by: Bijey Narayan
Design thinking and creative innovation are no longer held in the realms of design industry alone, but are now being recognized by global business leaders as essential strategic values to organizational success. Regardless of the industry, driving innovation in organizations is more about leadership than creativity, though barriers to innovation strategies in an established system are often difficult to overcome. When it comes to new ideas, more leaders are beginning to look beyond the traditional sources of research and development, and delving into networking and collaborations. There is an increasing need for professionals to converse with innovation experts and thought leaders to better understand the potential of their organizations, and how to break through their own barriers to innovation.
Such a conversation is what Design Futures Council will offer through its 8th annual Leadership Summit on Design Innovation & Technology, scheduled on 18th & 19th of January, 2012 at La Jolla, California. Featuring an impressive list of speakers like James P. Cramer and Lisa Gansky, the conference will focus on understanding barriers affecting organizations’ ability to innovate, and will offer strategic tools to overcome them. Noted architects, strategists and innovation experts will also be discussing technologies and innovation strategies that help design practices grow and transform.
To maximize effective idea-sharing and one-on-one networking opportunities, the event is limited to 65 invited delegates only. Registration is only by invitation and is on a first-come basis. Check out the Design Intelligence website to apply for an invitation and for further details about how to participate in this exclusive and valuable opportunity.
Design Futures Council is a network for design & thought leaders across the globe. Design Intelligence, its bimonthly publication, discusses trends and best practices in the A/E/C (Architecture, Engineering & Construction) industry. Since its first issue in 1995, Design intelligence has been playing a key role in bringing together and actively supporting ‘change agents’ in global design community, in terms of sustainability, innovation and best practices.