Brought to you by The Center for Design + Innovation
Sharing ideas. Making change.
March 18 2011 Alter Hall, Temple University 1801 Liacouras Walk Philadelphia, PA 19122
inciteXchange is an annual gathering for sharing big ideas and an infectious passion for positive change.
All programs are free of charge and open to the public. Limited seating.Register Now
1 day. 15 speakers. Infinite possibilities.See The Full Schedule
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inciteXchange is about the magic that happens when people share ideas. It is about bringing together different voices, different perspectives and different disciplines to inspire, to connect, and to incite change. inciteXchange crosses boundaries, defies limits, and expands horizons. It operates at the intersection of design, management and technology.
inciteXchange is an annual conference organized by the Center for Design+Innovation at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. Each year, a roster of international leaders in the fields of design, innovation, management and technology gather in Philadelphia to exchange ideas about their work, their thoughts and observations. A series of rapid-fire short individual presentations, coordinated dialogues and moderated panel discussions combine to encourage participants to talk, share and spontaneously collaborate.
Hosted in the state-of-the-art facilities of the Fox School of Business’ Alter Hall, inciteXchange builds upon the Fox School’s groundbreaking initiatives to integrate a design perspective into the culture of management education. As the first major business school to integrate design into its required MBA curriculum, this conference reflects the goals to break down barriers and cross boundaries to generate innovative ideas.
Boundaries: Re-imagined, Re-shaped, and Re-defined
The theme of inciteXchange 2011 is "Boundaries: Re-imagined, Re-shaped, and Re-defined". Our world is divided by boundaries between disciplines, entities and ideologies. Boundaries between Art and Science, Government and its Citizens and Business and Consumers. Breaching these boundaries is where real change occurs. This year we will explore a range of ideas from the emerging possibilities for technology to redefine urban experiences to the way a design perspective is reshaping management education across the country and around the world.
For more information about the event contact James Moustafellos via telephone or email.
Since taking office in January 2008, Mayor Michael A. Nutter has set an aggressive agenda for America’s sixth largest city – implementing a crime fighting plan that has sharply reduced the homicide rate, an education strategy to increase the high school graduation rate by 50 percent and a sustainability plan that will reduce the city’s energy consumption in the years to come.
He has vigorously managed city government through a deep recession, taken advantage of Federal recovery funding to create new green-collar jobs and established a customer friendly 311 system.
Born in Philadelphia and educated at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Michael Nutter has been committed to public service since his youth in West Philadelphia. He served almost 15 years on the Philadelphia City Council, earning the reputation of a reformer, before his election as Mayor of Philadelphia.
Harold Hambrose is the CEO and founder of Electronic Ink, a Philadelphia-based, international design consultancy that specializes in designing and developing business systems. Electronic Ink advises many Fortune 500 finance, health care, communications, and energy companies. Harold’s recent book, Wrench in the System (2009: John C. Wiley), shows executives and managers how design can rescue underperforming business systems. In 2006, Harold won Carnegie Mellon’s Alumni Achievement Award for significant contributions to the fields of technology and design. Harold lectures extensively in the U.S. and Europe. Recent engagements include the keynote address at SAP’s DKOM Global Developers Conference in Germany and the future of business systems and solution design panel at the Cass Business School in London.
Lee Green is the Vice President, Worldwide IBM Brand Experience and Strategic Design. He has responsibility for IBM's worldwide brand experience initiatives, strategic design and IBM’s Design Consulting Services offering for IBM clients. Mr. Green has played a pivotal role in IBM’s re-branding efforts over the last 15 years. His team also leads the corporation’s efforts in the area of “advanced concept design” working closely with IBM Research.
In his career with IBM Lee has held numerous marketing, communications and management positions. Recently, he has focused aligning brand strategy with Client, and employee experiences. This has manifest into numerous internal culture change initiatives, and experience change initiatives. And, evolved as a client consulting service.
Mr. Green has an undergraduate degree in design from Temple University and a Master's degree in communications design from Rochester Institute of Technology. He has published numerous articles and case studies on a variety of design and identity topics. He has also taught design and branding courses at Stanford University, Harvard, MIT, and RIT. He recently was named as Rochester Institute of Technology Distinguished Alumni of the Year. He currently serves on the Board of Directors and Advisory Board for the Design Management Institute, and on the Board of Advisors, Suffolk University Business School.
