ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The Design Management Conference #DMC17 held every year in Europe, draws executives, founders, and emerging leaders in Design and Innovation Management. They are visionaries that understand the value of design as a strategic asset, and know how to embed design across an organization to drive innovation, create a growth-mindset culture, and ensure organizational resilience.
This year in Oslo, Design Management Institute have partnered with DOGA and we will focus on sustainability in all its forms: sustainability in business models, markets, organizations, culture, cities and environments. What role can Design and Design Management play to reframe opportunity, create value, emphasize environmental stewardship, and build stronger societies?
We’ll address these provocative questions and more in Oslo - see you in June!
Monday 19 June
(Pre-Conference Optional Activities)
Design & Architecture Walk: The Identity of the New Oslo Fjord City
Join guides Ellen Margrethe Skilnand and Knut Bang of DOGA, experts on Oslo’s architecture, identity and design. Learn more.
dmi:Design Value System Workshop
Facilitator: Nelson Soken, PhD:CEO, N.H. Soken Consulting; Author of Lead the Pack: Sparking Innovation That Drives Customers Wild. Learn more.
Creative Leadership Workshop: Achieving Design Excellence
Facilitators: Rama Gheerawo: Director, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design; Reader in Inclusive Desig, RCA Onny Eikhaug: Program Leader Design for all at DOGA. Learn more.
Tuesday 20 June – Wednesday 21 June
Key note Speaker Sessions
Global Design and Innovation leaders will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing design management today. They are visionaries that understand the value of design as a strategic asset, and know how to embed design across an organization to drive innovation, create a growth-mindset culture, and ensure organizational resilience.
Look forward to talks by Mission, Danish Design Centre, Johnson & Johnson, AtKisson Group, Aalto University & Anti Bergen, Stokke & Park, Designit & Oslo University Hospital, Glasgow School of Art w/ Rochester Institute of Technology & Visa Inc.
Read about all speaker sessions here.
Interactive Breakout Discussions
Designers have a bias towards action. Interactive sessions at the Design Management Conference are meant to get you out of your chair and into small group collaborations. You'll meet new people, and work with new tools, new frameworks and in new ways to solve a challenge, discuss an issue, or dig into a “wicked problem”.
Dig deeper with Van Berlo, Designit, Difi & Doga, Accenture, Misson, Telenor Group & Livework, The Lab at OPM, Empathy, Crown Equipment Corporation, Glasgow School of Art and 2025 Design & Doga.
Read about all breakout leaders here