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Designing the Next Economy Santa Monica 2013
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This DMI event connected the dots between different kinds of makers, ­ designers, business leaders and economists ­spotlighting the tremendous economic potential being created today. We merely need design thinking at the policy level, and easier ways to collaborate across boundaries to uncork the creativity and pent-up value in the American economy. —Andreas Forsland, Senior Director, SaaS Brand Experience, Citrix; Conference Co-chair


dmi: Design Thinking Conference

"Designing the Next Economy"

Santa Monica, April 23-25, 2013

In this time of volatility and complexity, the role of design to drive meaningful innovation and change is growing. The DMI Design Thinking Conference/Santa Monica 2013 brought together design and innovation leaders in an important global conversation about the role of design in solving complex global challenges in business, transportation, education and the public sector.


Conference Co-chairs

Ravi Sawhney, CEO, RKS
Andreas Forsland, Senior Director, SaaS Brand Experience

Conference Speakers

Larry Keeley; President & Co Founder, Doblin Inc. Co-Author, Ten Types of Innovation: The Discipline of Building Breakthroughs

Scaling Complex Innovation

Dr. Prasad Kaipa; CEO Advisor & Coach, Kaipa Group; Author, From Smart to Wise: Acting and Leading with Wisdom @PKaipa

From Smart to Wise

Deepa Prahalad ; Business Strategist; Co-Author, Predictable Magic: Unleash the Power of Design Strategy to Transform Your Business @deepaprahalad

Inclusive Design for Global Impact: Opportunities at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Paul Gardien
VP, Head of Design Strategy & Design Innovation, Philips Design & Ferdy Gilsing ;Sr. Manager Design Strategy & Innovation, Philips Design @ferdygilsing

Walking the walk: Designing the Next Generation Design Organization

Brian Collins; Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, Collins; co-author, Triumph of the Commons: 55 Theses on the Future @briancollins1
& Lee Maschmeyer; Creative Director, Collins; Author, Triumph of the Commons: 55 Theses on the Future @leemaschmeyer

A Common Future

Lisa Kay Solomon ; Adjunct Professor, California College of the Arts; Co-Author, Moments of Impact: Designing Strategic Conversations @lisakaysolomon
& Patrick van der Pijl; CEO & Partner, Business Models Inc. BV; Producer, Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers @patrickpijl

Designing Business Models of the Future

John Edson ; President, LUNAR

Beauty, Ingenuity, and Charisma in the Next Economy

Dr. Eric Strutz; Board of Directors, Partners Group- Zug, CH

The Big Economic Picture: Why We Need a Redesign of the Economy

Laurenz Schaffer ; President BMW Designworks & Javier Verdura; Director, Product Design & Project Management, Tesla Motors

Convergence Of Transportation, Technology And Tools For Living

Mark Cliffe; Chief Economist, ING Group

By Accident or Design: Optimism from a Dismal Scientist

Joe Brown; Project Lead, IDEO

Movements Not Mandates: Designing 21st Century Organizations

Sarah Brooks; Founder, Networked Culture @sarahbbrooks

Living Economies

Maryln Walton ; Insight Business Manager, Herman Miller & Kasper Hulthin ; Co-founder, Podio @hulthin

The Future of Work: Designing for New Expectations

Charlie Maddock; Director of Business Development, Shapeways @CharlesMaddock

The Future of Stuff: Using 3D Printing to Enable the Euture of Manufacturing

Kap Malik ; Principal & Design Director, Gensler

Working Globally in a New World, an Architect’s Perspective

Eric Barnes ; Co-Founder & President, KOR Water @jericbarnes & Paul Shustak; Co-Founder, KOR Water Design Everything.

Products are Ephemeral; Brands are Forever

Amy Veltman, Janet Rivera & Daryl Olson ; On Your Feet

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Conference Sponsorship

Conference Partners


Conference Supporters
Hennessey + Ingalls

Media Sponsor
Rotman Management

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