Frano Violich is a Principal of Kennedy & Violich Architecture (KVA matx), an interdisciplinary design practice in Boston that works at the intersection of architecture, clean technology and emerging public needs. Violich has served as Design Commissioner with the Boston Society of Architects and co-chairs the Design Industry Group of Massachusetts’ (DIGMA) Advisory Board. Violich was elected to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows in 2009. The firm’s material research division matx has developed designs and technology applications for Dupont, Siemens, Osram, Herman Miller, The North Face and the United States Department of Energy. KVA matx continues to distribute the Portable Light Project, a non-profit global initiative for clean energy and light for developing countries, and has recently launched the Flap Bag Project in collaboration with San Francisco-based Timbuk2. Violich lectures widely and has taught on the faculty at RISD, UC Berkeley, UVA, and the University of Michigan.
In November 2000, Jack Hughes founded TopCoder on the premise that talent and skill are the determinant factors in the quality and utility of software -- and software has become central to the global economy.
In both his own programming experience and as co-founder and chairman of Tallán Inc., a provider of web-enabled business solutions, Jack recognized that while successful projects were driven by superior programming skills, the talent was unqualified and largely unrecognized. TopCoder's mission is to create objective ratings that place high value on the programming industry's best and brightest, and build opportunity and community for programmers through ongoing programming tournaments and employer connections.
Under Hughes' tenure as chairman at Tallán, the company was recognized as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in North America four years in a row by consultancy firm Deloitte & Touche and by Inc. magazine for its outstanding performance. In 2000, CMGI, Inc. acquired a majority ownership of the company.
Hughes holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Boston College. He is Chairman of the Board for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
Allan Frank was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the City of Philadelphia until Feb 1, 2011. Mr. Frank holds a BS in Accounting, MS in Computer Science, and MBA in Finance from Lehigh University.
Mr. Frank began his career with Arthur Young & Co. in the 1970’s and later worked for KPMG Peat Marwick.
In 1997, he co-founded Answerthink, Inc., a publicly-traded, global strategic advisory firm and served as a member of the Board of Directors, as well as the President and CTO.
In 2006, Mr. Frank founded the AKA Group, a strategic consulting firm specializing in improving the performance of knowledge workers. Mr. Frank has returned to the AKA Group where he will continue to serve clients in the commercial and public sectors.
Award-winning journalist, curator, and entrepreneur Hilary Jay is executive director of DesignPhiladelphia (DP), a program in partnership with The University of the Arts. Founded in 2005, DP is the largest national cultural initiative of its kind. The celebration showcases more than 500 designers working in the Greater Philadelphia region through exhibitions, lectures, runway shows, open studios and symposia. From 2000 to 2009, Jay was director of The Design Center at Philadelphia University, where she created exhibitions and programs championing multiple design disciplines. Prior to founding the Design Center, Jay was a journalist, writing on design topics for both local and national publications. In the 1980s, Jay co-founded Maximal Art, an international costume jewelry and watch company. Her jewelry is in the permanent collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris.
Jamer Hunt collaboratively designs open and flexible programs that respond to emergent cultural conditions. He is the Director of the experimental Transdisciplinary Design graduate program at Parsons the New School for Design, which started in Fall 2010. His practice, Big + Tall Design, combines conceptual, collaborative, and communication design, and he is co-founder of DesignPhiladelphia an initiative to foreground the city as a laboratory for innovative design projects. Along with the Museum of Modern Art and SEED Magazine he co-hosted and collaborated on the symposia Headspace: On Scent as Design in 2010 and MIND08 (run in coordination with the Design and the Elastic Mind exhibition at MoMA). His written work engages with the poetics and politics of the built environment and has been published in various books, journals, and magazines, including I.D. magazine, which published his Manifesto for Postindustrial Design in 2005.
Robert D. Austin is Professor, Management of Creativity and Innovation, Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Chief Executive Officer of the CBS-SIMI Executive Foundation (which delivers executive education), and Faculty Chair of “Delivering Information Services,” an executive program for Chief Information Officers (CIOs) at Harvard Business School. His research focuses on innovation, IT management, and performance management; he is author of more than 100 articles and cases, which have appeared in top academic and practitioner publications, and several books. His most recent book, The Adventures of an IT Leader (Harvard Business Press, 2009, coauthored with Richard L. Nolan and Shannon O’Donnell) has won accolades for its “novel” approach. Formerly a manager at Ford and Novell, he advises multinational firms in many areas.
