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Day 1 Programme

7:30 – Arrival & Registration

Arrival and registration for in-person delegates | Virtual onboarding for virtual delegates

9:00 – Welcome & Creative Connection

Speakers:

Africa Melane, Master of Ceremonies
Richard Perez

___________________

Welcome & Creative Connection with Master of Ceremonies Africa Melane and Richard Perez, Founding Director of the Hasso Plattner d-school Afrika at UCT

9:30 – Opening Keynote – Prof. Hasso Plattner

Speaker:

Prof. Hasso Plattner

___________________

We look forward to understanding why Design Thinking matters to the accomplished man who founded enterprise software company SAP, the Hasso Plattner Institute and the Hasso Plattner Foundation. How has design thinking featured in the success of his and his teams’ many innovations? What continues to drive his generous commitment to the d.schools and the Foundation’s beneficiaries? Why his interest in a d.school in Afrika? And what does he anticipate for the future of human-centred design in business, science and society?

10:00 – Panel Discussion: From Design Thinking Origins to Going Global

Speakers:

George Kembel
Bernard Roth
Claudia Nicolai
Uli Weinberg
Richard Perez
GDTA members

___________________

A conversation among some of the original pioneers and propagators, telling the story of the origins, catalytic expansion and evolving trajectory of the design thinking movement via the d.schools, and celebrating the growth and impact that has been seen. From ‘where we came from’ to ‘where we are going’, we then mark the global diversification of the Design Thinking network thanks to the Global Design Thinking Alliance.

11:00 – Refreshments + Birthday Cake

Networking & Creative Expressions

11:30 – Panel Discussion: Creative Problem-Solving and Innovation in a Cross-Cultural Context

Speakers:

Mana Taheri
Hoda Mostafa
Felix Ofori Dartey
Lilian Sanada
John Lam

___________________

Our panellists from diverse regions explore how design thinking, innovation and creative problem solving take form in other languages, cultural contexts and socio-economic conditions, opening the way to enrich, diversify and democratise the field of design thinking. Given the multiplicity and inequity in our world, we reflect critically on the importance of prioritising inclusion and unpacking relations of power and privilege.

13:00 – Lunch

Networking & Creative Expressions

14:00 – Parallel Sessions: Design Thinking Intersections – Pick your Parallel Session

Speakers:

Danielly de Paula, Ariane Morassi Sasso& Justus Cöster

Katherine Train

Ximena Arias & Patricia Villarroel

Caroline Grellier & Sasha Ofori

GK VanPatter

___________________

The Team Innovation Game: Exploring Core Principles of Design Thinking in a Playful Way – Elina Zheleva, Simon Blake & Tobias Wosowiecki

When Design Thinking meets Data Science: New Partners in Innovation – Danielly de Paula, Ariane Morassi Sasso & Justus Cöster

What Matters for Empathy to Drive Significant Change – Katherine Train

Design Thinking for small and medium farmers in Chile: An experience about local communities and their approach to human-centred design – Ximena Arias & Patricia Villarroel

Teaching Design Thinking in African cultural contexts: experimentations & learnings from the YUX Academy –
Caroline Grellier & Sasha Ofori

Rethinking Design Thinking: Making Sense of the Future that has Already Arrived – GK VanPatter

15:00 – Keynote Dialogue: Design Thinking for Complex, Systemic Challenges

Speakers:

Agnes Kwek
Scott Weiss
Jeanne Liedtka

___________________

A challenging enquiry about the application of design thinking in the public sector, social sector and even global companies operating in complex environments, exploring what design thinking brings to human complexity, but also how it needs to evolve – enriched by other approaches – to meet the requirements of complex challenges, diverse users and uncertain futures to bring about real impact

16:00 – Closing Summary

Speakers:

Africa Melane
All Speakers 
Delegates

___________________

What did we celebrate, interrogate, anticipate?

17:00 – Social Event: Welcome Street Fest at d-school.

