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Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 6:15 PM EDT
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4:00 PM - Pre-Session Networking
4:20 PM - Program Begins
6:00 PM - Program Ends & Post-Session Networking
6:15 PM - Adjourn


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Washington, DC 20006

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The Power of Design Thinking
to Transform All Institutions

WNG Chairman's Forum

Thursday, July 27, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Please join the Washington Network Group for our next WNG Chairman's Forum with Andres Jordan of Factor6 Innovation Strategies and Eric Dulkeith of Deutsche Telekom's consulting arm, Detecon Innovation Institute, who will discuss with us "The Power of Design Thinking to Transform All Institutions." Welcoming remarks by Kate Kirkpatrick, a principal and studio director in Gensler's Washington, DC office.

About this Session

"Design Thinking is no longer just for products. Executives are using this approach to devise strategy and manage change." - Harvard Business Review, September 2015.

Are you concerned about winning the innovation game and the digital transformation game? Design thinking may be the best answer.

Design Thinking (DT), a decades-old framework, is going mainstream. It is now being touted as the ultimate solution for driving innovation into the fast-paced digital age. At the same time, we are also learning that its impact on a company can be much greater than anticipated. Design Thinking goes beyond product development. It can be the seed for cultural transformations.

Learn how the CEO of Pepsi transformed the entire company into a powerhouse by using Design Thinking. Hear how the Veteran's Administration is using Design Thinking to improve services to veterans. See how SAP is leveraging Design Thinking to redefine their relationships with customers and increase business. Be amazed how a simple observation transformed the pizza cutter for OXO.

Our speakers are innovation experts that have worked with companies and institutions of all sizes and will share their lessons learned and practical advice on how to get started on the Design Thinking journey.

About Our Presenters:

Andres Jordan
Chief Innovation Catalyst & Certified Design Thinker
Factor6 Innovation Strategies, Alexandria, Virginia

Andres Jordan has always been about getting "new" and leading companies to innovate faster and resolutely. He is founder of Factor6 Innovation Strategies, a consultancy focused on the effective creation, running and nourishment of innovation ecosystems. He has 30 year's experience in technology, all of it deploying, growing and nurturing the Internet, perhaps the greatest business disruptor of all time. Via his global journeys, Andres has come to understand the importance of adapting transformational/innovation strategies to differing institutional cultures, and Design Thinking is no exception. He currently serves as Director of Business Development for China Telecom Americas. Formerly he served as VP of Innovation for Deutsche Telekom, parent to T-Mobile and a fortune 60 company.

Eric Dulkeith
Senior Executive
The Detecon Innovation Institute, San Francisco, California

Dr. Eric Dulkeith, Ph.D. is Senior Executive of the Detecon Innovation Institute (DII) in San Francisco, a niche management consulting company and subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, focused on innovation management and digital transformation. He has lived through all stages of the product lifecycle, from invention to innovation to launch. For the last 10 years, Eric has led and overseen regional and international innovation-driven projects, built incubators and innovation centers from scratch, supported clients in the ideation phase, or trained and coached them in agile development frameworks. Five years ago he moved to the innovation hotspot New York City and opened the East Coast presence of DII. Prior to his innovation journey, Eric has been a scientist at the IBM Watson Center, paving the way for Star Trek to become a reality by manipulating the speed of light in silicon nanophotonic structures.

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