Let’s uncover the next best thing together.

September 27th–28th, 2016
St. Louis Union Station

Innovation is happening all around us. We’re making it real and applicable to the business community.

The Innovation By Design Summit aspires to be nothing short of a transformative experience that fuels corporate innovation. We’re celebrating the intersection of innovation and behavioral design. Think, innovation…from a human-centered perspective.

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A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer.

The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics and a floppy disk drive. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry.

In 1981, he went back to UC Berkeley and finished his degree in electrical engineering/computer science. For his achievements at Apple, Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators.

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Steve Wozniak

A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics and a floppy disk drive. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry.

In 1981, he went back to UC Berkeley and finished his degree in electrical engineering/computer science. For his achievements at Apple, Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators.

In 2000, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment for single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers.

Through the years, Wozniak has been involved in various business and philanthropic ventures, focusing primarily on computer capabilities in schools and stressing hands-on learning and encouraging creativity for students. Making significant investments of both his time and resources in education, he adopted the Los Gatos School District, providing students and teachers with hands-on teaching and donations of state-of-the-art technology equipment. He founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose.

Wozniak is chief scientist at Primary Data and is a published author with the release of his New York Times best-selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon by Norton Publishing. His television appearances include reality shows Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and The Big Bang Theory. In 2014, he was awarded the Hoover Medal, a prestigious honor given for “outstanding extra-career services by engineers to humanity,” and was inducted into the IndustryWeek Manufacturing Hall of Fame.

Wendy De La Rosa

Wendy De La Rosa is the Lead Behavioral Researcher for Irrational Labs. Founded by behavioral economist Dan Ariely, Irrational Labs is a nonprofit organization that applies behavioral economics findings to product, marketing, and organizational design problems.

She focuses on designing user and employee experiences using behavioral economic theories.

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Wendy De La Rosa

Wendy De La Rosa is the Lead Behavioral Researcher for Irrational Labs. Founded by behavioral economist Dan Ariely, Irrational Labs is a nonprofit organization that that applies behavioral economics findings to product, marketing, and organizational design problems. She focuses on designing user and employee experiences using behavioral economic theories.

She is also the co-founder of Common Cents, a research lab funded by the MetLife Foundation, focused on creating interventions to help middle Americans make better financial decisions.

Prior to joining Irrational Labs, Wendy was a researcher at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where she collaborated with Dr. Adam Grant on research and application projects related to organizational behavior, employee motivation and burn-out. She was also a private equity investor at Goldman Sachs and Centerbridge Partners.

Wendy’s interest in behavioral economics started during her time at The Wharton School where she received a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Management and Finance. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

In her spare time, Wendy leads two monthly behavioral economic reading and discussion series in New York City and San Francisco.

Nir Eyal

Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.”

Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford.

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Nir Eyal

Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.” Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products.

In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir’s writing has been featured in The Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today.

Nir is also an active investor in habit-forming technologies. Some of his past investments include: Eventbrite, Product Hunt, Pantry, Refresh.io (acquired by LinkedIn), Happy Bits, Presence Learning, 7 Cups, Pana, and Symphony Commerce.

Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University.

Jeremy Gutsche

Jeremy Gutsche is a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning innovation expert, one of the most requested keynote speakers on the planet, and the founder of TrendHunter.com, the world's #1 most popular trend website, attracting over 2 BILLION views from 100,000,000 total visitors.

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Jeremy Gutsche

Jeremy Gutsche is a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning innovation expert, one of the most requested keynote speakers on the planet, and the founder of TrendHunter.com, the world's #1 most popular trend website, attracting over 2 BILLION views from 100,000,000 total visitors. Prior to Trend Hunter, Jeremy grew a $1 billion portfolio for a bank and today, over 300 brands, billionaires and CEOs rely on his unique expertise to FIND BETTER IDEAS FASTER.

Before his dot-com success, Jeremy studied innovation at Stanford, completed an MBA from Queen's University, became a Chartered Financial Analyst, and graduated as a Chancellor Scholar from The University of Calgary, where he was later awarded Graduate of the Decade. He is routinely sourced by the media, from The Economist to CNN and Entertainment Tonight to The New York Times.

He has been described as "a new breed of trend spotter" by The Guardian, "an eagle eye" by Global TV, an "Oracle" by the Globe and Mail, an "intellectual can of Red Bull" by Association Week and "on the forefront of cool" by MTV.