Connect and relax with fellow delegates while experiencing Cape Town’s local street-food flavours and performers

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Day 2 Programme

7:30 – Arrival & Registration

Arrival and registration for in-person delegates | Virtual onboarding for virtual delegates

9:00 – Welcome & Creative Connection

Speakers:

Africa Melane, Master of Ceremonies
Richard Perez

___________________

Welcome & Creative Connection with Master of Ceremonies Africa Melane and Richard Perez, Founding Director of the Hasso Plattner d-school Afrika at UCT

9:30 – Opening Keynote – Prof. Hasso Plattner

Speaker:

Prof. Hasso Plattner

___________________

We look forward to understanding why Design Thinking matters to the accomplished man who founded enterprise software company SAP, the Hasso Plattner Institute and the Hasso Plattner Foundation. How has design thinking featured in the success of his and his teams’ many innovations? What continues to drive his generous commitment to the d.schools and the Foundation’s beneficiaries? Why his interest in a d.school in Afrika? And what does he anticipate for the future of human-centred design in business, science and society?

10:00 – Panel Discussion: From Design Thinking Origins to Going Global

Speakers:

George Kembel
Bernard Roth
Claudia Nicolai
Uli Weinberg
Richard Perez
GDTA members

___________________

A conversation among some of the original pioneers and propagators, telling the story of the origins, catalytic expansion and evolving trajectory of the design thinking movement via the d.schools, and celebrating the growth and impact that has been seen. From ‘where we came from’ to ‘where we are going’, we then mark the global diversification of the Design Thinking network thanks to the Global Design Thinking Alliance.

11:00 – Refreshments + Birthday Cake

Networking & Creative Expressions

11:30 – Panel Discussion: Creative Problem-Solving and Innovation in a Cross-Cultural Context

Speakers:

Mana Taheri
Hoda Mostafa
Felix Ofori Dartey
Lilian Sanada
John Lam

___________________

Our panellists from diverse regions explore how design thinking, innovation and creative problem solving take form in other languages, cultural contexts and socio-economic conditions, opening the way to enrich, diversify and democratise the field of design thinking. Given the multiplicity and inequity in our world, we reflect critically on the importance of prioritising inclusion and unpacking relations of power and privilege.

13:00 – Lunch

Networking & Creative Expressions

14:00 – Parallel Sessions: Design Thinking Intersections – Pick your Parallel Session

Speakers:

Danielly de Paula, Ariane Morassi Sasso& Justus Cöster

Katherine Train

Ximena Arias & Patricia Villarroel

Caroline Grellier & Sasha Ofori

GK VanPatter

___________________

The Team Innovation Game: Exploring Core Principles of Design Thinking in a Playful Way – Elina Zheleva, Simon Blake & Tobias Wosowiecki

When Design Thinking meets Data Science: New Partners in Innovation – Danielly de Paula, Ariane Morassi Sasso & Justus Cöster

What Matters for Empathy to Drive Significant Change – Katherine Train

Design Thinking for small and medium farmers in Chile: An experience about local communities and their approach to human-centred design – Ximena Arias & Patricia Villarroel

Teaching Design Thinking in African cultural contexts: experimentations & learnings from the YUX Academy –
Caroline Grellier & Sasha Ofori

Rethinking Design Thinking: Making Sense of the Future that has Already Arrived – GK VanPatter

15:00 – Keynote Dialogue: Design Thinking for Complex, Systemic Challenges

Speakers:

Agnes Kwek
Scott Weiss
Jeanne Liedtka

___________________

A challenging enquiry about the application of design thinking in the public sector, social sector and even global companies operating in complex environments, exploring what design thinking brings to human complexity, but also how it needs to evolve – enriched by other approaches – to meet the requirements of complex challenges, diverse users and uncertain futures to bring about real impact

16:00 – Closing Summary

Speakers:

Africa Melane
All Speakers 
Delegates

___________________

What did we celebrate, interrogate, anticipate?

17:00 – Social Event: Welcome Street Fest at d-school.

Connect and relax with fellow delegates while experiencing Cape Town’s local street-food flavours and performers

Please Note
To view more information, please click the plus sign next to each time.

