Mar 26, 2018
Join us for an evening about the future of innovation driven by design and the right mindset in New York City: May 17th, 2018 from 6-10 pm at SAP Next-Gen 10 Hudson Yards.
Technology, Arts and Design are the drivers for innovation and contribute to organic growth and add real value to customers. Therefore, we are gathering senior-level innovation practitioners, start-ups and thought leaders working in product development and innovation to discuss how meaningful customer experiences are developed by next-generation physical and digital products.
Opening by INDEED “Human-first in Innovation: How does it feel & look like
to change customer experience”
“The future of innovation: Fusing the Arts and Technology” by Domhnaill Hernon,
Head of Innovation Incubation & Experiments in Arts and Technology (E.A.T)
at Nokia Bell Labs
“Innovation driven by Design” by Kevin Bethune, Vice President of Strategic
Design, BCG Digital Ventures and Founder & Chief Creative Officer, dreams •
design + life
20:00-20:15 Smart cross-discussion with both speakers and the audience
20:15 Closing remarks and transition to drinks and food
Domhnaill is Head of Innovation Incubation & Experiments in Arts and Technology (E.A.T) at Nokia Bell Labs. He graduated with a B.Eng in Aeronautical Engineering, a Ph.D in fundamental fluid mechanics from the University of Limerick and an Executive M.B.A. from Dublin City University, Ireland. Domhnaill is currently based in New Jersey at the headquarters of Bell Labs research. He is passionate about turning research into reality and exploring the bounds of creativity to push the limits of technology. Domhnaill is responsible for turning Bell Labs disruptive research assets into proto-solutions that can tested at scale in the market. He is also responsible for Bell Labs global activities in E.A.T. where he collaborates with the artistic/creative community to push the limits of technology to solve the greatest human need problems.
Kevin is the founder & chief creative officer of dreams • design + life. He helps brands prepare for the future through a robust innovation strategy, and then dive deep on the specific offerings that make sense to launch based on present and forecasted latent needs. Before as Vice President of Strategic Design at BCG Digital Ventures, Kevin led multidisciplinary teams in the facilitation of future visioning, ethnographic design investigations, conceptual development of digital and physical product concepts, industrial design and human-centered creative direction. Kevin holds a Master of Science in Industrial Design at Art Center College of Design, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Business Administration from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon. Working several years for Nike, Inc. he managed to design shoes for the Jordan Brand and Nike Innovation Kitchen. These experiences helped him understand what he stood to learn through a comprehensive design education. Prior to Nike, Kevin worked in the nuclear power industry improving reactors across the United States and South Korea.
INDEED’s vision is to establish design as the single most effective steward of our being human in the computational age. Embracing advanced technologies, they combine business savvy with this vision and the creativity needed to thrive in a globally connected world. Based on a no-bullshit, highly collaborative approach, INDEED’s multi cultural team of designers, innovation specialists, engineers and business strategists translates complexity into smart, surprisingly simple products and services. Thus helping companies such as Melitta, Wagner, Freudenberg, KABA and Beiersdorf, as well as international corporations like Airbus, the Linde Group and Turkish industrial group Eczacibasi innovate in the computational age.