(Please RSVP by April 11th with your full first and last name, bring a government-issued ID, and arrive 10 minutes early to the lobby for registration and escort to the conference center)
Description: Companies are continually trying to re-invent themselves by adopting methods such as Design Thinking, Six Sigma, Lean Startup and Agile. All of these methods promise cost-effective, faster, and customer-centric ways to create the “new.” However, in many companies, the introduction of these methods create confusion and sometimes impedes innovation.
What if there is a better way to govern innovation by combining these methods using a design-led approach? How can Design, Lean Startup, and Agile approaches co-exist? What is the role of the designer in all of this?
Shilpi Kumar, founder and CEO of Khoj Lab in Chicago will share how an integrated approach can lead to implementation success. She will show how the idea of flow can reduce bottlenecks and will lead the audience in a discussion about the shifting role of design/ers in an innovation-led enterprise.
We will do a short interactive activity during this session.
6:00pm – Building tour of Fannie Mae’s new DC headquarters (optional participation)
6:30pm - Program Begins
8:00 - Networking
We are very grateful to Fannie Mae, our host and sponsor for the evening! Light food and refreshments will be served. Please register with your full first and last name, bring a government-issued ID, and arrive 10 minutes early to the lobby for registration and escort to the conference center.