At interactive workshops and talks, the influence of design thinking on management, research, and education will be the focus. Managers, coaches, and researchers from more than 40 countries are expected. Among those in attendance will be prominent figures, such as SAP co-founder and HPI benefactor Professor Hasso Plattner as well as the design thinking pioneers Bernie Roth and Larry Leiffer. International design thinking experts and innovators from companies such as SAP, BOSCH, Google, Telekom, and guests from the innovation schools at Stanford and in Cape Town are also expected. The focus of the festival will be on the issue of how society-relevant questions can be solved by multidisciplinary teams and new innovation methods. Highlighted topics of the d.confestival will include the future of work, education, and mobility.
The d.confestival—with its unique format mix of conference and festival—offers a creative and productive atmosphere. An exhibitor area and diverse activities invite visitors to a wide range of networking possibilities. Online registration for the d.confestival is now open at www.dconfestival.hpi.de. Booking by July 15, 2017 gives participants the opportunity to benefit from early bird ticket pricing.