DMI Design Management Leadership Conference

Connecting with leading design management professionalsOctober 2016

DMI Design Management Leadership conference Boston 2016

DMI Design Management Leadership conference, Boston, September 25-27, 2016

We recently attended the 41st annual Design Management Leadership conference run by the Design Management Institute in Boston. Attended by over 150 leading practitioners in the field of strategic design and design management, the two and a half day conference covered topic areas such as overcoming cultural barriers to innovation, connecting global teams and organisational design to facilitate design-led thinking.

The conference included seminars as well as a number of interactive sessions where attendees shared experiences and insights from across industry sectors to resolve challenges posted by the interactive session facilitator.

The stand out keynote address was delivered by one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and innovation, Vijay Govindarajan, Coxe Distinguished Professor, Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business. Vijay presented key messages from his recent book “The Three Box Solution”. In his book, Vijay outlines methodologies which allow organisations to manage their energy, time and resources across “3 boxes” or time horizons which will lead to increased innovation and cultural gains across the organisation. The themes and practical examples discussed resonated with not only with ourselves but also with our fellow conference attendees and generated much active discussion. We will provide more information on this book soon, so please stay tuned!