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AUSTIN: If Everybody Owns It, Nobody Owns It: Ensure Accountability by Attaching KPIs to Design Thinking
Aug
22
11:30 AM11:30

AUSTIN: If Everybody Owns It, Nobody Owns It: Ensure Accountability by Attaching KPIs to Design Thinking

There is often a wave of excitement as companies start embracing Design Thinking throughout their entire organization. Executives, Product Owners, Developers, and Designers are excited about delivering products and services that their customers love. But over time, if teams are not connecting KPIs to the work they’re doing, things can swing back to more familiar, outdated practices. In this, talk Ryan Gachet will share how Liberty Mutual is in the midst of transforming their organization to maintain their focus on modern design practices by “Managing Up” to their KPIs and determining long-term Design ROI; apply to join today.

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AUSTIN: How Design and Technology are Driving the Future of Aviation
Jul
26
11:30 AM11:30

AUSTIN: How Design and Technology are Driving the Future of Aviation

The aviation industry is one of the world’s most complex network experiences. The coordination of assets and people -- combined with a variety of external factors -- can make it a unique challenge. The industry also puts you on a chair in the sky and delivers you home safely. Jordan Hefferan is the Director of Digital Services at GE Aviation, accelerating change and digital transformation throughout the ecosystem. His XD talk will focus on the transformation of the industry, the future technology landscape, and the connected aircraft. apply to join today.

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AUSTIN: Putting the "INFORMATION" back into Information Technology
Jun
13
11:30 AM11:30

AUSTIN: Putting the "INFORMATION" back into Information Technology

Six Sigma, Analytics, Machine Learning, A.I., Big Data, Lean Startup, Agile – buzzwords? new trends? fads? What does I.T. really mean? We will discuss the concept that information, specifically, client-oriented information, should be the focus of any enterprise. We will propose and discuss that what truly links all successful companies is an unrelenting curiosity and maniacal focus on the needs of the clients. Those companies that consistently rise above others are the ones that methodically invest in and innovate on information. So how are you doing that in your company? Are you doing enough? Can you do too much?

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AUSTIN: Business Value of Design : Window Dressing or Business Differentiator?
May
10
11:30 AM11:30

AUSTIN: Business Value of Design : Window Dressing or Business Differentiator?

Joe Silva, VP of Creative and UX at NetSpend, will share details of his PERFECTLY IMPERFECT career and ongoing journey.  Joe advocates a mindset and approach that effectively enables an organization to drive revenue by breaking down the barrier that commonly exists between Design and Business Strategy.  He will discuss how the roles of designers and consumers have changed over time and the ways he personally had to evolve to create true business differentiators. 

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AUSTIN LAUNCH EVENT: Can Design Change the World?
Apr
12
11:30 AM11:30

AUSTIN LAUNCH EVENT: Can Design Change the World?

Intuit’s mission is to Power Prosperity Around the World. It’s a big, ambitious mission – and Intuit believes Design Thinking is the key to unlocking this ideal future state. James will feature case studies showing how Empathy, Leap of Faith Assumptions and Experimenting with Prototypes are making measurable impacts.

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