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Design Thinking at IBM

Joni Saylor directs IBM's Design Thinking team, with a mission to inspire adoption of human-centered research and design approaches amongst enterprise teams everywhere. She previously led IBM’s Designcamp for early career professionals, an interdisciplinary corporate education program that has prepared over 1000 graduates to join IBM's product and service teams. She has held senior positions in design research and industrial design and co-taught the InnovationSpace studio at Arizona State University.

Saylor is recognized as a leader in creating and disclosing intellectual property and regularly speaks with design and business audiences on design education and transformation. Her work has been recognized by IDEA, industrie Forum, and Core77.

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Closing by Chairperson

An experienced innovator & brand strategist, Tom leads insight and innovation consultancy Brand Genetics, having previously been Managing Director of Big Green Door and Director of Strategy & Research at 1HQ. Tom has extensive experience innovating with brands around the world and across categories - from beer in the US and China, to personal care in India, to white goods in Europe. He likes to move fast and break new ground and is constantly seeking for disruptive insights to help shape breakthrough opportunities - but ultimately he is passionate about helping clients find sustainable ways to grow their businesses and have a positive impact on consumers' lives.

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Shaping the Future of Banking

Elly Hardwick is Head of Innovation at Deutsche Bank, responsible for leading the bank’s innovation activities and managing the Deutsche Bank Labs globally. Working at the intersection of technology and financial services, Elly works closely with fintechs and Deutsche Bank’s business divisions to discover, evaluate and drive the adoption of innovations that will shape the future of banking.

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Start-up Stage

Hear about Entrepreneur First's accelerator and learn about entrepreneurship from its most promising start-ups. 
> Introduction to Entrepreneur First. 
> Discussion with start-ups from program. 
> Q&A with the audience.

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Innovation in Retail Design at L’Oreal

Born in Taiwan, grew up in Southern California, Jackson has worked as a typographer, graphic designer, retail design director, creative director, group manager across USA, China and Singapore with over 24 years of professional design and executive management experience across Fashion, Automotive, FMCG and Beauty industry; company and brand such as Hallmark, Neiman Marcus, Ford Motor Company, Procter & Gamble. His capability and achievement is not merely limited to the exercise of visual or style, rather it is an amalgamation of innovative design strategy and resourceful co-creation. Jackson is currently Vice President of Retail Design for L’Oreal U.S.A., based in New York City. He leads visual communication, emotional-based retail elevation and seamless shopper experience.

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Firechat: Future of Health

I am  a surgeon, teacher, futurist, innovator, entrepreneur and an evangelist in augmented and virtual reality. I am a 3x TEDx and international keynote speaker and faculty at Exponential Medicine, Singularity University. I qualified from Kings College Medical School, London and completed my surgical training in London. I also completed my PhD thesis on the Genetics of Colorectal Cancer from The University of London. I am a laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgeon at The Royal London and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals and have been awarded the accolade of the most watched surgeon in human history. As a dedicated trainer, educator, and Associate Dean of Bart’s Medical School, I was awarded the Silver Scalpel award in 2015 as the best national trainer in surgery by the Association of Surgeons in Training. I am also currently serving as an elected member of council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England where I am the  Director of the International Surgical Training Programme. I am an honorary visiting professor at The University of Bradford.

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