Colliding Perspectives – Evolving a high-performance Creative Team

Panel Discussion: Each&Other, Accenture, Invisio and DataRobot.

As businesses progress, we expect – and need - teams to move forward just as quickly, demanding more from design teams through the taking on of more creative responsibility and accountability. Yet it can be unclear as to how to manage, inspire or instil this. How do we help designers and design teams to level up, to become leaders, to elevate their roles within departments and help them develop rewarding, fulfilling careers for the long term?

Hear our panel discuss how a collision of perspectives can serve innovation, help teams feel motivated, deliver bolder work and expand their roles and how design teams can play a bigger role to support the ambitions of their organisations. Join us for a lively discussion on this topic!

About Brian

Brian is a customer-centred design leader with a 15-year track record creating user experiences for world-leading organisations. A co-founder and partner at Each&Other, Global UX Agency of the year 2021, he has lead multi-year engagements with Google, Salesforce, Zurich life and many more.

About Jess

Jess is both an accomplished design historian and an experienced innovation designer, with a career that has spanned continents and sectors. Her fierce belief in the vital role of the human sciences and the arts in technology has led her to where she is today - Director of the Human Sciences Studio at The Dock, Accenture's flagship global R&D centre. Jess is also a board member of the Irish Writers Centre and the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

About John

John is a Dublin-based designer. He leads the design team at DataRobot, a Boston based company that is building a platform for data scientists and ML engineers to develop predictive and generative AI models. He leads a global team of product designers and UX researchers and blends systems-thinking with user-centred design to break down complexity and help teams to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences. Before DataRobot, he worked at Fjord (Accenture), HMH and Design Partners (now PA Consulting).

About Karen

Karen is an accredited Executive Coach and Learning facilitator who has over 25 years’ experience in the Financial Services Industry working in Dublin, London and South Africa where she built accomplished teams, managed high-value client relationships and led successful international alliances.

In 2019 she retrained and changed careers becoming a Director at Invisio a training company who provide facilitation, learning solutions and coaching. Karen is experienced working with a wide range of clients across multiple industries including design agencies, media companies and internal marketing departments.

She is passionate about company culture, diversity and helping companies and individuals to realise their goals, enhance leadership skills and optimise their potential. The extensive coaching and mentoring expertise acquired throughout her career have been invaluable to her people management, talent development and leadership skills.

Karen embraces life long learning she is qualified in a range of psychometric tools and holds a masters degree in Coaching, Leadership and Organisational Behaviour.