with insights on Transforming the Employee Experience with Design, Powerful Storytelling, Competencies for Design Leaders and Thriving in a Volatile World

Belinda Gannaway

Employee Experience Coach, Trainer and Author

Dave Snowden

Chief Scientific Officer & Founder of Cognitive Edge, Director of the Cynefin Centre

Jim Capobianco

World-leading Screenwriter, Director and Producer

Karen Hold

Founder and CEO, Experience Labs; Director, DT:DC

Michael Behan

Software Development Director, Marino Software

John Lynch

Founder and Director at Context Studio

Glyn Griffiths

Lead Sustainability Consultant at Design Partners

Dr. Chris Soraghan

Senior Medical Physicist/Clinical Engineer at St James’s Hospital Dublin

Joan Mulvihill

Digitalisation & Sustainability Lead at Siemens

Frank Devitt

Innovation Management, Strategy & Design Thinking, Maynooth University

Trevor Vaugh

Partner Actionable Innovation and Director Mi:Lab, Maynooth University

Róisín Markham

Experience Designer at eBay

Dermot Casey

Chief Executive Officer at IRDG

How do we 1) make the world better 2) thrive in challenging times?

IRDG is delighted to present Design Thinking Ireland 2022!

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a product developer, an innovator, a business leader or senior executive, whether you’re new to Design Thinking or deeply focussed on it, Design Thinking Ireland will help you approach your work in a whole new way.

Design Thinking is human centric social technology that encourages more productive organisational innovation, driving sustainable and significant business growth. Through radically collaborative operating frameworks, teams increase their capabilities and create better business outcomes.

Across a packed Conference day on 21st June 2022, Design Thinking Ireland will look at the links between technology and humanity, and understand how design thinking can help us drive sustainability. We’ll look at the future and evolution of Design Thinking and learn how Design Thinking can transform the Employee Experience and create employee-centric strategy, critical for all organisations looking to build better cultures, and to hire and retain talent.

We’ll get Story Design insights from an Oscar nominated screenwriter, and we’ll get clear understanding of the key skills needed for Design Leaders and how they can be developed.

Then on June 22nd, there’s an optional workshop for a small group with one of our conference keynotes, Karen Hold.  This workshop will teach timeless principles of empathy, experimentation and iteration that deepen design thinkers’ practice to deliver greater value and greater impact.

Design Thinking Ireland brings you expertise from world leading practitioners ranging across business, academia, research, design and film. It also brings you the opportunity to meet, network and learn from some of the leading innovators across Ireland.

Whether you are new to this topic or already heavily engaged in it, Design Thinking Ireland brings you seminal thinkers and real practical business experience to enable you improve and enhance your business strategy and innovation culture.

Workshop: Deepening your Design Thinking Practice

Facilitated by Karen Hold, Founder and CEO, Experience Labs; Director, DT:DC

Our last time in person!

We've been virtual for the last 2 years, but here's a snippet of the last time we gathered together in person!

Abbey Machinery, AbbVie, Advant Medical, Aerogen, Airbnb, Alcon, Allergan Westport, Allergy Standards Limited, Allianz, Allsorter, Alltech Farming Solutions KEENAN, Amárach Research, Analog Devices International, Andor, Aon Centre for Innovation and Analytics, Asavie, Aspect Software, Aviareto Ltd, Aviva, Ballina Beverages, Bank of Ireland, BD Gencell, Bell Labs, Bemis Healthcare Packaging Europe, Bimeda, Bord Bia, Bord na Móna, Boston Scientific, Boyne Valley Group, Bricks4Biz, Bua Saddles, Carbery Group, Carma, Chilli Pepper, Citi Innovation Lab, Coillte, Cook Medical, Cora Systems Ltd, Dublin Airport Authority, Dairygold Food Ingredients, Daktronics, Dawn Farms, Dell EMC, Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Dept of Justice, DePuy Synthes (Johnson & Johnson), Design Partners, Dolmen Design and Innovation, DreamTec Systems, Dropbox, Dublin City Council, Dun & Bradstreet, EBS, Ei Electronics, EI Travel Group, EirGen Pharma, EirGrid, Electric Ireland, Enable Ireland, EnerNOC Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Equifax, ESB, FastForm Research, FEXCO, Fidelity Investments, Firecrest ICON Plc, Fleming Medical, Fuxblau, Geith International Ltd, GeoSolutions, Gerflor, Glanbia plc, GS1 Ireland, GSK, Guidewire Inc., Henkel Ireland, Hewlett Packard, HiTech Health, Hogans Farm, Hollister, Horkans Group, Horseware Ireland, Hub Controls, IBM, iCabbi, IDA Ireland, Informatica, Innovotec, Integer, Intel Labs Europe, International Energy Research Centre, Invisio, Irish Life, Irish Whiskey Museum, J&J Vision, Janssen Biologics, Javelin Group, Jinga Life, Johnson & Johnson, Keohane Seafoods, Kepak, Kerry, Kora Healthcare, Laboratory Supplies Ltd, Laya Healthcare, Lennox Pump + Process, Logitech, Mafic, Marco Beverage Systems, Marinochem Limited, Mason Technology, Mastercard, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, McKesson, McKinsey & Company, Medentech, Medite Smartply, Medtronic, Mergon International, Merit Medical, Merlyn Industries Ltd, Microsoft, Minteq, Molex Ireland, Moog, Morgan McKinley, Munich Re, Musgrave Group, NearForm Limited, Netwatch, Nokia Bell Labs, Novartis, Nuritas, Nutribio, Openet, Openjaw Technologies, Oracle EMEA, Oriflame, PBC Ltd, Permanent TSB, Pilz Ireland, Pivotal Labs, Poppulo, Pramerica Systems Ireland Ltd., ProPhotonix, Q1 Scientific, RCSI, Renew Health, SAP, Sea Fisheries Protection Authority, SeaQuest Systems, Siemens, SiriusXT, SMBC Aviation Capital, South Dublin County Council, SSE Airtricity, State Street Corporation, Stellwagen Technology, Stryker, Synecco, T.E. Laboratories, Takeda, Tanco Autowrap Ltd., Tapadoo, Teagasc, Techno-path (Distribution) Ltd., TEKenable Ltd, Teleflex, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Transitions Optical, Údarás na Gaeltachta, Ventac, Version 1, VHI Healthcare, Viatel, Virgin Media Ireland, Vizor Ltd, VMware, Voya, vStream, WaterWipes, Westrock, Zalando

Want to know Why Design Thinking Works?

Join us this June!