This isn’t your typical innovation conference.
Join the movement.

Be Inspired

Listen and collaborate with world-renowned speakers and doers.

Get Connected

Gather with event attendees and experts for spontaneous one-on-one meet-ups based on similar interests through peer to peer Brain Dating Lounges.

Get Immersed

Participate in Innovation Safaris — experiential opportunities to see what others are doing to innovate.

Discover Insights

Tackle challenges using a proven formula through Innovation Labs.

Get “Tip-sy”

Sip on molecular cocktails while networking and sharing innovative tips and tricks at the Creative Sparks Happy Hour.

Catalyze Change

Work with other corporate innovators on a Design Challenge specific to the St. Louis community to accelerate positive change.

Get inspired by thought leaders in the field of innovation, design thinking, customer experience and human behavior. Be encouraged to take action.

Industry Talks

Cultivating Innovative Cultures

Speaker: Annemarie Michaud, Senior Partner, CLG

Generational Trends

Speaker: Kim Huggins, Partner, CLG

Is Corporate Innovation an Oxymoron???

Speaker: Scott Kirsner, Editor, Innovation Leader

Human-Centered Design in Business Transformation – A Biotech Case Study

Speakers: Michael Chandler, Co-Founder and Executive Director of XperienceLab, and Chris Meyerpeter, Global Customer IT Experience Lead, Monsanto

Open Mic Session

Speaker: Dalychia Saah, Global Startup Competition Manager, Arch Grants

Counterintuitive Tips for Creating Viral Content

Speaker: Jonathan Allen, President, L&T Co.

Synthetic Design – Creating Unique and Ownable Brand Experiences

Speaker: Dr. Bryce Rutter, Founder & CEO, Metaphase Design Group, Inc.

Creative Reaction Lab

Speaker: Antionette Carroll, President and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab

The Future of Work

Speaker: Kimberly Abel-Lanier, VP and General Manager, CultureNext at MMS

Technology is NOT Always the Only Answer

Speakers: Michael Chandler, Co-Founder and Executive Director of XperienceLab, and Todd Eyrick, Information Technology Lead - North America, Monsanto

Beyond Scotch Tape & Wireframes: Prototyping's Role in Building New Business Ventures

Speaker: Aaron Ferber, Portfolio Director, IDEO

Building a Future Safe for Design Thinking

Speaker: Jim Gilmore, Co-Founder of Strategic Horizons LLP

How Corporations Can Plug Into Innovation Districts

Speaker: Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore, MBA, Director, Bioscience Entrepreneurial Inclusion Initiative, BioSTL

Business Acceleration

Speakers: Evelyne White, Founder & CEO, SixPlus, and Carol D. Matthews, SVP Operations, LockerDome and Managing Partner, PWE Startup Accelerator

Reigniting Your Entrepreneurial Spirit

Speakers: Steve Epner, retired Entrepreneur in Residence, Boeing; Pat McGauley, retired VP Innovation, Anheuser Busch/In Bev; Bill Donius, retired Chairman, Pulaski Bank; Dan Lauer, creator of Water Babies and other ideas; and Ken Herold, retired Chief Knowledge Officer at HOK

Listen to Your Customers - Using Technology to Sift Through Content

Speaker: Nick Szabo, COO and Co-Founder of Swizzle Global

Culture through Design

Speaker: Andrew Teitelbaum, Head Coach - Ohio State University Women's Rowing

Design Thinking Applied to Business System and Capability Design

Speakers: Jon Winsell, Senior Director, Customer Experience Strategy, XperienceLab; Keith Pelkey, Senior Director, Business Design, XperienceLab; Taran Hercules, Consulting Lead, XperienceLab; and Kim Bracey, Director, Business Design, XperienceLab

Connecting the Dots Through Innovation

Speaker: Tara Nesbitt, Community and Events Manager, Atomic Dust

Behavioral Design Thinking - Case Studies

Speakers: Brad Gutting, Senior Consultant, XperienceLab, and Nikki Ramirez, Senior Consultant, XperienceLab

