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Innovating Innovation with Game Changers, Presented by SAP

Innovating Innovation with Game Changers, Presented by SAP

Thursday at 7 AM Pacific/10 AM Eastern

August 04th 2016:Smart Innovation: Diversity by Design

The buzz: Paradox? Despite studies showing a positive correlation between diversity and innovation, the Silicon Valley 'cradle of tech innovation' is dominated by a 'brogrammer' culture where 20-something 'white guys work in a testosterone-fueled environment to create the next tech revolution,' says SAP's Janaki Kumar. This sends a contradictory message to leaders that diversity, while good in theory, is not worth investing in. Learn why diversity by design is worth building and nurturing in your organization – and how to achieve it. The experts speak. Janaki Kumar, SAP: 'Diversity is th

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Janaki Kumar

Janaki Kumar is the VP and Head of Design and Co-Innovation Center at SAP Labs Palo Alto. She leads a team of design thinkers and design doers who co-innovate with customers on their strategic user experience and design projects. She is a thought leader in nurturing creative cultures in organizations, and building, coaching and inspiring award winning design teams. Janaki was named one of Silicon Valley’s 2016 Women of Influence by Silicon Valley Business Journal. She is the co-author of the book, Gamification at Work – Designing Engaging Business Software. She was a speaker at a TEDx conference in 2014. She is a co-instructor at Stanford’s Graduate Business School LEAD course on Customer
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Emi Kolawole

Emi Kolawole is a multi-media professional with over a decade of experience. She has worked in television, web and print media. The founding editor of the Innovations section of The Washington Post, Emi was invited to serve as the editor-in-residence at The Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University -- widely known as the d.school. She is currently a senior media designer at the d.school, and works at the crossroads of media and design thinking with a focus on bias (race, gender and sexuality) and creative practice. She designs and facilitates workshops, classes and experiences in addition to running the d.school blog, 'the whiteboard,' which she launched in 2013. Previousl
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Brandon Schauer

Brandon Schauer is the head of Adaptive Path, the influential experience design consultancy and curator of annual design conferences such as UX Week, the Managing Experience Conference, and the Service Experience Conference. As of October 2014, Brandon and the Adaptive Path team are a part of Capital One working to create great human experiences that change banking for good. Brandon has a love of Excel that is unnatural for a designer.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2378/innovating-innovation-with-game-changers-presented-by-sap Innovating Innovation with Game Changers, Presented by SAP https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2378/innovating-innovation-with-game-changers-presented-by-sap The buzz: Paradox? Despite studies showing a positive correlation between diversity and innovation, the Silicon Valley 'cradle of tech innovation' is dominated by a 'brogrammer' culture where 20-something 'white guys work in a testosterone-fueled environment to create the next tech revolution,' says SAP's Janaki Kumar. This sends a contradictory message to leaders that diversity, while good in theory, is not worth investing in. Learn why diversity by design is worth building and nurturing in your organization – and how to achieve it. The experts speak. Janaki Kumar, SAP: 'Diversity is the art of thinking independently, together' Malcolm Forbes. Emi Kolawole, Stanford d.school: '…We suffer more often in imagination than in reality' Seneca. Brandon Schauer, Adaptive Path: 'When people say that diversity is important, I like to say instead, ‘No, it isn’t important. It’s essential to increase the quality of discourse' John Maeda. Join us for Smart Innovation Diversity by Design. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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