The 2014 symposium will focus on Design Thinking and Innovation. We want to explore and showcase those who create new solutions using the tools and mindsets of design practitioners who address a wide variety of personal, social, and business challenges in creative new ways.
Mr. Todd Belle
Co-Founder, CCO at Carbon Project Inc. Co-Founder, CMO at URB-E, Egological
Mobility Solutions Inc. Strategist, Principal at ideapiphany LLC. Co-Founder at Social Impact by Design
Dr. Richard Matthew
Professor of Planning, Policy and Design and Political Science at the University of California at Irvine
He is also the founding Director of the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs (www.cusa.uci.edu) and co-Principal Investigator of the FloodRISE Project (http://floodrise.uci.edu). He studies the environmental dimensions of conflict and peacebuilding and has done extensive field work in conflict zones in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. He is a Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Sustainable Development and a senior member of the UNEP Expert Group on Environment, Conflict and Peacebuilding.
Also Scheduled to appear :
Mr. Neil Brooker
Global Director at BMW Group DesignworksUSA, Inc.
Prior to joining DesignworksUSA, Mr. Brooker served as Head of Planning, Operations, Modeling and Development Programs at Porsche AG. During his three-year tenure he initiated and implemented the strategy for expanding Porsche’s client design consulting business to the west coast and worked on advanced Porsche concept vehicles and production programs.
Dr. William England
Technology Director and Strategist, Innovation, Consultant
R&D leader with experience in leading global organizations to optimize the innovation process. Extensive experience in project development execution and quality, cross functional interaction, growth platforms across markets, development portfolio optimization, metrics and driving innovation through external collaboration. He works for EnglandTek Consulting and Kompas Strategy.