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Design Thinking Panel
July 9, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hear from experts in the world of creative problem solving. Learn from those who have consulted globally on applying the design thinking process to organizational challenges and have brought products to the market.
About the Panelists
Before coming to the GSB, Madhav served as a director in Dell’s global support and deployment organization, a $6 billion business responsible for the products, sales, and delivery of the many services that accompany Dell’s products. He devoted an extensive amount of his time at Stanford to engaging with the d.School, and combining the unique process of Design Thinking to his other experience.
Jojo has been driving growth and innovation for 20 years. He started his career as an economist in the federal government, where he awarded funds to companies conducting cutting edge R&D. He’s been a product manager, chief strategist, vice president of sales, vice president of marketing, and start-up CEO. Whether it’s at global giants like IBM, Flextronics, and Aricent, lauded innovation firm frog design, or at Sequence, Jojo helps convert user needs, business realities, and new technologies into meaningful and differentiated products and experiences.
Caroline is a Creative Leader for Brand Strategy, Industrial Design, and Design Thinking with IDEO. Recipient of numerous awards, Caroline’s forward-thinking approach, based on exceptional business acumen and applying “Design Thinking” methodolgies for transforming organizations through a human centered lens employing the use of new technologies in product innovation and branding, has been readily embraced by business / thought leaders for both Fortune 500 firms as well as for entrepreneurial ventures. She has worked with clients ranging from UCSF to Motorola and Disney. Caroline’s work has been featured in major publications as well as in museums and independent exhibits. Caroline also serves as a design mentor at San Jose State University.
Grace is an Associate Partner and co-leads IDEO’s Health practice in the Bay Area. Grace helps clients, organizations, and designers understand how to deliver systems and experiences that are both technology-enabled and help build stronger relationships amongst people and between brands. Over the past nine years at IDEO, Grace has co-led IDEO’s Food and Beverage practice and directed IDEO’s work with Asian conglomerates like Samsung and LG to grow their innovation pipeline, as well as support cultural and organizational transformation. Although an interaction design by trade, Grace holds a B.S. in Product Design and Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, where she remains involved in the academic community as a critic of student design work and lecturer. Her fluency in Korean comes in handy when belting out the latest pop songs at karaoke.
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