25 - 26 November, 2019 | Taj Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Encouraging sustainable growth and achieving competitive advantage through empathy drive and human-centred design

The Design Thinking Summit will gather international and regional Chief Design Officers, Chief Innovation Officers and VPs/Heads of User Experience and Product from government, BFSI, retail, e-commerce, automotive and telecom sector to discuss the challenges they face today around exposing the value of the design thinking concept to drive sustainable growth and competitive advantage through human-centred design and translating it into commercial outcomes in order to consistently perceive and align their organisational goals.

Hear from our Design Thinking experts:

Rajiv Arjan

Rajiv Arjan

Senior UX Researcher

Google

Jonathan Steingiesser

Jonathan Steingiesser

Head of Design

Property finder

Guilherme Rodriguez

Guilherme Rodriguez

AVP Customer Experience and Design Lead

First Abu Dhabi Bank, UAE

Muzaffer Akay

Muzaffer Akay

UX Lead

Namshi UAE

Lays Laraya

Lays Laraya

Director of Quality

Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai, Kempinski Hotel and Residences Palm Jumeirah UAE

Steve Snowdon

Steve Snowdon

Head of Lean Agile

Mashreq Bank UAE

Ali Khalid Rana

Ali Khalid Rana

Head of Product

Noon UAE

Mike Roberts

Mike Roberts

Chief Creative Officer

Green Room Design

Ziad Jarrar

Ziad Jarrar

Founder and Chief Design Officer

Taurus Human Centered Design

Seham Elbehissy

Seham Elbehissy

Digital & Connected Cars General Manager

Renault Middle East

Ameena Al Refaei

Ameena Al Refaei

Senior Manager L&D Operations, Learning and Development Department

Etihad Aviation Group

Rohit Srivastava

Rohit Srivastava

National Lead - Design & Strategy, Customer Experience Excellence

Vodafone Idea Ltd.

Syed Mohammad Arshad

Syed Mohammad Arshad

Design Editor

Gulf News

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Monday
25th
Summit Day One: Monday, 25 November 2019


Tuesday
26th
Summit Day Two: Tuesday, 26 November 2019


Tuesday
26th
Interactive Group Discussions: Tuesday, 26 November 2019


Why you cannot miss Design Thinking?

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An unprecedented learning opportunity for VPs and Heads of UX and Product to understand the value of the human-centred design driving growth and success

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To highlight the most effective and innovative solutions and facilitators, which are a MUST to have in order to maximise the Design Thinking strategy

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Understand how to deliver better results by improving the lives of your clients

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Hear from international and regional Chief Design Officers, Chief Innovation Officers and VPs for Product and User Experience across the main active industries in the region

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Learn how to create a culture of collaborative impact to succeed in your Design Thinking journey

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To drive greater ROI with a human-centred design

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Establish a Design Thinking strategy to create a culture of collaborative impact

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Learn how combining Design Thinking, agile and lean can lead to product and brand optimisation

Who you will meet?

ChiefS, General Managers and Heads of:

Design Practice

Humar/User Centered Design

User Experience/Experience Design

Service Design

Product – Experience, Design, Innovation

Innovation, Digital Innovation