modern Organization's Ecosystem

Mark Wolfe - Solution Architect Experience Design, Slalom Consulting

 

Breakout Session: Design for Sustainability (D4S)

Velvette De Laney - Founder and Principal Designer, dewdropstudios

 

Breakout Session: Creative Equity

Boudewijn Soetens - Innovation & Strategy Director, VanBerlo, Netherlands
Nadine von Seelen - Insights & Innovation, VanBerlo, USA

 

Transforming the Financial Services Industry - Delivering on the Promise of Customer Centricity
Andre G. Hill - Executive, Financial Services Industry; Former Chief Marketing Officer for $40 Billion Commercial Bank

 

Designing AI for Humanity

Carol Smith - Senior UX Researcher, Uber ATG

 

Using New Product Innovation to Drive Organizational Change

Linda Quarles - Director Strategy + Organizational Design, frog

 

Workshop: Small Numbers, Big Impact: The Insider’s Guide to Innovation (Wednesday)

Rama Gheerawo - Director, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, London

 

 

 

Interactive Breakout Sessions

Designers have a bias towards action. Interactive sessions at the Design Management Conference are meant to get you out of your chair and into small group collaborations. You'll meet new people, and work with new tools, new frameworks and in new ways to solve a challenge, discuss an issue, or dig into a "wicked problem."

 

Wednesday, October 10th - Optional Workshop (+Fee)

 

Optional Workshop: Insider's Guide to Innovation
9:00 - 3:00 The Sonesta
$480

How can you use Design Thinking and other human-centered approaches effectively, especially with limited time, budget and resources? Learn to work smarter in a world that is increasingly demanding. Rama Geerawho- Director, The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, has developed and used techniques in over 100 ‘real world’ projects for a wide spectrum of clients. In this workshop, you’ll learn his insider’s guide to rapid, effective and aspirational innovation. Read more.

 

 

Venue & Accommodations

 

 

Conference Location and Room Block

DMI has secured a small block of rooms at the Sonesta Hotel at discounted group rate. The hotel is located on the famous Charles River, located between Cambridge and Boston and perfectly situated to explore the best of both vibrant cities. Whether it’s a morning run along the Charles, or an evening at one of Boston’s infamous pubs, you’ll enjoy close proximity to both historic Boston and tech-hub Cambridge.

 

 All conference participants are responsible for their own hotel arrangements and transportation to and from the venue. Please make your reservations early.

 

Royal Sonesta Hotel
40 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142 - Phone: 617-806-4200

 

Rate: $275 King room (plus taxes)

Reserve here before September 17, 2018 or guests can use the conference code 1013DMIFAL.

 

 

 

Sponsorship

 

 

A quick scan of the attendees at any of our recent conferences will reveal why DMI events are renowned as much for the audience as for the presenters. Attendees represent movers and shakers with substantial budget authority. Sponsors are able to reach our audience with pre-event marketing and effective exposure during and after events. DMI offers a variety of conference sponsorship options to fit different budgets. Meet and mentor the best and brightest talent, contact Patricia Olshan or Carole Bilson for more information.

 

DMI offers an exclusive opportunity to sponsor current design and innovation students to attend the Design Leadership Conference.

 

 

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