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IIT Institute of Design Strategy Conference


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Our goal for the 13th year of the IIT Institute of Design Strategy Conference is to build on insights from emerging trends and behaviors we observed in the four preceding Strategy World Tour events in San Francisco, Hong Kong, Mumbai and Detroit. We are bringing some of the drivers of change to the Conference. While the high level of speakers and conversation will be the same as before, the format has changed to enable everyone to contribute to the content. The speakers and additional strategists, thinkers, and business leaders will lead focused discussions and work sessions on how the changes we are facing impact specific industries or domains, and how we can apply strategic design-driven approaches to address them.

Provocateurs During the first morning, provocateurs will challenge us by presenting ideas driving change. These will include the confluence of robotics and AI, the emergence of the maker movement, carrying out sustainable design while world’s middle class grows another billion people, the rise of innovation in China and India, and the trend to applying strategic design to social challenges. Creators In the afternoon of the first day, creators we will lead small groups in exploring how these provocations will impact industries, services, environments, information, and strategy. The application areas will include broad areas like health, learning, work, the future of food, social innovation, the changing nature of design services, and the role of innovation centers inside organizations. Brief share outs will take place on the second morning. Integrators During the last afternoon, integrators will transform wide-ranging ideas from the previous 36 hours into enlightened insights via on-stage discussions and debates. Integrators will describe early indicators of how design and strategy are changing. Venues May 19 day, MATTER and IIT Institute of Design May 19 evening, IA Collaborative May 20, Morningstar

Provocateurs

During the first morning, provocateurs will challenge us by presenting ideas driving change. These will include the confluence of robotics and AI, the emergence of the maker movement, carrying out sustainable design while world’s middle class grows another billion people, the rise of innovation in China and India, and the trend to applying strategic design to social challenges.

Creators

In the afternoon of the first day, creators we will lead small groups in exploring how these provocations will impact industries, services, environments, information, and strategy. The application areas will include broad areas like health, learning, work, the future of food, social innovation, the changing nature of design services, and the role of innovation centers inside organizations. Brief share outs will take place on the second morning.

Integrators

During the last afternoon, integrators will transform wide-ranging ideas from the previous 36 hours into enlightened insights via on-stage discussions and debates. Integrators will describe early indicators of how design and strategy are changing.

Venues

May 19 day, MATTER and IIT Institute of Design
May 19 evening, IA Collaborative
May 20, Morningstar

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