BLND: Business & Design
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BLND: Business & Design

BLND: Business & Design

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University of Waterloo Stratford Campus

125 Saint Patrick Street

Stratford, ON N5A

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Join us for a 1-day design party that brings together industry professionals, instructors and students to discuss how the transformative power of design has become the secret advantage to business success. It will be an interactive day of all things design, highlighting the power that design has to transform individual products and services, entire businesses, disrupt industries and transform society. We'll have inspirational talks, engaging case studies, hands-on workshops, unconference-style topic table conversations and maybe even an after party in the charming City of Stratford.


We have a fascinating set of speakers from startups, design firms, government and enterprises! We will ask for a $10 deposit which will be REFUNDED if you show up to the event.


Looking forward to seeing you all!


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8:40AM - Registration & Breakfast


9:30AM - Welcome


9:45AM - Keynote: Designing for Disruptive Innovation with Robert Barlow-Busch (Head of Design - Kognitiv)


10:30AM - Presentation: Piggybacking Other Experiences with Robert Hayes (Interactive Design Director)


11:00AM - Presentation: How Design is Reshaping Women's Health with Jessica Ching (Founder & CEO - Eve Medical)


11:30AM - Workshops: Select one of three options!

1: The Art of Stakeholdering with Markus Grupp (Director, Digital Experience - Indigo), Chelsea Omel (Manager, Service Design & Strategy - TELUS) and Patrich Bach (Senior Manager, Experience Design - TD)

2: Design Thinking Crash Course with Andres Ospina (Design Thinking Coach - RBC)

3: Exploring Relationships as a Service with Linnea Vizard and Elina Lawrie (Service Designers - Service Design Toronto).


12:30PM - Lunch Break


1:30PM - Presentation: Scaling Service - Delivering an Exceptional End-to-end Experience in High growth Context with Christine Zoltok (UX Designer - Breather).


2:00PM - Presentation: Meeting People Where They're at: A Tools & Methods Presentation with Janice Wong & Sarah Reid (Senior Design Leads - Doblin).


2:30PM - Panel: Mapping Out Your Design Career with Karin Schmidlin and UW Stratford Graduates


3:30PM - Presentation: Execute on Your Passion with Mohamed Hashi (Co-Founder - Leet)


4:00PM - Presentation: From Google, to Startup, to Systems Change with Jessica Fan (Systems Change Consultant, Reos Partners).


4:30PM - Snack Break + Topic Table Discussions


5:30PM - Presentation: Accelerating Public Sector Innovation with Chenny Xia (Founder, Innovation Consultant - JourneyCX)


6:00PM - Presentation: Future-centered Design with Tom Creighton (Design Director - Wealthsimple)


7:00PM - After Party


For those commuting from Kitchener-Waterloo, busing will be provided and will depart from the University of Waterloo Main Campus, Hagey Hall at 8AM. Busing will then depart Stratford at 9:00PM to return to the University of Waterloo Main Campus.


This event is being sponsored by the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus, Canadian Digital Media Network and Stratford Accelerator Centre.


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