DESIGN THINKING FORUM 2017

``Did you know that design driven companies managed to financially outperform their Standard & Poor Index peers by 228% over the last 10 years?``

DESIGN MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE (DMI), www.dmi.org US, March 2014

WHEN EMPATHY
MEETS BUSINESS

First RO conference entirely dedicated to
Design Thinking

2017 was a landmark year for our team as we took the leap and decided to create and launch the first Romanian conference exclusively dedicated to Innovation through Design Thinking.

We took our time to research and find all possible collaborators and interested parties, mapping out the RO business environment to find all those places filled with hope and transformation where Design Thinking was shimmering through our looking glass. We did not expect, now were we prepared, for the success that Design Thinking Forum was going to become.

We set out as a mixed team of experts and marketing creatives, building step by step the identity, the connections, our first line-up, giving birth to one of the most beautiful conferences in Romania.

Looking back now, we cannot remember a moment that lacked curiosity or laughter, and for this we are totally grateful and encouraged to keep growing!

SCHEDULE

SPEAKERS

Magda Ropotan

Magda Ropotan

Innovation Coach & Partner @Design Thinking Society, Co-Founder Design Thinking Forum

Catalina Banuleasa

Catalina Banuleasa

Co-founder @ Design Thinking Society, UX Google developer & Design Sprint Master

Thierry Blain

Thierry Blain

Chief Operational Officer at Societe General European Business Services

Mihaela Apostoleanu

Mihaela Apostoleanu

Sr. Director EMEA Business Operations, Oracle

CORINA GHIATAU

CORINA GHIATAU

Organizational Development Manager, Orange

Luminita Scarlat

Luminita Scarlat

Presales Expert, SAP Romania

Oana Cordea

Oana Cordea

AVP, Lean Digital Master Blackbelt @Genpact RO

Violeta Nenita

Violeta Nenita

Store Manager@IKEA RO

Eliane Tozman

Eliane Tozman

Head of Design for IBM Canada Innovation

Oskar Dekker

Oskar Dekker

CEO of Bruil beton&mix

Mike Parsons

Mike Parsons

Chief innovation Officer, QUALITANCE

Paul Bulencea

Paul Bulencea

High Master College of Extraordinary Experiences

Aga Szóstek

Aga Szóstek

Experience designer

DTF 2017 in pictures