About Imogen Pudduck & Carla Cringle
Carla and Imogen are founders of FizzPopBANG, a Brand Employee Engagement Agency. In their previous roles as Head of HR and Head of Brand at Red Bull, they both discovered a passion for building strong, high performing teams through a vibrant culture and found a magic formula to achieve this.
Jonathan is the founder of Up to the Light, a consultancy that advises creative agencies on positioning and strategy, and all aspects of business improvement and growth, challenging some of the
ingrained assumptions that exist in our industry and providing effective, insight-led
advice Jonathan’s senior roles have included Business Development Director of Fitch, the
global brand design group, and New Business Director of Havas EHS (now Havas
Helia), one of Europe's largest agency networks.
Jonathan is a founder member of the Design Business Association’s Experts Register
and is a frequent conference speaker and trade press contributor.
With more than 15 years of design-industry experience, Kwame has helped some of the world’s top-performing companies push the boundaries of design, creating memorable products and services that matter. He is passionate about the business-led applications of design thinking, especially for unlocking customer insights and creating experiences that boost engagement and drive growth.
A thought leader in the design community, Kwame has spoken about digital transformation, customer-experience design, and product development at the Design Management Institute, the Harvard Business Review Design Thinking Conference, the NOAH Conference, and other industry forums.
Brand creator and business coach Rhonda
Page has 30 years experience building global brands for companies like Kraft and Coca-Cola. She has a unique talent for seeing how a business can evolve from where it is into something new and different that has the potential for greater revenue and increased
leverage. She's a speaker and published author and has been coaching creative entrepreneurs all over the world since 2010.
Charlie is a Senior Strategy Consultant working in the Futures Practice at Kantar Consulting. Her experience spans strategy and innovation consulting for a number of sectors, from FMCG to Automotive and Financial Services. As part of the Futures Practice, Charlie uses Futures methodologies to challenge clients to take an ‘outside-in’ perspective, take a longer view of time, and connect dots to see a richer, consolidated view of change – in order to plan effectively for the future.
Based in Brussels, though active in all studios, Thierry is both Base founding partner & creative director. From projects ranging from visual identities to ad campaigns, Thierry imparts a philosophy of graphic and conceptual simplicity that emphasizes concise communication. “Don’t design for designers. Design for people” is one of his mottos. Thierry believes in the power of words in design, creative autonomy, teamwork and pleasure through ever-changing processes. Thierry has led landmark Base projects including MoMA, Maison Michel, San Francisco Art Institute, Dandoy, BeTV, Bozar, Hotel Missoni, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Haus der Kunst, Maison Dandoy, Delvaux, The Olympic Museum and La Monnaie Opera. He is also the author the renowned “5-minute poster series”, creating 50 typographic works, each dedicated to a short bit of wisdom on design. Thierry is professor and regular speaker at design and branding conferences around the world.
Chiara Aliotta is an Italian award-winning designer with many years of experience as a graphic designer, art director and brand consultant. Her work is creative, emotionally involving and detail-obsessed. She has created innovative designs for brands like Vodafone, Nivea, NH Hotel and many others and is an AWWWARDS jury member.
Panel: AI and Design
Panel: AI and Design
Kevin is founder of London based product strategy consultancy called Plan, which specialises in mobility and consumer technology. His clients include: Deutsche Telecom, Carl Zeiss, Ford, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, Samsung, Toyota, and Yamaha.
He writes, speaks, and chairs conferences on innovation, and society; and has been published in: The Wall Street Journal, The Telegraph, FastCompany, Unherd, Icon and The Design Management Review.
Panel: AI and Design
Gemma is a Service and Interaction Design Specialist with Fjord Dublin. The studio sits at the heart of Accenture’s interdisciplinary research and innovation hub, The Dock. Gemma’s role within The Dock has extended beyond the traditional description where she has specialised in designing for data and Artificial Intelligence, completing projects on a diverse range of topics spanning across multiple industries. She is currently focusing on developing the Design and AI capabilities across Fjord.