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Future London Academy - Design Thinking and innovation Week

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16th to 20th September 2019

London, United Kingdom

All lectures and workshops will take place in the actual agencies giving participants a better context of the topic. This programme is designed to give you inspiration for your work, to help you get an expert opinion on your current projects, and keep you up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry.

Programme structure Every day will consist of various activities to maximise your learning experience. Morning session: it is the first session of the day, it will take the form of a lecture, roundtable or a workshop in one of London's top companies. Lunch break: between the morning and afternoon sessions we will have a short break when you will have an opportunity to have lunch and enjoy the surroundings of the day programme locations. Afternoon session: it is the second session of the day, where you will have a chance to visit another top London agency and listen to their team revealing secrets they use in everyday work. Debrief and the city: after a long day of absorbing new ways of working, innovating and creative thinking we will debrief the content of the day to better organise them in our minds. This activity will be short and engaging and it will take place straight after the afternoon session in locations that we can then visit as cultural and social activities such as museums, galleries, event spaces or bars.

Who is this programme for? — CEOs, CIOs and business owners — heads of design and innovation departments — product managers and team leaders — service and experience designers — UX researchers — innovators and trendsetters

You will learn: — How to use design thinking to create innovation — Best practices in conducting research, prototyping, testing and product launching — Latest trends in VR, AR and AI — What other methodologies and processes companies use to create new products — How to spot real innovation — How to plan an office space to promote the culture of innovation and knowledge exchange — How to share your ideas with clients and investors more effectively

Course curator; Ekaterina Solomeina, Co-Founder of Future London Academy Ekaterina is a designer, innovator and a TEDx speaker. For the past 14 years, Ekaterina has worked with the top design and innovation companies around the world Coca-Cola, Versace, Samsung, IBM and Microsoft helping to grow brands, developing design teams and creating new digital products. "London is the best place to learn about innovation and service. This is a city where technology giants meet quirky startups, where traditions meet inventions, and where designers from all across the world are solving problems with the power of design thinking."

Cost £1,995 (Subject to 20% VAT; if you are paying as an individual living in Europe, UK or if you are a UK business) Price includes: — all talks, office visits, roundtables and workshops — exhibition entries and planned cultural activities during the programme — party/networking event at the end of the week — certificates Price doesn't include banks transfer fees, food, travel, visa, accommodation or any other extra expenses.

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    We’re a team of London-based creatives from different international backgrounds. We’ve used our knowledge of the industry here to create week­-long immersive courses for like-minded professionals. People who are seeking to broaden their horizons, expand their personal networks, and find inspiration in one of the world’s most exciting cities.

    As well as meeting famous designers, entrepreneurs, creative directors and CEOs, you’ll also be getting to know the other 25 participants on the course. They’ll come from many different countries ­– and like you, they will be looking to absorb as much as possible of what London has to offer.

    Our talks and workshops are designed to be informative and informal. Previous programmes have included visits to leading companies like Google, Twitter and the BBC. Participants have had the opportunity to sit around the table with key people in these organisations ­– asking questions, having conversations, and learning face­-to­-face about their approach and their ideas.

    But the course is designed to show you London from a number of different angles, too. Every day is packed with activity. You’ll be visiting acclaimed exhibitions and cultural events – ­whatever’s the top of the must-­see list at the time­ – and also exploring some of the secret spots in London that most visitors never get to experience. Our courses cover five disciplines:

    — Design Thinking and Innovation

    — Future of Branding

    — UX and Digital Design

    — Customer service

    — Change management

    — Leadership

    — HR and employee engagement

    Please contact Ekaterina@futurelondonacademy.co.uk if you are interested in learning more about our programs.