View full day programme

Day 3 Programme

7:30 – Arrival & Registration

Arrival and registration for in-person delegates | Virtual onboarding for virtual delegates

9:00 – Welcome & Creative Connection

Speakers:

Africa Melane, Master of Ceremonies
Richard Perez

___________________

Welcome & Creative Connection with Master of Ceremonies Africa Melane and Richard Perez, Founding Director of the Hasso Plattner d-school Afrika at UCT

9:30 – Opening Keynote – Prof. Hasso Plattner

Speaker:

Prof. Hasso Plattner

___________________

We look forward to understanding why Design Thinking matters to the accomplished man who founded enterprise software company SAP, the Hasso Plattner Institute and the Hasso Plattner Foundation. How has design thinking featured in the success of his and his teams’ many innovations? What continues to drive his generous commitment to the d.schools and the Foundation’s beneficiaries? Why his interest in a d.school in Afrika? And what does he anticipate for the future of human-centred design in business, science and society?

10:00 – Panel Discussion: From Design Thinking Origins to Going Global

Speakers:

George Kembel
Bernard Roth
Claudia Nicolai
Uli Weinberg
Richard Perez
GDTA members

___________________

A conversation among some of the original pioneers and propagators, telling the story of the origins, catalytic expansion and evolving trajectory of the design thinking movement via the d.schools, and celebrating the growth and impact that has been seen. From ‘where we came from’ to ‘where we are going’, we then mark the global diversification of the Design Thinking network thanks to the Global Design Thinking Alliance.

11:00 – Refreshments + Birthday Cake

Networking & Creative Expressions

11:30 – Panel Discussion: Creative Problem-Solving and Innovation in a Cross-Cultural Context

Speakers:

Mana Taheri
Hoda Mostafa
Felix Ofori Dartey
Lilian Sanada
John Lam

___________________

Our panellists from diverse regions explore how design thinking, innovation and creative problem solving take form in other languages, cultural contexts and socio-economic conditions, opening the way to enrich, diversify and democratise the field of design thinking. Given the multiplicity and inequity in our world, we reflect critically on the importance of prioritising inclusion and unpacking relations of power and privilege.

13:00 – Lunch

Networking & Creative Expressions

14:00 – Parallel Sessions: Design Thinking Intersections – Pick your Parallel Session

Speakers:

Danielly de Paula, Ariane Morassi Sasso& Justus Cöster

Katherine Train

Ximena Arias & Patricia Villarroel

Caroline Grellier & Sasha Ofori

GK VanPatter

___________________

The Team Innovation Game: Exploring Core Principles of Design Thinking in a Playful Way – Elina Zheleva, Simon Blake & Tobias Wosowiecki

When Design Thinking meets Data Science: New Partners in Innovation – Danielly de Paula, Ariane Morassi Sasso & Justus Cöster

What Matters for Empathy to Drive Significant Change – Katherine Train

Design Thinking for small and medium farmers in Chile: An experience about local communities and their approach to human-centred design – Ximena Arias & Patricia Villarroel

Teaching Design Thinking in African cultural contexts: experimentations & learnings from the YUX Academy –
Caroline Grellier & Sasha Ofori

Rethinking Design Thinking: Making Sense of the Future that has Already Arrived – GK VanPatter

15:00 – Keynote Dialogue: Design Thinking for Complex, Systemic Challenges

Speakers:

Agnes Kwek
Scott Weiss
Jeanne Liedtka

___________________

A challenging enquiry about the application of design thinking in the public sector, social sector and even global companies operating in complex environments, exploring what design thinking brings to human complexity, but also how it needs to evolve – enriched by other approaches – to meet the requirements of complex challenges, diverse users and uncertain futures to bring about real impact

16:00 – Closing Summary

Speakers:

Africa Melane
All Speakers 
Delegates

___________________

What did we celebrate, interrogate, anticipate?

17:00 – Social Event: Welcome Street Fest at d-school.

Connect and relax with fellow delegates while experiencing Cape Town’s local street-food flavours and performers

Please Note
To view more information, please click the plus sign next to each time.