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Singapore

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EDB

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McKinsey

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The world’s leading businesses are discovering the transformative power of design as a vital element of corporate strategy. Fortune 500 giants like GE, IBM and Ford Motor as well as tech dynamos like Alphabet, Apple and Facebook are investing heavily to strengthen their design capabilities not just to make their products more aesthetically pleasing and easier to use, but to understand their customers and keep them coming back. The world’s most successful companies are embracing design thinking in every aspect of what they do: from what type of goods and services they provide to how they interact with customers, recruit and develop talent and structure their organizations.

Presenting Brainstorm Design

Brainstorm Design is a unique new conference dedicated to exploring the increasingly crucial nexus between business and design. The three-day event held at The Mandarin Oriental Singapore on March 6-8, 2018, is the latest addition to Fortune’s influential Brainstorm conference series. For the first time, Meredith combined the editorial wisdom and resources of three of its biggest brands: Fortune, TIME and Wallpaper*. Editors from all three titles will collaborate to deliver a lively and informative event that brings together the Fortune 500’s most powerful executives and the world’s most talented designers.

Setting the stage for innovative thinking

Singapore, one of the world’s great hubs of commerce, culture and innovation and long a meeting point for East and West, offers an ideal setting for discussions about business and design. Brainstorm Design, held in parallel with Singapore’s annual Design Week, featured thinkers from diverse fields including industrial and product design, architecture and urban planning, graphic design, user experience, mobility and transportation, fashion, financial services, travel and hospitality and many more.

Agenda

All items are in New York time.
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DAY ONE
Thursday 10 Dec, 2020
MORNING SESSIONS
REDESIGNING THE WAY WE WORK
DESIGN IN FOCUS: EX-FORMATION – MAKE THINGS UNKNOWN    
CURATING FOR CURIOSITY: DESIGNERS, TECHNOLOGY, AND THE MUSEUM OF ME
SWITCH BREAK
MEANINGFUL AND CUTTING EDGE: DESIGNING FOR CONNECTED CONSUMERS
REMARKS
DESIGN IN FOCUS: LANDSCAPES OF THE FUTURE     
DESIGN IN FOCUS: NAVIGATING AMBIGUITY        
PUTTING USERS FIRST
DESIGN IN FOCUS: BAD DESIGN
COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK
DESIGN IN FOCUS: REINVENTING THE CAMERA    
AIRPORTS OF TOMORROW
DESIGN FOR URBAN SPACES
THE POWER OF LIGHT
DESIGN IN FOCUS: IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE
OBSERVE, REFLECT, MAKE: A PLAYBOOK FOR DESIGN
RETHINKING DESIGN THINKING: A TOWNHALL CONVERSATION
CLOSING THOUGHTS
SWITCH BREAK
LUNCH DISCUSSIONS
SWITCH BREAK
LEADING A LEGACY
WELCOME
REMARKS
DESIGN MEANS BUSINESS               
DESIGN IN FOCUS: SCALING DESIGN ACROSS ORGANIZATIONS
DESIGN IN FOCUS: INNOVATING ALUMINUM
THE CRAFT OF DESIGN IN BUSINESS
NOW TO NEXT: DESIGN IN THE AGE OF AI
INNOVATIVE AND ICONIC: A MASTER OF REINVENTION
DESIGN IN FOCUS: THE BUSINESS OF DESIGN FOR A BETTER WORLD
DESIGNING WITH DATA
DESIGNING TO WIN: WHAT EVERY EXECUTIVE SHOULD KNOW
DESIGN IN FOCUS: ICONIC BRANDING   
DESIGN IN FOCUS: BROKEN NATURE                                       
THE FUTURE, NOW: A CASHLESS WORLD
DESIGN IN FOCUS: TRANSFORMATIVE ARCHITECTURE
DESIGN IN FOCUS: EMPHATIC EXCHANGE
HOW TO BUILD (AND RUN) A DESIGN-DRIVEN COMPANY
TRANSPORTATION TO OPENING RECEPTION
TRANSPORTATION TO EVENING RECEPTION
Opening Reception
AN EVENING WITH WALLPAPER*

Venue

Mandarin Oriental Singapore
5 Raffles Avenue
039797 Marina Square
Singapore

Contact Us

For Speaker Suggestions:

To suggest a speaker for Brainstorm Design 2019, please send a short biography and a few paragraphs about their expertise to the email below. There are no exact deadlines for speaker submissions.

Lindsey Green

Email: FortuneBrainstormDesign_Nomination@fortuneconf.com

For Participation:

Participation at Brainstorm Design 2019 is by invitation only, and subject to approval. Registration is non-transferable. The registration fee of US$2,500 includes the complete program, scheduled meals, activities, and conference materials. Participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel charges. The staff for the event will provide information about accommodations.

Nataly Cifuentes

Brainstorm Design Marketing
Email: nataly_cifuentes@fortuneconf.com

For Sponsorship Opportunities:

A limited number of corporate sponsorships are available. Please contact us for more information.

Khoon-Fong Ang

VP, Events and Business Development
Email: khoon-fong.ang@meredith.com

For Press Inquiries:
Kerri Chyka

Executive Director, Communications, Fortune
E-mail: kerri.chyka@meredith.com