Tue, Oct 27 | Virtual

What The Hell Do We Do Now? Design Thinking for challenging and changing dogma

In this coffee chat, Jennifer Kenny, master of innovation practices & recent co-author of What The Hell Do We Do Now? An enterprise guide to COVID-19, is joined in conversation by Nicole DeMeo, Consulting CMO & Outfront Solutions Founder, to explore Design Thinking as a human-centered practice.
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What The Hell Do We Do Now?  Design Thinking for challenging and changing dogma

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Oct 27, 2020, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM PDT
Virtual

About the Event

The Covid-19 pandemic has had us all asking “What the hell do we do now?” Over the past few months, leadership innovator Jennifer Kenny has been working to co-author a book that addresses just that. What The Hell Do We Do Now? An enterprise guide to COVID-19 provides leaders with practical insights on how to transform their organizations gracefully through the chaos of the current times.Jennifer will be joined in conversation by Nicole DeMeo, Consulting CMO & Outfront Solutions Founder, as they explore Jennifer’s thesis: that Design Thinking is an innovation methodology that is particularly well-suited for the volatile times we’re living in.

Hosts:

Lisen Stromberg, CEO, PrismWork

Vicki Tisdale, Sales Manager, Research Services, Qualtrics

Jeanine Moss, Founder, Outfront Solutions

Speakers:

Jennifer Kenny speaks, writes and delivers transformational programs on Leading Human Innovation for complex global organizations and their leadership teams. She masterfully focuses on the two biggest levers for innovation: the innovation mindset & design thinking for innovation efficiency.

Jennifer is a consultant and trusted advisor to global leadership teams at technology, research, energy and mobility organizations across the world. She has delivered, and mobilized thousands of people, in her Innovation Mindset and 100% Capacity Leadership trainings and interactive workshops globally. With over 25 years of experience in strategy, leadership development and technology-driven transformation, Jennifer has held senior positions with Accenture, Booz Allen and Gartner, senior executive roles with Wells Fargo Cisco and UCSF, and was CIO at Stanford Research Institute. She is also on the Advisory Board of Verses.io

Passionate about helping women thrive in complex technical environments, Jennifer dedicates her time to support women’s leadership and the huge, unrecognized value of their contributions, both current and potential, to society.

Jennifer was awarded the internationally acclaimed IDG DEMO Entrepreneurship Award, won the Intel/University of California Business Plan Award, and the ITLG Silicon Valley Top 50 Award. She is a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society. Jennifer holds a M.Sc. (Hons.), in Engineering Geology, Imperial College, University of London, a B.Sc. (Hons), in Geology and Chemistry from University College, Dublin.

Nicole DeMeo is an accomplished business launch, growth and turnaround expert. A Silicon Valley veteran, she works closely with executive teams to develop branding, marketing and revenue growth strategies guiding companies through multiple phases of their lifecycles. Her participation in more than 50 company launches - including four of her own – has resulted in revenue growth, turnarounds, increased valuations, acquisitions and IPOs.

Nicole has served as brand ambassador and marketing strategist for industry leaders such as Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt and Carly Fiorina and Fortune 500 companies including Apple, Hewlett Packard and Accenture. Nicole has served on leadership teams including Andra Capital, glispa and Organic and advises fast-growth companies and funds like Barnraiser, EyeEm, Peak Games, Earlybird Venture Capital and How Women Invest.  With her By Her Side initiative Nicole focuses on helping female leaders build their personal brands and fulfill their life’s mission. By amplifying their gifts, their voices, their IP, and their leadership. . . she helps to catapult more women into leadership and create systems change.

Fueled by her desire to give back, she has supported national non-profits including: The American Red Cross, UPWARD and How Women Lead. Nicole is a founder of Outfront Solutions (her fourth consultancy) frequent public speaker and media contributor with a passion for entrepreneurship and female founders. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and delights in making wine as the owner of Media Luna Vineyards.

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