One myth of innovation is that brilliant solutions leap fully formed from the minds of geniuses. In reality, we don't simply realize solutions; we design them. Design thinking is now being applied to address a wide range of concerns, from delivering clean drinking water to improving airport security and microfinancing.
IDEO is a leading design firm that has introduced us to "design thinking." Can we use this approach to find creative solutions and to discover new alternatives for business and society as a whole? Tune in to find out.
Tim Brown is the CEO of IDEO, a global design- and innovation-consulting firm. Ranked independently among the 20 most innovative companies in the world, IDEO has contributed to such standard-setting innovations as the first mouse for Apple, the Palm V, and Bank of America’s “Keep the Change” service. IDEO’s work addresses emerging themes such as sustainability, the design of communities, health and wellness, and enterprise for people in the world’s lower income groups. Brown advises senior executives of Fortune 500 companies and serves on the board of trustees for the California College of the Arts, the Mayo Innovation Advisory Council, and the advisory council of Acumen Fund. An industrial designer by training, his own work has earned him numerous design awards and has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Axis Gallery in Tokyo, and the Design Museum in London.
Managing Partner of Pacific Rim Partners, Richard Dare is responsible for identifying cross-border opportunities. Dare has consummated significant international deals with Mitsubishi, NTT Communications and Pioneer Corporation.
Dare began his career as an adjunct Professor of Cognitive Field Theories, lecturing widely in the U.S., England and Japan.