Global Design Thinking Conference: Responsible Innovation in Times of Uncertainty
On August 13th, 2020 The Global Design Thinking Alliance (GDTA) and the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) hosted the Global Design Thinking Conference “Responsible Innovation in Times of Uncertainty”.
In a world that is being reshaped by societal disruptions and crises, the demand for fast innovations solving urgent problems is rising. Businesses, the public sector, and non-governmental organizations need to accelerate and streamline processes, work more effectively, and make faster decisions. But how can we make sure that innovations that are developed in times of uncertainty consider social, ethical, environmental and cultural aspects alongside technical solutions? How can we foster strategic cooperation between citizens, businesses, politics and research to combine expertise and create solutions with a positive impact?
International experts from companies, public institutions, NGOs and research discussed these and other questions together with 450 participants during our global online conference on August 13th.
Our online conference moved around the world on August 13th. It kicked off with a contribution from our members d.school Malaysia and Communication University of China, then moved to Central Europe, Egypt and South Africa and finished with the last program block in North and South America.