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Hacking Empathy: Demystifying the Most Powerful Skill for Future Design Leaders

May 25, 2017
7:00 pm
ZGC Innovation Center@Sillion Valley

Learn about Empathy & The Future of Creative Leadership How human beings create new products and experiences is changing breathtakingly fast. Startups and designers have more resources at their fingertips than ever before. Bringing new ideas to the masses requires an evolving tool kit that enables creative leaders to connect and lead people from disparate backgrounds and all walks of life. At the heart of this emerging skill set lies a controversial, underestimated, and often times misunderstood ability: empathy. Please join Greg as he mixes some of the most outlandish stories of working with designers and startups for 17 years with the unfiltered instructions on how to successfully integrate empathy into your life, work, and company. Speaker for the night: Greg Aper / Director of Business Development & Industrial Designer @Whipsaw_Inc Greg Aper is an industrial designer and the Director of Business Development for Whipsaw, an award-winning Silicon Valley product design firm. Greg has designed and consulted for some of the most highly recognized companies in the world, including Bosch, Dell, Philips, Cisco, Samsung, Panasonic, Google, and Intel. Greg specializes in the advancement of design through the application of experiential business planning, interdisciplinary communication, and creative problem solving. Greg graduated with a degree in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.


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