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Strategy World Tour: San Francisco

October 12-14, 2015
San Francisco
San Francisco

Hear firsthand from key enablers of the maker movement—the inventors of Autodesk’s new platforms—while touring Autodesk Gallery and Lab. Visit with Grace Hawthorne of Readymade and Paper Punk in her studio. Meet the team at Catalia Health creating robots for managing healthcare. Visit Blackbird where they are using advanced machining techniques blended with traditional craft to build a new breed of guitars. Participate in discussions facilitated by Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk, and IIT Institute of Design faculty on how new forms of productions impact big business.

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About the Strategy World Tour

All of us are inundated by media accounts of how the rise of tech and manufacturing innovation, social innovation, the growth of the maker movement, and other forces are changing our world. However, we seldom get to meet the people and experience the places at the center of change. The Strategy World Tour will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the work of leaders in highly innovative organizations both large and small in five of the world’s centers of change.

Twenty individuals will be invited to join three-day tours between October 2015 and April 2016. During each visit, participants will have several intimate discussions about strategy with the CEOs who are driving design and innovation at public companies and with the founders of start-ups and social service organizations creating the next wave of innovation. The IIT Institute of Design Strategy World Tour will take participants to five transforming cites to experience innovation where it is most critical. The culminating event will be the Strategy Conference in Chicago in May.