The world’s leading businesses are discovering the transformative power of design as a vital element of corporate strategy: from what type of goods and services they provide to how they interact with customers, recruit and develop talent and structure their organizations.

Brainstorm Design is a unique new conference dedicated to exploring the increasingly crucial nexus between business and design. Held for the first time in 2018, the three-day event is the latest addition to Fortune’s influential Brainstorm conference series. Brainstorm Design combines the editorial wisdom of Fortune and Wallpaper* to deliver a lively and informative event that bringing together the Fortune 500’s most powerful executives and the world’s most talented designers. Click here to register for Brainstorm Design 2019, to be held 5-7 March in Singapore.

Singapore, one of the world’s great hubs of commerce, culture and innovation and long a meeting point for East and West, offers an ideal setting for discussions about business and design. Brainstorm Design 2019, to be held in parallel with Singapore’s annual Design Week, will feature thinkers from diverse fields including industrial and product design, architecture and urban planning, user experience, AI and machine learning, mobility and transportation, fashion, financial services, and many more. Our 2019 theme, “Vision, Empathy, and Scale” will highlight the unique role of design in today’s competitive business environment.

Early confirmed speakers for 2019 include IDEO CEO and President Tim Brown; Amazon Vice President of Echo and Alexa Devices Miriam Daniel; Skewed Productions CEO and Creative Director Marcus Engman; Google Director of UX Design Kat Holmes; Miniwiz Founder and CEO Arthur Huang; University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Jeanne Liedtka; Adobe Design Vice President Jamie Myrold; PepsiCo Chief Design Officer and Senior Vice President Mauro Porcini; IBM Vice President of Design Doug Powell; Design as an Attitude Author Alice Rawsthorn; Studio Roosegaarde Artist and Founder Daan Roosegaarde; Dyson CEO James Rowan; Buro Ole Scheeren Architect and Principal Ole Scheeren; Gehl Founding Partner and CEO Helle Søholt; and JPMorgan Chase Head of Digital, Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Banking Sam Yen.


Brainstorm Design 2018

At Brainstorm Design 2018
Brainstorm Design Chair Clay Chandler with Gadi Amit, Founder and Principal Designer, NewDealDesign; Natasha Jen, Partner, Pentagram; Ernesto Quinteros, Chief Design Officer, Johnson & Johnson; and Harry West, CEO, frog
Heatherwick Studio Founder Thomas Heatherwick with Brainstorm Design Co-chair Tony Chambers.
Manolo Blahnik CEO Kristina Blahnik
Royal Philips Chief Design Officer Sean Carney with Brainstorm Design Co-chair Brian O’Keefe.
Lee Seow Hiang, Chief Executive Officer, Changi Airport Group
Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture & Design and Director of R&D, Museum of Modern Art, New York City