Telling Your Brand Story

Speaker: Rick Oleshak, Vice President, Marketing - AB Mauri North America

Lean Canvas: How to (Re-)Define Your Business Model on a Single Page

Speaker: Mary Louise Helbig, Entrepreneur in Residence, ITEN St Louis

Behavioral Design Thinking - Case Studies

Speaker: Debbie Kramer, Partner, CLG

LOOK: An Elegantly Simple Method to Improve Your Observation Skills

Speaker: Jim Gilmore, Co-Founder of Strategic Horizons LLP

Design Thinking at Scale

Speaker: Joni Saylor, Designer in Residence, IBM

Empathy Map Your Way to New Insights

Speaker: Elizabeth Holz, Design Director, IBM Security Division

Unlocking Your Inner Genius

Speaker: Bill Donius, Partner, The Startup WithIN

Human-Centered Design Methods & Tools

Speakers: Morgan Noel, Director, Business Design, XperienceLab, and Jake Truemper, Director, Experience Design, XperienceLab

Working with Startups and Accelerators

Facilitator: Mary Jo Gorman, MD, MBA. Managing Partner, Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Startup Accelerator

Panelists: Brian Dixon, COO, Capital Innovators, Tracie Gildehaus, Sr. Director, Insights & Strategic Innovation, Maritz, and Dr. Jay Moore, RVP Senior Clinical Officer, Anthem

Corporate Ventures

Facilitator: Mark Richey, Founder/Managing Director of West Capital Advisors

Panelists: Blair Garrou, Managing Director, Mercury Fund; John Mandile, Managing Director, Sigma Prime; and Sach Chitnis, Managing Directo, Jump Capital

10X Recruitment and Engagement

Panelists: Lauren Herring - Chief Executive Officer, Impact Group HR and Chris Motley, CEO, Better Weekdays Donna Mickens, VP Learning Organization, Sense Corp Mark Lindgren - SVP, Corporate Communications & CHRO Ameren

The Power of Start-Up & Corporate Partnership

Facilitator: J.P. Keating, Principal at MKX

Panelists: Farron Blanc, Vice President, Innovation Studio Lead at Reinsurance Group of America; Mary Anne Zoldak, VP of Human Resources, Maritz; Kristi Zuhlke, CEO & Co-Founder at KnowledgeHound; and Deeraj Patri, Co-Founder and CTO, Label Insight

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The Innovation By Design Summit aspires to be nothing short of a transformative experience that fuels corporate innovation. We’re celebrating the intersection of innovation and behavioral design. Think, innovation…from a human-centered perspective.

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September 27th–28th, 2016
St. Louis Union Station

Steve Wozniak

A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer.

Read more

Wendy De La Rosa

Wendy De La Rosa i​s the Lead Behavioral Researcher for Irrational Labs. Founded by behavioral economist Dan Ariely, Irrational Labs is a nonprofit organization that applies behavioral economics findings to product, marketing, and organizational design problems. She focuses on designing user and employee experiences using behavioral economic theories.

Read more

Nir Eyal

Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.” Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford.

Read more

Jeremy Gutsche

Jeremy Gutsche is a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning innovation expert, one of the most requested keynote speakers on the planet, and the founder of TrendHunter.com, the world's #1 most popular trend website, attracting over 2 BILLION views from 100,000,000 total visitors.

Read more

This isn’t your typical
innovation conference.
Join the movement.

Register Now

Be Inspired

Listen and collaborate with world-renowned speakers and doers.

Get Connected

Gather with event attendees and experts for spontaneous one-on-one meet-ups based on similar interests through peer to peer Brain Dating Lounges.

Get Immersed

Participate in Innovation Safaris — experiential opportunities to see what others are doing to innovate.

Discover Insights

Tackle challenges using a proven formula through Innovation Labs.

Get “Tip-sy”

Sip on molecular cocktails while networking and sharing innovative tips and tricks at the Creative Sparks Happy Hour.

Catalyze Change

Work with other corporate innovators on a Design Challenge specific to the St. Louis community to accelerate positive change.

Industry Talks

Get inspired by thought leaders in the field of innovation, design thinking, customer experience and human behavior. Be encouraged to take action.

Workshops

Roll up your sleeves and get immersed in experiences that will teach you new skills that can be applied to your own real-world situations.

Panels

Hear from a diverse set of thought leaders in the fields of innovation and design, and get answers to your most burning questions.

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Join us this September in
St. Louis, a growing hub
for innovation.

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