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Design Thinking with Anna Foat #LDNOnt

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Design Thinking isn’t just for designers – it’s for anyone looking to change the status quo! 

 

Join Londoner Anna Foat from the Global Digital Transformation Office for Sun Life Financial and WCT London for a rallying cry about innovation and design thinking.

Regardless of your current role or industry, design thinking can be used to drive different types of innovation, ways of approaching big challenges and creative thinking. Take away actionable insights to assist with tackling innovation challenges, viewing problems differently and creating customer-driven solutions.

          When: Thursday, September 27, 2018 (5:30-7:30pm)
          Where: Pathways Skill Development Centre (205 Horton St., London ON, N6B 1K7)
          Cost: Students- $10.00 | Members - $15.00 | Non-members -$20.00
           *Light refreshments and entry into door-prize draw included

Students: Please email wctldnont@wct-fct.com with your educational facility and student number for a $5.00 discount code. 

Learning outcomes include:

  • Understand the core principles of design thinking;
  • Identify and consider how design-based approaches can transform critical components in the delivery of products and/or services;
  • Spark your interest in design-based approaches to generate more innovation in your related field/industry!

Agenda: 

          5:30-6:00pm     Registration, networking, refreshments 
          6:00-6:10pm     Welcome from WCT London 
          6:10-6:15pm     Introduction of Anna Foat 
          6:15-7:15pm     Design Thinking workshop 
          7:15-7:30pm     Conclusion and door prize draw 


About Anna Foat: 

Anna grew up in business at BlackBerry. She joined RIM in 1999 when the company was pre-300 employees and thrived as the company grew exponentially executing deals with IBM, Visa and Mastercard in her tenure. In 2011 when Blackberry had grown to 16,000 employees she switched gears and left to join IBM as the Worldwide Managing Editor of MobileFirst Platform leading content digital marketing strategy. In 2016 she was invited to act as the Executive in Residence for the first cohort of the Fierce Founders Accelerator at Communitech. In 2017 she was named a top 30 Women to Watch in Technology by BetaKit. She today is a Director in the Global Digital Transformation Office at Sun Life Financial as well as a bestselling author. She is proud to have earned a BA in English Literature from the University of Waterloo. She now teaches Design Thinking at the University of Western Ontario. When she’s not hustling for the next deal or talking to entrepreneurs you can find her either sipping wine with friends or locked in a hot yoga class trying to find that elusive balance.Anna grew up in business at BlackBerry. She joined RIM in 1999 when the company was pre-300 employees and thrived as it grew exponentially executing  deals with IBM, Visa and Mastercard in her tenure. In 2011 when Blackberry had grown to 16,000 employees she switched gears and left to join IBM as the Worldwide Managing Editor of MobileFirst Platform leading content digital marketing strategy. In 2016 she was invited to act as the Executive in Residence for the first cohort of the Fierce Founders Accelerator at Communitech. In 2017 Anna was named a top 30 Women to Watch in Technology by BetaKit. Today she is a Director in the Global Digital Transformation Office at Sun Life Financial as well as a bestselling author. Anna is proud to have earned a BA in English Literature from the University of Waterloo. She now teaches Design Thinking at Western University. When she’s not hustling for the next deal or talking to entrepreneurs, you can find Anna either sipping wine with friends or locked in a  hot yoga class trying to find that elusive balance.

 

Don’t miss this hands-on workshop to learn how design thinking can result in better, more creative and successful innovations, both big and small. In the spirit of purposeful networking, we encourage you to bring a friend who might be interested in making new connections or learning what WCT London has to offer. Everyone is welcome. 

Door prizes graciously donated by: Junction Climbing Centre (4-Pack of Passes with Equipment), Wood On Steel (Charcuterie Board), Shop Local Perks London (Prize Pack) and McKenzie Lake Lawyers (4 suite tickets to London Knight's Game). 

For questions or concerns, please reach out to wctldnont@wct-fct.com. Sponsorship opportunities available. 


Thank you to our GOLD event sponsor: Arcane

 

WCT London Regional Sponsor: London Economic Development Corporation

September 27th, 2018 5:30 PM   through   7:30 PM
205 Horton St E, London, ON
London, ON N6B 1K7
Canada
Members/Students $ 15.00
Non-members $ 20.00

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