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DMI Symposium: Design: Exercising Influence

BCG Digital Ventures

Manhattan Beach, CA
December 7, 2017



Registration Fees: 

Non-Member $1000 (+$200 to become a DMI Member now)
Member $800


Opening Keynote



Trends in Corporate Design and R&D: In Search of the Next Unicorn

Rob Huber: VP, Innovation & Ventures, Faurecia Inc.


From corporate designer, to corporate innovation leader, to corporate venture investor, Rob 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.



Symposium Sessions



Bringing Lean Development & Design Thinking Together in an Agile Environment

Peter Kellogg-Smith: VP, Product, BCG Digital Ventures


Design Thinking and Lean take fundamentally different approaches to identifying and addressing customer needs. This session will focus on BCG Digital Ventures use of both disciplines to build innovative and disruptive products.







Trash Talk: Sustainability

Pip Tompkin: Co-Founder Pip Tompkin


Designers have shaped every aspect of the world we live in today- conscious thought was put into every aspect of functionality, appearance and performance. Imagine the power of placing sustainability at the heart of every design decision. Tackling the knowledge gap that exists between designers and the materials they use will be just one of the challenges vital to a sustainable system.






Mapping Opportunities in the Problem Space

Indi Young: CEO,, Founding Partner Adaptive Path


The problem space is not about the problem your solution solves. It's not about generating ideas. It's about understanding the intent/purpose of different people. Surprisingly, this deeper understanding has a direct effect on your product strategy, and marries empathy with business direction. Mapping out whom to support in what way becomes easy, allowing your organization to make informed decisions about priorities and where to focus to ensure success.






Futureproofing & Personal Evolution

Ron Clark: Director, Strategic Design, BCG Digital Ventures


As the design industry continues to evolve, what perspectives help us stay engaged and vital to the needs of corporate clients? Ron will reflect on the past and present as a way to offer his experience, fresh insight and guidance.

Ron brings experience from several innovation organizations such as Doblin Group, Sony Electronics, and BMW Designworks, where he learned human-centered methods and making those approaches tangible by bringing empathic products and services to the world while driving strategic value for large enterprises.






Busting Through the Roadblocks to Innovation

Nicholas Partridge: Senior Innovation Director, LPK


Hunger for top-line growth has never been stronger. Belief among executives in the potential of innovation to fuel growth has never been greater. And investment in innovation programs has never been higher.
The harsh reality? The failure rate of innovation in most industries has never been higher. Yet ideas and ambition alone aren’t why innovation succeeds or fails.

In this interactive workshop Nicholas Partridge will use LPK’s Innovation Roadblocks Cards to help participants uncover organizational barriers, overcome project pitfalls, and begin to eliminate their most pressing internal roadblocks.






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