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INNOVATING IN MOBILE: Lessons from Design Thinking
Please join the Mobile Experience Innovation Centre (MEIC) for the launch of its new responsive website featuring videos from the Mobile Accelerator Program (MAP) 2013 series on New Product Development and the kick-off of the upcoming MAP series on Design Thinking.
Helping MEIC to launch the MAP series on Design Thinking is Dr. Niels Billou:
Innovating in Mobile: Lessons from Design Thinking
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
OCAD University Auditorium
Room 190, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Welcome address by MEIC President and Academic Co-chair Dr. Sara Diamond, President and Vice-Chancellor, OCAD University.
Feature presentation by Dr. Niels Billou who will share his experience applying design thinking to new mobile product development.
Dr. Niels Billou is an award-winning international educator, consultant, and sought after speaker, with deep expertise in innovation in a variety of contexts. He has delivered courses and workshops on entrepreneurship, innovation, design thinking, and international strategy to entrepreneurs as well as top executives from leading multinationals around the world He has taught at some of the premier global business schools and is currently on the faculty at Ivey Business School.
Dr. Billou holds an Honours BA and MBA from the Ivey Business School and a PhD from London Business School.
ARDUINO, 3D PRINTING, SENSORS, AND MORE
Join us for a full day of presentations and demos with an hour long, hands-on portion where you can interact with ALL of the presenters and their hardware, where you’ll be able to ask questions, one-on-one.
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This event is for developers and emerging technologists across all platforms in all stages of their career. If you are interested in getting started with hardware, this event will get you going, covering basic to intermediate topics in available hardware.
ABOUT SPOTLIGHT EVENTS
A part of the Spotlight event series, this event focuses on a relevant tech topic for one day and gives interactive professionals and students the opportunity to build up their development skill set at a low price point, with a minimal time commitment.
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Part of Mobile Innovations @ Discovery in Toronto May 25-28, 2013
The mobile landscape is exploding with new business opportunities for mobile developers and innovators. But it remains relatively unconquered, despite the well-known successes of the global mobile app economy.
There’s a whole world of opportunities for mobile developers. How can you profit from these opportunities? What do you need to know to create a successful business in mobile or make mobile a profitable part of your large organization?
At MobileBiz BootCamp, you will learn from experienced mobile industry leaders, vendors and supporting organizations how to accelerate profitable growth in the global mobile landscape.
Mobile Biz BootCamp features:
- An intensive one-day event focused on helping mobile developers go global
- Targeted at innovators, entrepreneurs and corporate enterpreneurs in the mobile space
- Global mobile industry experts sharing their insights into how to win in the mobile marketplace
- Mobile developer technology workshops and speed mentoring
- Priceless business, technology, industry, institution & academia networking
For Mobile Innovations @ Discovery sponsoship details, please contact Murray McKercher at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us at Canada’s leading innovation-to-commercialization conference, showcasing leading-edge technologies, best practices and research in Ontario!
Mobile Innovations @ Discovery will feature global mobile industry thought leaders and organizations all gathered at Discovery to explore the next wave of commercialization frontiers for researchers, innovators, NGOs and investors.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Tomi T. Ahonen – Author and Mobile Industry Guru; Rated #1 Top Influencer in the mobile industry by Forbes;
- Ajit Jaokar – Lead author of Open Mobile, Social Media Marketing, Mobile Web 2.0, Open Gardens; founder of FeynLabs, co-founder Oxford University Forum on Mobile Applications; and nominated member to the World Economic Forum’s “Future of the Internet” council;
- Dr. Sara Diamond – President, OCAD University, Founder and Co-Chair, Mobile Innovations Experience Centre; and principal investigator for “Taking Ontario Mobile” report published January 2013;
- Michael J. O’Farrell – MEIC Board member, Founder, The Mobile Institute; lead author, Mobile Internet For Dummies and leading global mobile industry futurist;
- More global mobile industry experts from Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and U.K. to be announced.
Register today to join us May 27 and May 28 at Discovery 2013 – the world is going mobile by the billions with new commercialization opportunities available globally for those ready for the challenge.
Come to truly understand the full potential of going mobile. Engage with peers and subject-matter experts at Mobile Innovations @ Discovery – leave empowered to make your mark in the multi-trillion dollar mobile economy.
Check out our preliminary agenda for session information and stay tuned for more to come!
Visit www.ocediscovery.com for more information and to register!
HASTAC 2013 will bring together 5 keynote speakers, 150 refereed papers, panels and demos, a maker space, curated digital performances and over 200 attendees including established and emerging scholars, artists and authors, tech entrepreneurs and teachers, to explore alternative modes of creating, innovating, and critiquing that better address the interconnected, diverse, interactive global nature of knowledge today, both in the academy and beyond. Our scheduled sessions will deepen our understanding of the role of digital technologies and media and the changes in behaviour and ways of learning and working currently underway.
2013 marks the 10th anniversary of HASTAC’s founding. In that spirit HASTAC 2013 is showcasing work that is either reflective or prescient, that evaluates our digital histories and seeks to construct our digital future(s). We invited contributors to take this opportunity to look back, theorize and archive. We invited them to engage in the creative, if impossible, attempt to glimpse the digital future. We challenged them to shape it. And researchers from across Canada, the United States and Europe and from as far away as Australia are coming to Toronto to share how they and their teams, their research labs, their classrooms and their students are building the technologies and subjects of the future right now or imagining new horizons of possibility for the ways in which we will make, teach, learn and find community in the coming decade(s).