Written by Samantha Ketterer | March 15, 2015

Session Recap: Exploring the Future of Connected Objects

Using the framework of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, Product & Brand Designer Chris McRobbie; Founder of Grafft Ltd., Daniel Fogg; and frog’s Associate Creative Director, Jennifer Dunnam explored the future of connected objects and the internet of things during their panel discussion, “Exploring the Future of Connected Objects”, yesterday...

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Written by Sasha Vliet | March 15, 2015

Startup Village Session Recap: Patagonia: Then, Now, and Tomorrow

In Startup Village yesterday, Patagonia's session covered its evolving business concept that forces us to think about trends such as global participation, how to find the “good” and larger meaning in our lives and even the rate and design of product and design delivery. How does a “slow company”...

Beyond Privacy: Surveillance’s Threat to Liberty, March 14, JW Marriott
Written by Samantha Ketterer | March 15, 2015

Session Recap: Beyond Privacy - Surveillance's Threat to Liberty

No matter where you go, something or someone will be there to record you. This surveillance is posing a threat to liberty, but what can be done to fix it? Ben Wizner, director of the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology project and legal advisor to Edward Snowden, discussed this situation...

Session Recap: Turning Talent into Rockstars

How will you continue to be fearless in growing your business – especially those in established traditional companies? Bonin Bough, Vice President of Global Media and Consumer Engagement at Mondelēz International (formerly Kraft Foods), had a few ideas at his presentation, “Turning Talent into Rockstars” yesterday at...

Written by Henry Heuck | March 15, 2015

New Session on Connected Transportation at 12:30 pm in JW Marriott

The session Designing the Future of Transportation scheduled for March 15 at 12:30pm with Tesla Motors designer Franz von Holzhausen, has been canceled.

To replace Holzhausen's session is at the JW Marriott Salon 5-6 is How Connected Transportation Will Transform Cities with Doug Newcomb, President of the C3 group,...

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Written by Samantha Ketterer | March 15, 2015

Recap: Princess Reema Bint Bandar al-Saud's Keynote on Sat., March 14

When Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al-Saud, CEO of Saudi Arabian luxury retailer Alfa, Intl., takes the stage, the audience knows they are in the presence of royalty.

Princess Reema is on the forefront of the women’s rights movement in Saudi Arabia – she has helped to employ over 100 women...