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Organization: SVPMA - Silicon Valley Product Management Association
Topic: Five Things That Matter
Speaker: David Webster, Partner, IDEO
Date: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
Time: 6:30pm - 9pm
Location: Network Meeting Center at the TechMart - 5201 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara
Cost: Free for Members. $25 for pre-registered Non-Members. $35 at the door.
More info: http://svpma.org/meetings.html

David Webster will share five key insights that should matter to your business now. Drawing from project stories that range from health and wellness to consumer experience delivery, David will highlight IDEO's design methodology, illustrating how design can help to solve some of the world's most complex problems.

David is an IDEO partner and project lead. He leads convergence projects and relationships within the Health and Wellness practice, where convergence refers to the intersection between healthcare and all of the ideo channels of consumer experience delivery. David previously led the San Francisco office for 4 years, growing it from 30 to 78 designers.

He has been with the company since 1997, contributing as a multidisciplinary design project leader, concept generator and design engineer at all phases of development on projects ranging from Internet appliances for start-ups to new business strategy for multinational corporations.

Prior to joining IDEO, David worked as an industrial designer for GK Dynamics in Tokyo, where he designed motorcycles for Yamaha; for London innovation consultant WhatIf, generating and consumer testing new product concepts; and for Unilever in Europe, where he managed new packaging process design and implementation projects.
David holds a MDes in Industrial Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art, a BEng Mechanical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh and a DIC in Industrial Design Engineering from Imperial College, London. He also holds diplomas in Japanese Language from the University of Sheffield and Naganuma School, Tokyo. He has guest lectured at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Harvard Graduate School of Design and currently teaches at California College of Arts in San Francisco.

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Added by SVPMA on November 12, 2008