Fortune Brainstorm Design Virtual Discussion
The power of design has never been more evident—or more crucial. COVID-19 has forced us to invent novel ways of working. Executives are grappling with how to reconfigure their companies around fast-moving digital technologies. And society at large is rethinking how to make our systems and our organizations more inclusive, sustainable, and ethical. Design gives us the tools to transform our world for the better.
To meet the urgency of the moment, Fortune is convening designers and design-minded business leaders for a series of interactive and intimate virtual events. Brought together in partnership with Salesforce and IBM, attendees will learn from innovators in the design world. And they’ll have the opportunity to share their own transformation goals and experiences in conversations led by Fortune editors.
Our intention is to engage you with powerful new practices and shared stories that will help accelerate successful digital transformation, provide a new perspective on how to integrate design thinking deeply into your organization, and enable you and your companies to generate social value alongside business value.
Our journey will build via virtual sessions, before culminating with an in-person gathering in New York next fall. We hope you’ll join us for what will undoubtedly be an enriching and powerful learning opportunity.
Resilience by Design: Driving Business Transformation
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET
PepsiCo’s Chief Design Officer Mauro Porcini and Global Chief Commercial Officer Ram Krishnan will discuss their design journey and how design drives business value. Co-founder, Executive Director, and Design Director Deanna Van Buren of Designing Justice + Designing Spaces also joins us for a conversation about design’s role in peacemaking and community, and how the architecture and real estate sectors can help end mass incarceration.