#DesignThinking2020

Teamwork makes the dream work! As the #1 Event for Design, CX, and UX professionals, be a part of Design Thinking 2020 and get excited for four jam-packed days filled with hands-on learning workshops, site tours, and keynote presentations led by innovative design thinkers from all industries.

Announcing John Maeda as the 2020 Keynote
“Maeda is to design what Warren Buffett is to finance.” — Wired

For more than a decade, John Maeda worked to integrate technology, education, and the arts into a 21st-century synthesis of creativity and innovation. In his books and on stage, Maeda champions the necessary role that artists and designers play in the new creative economy.

John Maeda is an American executive spearheading a new convergence across the design and technology industries. Maeda was recently appointed Chief Experience Officer at Publicis Sapient marrying his specialty of design with marketing, product, strategy and diversity.

Named as one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st Century by Esquire, Maeda currently serves on the Board of Directors for Sonos and Wieden+Kennedy, is a member of the Technical Advisory Board for Google’s Advanced Technology + Projects Group and the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on New Growth Models, and was advisor to John Donahoe, CEO of eBay Inc facilitating the advancement of eBay Inc.’s design culture at scale.

2020 Design & Innovation Awards

Applications for the 2020 Design & Innovation Awards are now LIVE! These awards celebrates and recognizes innovation and human-centered design (HCD) accomplishments across communities and organizations:

Cultural Transformation
Digital Transformation
Brand Transformation
Business Model
Transformation
Research Transformation

Meet our 2019 Awards Winners or email us for more information.

Meet the 2020 Design Thinkers

Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Former Chief Design Officer

Dick's Sporting Goods

Alastair Curtis

Alastair Curtis

Chief Design Officer

Logitech

Andrew Joyce

Andrew Joyce

SVP Business Development

Nottingham Spirk

Meriah Garrett

Meriah Garrett

Chief Design Officer

USAA

Anthony D. Paul

Anthony D. Paul

Global Product Strategy and Foresight - Applied Innovation

GE Transportation, a Wabtec Company

Ben Little

Ben Little

VP, Head of Venture Strategy

Siemens Healthineers

Betsy Welch

Betsy Welch

CEO, Americas

Santa Fe Relocation

Brian Shyu

Brian Shyu

Sr. Manager, UX Design and Development

Eaton

Chris Pacione

Chris Pacione

Chief Executive Officer

LUMA Institute

Andy Vitale

Andy Vitale

Head of User Experience Design

SunTrust

Geoff Novak

Geoff Novak

Vice President, Technology Strategy and Innovation

Comerica, Inc.

Jarrod Joplin

Jarrod Joplin

SVP, Experience Design

Bank of America

George White

George White

Chief Innovation Officer

Cantina

Jarrod Joplin

Jarrod Joplin

SVP, Experience Design

Bank of America

Jennifer Atanasovski

Jennifer Atanasovski

Human Centered Insights and Strategy Manager

Ford Motor Company

Jessica DeMartini

Jessica DeMartini

Customer Experience Strategy Consultant

Wells Fargo

John Yesko

John Yesko

Head of Digital User Experience & Service Design

Walgreens

Mae Reed

Mae Reed

Design Principal

Visa

Matthew Cunningham

Matthew Cunningham

Concept Designer

Warner Bros Entertainment

Nicole Licciardi

Nicole Licciardi

Global Design Thinking Senior Manager

Mars

Nis Frome

Nis Frome

Cofounder

Alpha

Mindy Duong

Mindy Duong

VP, Web Design and UX Development

East West Bank

Philip Knapp

Philip Knapp

Director of Product Design

Blackboard

Megan Wimmer

Megan Wimmer

Design Thinking Lead-Global Design

GE Healthcare

Rapha Abreu

Rapha Abreu

VP, Global Head of Design - Burger King, Popeyes and Tim Hortons

Restaurant Brands International

Raj K

Raj K

Director, Product Management Digital Enablement Product Group

7-Eleven

Sarah Bellrichard

Sarah Bellrichard

SVP, Customer Experience Design (CXD)

Wells Fargo

Simon Lin

Simon Lin

Chief Research Information Officer

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Stephanie Crase Moritz

Stephanie Crase Moritz

Chief Communications & Marketing Officer

American Dental Association

Sravan Muthiraj

Sravan Muthiraj

Director, Design Thinking

Guardian Life

Susan Dybbs

Susan Dybbs

VP of Product Management & Design

Collective Health

Tarang Sethia

Tarang Sethia

Chief Digital Officer

7-Eleven

See What You Missed!

Have FOMO? Our 2019 Design Thinkers kept it weird in Austin, attending Design Thinking University, listening to rock star keynote sessions from USAA, PepsiCo, Dick's Sporting Goods, and even had a rock, paper, scissor contest with GE Healthcare's Design Thinking Lead-Global Design. Get ready for #DesignThinking2020 because it's going to be bigger than ever. 

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