Brainstorm Design 2018
Brainstorm Design is a unique new conference dedicated to exploring the increasingly crucial nexus between business and design. For the first time, Time Inc. will combine the editorial wisdom and resources of three of its biggest brands: Fortune, TIME and Wallpaper*. Editors from all three titles will collaborate to deliver a lively and informative event that brings together the Fortune 500’s most powerful executives and the world’s most talented designers.
The world’s leading businesses are discovering the transformative power of design as a vital element of corporate strategy. Fortune 500 giants like GE, IBM and Ford Motor as well as tech dynamos like Alphabet, Apple and Facebook are investing heavily to strengthen their design capabilities not just to make their products more aesthetically pleasing and easier to use, but to understand their customers and keep them coming back. The world’s most successful companies are embracing design thinking in every aspect of what they do: from what type of goods and services they provide to how they interact with customers, recruit and develop talent and structure their organizations.
Presenting Brainstorm Design
Brainstorm Design is a unique new conference dedicated to exploring the increasingly crucial nexus between business and design. The three-day event, held at The Mandarin Oriental Singapore on March 6-8, 2018, is the latest addition to Fortune’s influential Brainstorm conference series. For the first time, Meredith combined the editorial wisdom and resources of three of its biggest brands: FORTUNE, TIME and Wallpaper*. Editors from all three titles collaborated to deliver a lively and informative event bringing together the FORTUNE 500's most powerful executives and the world’s most talented designers.
Setting the stage for innovative thinking
Singapore, one of the world’s great hubs of commerce, culture and innovation and long a meeting point for East and West, offered an ideal setting for discussions about business and design. Brainstorm Design, held in parallel with Singapore’s annual Design Week, featured thinkers from diverse fields including industrial and product design, architecture and urban planning, graphic design, user experience, mobility and transportation, fashion, financial services, travel and hospitality and many more.
Global Advisory Council
Senior Curator of Architecture & Design and Director of Research & Development
Museum of Modern Art, New York City
Brainstorm Design Guest Creative Director and Designer
Co-founder and Chief Product Officer
Design Leader and Co-author
"Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design"
Sarah Stein Greenberg
Executive Director, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school)
Founder and Design Director
Derrick Kiker Derrick Kiker
Leader, McKinsey Design (Asia Pacific); Partner
McKinsey & Company
Lee Seow Hiang
Chief Executive Officer
Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Senior Vice President and Chief Design Officer
Artist and Founder
Chief Digital Officer
Principal and Chief Designer
Buro Ole Scheeren
Designer, Architect, and Founder
Head of Digital, Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Banking
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
For Speaker Suggestions:
To suggest a speaker for Brainstorm Design 2019, please send a short biography and a few paragraphs about their expertise to the email below. There are no exact deadlines for speaker submissions.
Participation at Brainstorm Design 2019 is by invitation only, and subject to approval. Registration is non-transferable. The registration fee of US$2,500 includes the complete program, scheduled meals, activities, and conference materials. Participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel charges. The staff for the event will provide information about accommodations.
Brainstorm Design Marketing
For Sponsorship Opportunities:
A limited number of corporate sponsorships are available. Please contact us for more information.
VP, Events and Business Development
For Press Inquiries:
Executive Director, Communications, Fortune