Fred Collopy is the Senior Associate Dean and a Professor of Information Systems at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management. He received his PhD from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has published over fifty articles, reviews and notes, on forecasting, technology, strategy and the application of design ideas to management. He co-edited the book Managing as Designing, which was published by Stanford University Press in 2004.
Fred has designed several large systems including The Desk Organizer (the first product in the personal assistant category when it was published in 1982 by Warner Software), Rule-Based Forecasting (an expert system for selecting among alternative business forecasting models), Imager (an instrument for playing abstract visual images as musicians play sounds), and Business Animator (an interactive representation of accounting and financial information).
Lucy Kimbell works as an educator, researcher and consultant in design-led transitions. She has been teaching an elective on design innovation on the MBA at Said Business School, University of Oxford, since 2005. Previously she taught on the MA Interaction Design at the Royal College of Art. As a specialist in service design she has keynoted at the Service Design Network (2010), Design Management Institute (2010) and the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (2008). Lucy works part time at boutique consultancy TaylorHaig (London) and is a senior associate of the Policy Lab (Boston), both concerned with combining social research and design within the context of public policy and social change. Lucy's artwork has been exhibited internationally including in Making Things Public (2005) curated by Bruno Latour. Lucy originally studied engineering design and appropriate technology, then a masters in digital arts and is completing doctoral work in design theory.
Lev Gonick is vice president for information technology services and chief information officer at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the founder of OneCleveland, now known as OneCommunity, the award winning project to create a connected community throughout Northeast Ohio through high speed network connectivity. He is the Chairperson of the New Media Consortium’s New Horizon Project providing an annual environmental scan of new technologies and their potential impact on the academy. In 2007, he and Case Western Reserve University were recognized with a ComputerWorld Laureate for launching the Cleveland 2.0 project to leverage technology to address community priorities. Finally, he serves on numerous community Boards including the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Bellefaire JCB for Children. Lev received his PhD in International Political Economy from York University in Ontario Canada.
MB Sarkar is Professor of Strategy & Innovation, and a Stauffer Research Fellow in the Fox School of Business at Temple University, Philadelphia. He holds a Doctoral degree from Michigan State University, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and an undergraduate degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College, New Delhi. His research interests lie in strategic issues surrounding innovation, technology entrepreneurship, and emerging markets. He has published in several top-tier scientific journals in his field. He is currently studying new models of innovation that are coming from emerging markets. At Fox, he was selected as the Professional MBA Faculty of the Year in 2010 and 2011. He is also a visiting professor at leading business schools in Europe and India.
Brian Phillips is founding Principal of ISA, a Philadelphia-based architecture and research office. ISA views projects as unique and complex networks of relationships that are subject to a broad range of constituents, challenges and opportunities. The firm seeks to use design as a tool to balance the often competing interests among these forces. ISA has been featured in numerous publications including DWELL, Metropolis Magazine, I.D., GOOD, the Philadelphia Inquirer and on NPR radio. The office has won over a dozen major design awards including 8 AIA design citations, the LEED for Homes Project of the Year by USGBC, and was named Treehugger.com Residential Architect of the Year in 2010. Mr. Phillips speaks regularly on the topics related to sustainability, urbanism and development. He is a Lecturer at PennDesign and is currently leading an advanced research studio on post-earthquake reconstruction issues in Haiti.
Beth Van Why is a designer and Adjunct Associate Professor at The University of the Arts, where she teaches in the Industrial Design and Multimedia programs. She received her BArch from Virginia Tech in 2000 and her Masters of Industrial Design from The University of the Arts in 2006. Over the past few years, Beth has played a vital role in furthering design in Philadelphia through working as Programming Director for DesignPhiladelphia, as co-founder of Urban Studio: Design Works, and as the current coordinator of PARLab, a faculty grants research program at UArts. Through Why B Design, Beth does a variety of architecture consulting, design freelance, book production, graphic design, and neighborhood / non-profit based collaborative projects.
William Tate is a practicing architect and professor in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. He studied at Wake Forest and Virginia Tech, and has worked with Ricardo Legorreta in Mexico City. A full-time associate professor at James Madison University, Tate has worked to create a new school of architecture called Umbau. Umbau currently has a summer studio in Vienna, Austria. The Umbau mind is to create a new organism that can shift speeds, flank obstacles, and overcome friction. Umbau thrives on links and memes.
Tate is blissfully married with 3 grown children. He is known to frequent monasteries. He is also designing two memorial projects in Lowndes County, Alabama and Mepkin Abbey, SC.